(Closed) IUD help

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How long did you wait after IUD insertion before having sex again?
    within a few hours : (0 votes)
    later that day : (0 votes)
    the next day : (1 votes)
    13 %
    3-4 days : (4 votes)
    50 %
    5+ days : (3 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I thought I would wait longer than a day, but after the first day it didn’t hurt as bad, and we were excited to put it to use!

    Post # 4
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    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t remember exactly, but I know we waited at least a day.  Whenever you feel comfortable go for it, but don’t be afraid to call it off if things don’t feel good once you get into it. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I waited a few days after, the cramps will usually go away in a few days. I love the IUD and can’t wait to get it again 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve been thinking about that in lieu of pills. How badly did it hurt? My doctor is really hesitant since I haven’t had kids but I know I don’t want any for at least seven years. (My doctor also says I should be abstaining… So I’m not sure how much I trust his opinion.)

    Post # 7
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    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Yeah, if my doc was telling me I should be abstaining (for moral, not medical reasons) I would be looking for a new one pretty quick.  That’s absolutely not their place to say.  

    As far as pain when it was inserted went, it didn’t feel great but it wasn’t agonizing and was definitely manageable.  I have a fairly high pain tolerance but apparently my uterus is tipped forward so that made it more difficult than normal.  To be honest, I can’t even really remember what it felt like.  It wasn’t scarring or anything but do be prepared.  My friend went in thinking it wouldn’t be bad at all and found it quite painful.  I think individual anatomy and pain tolerance have a lot to do with it.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yeah, it’s definitely not for medical reasons that he’s telling me to abstain. The first time I saw him about getting my birth control renewed he was all for it. And then he asked me about my medical history and then marital status. I said not married and he suddenly became very against prescribing it. There’s nothing in my medical history that would have changed his mind…

    Post # 9
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    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a terrible time w/ insertion, and I had cramping for almost a week. I was NOT letting him “go there” until the pain subsided. That’s probably how I would gauge it. If you’re not feeling any pain, then try it out (just go easy!). If you are, wait it out 🙂

    Post # 10
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    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I waited several days. My insertion process was quite painful. I almost passed out and they were putting cold compresses on my head so I wasn’t exaclty “in the mood” for a while!

    @AKennedy – You need to find a new doctor. It’s appalling how many OB/GYNs think they can push their own morals/ values on you in their office. I was searching for years for a safe, effective bc solution and none of my docs recommended the IUD. It took going to a male doctor for me to get one. While I don’t have the IUD anymore because I had side effects (I had the Mirena, which has hormones), I do think it’s a great option for a lot of women.

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