Post # 16
beadingandpearls1 : The removal of my mirena was bad. It migrated and she couldn’t find it. She literally had her hand stuck up me for like 10 min trying to find it, then had to bring in an ultrasound and rip it out.
The copper was a breeze. If she can feel your strings im sure you will be fine!
Post # 17
beevincent18 : I felt literally 100000% better when she did my Pap and said she could see/feel my strings no problem. Had she not been able to I would have demanded to be knocked out for it haha! Logically I’m thinking it won’t be a big deal but emotionally I’m stressed
Post # 18
beadingandpearls1 : I didn’t have an IUD but I had to have some uncomfortable cervical exams and catheters for fertility treatments. Every time they hurt I reminded myself WHY I was doing it and to suck it up because birth was going to hurt worse hahaha. Another thing I reminded myself (which also came in handy during labor) was reminding myself “sure it hurts but I can stand anything for 2 minutes”.
Post # 19
LilliV : That’s basically what I ended up doing – picked a point on the ceiling so I wouldn’t pass out and just kept thinking “Ok 10 more seconds”
Post # 20
beadingandpearls1 : it felt like a Pap smear when my doctor removed my iud.
Post # 21
- Wedding: October 2018 - NC
I don’t have a copper IUD, but I am currently on my second Mirena. The first one didn’t hurt at all to take out, it was really just a little pressure and it came out just fine. It hurt a lot to put in, so I was really stressing about the removal, but I ended up being worried for nothing!
Post # 22
I had my Mirena out in Sept. It felt like a strong, bad cramp for like 10s and then it was done. If she can see your strings, it shouldn’t really take longer than that – basically the IUD folds up on itself when you tug on the strings and it slides out. I kept expecting to feel worse after (the insertion was definitely tougher) but honestly I was fine by the time I got off the table! Good luck 🙂
Post # 23
I thought mine was not that bad, definitely better than insertion. But I also didn’t find insertion to be horrible. Pinchy and painful, yes, strong cramps after, yes, but not enough to deter me from getting it again. It probably helped that the midwife I went to I think does a LOT of insertions so it felt like it went quickly and skillfully. I feel like the skill and eperience of the person doing it migth make a big difference.
Post # 24
I had mirena, so my experience may be different, but getting it taken out was 10x easier than getting it put in. Still a little uncomfortable, but that’s it.
Post # 25
beadingandpearls1 : getting it taken out was a BREEZE compared to insertion. pair that fact with the fact that getting that goddamn thing taken out was the most INTENSE relief I’ve ever felt in my entire life, and I’d have to say it was actually a positive experience for me lol
Post # 26
I’ve actually had 2 and the removal was way worse for me than the insertion.
Post # 27
I had a rockstar OB/GYN who made my IUD insertion/removal so stinking easy. Both times I’ve had an IUD inserted, he measured my uterus once, and the insertion just felt like an extended period cramp. The key is to keep wiggling your toes the entire time because it helps relax the muscles around your cervix. Who knew?!
In terms of removal, I barely felt it! He inserted the speculum, gripped the strings with forceps, and told me to give a couple of hard coughs. He gave a quick tug at the same time as my cough, and the lUD popped right out! I was like, “Wait…that’s it?!” He inserted the new one on the same visit with no problems.
Now we’ve moved, and I’m nervous to go to a new OB/GYN for fear that he/she won’t be as good!
Post # 28
I had the copper IUD. Both insertion and removal were very chill. The doctor who inserted it was very skilled and worked at a sexual health clinic and did it constantly. I also think I probably have a pretty high pain tolerance though so maybe that helped?
Post # 29
I recently has my mirena removed and it just felt like a strong cramp for a few minutes. I had a paraguard inserted a month later and it was much more painful…the cramping was much stronger than when I had mirena removed.
Post # 30
i remeber having the copper iud inserted i didnt feel extreme pain but more lie a cramp. it worked fine until i started dating my husband and hes penis would create pressure and make sex very very painful. i decided to get it removed after having it for 5 years 3 of painful sex. the removal was like a cramp too but a relief when it was removed no more cramp of that type. would reccoment to get it over with