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Will I ever need to replace my diaphragm?

You should replace a diaphragm approximately every two years. Also, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends having your diaphragm refitted if any of the following occurs:
  • your weight changes - see a doctor if you gain or lose 10 pounds or more
  • you have pelvic surgery
  • you have a baby
  • you have an abortion
  • you have persistent urinary tract infections
  • you or your partner feels pain or pressure during sex

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