(Closed) I can’t feel my IUD string : ( Has anyone else had this happen to them?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is a good idea to schedule a doctor’s appointment but it is not a reason to panic. The string can curl around the cervix.

This is an excerpt from our website:

Call your doctor if you cannot feel the string or the rigid end of the IUD.

If you cannot feel the string, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the IUD has been expelled. Sometimes the string is just difficult to feel or has been pulled up into the cervical canal (which will not harm you). An examination and sometimes an ultrasoundClick here to see more information. will show whether the IUD is still in place. Use another form of birth control until your doctor makes sure that the IUD is still in place.


Post # 4
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This happened to me but mine had fallen out completely. It fell out within a week of getting it though and it wasn’t painful. I wouldn’t worry too much and just make sure to use a back up BC for now. 

Post # 5
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine disappears every so often for a day or two, especially if we’ve been especially, ahem, active in ways that would push it up.  I’d schedule an appointment to be on the safe side, but it’ll probably reappear.

Post # 6
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

I had this happen to me but the string just kind of folded up and was still there. If my iud had fallen out, I would surely notice an iud come out of my vagina.  

Post # 7
847 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@MrsNeutrino:  hahaha…that just made me spit out my gum!

Post # 9
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This happened to me twice and both times it was still there (although the second time I was having problems – don’t want to scare you, so don’t automatically jump to it being problems!!). I will say the first time I couldn’t find it, and neither could my partner. I think we were both so freaked out, we totally missed that string. It was curled up against my cervix. I’ve found that squating helps make the strings easier to find. also, if you get a period, they sometimes are a little longer at different times.

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