(Closed) How long did you have to wait for an appointment to get your IUD put in?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: After you talked to your doctor about getting an IUD, how long did you have to wait for an appt?
    Less than a week : (2 votes)
    20 %
    1-2 weeks : (3 votes)
    30 %
    2-3 weeks : (1 votes)
    10 %
    3-4 weeks : (1 votes)
    10 %
    4-6 weeks : (1 votes)
    10 %
    6-8 weeks : (0 votes)
    8-10 weeks : (1 votes)
    10 %
    10+ weeks : (0 votes)
    I've never tried to make an appointment but I love voting! : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1010 posts
    Bumble bee

    When I had my IUD, I was able to get it put in after just over a week, and that only because she had to order in the specific brand I wanted.  I was already on hormonal BC at the time.  I know that there can be wait times (to confirm lack of pregnancy/etc) with some kinds of implants and IUC/IUD, but I’ve never heard of several months!  Have you looked into going to a different provider for the procedure, if your insurance will cover it?

    Post # 4
    3226 posts
    Sugar bee

    It took maybe 4-6 weeks after my yearly appointment. I had to get my appointment and they then had to call my insurance to make sure it was covered. After that, they waited until Aunt Flo’s visitation to put it in. I had to wait a bit longer because Aunt Flo was visiting when I made the appointment but they didn’t have any openings that week.

    Post # 5
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Um, I’d find a new gyno that wasn’t so overbooked if I were you. That’s just my perogative though. I tend to feel like doctors that are that overbooked are generally more concerned about the money aspect than their patient’s wellness. I also have had the experience that doctors that have such tight scheduling tend to be not on the top of their game because they’re either burnt out or just don’t pay as close attention. That’s just me. 

    To answer your question: I don’t have it anymore, but I had my IUD put in within 2 weeks of my appointment. If do you have children already? If not, I’d make a point to try to go right before you think you’ll ovulate when your cervix is most open so it will hurt less. Mine wasn’t excruciating like some people report, but it did feel pretty crampy. Now that I chart and know a lot more about my body, I bet it would hurt a lot less if I had paid better attention and insisted on an appointment on one of the most fertile days so they didn’t have to force my cervix open. 

    Post # 6
    982 posts
    Busy bee

    @Villeroy:  I was booked in to theatre within a week. My gyn doesn’t insert IUD’s into women that haven’t had children in his surgery, he does it in the hospital. I also used to work at the clinic so that probably helped. When I was working there, women would be asked to call and book in between day 4-6 of their period, so we would squeeze them in when they called.

    Post # 7
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I was actually able to have mine put in the same week as my yearly exame.  They wanted to wait until I was actually menstrating (at that point your cervix is at it’s most open during the month), so they told me to call the day AF arrrived and they got me in the next day.

    Post # 9
    342 posts
    Helper bee

    I waited 2 weeks. She wanted all the lab tests (STD, Pap) to come back first. She also wanted me on my period.

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