Post # 1
I got my IUD about 2 months ago, and I keep freaking out that it will move out of place. I keep checking the strings frequently, but not sure I am doing it right. Having a baby would be really rough right now, and I am on a medicine that causes severe birth defects. Anyone else paranoid?
Post # 3
I had my IUD in for almost four years before I ever had any issue and even then I was at my yearly doctor’s appointment and she just simply said that it looked like it could move so she went ahead and replaced it.
I wouldn’t worry too much if I were you!
Post # 4
I got my IUD about 4 months ago and was really paranoid about it at first. Trust me, I totally understand! I was so anxious!
You should talk to your doctor about your anxieties to get his/her professional support, but I had an experience that might ease some of your fears. When I went back for the 6 week check up (to make sure it was still in place), I expressed my nervousness to my doctor. She told me not to worry. She said that she had used IUDs for 15 years (including having it removed and reinserted for having children), and she never checked for the strings (and never had a problem). Of course, all women are different and we should certainly do the monthly check, but it made me feel so much better to know that she had first-hand experience with 15 years of perfect use. She even told me not to worry about checking for the strings if I was uncomfortable (I personally believe that we should be comfortable with our bodies, but it was great to hear that she had no worries about success with my IUD).
She also said that after the first couple of months of having the IUD, your likelihood of shifting it out of position drops dramatically. As time goes on your more and more safe. I’d say that after the first two months, I had no worries.
I hope this makes you feel a bit better! But seriously, talking to your doctor and getting his/her reassurance is worth the phone call.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
I had my IUD for two years and eventually had my husband (a nurse practitioner) remove it before going back on the pill.
If that thing came out or majorly shifted, believe me, you’d KNOW.
And no, removal isn’t nearly as bad as insertion, but your body definitely will let you know when something is shifting around in your uterus that isn’t supposed to be. 😀
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. One other question- since I have had the IUD in, my interest in sex has plummeted. I know this is a potential side effect, but was wondering if this was one of the temporary ones (hoping) or will it likely last until i get it out?