(Closed) Removing the mirena

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Anyone? I’m also interested to hear if there are any side effects when you remove the IUD.

Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was hoping for some answers to this also as I am having mine removed in March and am wondering what to expect. oh bother…

Post # 6
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have the Mirena IUD and will get it taken out in a couple of months. My gyn said that there is no “downtime” – you can start TTC as soon as its out without issues. Like the OP, I haven’t had a period in years (due to the IUD), so I don’t really know when I ovulate, so that’s the reason I want to get it out before TTC. But my doctor said several times that you can start TTC right away.

My doctor also said its pretty painless to have taken out, and that there are no side effects. Hope this helps – once I get it taken out, I will try to remember to come back and bump this thread with more info.

Post # 8
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had some light spotting after.  Everytime I go off birth control my body responds different, so sometimes I get weird periods, moods and breakouts for a few weeks (not 6 months though).  Good luck!


Post # 9
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m not sure exactly what it is (sorry – Pill user, here), but if it uses hormones at all to regulate you, would it be better to wait until after the wedding simply because it might affect things like bloating and weight to have it out?  Hate for you to be fitted for your dress and then have to adjust it one way or the other, OR to have an unpredictable period on your wedding.

Simply because of the stress that mis involved in any large gathering, it might be good to wait till after the honeymoon, just so you aren’t sidelined by anything unexpected (also, while it’s romantic to TTC on the honeymoon, many couples appreciate the time to themselves right after getting married before having to make the huge adjustments involved with becoming parents.  Maybe a month after the wedding you can take it out?

Post # 10
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m assuming you had a second mirena put in after the first 5 years?  I was under the impression they are only good for 5… Anywho, from what I’ve been told you can ttc immediately after.  There are a lot of women on baby boards that talk about how quickly they conceived after getting their iud out (I found them when researching side effects of getting the iud).

Good luck!!

Post # 11
3142 posts
Sugar bee

My S.O ex wife had the Mirena out and couldn’t conceive at all for a year then when she did concieve, she miscarried, twice.

She had all the tests available that said there was no reason she couldn’t be conceiving, that it was probably an imbalance from having the homonal BC.

The copper IUD you can get pregnant immediately after having it out, OSIH

Post # 12
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmmm….  great question, as I have the same and am 34 – so sooner than later we’re going to have to tackle this!

PP asked about the 5 year change…  I was advised I could keep mine 7 years…  so, I’m guessing OP has had the same one the whole time.

Post # 13
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

There are different IUD’s. I believe you can keep the copper one in for 10 years. I thought Mirena was 5. I’m taking mine out after the wedding. My OBGYN says that you can start TTC the day it comes out. Also I hear it’s a bit uncomfortable for it to come out, but other than that it’s no big deal. 

Post # 15
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@rbauzo: did the 2nd one hurt going in as much as the first one did? I’m about to get mine replaced and I’m so nervous!

sorry, I don’t have advice for you about taking it out- because I haven’t taken mine out yet! but this is what I think (disclaimer: ask your doctor!):

the mirena puts a very low dose of hormones into your body, the same kind of hormones that the pill or nuva ring does, but there’s less of them. so, how quickly you can “bounce back” is based on how quickly the hormones get out of your system and how quickly your body can adjust to the change. it’s different for everybody.

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