Post # 1
After reading all of the horror stories about IUD insertion, I thought I would share my experience today. I went in to my appointment terrified that it would be horrible. My doctor proscribed me misoprostol to take every four hours before my appointment (3 pills) to soften the cervix. It worked wonderful and the insertion was no more uncomfortable than my annual pap. I even asked the doctor “that was it??” and told her to tell future patients not to google before their appointments! Since my appointment I have experienced cramping, but that was to be expected. My doctor used an ultrasound to make sure that the placement went perfect and that there was no perforation that would cause the IUD to move outside the uterus. Overall I was very pleased and it was nowhere near the pain than what I was expecting. I forgot to mention that I have not had any children yet.
Post # 3
🙂 Yay for a positive story! Glad it went well!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Oh nice. Haha, my first thought after seeing your title was “SUUUUUCKS!” (But I didn’t have the cervix softener thing.)
Post # 6
Did she give you the numbing shot? I’ve had 2 IUDs, and the first time, the insertion was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced (for about 5 minutes after insertion). For reference, I’ve had my bicep reattached, so it’s not like I haven’t been through some painful stuff. They didn’t give me any pain meds the first time, though. The second time, they gave me a numbing shot, and it was no big deal. I’m glad it was okay for you, though!
Post # 7
@kgh_isu12: Lucky girl! My doctor just told me to load up on pain killer an hour before coming in, but that hardly helps when they keep you in the waiting room for 2.5 hours! Glad to hear it wasn’t painful for ya though!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@kgh_isu12: Lucky! I wish my doctor had a clue what she was doing!! That’s a great idea. My insertion was a nightmare
Post # 9
Wow, I’ve had *2* Paragards inserted, and neither doctor recommended anything to soften the cervix. In fact, the only reason I received a prescription pain med prior to the second insertion was because I insisted on it. Glad you had a great experience! I had no problems with my Paragard. It is truly the most-hassle free bc I’ve ever used (and I’ve used several different kinds).
Post # 10
@cologirl: no, no numbing shot. Just the misoprostol and I took 3 ibuprofen an hour before