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Yes, it is possible to get pregnant while using an IUD for birth control, but it is very uncommon. When doctors speak of the effectiveness of any method of birth control, we will refer tot he perentage of women using that method that do not get pregnant in the course of a year. IUDs are considered one of the highly effective forms of birth control because they are over 99% effective. IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control.
However, the IUD is not 100% effective. Actually, no method of birth control is 100% effective (other than complete abstinence, which isn't really birth control). But since the IUD is over 99% effective, that means that <1% of women get pregnant in the course of a year.
So, yes, it is possible to get pregnant while using an IUD for birth control, but the likelihood is quite low,
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Did your PCP perform a pelvic exam?
If so, was there tenderness during the pelvic exam?
There are many conditions that can cause these symptoms, but the first concern after a urine infection has been ruled out is whether there is an infection of the uterus or the remainder of the female genital tract. It is very important that a pelvic exam should be done, so it is good that this is already scheduled.
There are other conditions that can cause such pain. A cyst usually does not cause extreme pain unless there is a hemorrhage into the cyst. Fibroids or endometriosis also may cause pain. Once the OBGyn has first considered whether there is an infection, then there can be an evaluation for these other conditions.
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