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Multiload: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2023

What is Multiload?

Multiload is a form of IUD (intra uterine device) that acts as a contraceptive device. This kind of IUD is placed in the uterus where it helps to release certain hormones that prevent pregnancy up to five years. It is a small plastic rod, called a stem, with two small flexible side-arms. The device is a mixture of high density polyethylene, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and barium sulphate.

How Insertion Process of Multiload IUD done?

This method of contraceptive is common for mothers with one child and do not wish to have another child for a couple of years. The usage of intrauterine devices can increase your risk to develop a pelvic infection therefore before using such contraceptives you need to consult with your medical expert.

Intrauterine devices like multiload can also be placed within 20 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse if you want to prevent yourself from getting pregnant. These pills help to kill the sperms that would fertilize your egg and result in pregnancy. IUDs can have various side effects as well therefore you should not use any IUD without the advice of a medical expert.

Other forms of contraception are condoms and contraceptive pills but those who wish to have unprotected sexual intercourse can seek the help of intra uterine devices. You need to consult with your medical experts to avoid any complications related to your hormones. You should be cautious if you are prone to breast cancer or if you are a diabetic patient.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

For the insertion of the IUD first your medical expert will run some tests regarding your vaginal condition and whether it is safe or not to use such devices. For the insertion of the multiload first you are medicated so that your cervix becomes numb and it can be opened. Medical equipment called speculum is inserted in your vagina and the IUD is inserted through the cervix and the mouth of the uterus.

This is a simple process and hardly takes just five minutes. There are no specific instructions required with respect to your menstrual cycle and it can be inserted at any time prior to proper medical tests. If you wish to seek unprotected sex without having the possibility of getting pregnant then intra uterine devices are very effective to help you serve your needs.

Before placing and removing the intra uterine devices multiload, you should consult with your medical expert to avoid complications that you might face. If you are prone to breast cancer and if you are a patient of diabetes then you might not be advised to use intra uterine devices as it may alter the hormones in your uterus and may not be an effective way to prevent pregnancy.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

Any woman who wishes to prevent pregnancy is eligible for this procedure. However before the procedure you need to get yourself tested to avoid complications in the future. If you wish to have unprotected sexual intercourse and wish to prevent pregnancy for a certain period of time then with proper tests, you are eligible for this procedure.


When not to use multiload iud?

If you are suffering from pelvic infections and notice abnormal menstrual bleeding and if you are prone to develop breast cancer then you are not eligible for this procedure as it might lead to fatal complications. If you are a diabetic patient then you should consult with your medical expert before using IUDs.

If you face some gynecological problems then you need to consult with you medical expert before you chose to insert the intra uterine devices as the gynecological problems might cause several infections in your sex organs that will cause many complications in the future.

Are there any side effects of multiload iud?

Side effects for this procedure are commonly not visible; however certain side effects are painful menstrual bleeding. If the intra uterine device is not inserted properly then it might cause many infections and complications. If the device is not inserted properly then you will fail to prevent pregnancy properly.

What are the post-treatment guidelines after multiload insertion?

IUDs are a safe mode of contraceptive and there are no specific instructions that you require after obtaining it. However if you are required to take hormonal pills then you should consult with your medical expert before taking them and if you face any abnormal change in your menstrual cycle then consult with your medical expert as soon as possible.

Time Period of Multiload IUD?

Multiload IUDs last for 3 to 5 years depending on how long you want to prevent child birth. Intra uterine devices are very convenient too because you can insert and take it out when you wish to seek pregnancy again.

What is the price of Multiload in India?

There are various types of IUDs and they range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1,200 in India. If you are absolutely sure about the insertion and removal procedure then you can do the procedure on your own otherwise your medical expert might charge a fee to help you with this procedure. The fee ranges from Rs. 200 to Rs. 500.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The IUDs are an effective mode of contraception and. The success rate for IUDs like Multiload is over 99.99%.


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Written ByDr. Irina DeyMBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,Diploma In Gynaecology & Obstetrics,DGO,DNB - Obstetrics & GynecologyGynaecology
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