Post # 1
I am considering changing my mirena to the paragard. The insertion was so painful! Has anyone had an IUD removed and another put in? How much does it hurt compared to the first insertion? I am especially interested in your answer if you haven’t had kids (or only c-sections). Thanks!
Post # 3
I haven’t got an answer for you on this one. But When I got the mirena inserted it didn’t actually hurt. So maybe your doctor placed it in incorrectly, or very roughly?
Post # 4
the mirena is the 5 year with hormones right? i have the no-hormone 10 year IUD. ive never had kids but ive had two IUDs. the 1st was when i was like 20. it hurt like hell going in and i had spotting in between periods for over a year. after about 18 months i took it out. it pinched a bit coming out. i changed OB/GYNs and got the 2nd one put in about 6 years ago. ive had no issues, no bleeding, no terrible cramps, and it didnt hurt going in. i think a lot has to due with the doctor. some are probably more experienced than others.
Post # 5
If you have insurance, I would recommend getting knocked out before getting the second one inserted. I am on my “second” Mirena – the first insertion was SO PAINFUL (I was 31 and never had kids). And the pain lasted for 2 weeks – turns out my doc punctured my uterous and the Mirena was taking a magical journey through my lower abdomen. I had to have surgery to have it removed .
They inserted the second one while I was knocked out, and there was never any pain at all with the second one. I suspect that since I wasn’t clenching (being all relaxed and unconscious), it was easier for them to position the second one properly. Aside from the bad “first shot”, I have had a great experience.
EDIT: I agree, I think it has a lot to do with the Doctor and how well they can place it!
Post # 6
I wanted to give you some advice eventhough I have had kids. The paraguard seems to be less effective prob. cuz it’s nonhormonal. My last months working at an OB/GYN’s I saw 4 different pregnant girls come in pregnant while they still had the IUD in. I had one too and I remember thinking how bad that would suck! Well, surprise surprise it happened to me too. My son’s are 1- 1/2 year’s apart. It was hectic! I couldn’t have my tubes tied at 21 and I don’t do well with hormones so I settled for it again. That one fell out a year later. So as with any BC, if u think u can handle a surprise go for it. Just saying Paraguard surely has more that 1% failure rate.
Post # 7
1st: I don’t think there is any healthcare provider that will sedate someone to insert an IUC.
2nd: Typically the removal of an IUC is far easier than insertion.
3rd: Sometimes it is the skill and confidence of the provider who is doing the insertion that can make a world of difference.
4th: There is a medication that can be taken in advance to help soften the cervix a bit allowing insertion to be slightly easier. You may want to ask your provider about that.
Remember that no birth control is completely 100% effective. From talking to other women, most seem really happy with the Mirena. Those that have the Paragard have said it took almost a year for their bodies to adjust to it.
Sorry if my response seems curt; I’m kind of a bullet-point type person when it comes to some topics, so I am coming at this with the best intentions.