Anybody have experience on getting an IUD taken out??

posted 9 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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 # 18
7462 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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 # 20
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

beadingandpearls1 :  it felt like a Pap smear when my doctor removed my iud. 

Post # 21
31 posts
  • 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
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

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
2198 posts
Buzzing bee

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
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve actually had 2 and the removal was way worse for me than the insertion.

Post # 27
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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
2542 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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

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