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An intrauterine device, or IUD, can give you up to 12 years of protection from unintended pregnancy, with as much as 99% certainty. Unfortunately, IUD usage is also often associated with cramps.
So what causes IUD-related cramps, when can you expect them to cease, and how can you tell if your IUD cramps are normal or not? Let’s check it out together with the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG).