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Is it safe to take a bath while using a Mirena IUD? #251/8
Is it safe to take a bath while you have the Mirena or do you need to shower? While wiping, will you risk pulling the string out? If you strain, can the Mirena come out?

It is safe to take a bath while you have the Mirena.  You do not need to just shower. While wiping, you will not risk pulling the string out.  And if you strain, it does NOT lead to your Mirena becoming displace or falling out.

 

            Good luck with your excellent contraceptive.

 

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Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
---2008-02-21

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