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Intra Uterine Device – Potential Problems Nursing Mnemonic

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PAINS

  • P-Period (menstrual: late, spotting, bleeding)
  • A-Abdominal pain, dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • I-Infection (abnormal vaginal discharge)
  • N-Not feeling well, fever or chills
  • S-String missing

Description

An intrauterine device is inserted into the uterus and is used to prevent pregnancy. There are two different types: hormonal and copper IUD.

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