Taking your Mirena out…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had my Mirena taken out, but just to get a new one. Getting it removed is very easy and really not painful.

I’m curious about the getting pregnant part as we’re starting to think about trying next year. I’ve heard from other women who became pregnant very quickly afterward, but I suppose it depends.

Post # 4
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I had Paragard several years ago and had it removed to go back on the pill before our wedding. My then-fiance (now husband) removed it for me. He’s a nurse, so he got a speculum and a flashlight and popped it right out. No discomfort at all.

Post # 5
1118 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had my mirena for 6 years and then had it removed this past january so DH and I could TTC.  I had it removed Jan 26 and got pregnant in early March, I am now 35 weeks pregnant.  The taking it out was a little “uncomfortable” similar to when the inserted it.  Nothing painful by any means just a little uncomfortable… of course my strings had gone up inside so they couldn’t grab them easily….

Post # 6
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had my Mirena for about 3 yrs I had no side effects or anything I loved it. I had it removed Jun 18 this year we wanted to TTC and we tried on our first cycle we got pregnant. And Im about 17 weeks 3 days and I m due April 6.


Post # 7
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@Rock Hugger:  I got mine out in march/April? Didn’t hurt at all and I wasn’t trying to get pregnant, but did three/four months later

Post # 8
2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Rock Hugger:  just had mine taken out and a new one put in about 4 weeks ago

my experience was meh – it’s not fun, and hurts, but a) i’ve never had a child so that makes things a bit harder and b) it hurts, but it’s over in like 30 seconds, so whatever. and my strings had gone ‘up’ – so a bit more complicated.

i took it out because i’d had it for five years (i LOVED it) and wanted a new one – which he inserted that day, another 30 seconds and i will now have 5 more awesome years of not worrying at all 🙂 it’s fantastic – i can’t reccomend it enough! 

oh – and if you’re concerned about your fertility, the first time i got it i asked ‘how long does it take to be effective?’ and the doctor said, ‘can you wait five minutes?’ i then asked how soon after removal i could get pregnant, and she said ‘another five minutes’ – it does not effect your fertility at all. 

Post # 9
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had mine out in October 2011 and I am still not pregnant!

Post # 10
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had one for several years and got it out in June – the removal was nothing, I was bracing myself for it and it was already over with when my doc took it out.  Much easier than getting it put in.  Just a but of crampling afterwards.  I loved having the Mirena for the convenience of it.

I got pregnant right away but miscarried, then miscarried again the cycle after and am on prgnancy #3 – so far so good.  

I didn’t get periods on the Mirena and I’ve talked to many ppl including medical professionals (though there aren’t any studies proving anything) that there is possibly an increased risk of miscarriage after removal because the uterine lining is not prepared for implantation right away, which kind of makes sense because I never shed anything.  However, I also know people like PP above who got pregnant no problem right afterwards and Mirena is advertised as not affecting fertility at all.  From the ultrasounds I had through the miscarriages I did have a very thin lining which may possibly correlate to the Mirena and issues with implantation.  I’m not sayng it is or isn’t related but just for my own peace of mind I might wait a cycle before TTC afterwards if I was to get a Mirena again.  

I remember when I was getting it out I was afraid of hormonal issues afterwards but didn’t feel any physical effects. I had a bit of bleeding a few days after removal though.  Good luck!

Post # 11
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine didn’t hurt to get taken out at all and I had no side effects. I had no periods when I was on it, and I had two in for 8 years total. I got it taken out in June, and every 28 days after that I would have 1 or 2 day long spotting type periods. That lasted 3 cycles, then I had a full period and then I got pregnant the month after. So it may be that if you don’t have periods it takes a bit longer for your body to get back into the swing of things, but not too too long. 

Post # 13
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll add on. I pulled mine out March 2013–after 4 years– and got my BFP that next July (we were trying). It took a few weeks for me to get in to a normal cycle, but I never had one before I started on BC when I was 15.

It didn’t hurt coming out, but I had a little bit of spotting afterwards.

Post # 14
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It was SO easy coming out.  No problem at all.

I had mine removed to allow my cycle to return to normal and start charting in preparation for TTC.  I was pregnant 4 months later, due in July.

My best friend had hers removed in March and was pregnant the next month.  She’s due in January.


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