Post # 1
So, I had my IUD placed back in September and I had an unknown cyst at that time that caused horrible cramps that sent me to the hospital. I had to have a recheck ultrasound done to make sure it had dissolved (which it did) and found out the IUD was actually imbedded into my uterine wall which can cause some cramping as it moves in and out. Well, my periods in the beginning weren’t very heavy but they lasted forever, like at least 2 weeks at a time. They were coming around the time that they should but just wouldn’t stop. This last time came around when it was supposed to (a little before Christmas) but all I’ve gotten is a few small blood clots and some pink discharge. It’s been on and off since then. Then, FI and I had sex last night and when I went to pee this morning the urine was stained red and I had more clots. I’ve had a little bit of pain since I woke up as well. Has anyone else had these kind of problems with the Mirena? I don’t know if this is normal or not.
Post # 3
I’m confused….they knew it was imbedded and didn’t take it out??
I have a Mirena and for the first 4-5 months I had on and off bleeding which was more like spotting and very light. The year after that spotting maybe every 2-3 months. Now, 2 years later, I rarely spot. Sometimes very deep penetration seems to ‘knock it loose’ and I’ll have some mild spotting.
If I were you, I’d be more worried about the imbedding part if it wasn’t removed and talk to your obgyn asap.
Post # 4
I had a similar experience, a few years into my Mirena I had 2 week long periods, with one weeek breaks in between. Basically I would have my period 3 weeks out of the month! they found it was implanted and removed it, in the office after giving me an ultrasound to see wear it was…
They re-inserted another one, and so far so good. What I have read is that implantation into your uterine wall is common. If it happens again to me (I have three children), I’m just going to take permanent steps to not have children. It was kinda painful and gave me alot of anxiety when I had to have it removed and reinstered.
Hope this helps
Post # 5
@jpalm13: Its arms were digging into the uterine wall so it could pop in and out, which is painful. My ultrasound was about a month after placement to check on the cyst that I had and they said that it was normal that early on to have the issue I had with the IUD. If the pain persisted after a couple more months though then they wanted to remove it. My pain subsided about mid November until a little bit today so I figured it sorted itself out.
I guess it’s just I have complications with every form of birth control I try so I’m overly sensitive to anything different. Thanks for sharing your stories, and now I don’t feel like I should be so worried about it and will monitor it.
Post # 6
@cloverbug: I always had problems with estrogen based birth control which led me to Mirena so I’m the same as you. I’d call my doctor multiple times to make sure it was normal.
Post # 7
Get. It. Out.
I had a Mirena for a year and a half with very few problems, then out of the blue I got horrible bleeding with huge clots and debilitating cramps that would not go away and it wasn’t even embedded in my uterus (so they thought). They thought that maybe I had an intrauterine infection, so they prescribed me an antibiotic and put me on birth control pills just in case it was just a hormone imbalance problem. That seemed to help, but it still always hurt to have sex with the damn thing and I couldn’t stop taking the pill or I would just bleed and bleed, so finally I said, screw it! If I’m going to be taking the pill, might as well get the stupid thing out. Best decision of my life! I just majorly regret ever getting it, now.
We are TTC now (7 months after Mirena removal and 3 cycles off the pill) and we are on our 3rd cycle of no birth control and I am charting now to track my cycles. We haven’t gotten pregnant yet (I am 23, DH is almost 24), although I am still too early to tell in this cycle (I am not feeling too hopeful though, I have the same PMS symptoms I have had for the past 2 months). I am trying not to obsess about it, but I can’t help but think that the Mirena may have messed up my uterus/fallopian tubes, and it makes me want to just cry. If I did have an infection at the time, inflammation produces scar tissue that can lead to blocked tubes. I am probably jumping to conclusions majorly, and maybe nothing is wrong and we just haven’t gotten lucky yet, but it is always in the back of my mind. I don’t think the manufacturers are completely honest about the risks associated with Mirena, or they make them seem like they are so rare they will never happen to YOU! Yeah right. I am done with IUDs forever.