(Closed) Anyone have the Mirena IUD and NOT had a baby?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Was having the Mirena inserted painful?
    Yes, very : (74 votes)
    60 %
    Not really, more just uncomfortable : (39 votes)
    31 %
    Not at all : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wanted to get one of these, because a friend who is a doctor told me “Oh, sure, it would pinch a little going in, but it’s not really a big deal. I recommend them all the time!”

    My gyno though laughed me out of her office. She said there is NO WAY she would ever insert one in someone hadn’t had a kid, let alone a virgin (which I was at the time, we waited until marriage). She said I would likely pass out from the pain.

    Post # 4
    Member
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    ou poor thing!  I am surprised they gave you Mireana, since you have not had a baby. I had my IUD inserted and it was Paragaurd brand, which is what is recommended for women who have not given brith.  It was VERY uncomfortable, borderline painful, but I did not passout.

    Post # 7
    Member
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @ME Team: WORST. PAIN. EVER. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Mine going in was just like moderate period cramps.  Three of my med school classmates got it the same summer, and only one of them thought it was really bad and the other 2 thought it was crampy but managable.  I think it just depends on the person!

    Last year at the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, there was as presentation by some docs in California recommending Mirena (the hormonal IUD) to be considered in girls and teens who have never given birth, so I think it will probably become more and more common, though there will always be physicians who aren’t comfortable with it!

    Post # 10
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @ME Team: When I researched it, it sounded somewhat like it depended on a LOT of factors – the doctor who was inserting it, the shape of your lady bits, your pain tolerance, etc. 

    Post # 11
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’ve had both a copper IUD and a Mirena inserted and I’ve never had kids. 

    Honestly, I didn’t find it painful at all.  It was a little uncomfortable, because it’s just an odd feeling having something touching the inside of your uterus/cervix.  I was more crampy for a couple days after having the copper IUD inserted, but was totally fine after having the Mirena put in.  

    My doctor suggested taking a couple of Advil about an hour before, which I did, so perhaps that helped a bit?   Regardless, I’m always surprised when I hear others mention how horribly painful it was, because my experience was so different, and I’ve had one inserted and removed twice now.  Perhaps some of it has to do with the healthcare provider?  I’ve definitely had some doctors that are more gentle than others when doing my regular pap smear! 

     

     

    Post # 12
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @ME Team: no, definitely not alone! it hurt so incredibly bad. they said it was going to be just a “pinch.” lying p.o.s. doctors!!! once i get this thing out (after the honeymoon!) i don’t think i’ll ever do it again. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have the mirena and have not had children. It hurt when i got it in–put i think it depends on your pain tolerance. However, I am very happy that I got it in. I think it’s great!

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