(Closed) IUD question

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2547 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 Frown.

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
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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. 

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