Skyla Not Fitting?

posted 2 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 2
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It’s possible your uterus is too small. Everyone’s built differently! The minimum recommended uterus length for an IUD is 6cm. I have a co-worker whose gynecologist inserted her IUD and it ended up perforating her uterus because hers was only 5cm long. You could have an ultrasound to determine whether or not it’s safe for you to have an IUD placed.

I had Skyla for a month before I had it removed. An ultrasound determined that my uterus was big enough, and the IUD was in the right position, but I was having constant pain that I just couldn’t deal with. My gynecologist told me that some women just can’t adjust to the foreign object and asked me why I hadn’t come back sooner about the pain.

I was trying to be tough and thought she would tell me it was normal, but apparently moderate to severe pain lasting that long is not something to just deal with, lol.

Anyway, sorry for the tangent. Yes, I would get a second opinion if you’re set on an IUD. Skyla would have been the perfect option for me if it had worked out. You could try Nexplanon if you can’t get an IUD, and if you do get Skyla, don’t hesitate to go in if something seems wrong. Good luck!


Post # 3
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Huracan Cafe

I don’t have skyla, but I do have the paraguard. I’ve had my iud for over 2 years now no issue. I never heard of an uterus being too small. You could go for a second opinion if you want. Did you ask if a different brand iud would work? 

I got the paraguard because I personally don’t like the way I feel with a hormonal birth control.

Post # 4
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I recommend you find another gynecologist, at least to find another opinion. I’ve never heard of a uterus being too small. My friend has a tilted uterus, so her insertion was way more complicated.

Post # 5
1 posts

I know this is a late response. I’m 21 and pretty small. I got the skyla put in a few months ago because I needed more hormones since the nuva ring didn’t give me enough to decrease the pain from my periods. The day I got it put in I blacked put from pain while trying to drive home from the gynecologist.  I went back and they verified that it’s in the right place and prescribed pain killers. 3 weeks later I ran out of meds and was still in excruciating pain. I went back. It was still in place. They prescribed me 2 more weeks of medicine.  A month and a half of nothing but pain then I had an ultrasound. The doctor brought me a picture of my uterus. It is so small that the skyla was poking into the wall of my uterus by about half an inch. She immediately took it out and switched me to the depo shot.


It is possible to be too small. Don’t be fooled. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  amy993.
Post # 6
829 posts
Busy bee

hight/weight/etc does not factor in or determine the size of your uterus, having children can tho- but Skyla is smaller than other IUDs so I find it surprising that it wouldn’t fit you, that sucks


Post # 7
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017

TaylorD:  I personally have the Nexplanon. I’m 23 and don’t have kids, but I also never want kids.

Anywho, I’ve had it for about 3 months now and the only side effects I’ve had are like 10 lbs gained (which kinda sucks), slightly oily skin, and some headaches that are actually letting up. But I’ve had no periods and take a preg test every month JUST for piece of mind. 

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