Doctors have moved to slam a new TikTok trend where women remove their OWN contraceptive coils.
Medics have issued a warning to every female over the trend, which is sweeping the video-sharing platform.
TikTok, a widely used app, sees people go viral every day with videos being shared widely.
Dr. Anar Yukhayev, who specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology in New York, warned NBC: “The thing is, you have to know exactly how much force to use. If you’re using too much force, that might mean something is wrong, like the IUD might be stuck.
“When you pull it, you can actually lodge it in a different part of the uterus and make the embedding of the IUD even worse.
“That’s one of the issues I can think about why it’s not a good idea, or it’s risky, actually dangerous.”
An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that’s put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse.
It releases copper to stop you from getting pregnant and protects against pregnancy for between 5 and 10 years. So it’s sometimes called a “coil” or “copper coil.”
Dr. Gloria Bachmann, director of the Women’s Health Institute at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, warned: “If it’s embedded in the muscle layer of the uterus, which can happen, it can cause a lot more bleeding, a lot more pain and it can actually bring the uterus down with it, which is not something that one would want.”