Can I Become Pregnant If I Have the Skyla IUD?

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There may be a chance.

Skyla is a specific brand of IUD. An IUD (or intrauterine device) is a small, T-shaped plastic that is inserted into the uterus as a form of birth control. Skyla is inserted by a doctor and can be affective for up to three years.

Like any form of birth control, it's used to prevent pregnancy. So is there a chance you can become pregnant if you have the IUD? We investigate below:

Can You Get Pregnant on Skyla?

It isn't common to become pregnant while on Skyla, but it is possible. According to an article written by Parents.com, "The IUD has a 99.7 percent efficacy rate."

Pregnancy with Skyla can be very dangerous for these reasons:

Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy can occur if someone becomes pregnant while on Skyla. Ectopic pregnancies is when the fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. This can lead to severe abdominal cramping, vaginal bleeding, and even internal bleeding. Ectopic pregnancy needs medical attention and surgery.

Pregnancy in the Uterus

Even if pregnancy occurs in the uterus, you may run the risk of having a miscarriage, early delivery, infections, or other issues.

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How Can You Avoid Any Unplanned Pregnancies While on Skyla?

Although it's very rare to become pregnant on Skyla, there's still a small possibility.

In order to avoid any unplanned pregnancies, always remember to check in with your doctor if you're experiencing any severe side affects from the IUD.

If Skyla moves or comes out it is highly encouraged to contact your doctor for a proper insertion or if it needs to get fixed.