IUD removal anxiety

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
4041 posts
Honey bee

Giraffelover:  Honestly, the removal was nothing like the insertion. I am on my 2nd Mirena IUD and when they removed it, it was like a slight pinch and then a relief of pressure. Now…the second insertion hurt like a b****!!!!

Post # 3
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have Mirena too and while I’ve never gotten it out, my doctor told me it’s so much easier to get it removed than to put it in. I’ve heard it doesn’t hurt it all and they just pull it out. In fact, I’ve heard of people taking them out themselves (although this isn’t recommended). I wouldn’t worry too much about it. 

Post # 4
122 posts
Blushing bee

I would be anxious too! I have the copper IUD and insertion was SO painful. They actually did the whole clamping and putting the rod up and trying to insert when the doctor said, “Hmmm. You have a very difficult cervix. I’m afraid we’ll have to take everything out and do it all over again.” (!!!!!!) Yep. Hurt so bad. I also hope removal won’t be that bad.

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My removal didn’t hurt at all! I couldnt feel it and I actually had a feeling of relief once it was out.

Post # 8
3271 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

The insertion was brutal, the removal was a piece of cake. I was really worried too, but I didn’t even really feel anything. Just relax, breathe, and count the ceiling tiles and you will be just fine 🙂

Post # 9
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Bar Harbor Inn

I really want to hear people’s experiences with this too!  I’ve not had a child so I’m really interested from hearing from those people. I, like you felt like I was going to die. I was fine at first but by the time I got to my car in the parking lot I thought I was going to die! I was cramping and dizzy and had to lay down in the back seat for an hour before I could drive. It was a very bad experience and I haven’t been back to the gyno since (2.5 years)  I’m terrified that I’ve done permanent damage or that they’re going to rip something out when they remove it. 

Post # 14
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My Mirena insertion was the worst pain I’ve ever experienced. I had to be off work for days- but I have never had kids, and they didn’t give me any kind of medication that I’ve heard can help (they didn’t even insert it during my monthly cycle). So I’ve been stressing about removal, too! I have heard, however, that the removal is much, much better!

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