Post # 1
I have a question! And I’ve googled but can’t find the answer. =
Why do you have to wait until “near the end or the end” of your cycle to have an IUD inserted? Is there a particular advantage to this? I’m just curious because I’m going to be getting one and am waiting for my period to come/end for it. But my husband asked me why we have to wait, and I honestly couldn’t answer him, lol!
Post # 3
I am not any of what you described above. However, I had an IUD inserted and my Dr didn’t have me do it at any particular time or say anything about timing. I do know some get a recommendation to do it when your cervix is more open (like what you describe above) but not sure what time during your cycle that is.
Post # 4
@MsJ2theZ: ther cervix opens up around ovulation 🙂
@icanhearyousmile: i don’t have an answer to your question- i’m not medical professional and i don’t use iud’s- but i just wanted to say that the end of your cycle is right before you start your period. it sounds like you’re expecting your period very soon, so right now you’re at the end of your cycle and you don’t need to wait. but if you have to wait until the end of your period, then yeah, hold off a little longer.
but i would think it would be easier to insert an iud in the middle of your cycle- not the end- because as the previous poster mentioned, the cervix is open.
Post # 5
@lilchicana: The nurse told me I have to wait until the “end of or close to the end of my period” I believe. Now I’m wondering if I got the phrasing wrong. But when I told her I was about to start it, and she said I had to order the IUD (their office doesn’t have them so I have to get it through my insurance and bring it for insertion), that it might not arrive in time and I might have to wait another month for it to be put in. Which would break my poor husband’s heart, I think, lol! =
I might have to call back and verify.
Post # 6
Im a nurse… you do not have to wait till the “near the end” of your cycle, like pp said it is so your cervix is more open and not as painful.. though it will be painful no matter what. I had mine put in when I went for my consult. Theyw were gonna schedule an appt near the end of my cycle but I just asked to do it now and they said sure but it would be more painful. It was fine though.
Post # 7
@Soccergk1987: It hurts like a biiiiiiiiiiiitch! (I actually had one before but I started getting tons of infections and took it out bc I thought it was the cause. It wasn’t. Really regret taking it out and putting my DH through two long years of hormone hell as a result). The doc said it hurts worse for me because I guess my uterus is tilted? HOORAY!
Honestly, I’m scared out of my mind to have it put in again because I remember that pain. But……I’m also a total wuss, so. XD Hormones and I just don’t get along. So copper all the way, man.
Post # 8
@icanhearyousmile: I am a nurse but not specifically trained in gynecology (full disclosure here…I did do labor & postpartum) but what I’ve been told by gyno nurse associates is that the IUD is used as an interruption in the endometrial lining so that a potentially fertilized egg wont implant. At the end of your cycle is when your uterine/endometrial lining is already at it’s thinist, so it has a good chance right away of preventing the thickening of the endometrium. Along with the softening of your cervix, this is the preferred time most gynos like to place them.
Post # 9
It tends to be preferential to do it at or just after your period, because your cervix is open and the intersertion is less painful.
When I had mine inserted I had medication prescribed that opens up the cervix