IUD (Intra-Uterine Device) Insertion and Removal at CBD Doctors Melbourne
The intra-uterine device is undergoing a resurgence thanks in large part to the improved safety related to this highly effective contraceptive. Long gone are the frequent complications attributed to them in the 1970s - today's copper and Mirena IUDs are safe, highly effective (over 99%), long acting (5+ years) and used in all ages, including women who have never been pregnant nor had a vaginal delivery.Book An Appointment
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About IUD Insertions and Removals
Your IUD options
The copper IUD is a good option for women who would like to avoid all hormones and are happy to continue having their natural cycle. The copper IUD works by stopping sperm from fertilising an egg, but also prevents a possibly fertilised egg from implanting into the lining of the uterus. There are two options: 5 and 10 year copper IUD. Periods can be heavier and more painful for the first year but this usually settles over time.
The Mirena IUD works in the same way as the copper IUD but in addition thickens cervical mucus, makes the uterine lining thinner and can sometimes also prevent ovulation. As such, periods usually become lighter, less painful and in about 50% of women their periods stop completely. This is a wonderful option for women who suffer from painful and heavy periods like those that occur in endometriosis.
IUD Insertion and Removal at CBD Doctors Melbourne
The process of IUD insertion is straightforward and generally requires only two appointments.
There are some pre-requisites that are discussed during the initial appointment. Some medications may be provided on the day in order to assist with the process.
The first appointment is to confirm eligbility gain informed consent, and to both explain the IUD insertion process and answer any questions that the patient may have. Risks and benefits as well as complications are communicated to the patient at the time.
The second appointment is insertion itself (and removal if required). Please allow for at least 60 minutes for this process.
If you wish to book an IUD insertion or removal please book an appointment through the online booking portal on our website. Alternatively you can call 03 9077 9912 and one of our friendly reception staff can make you an appointment as well as assist with any questions that you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s involved with a Pre-Employment Medical?
The candidate/employee will be provided with a questionnaire, which they will go through in detail with our nurse and doctor. Once this is completed any further identified or required testing will be performed. Certified reporting with all the credentials of our clinic and the consulting practitioner will be provided to the employee or management in a timely manner.
All records will be kept on file securely and always adhering to minimum privacy and security recommendations adhered to in Australia. We are also able to work in with anyone’s required schedule provided that this is discussed prior to the consultation with our admin staff. In some case the test could be made available while the employee waits.
Why are Pre-Employment Medicals necessary?
Firstly, we all want to be as informed as possible about the health and wellness of our organisation. We want to hire quality staff of high ability, efficiency and minimum overall standard of health. We can all soldier through tough periods and meet deadlines through sickness and adversity, but the health of an organisation is impacted long term if indeed our employees are forced to compromise for periods of time or even regular periods every year.
Not only do we want to employ healthy people, but we want them to stay healthy and ultimately productive. Lesser sick days, lesser work cover claims and lesser absenteeism will increase productivity by default and protect your organisation. We want them to be met with high OH&S standards and let them know that we want to look after their health.
Organisational culture is a huge part of this, poor overall mental health is the quiet the productivity killer and if we don’t have our finger on our company pulse on an ongoing basis we can really put undue pressure on everyone. A happy employee that is feeling looked after is an employee that will look after their employer.
Psychological Assessments, Functional Capacity tests and Executive Health Assessments are all ways to meet best practice standards and give a lift to our organisation.
What to expect from your medical assessment?
Depending on the individual and the role description, we will tailor an assessment for your employee. A questionnaire will be sent to you and this will be gone through in detail with our Practice Nurse and our Doctor to ensure a set of further test is flagged. They will then undergo on the spot and off-site testing within 2-3 hours of their arrival.
Following up once tests and relevant summaries have arrived to our clinic, we will identify areas which may need addressing or treatment and convey these to your employee with the performance of any follow up testing or examination if something does arise.
A third session is left as a possibility if there is any further monitoring that has been ordered as a result of the second session. A full report is written up for all interested parties to keep. On request a copy is also sent to the employees General Practitioner to have on file. Our doctors are made available to convey anything queried by their doctor as a measure of courtesy and continuity.
What Benefits Do Fitness for Duty Assessments offer?
Whether it’s to show them you care, minimise your premiums or just learn about your OH&S protocols, a Fit-to-work assessment is a sound plan to any workplace injury. What may seem like a drop in the ocean of expenses is really designed for the benefits of the employee and the employer. It is always advised to double check whether it is absolutely necessary and we are happy to provide you with our recommendations and what it would cost with no obligation.
Get a Report Filled With Our Findings
We do not only give advice and treatment, we also provide you with a full written report of our findings. Our specific recommendations are offered, and we will even help you implement them.