What is the role of anesthesia during intrauterine device (IUD) removal?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Sarah Hagood Milton, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Answer

No anesthesia or analgesia is indicated for routine removal of either the ParaGard or the Mirena IUD. Removal of IUDs is generally less painful than insertion.


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