(Closed) IUD Removal

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would recommend taking some kind of pain medication prior to. the procedure  Removal wasn’t that bad … just a couple of seconds of cramping then it was done! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i didn’t even feel it when my doc took it out. i had horrible pain with insertion so i was really freaked out but she said take a deep breath in and let it out and bam! it was out. 

 

Post # 5
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526 posts
Busy bee

Like pp says, it’s a breeze! I was pregnant 6 months later! 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had my Paragard removed in October, it was sitting low and had to me removed. It wasn’t too bad, but I did have FH come hold my hand, she pulled it out and I was light headed for a few seconds and that was it. It’s a breeze with 10 seconds of pain 😉

Post # 7
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861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had expected the removal to be as bad as the insertion so I booked the rest of the day off of the removal. I hardly even noticed when it was taken out, it cramped for like a couple of seconds, and then I had no pain or other side effects whatsoever after that. I felt silly being at home!

My only tip is that you def can get pregnant quickly after you get it taken out (I did) so if you don’t want to TTC right away, I would def be surrendering the spontaneous non-barrier method sex!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I didn’t feel it at all. I was told to cough and I did a couple times. An instant later she held it up for me to see. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

I had my mirena taken out after 4 years…it was virtually pain free. And I had a really painful insertion, so I definitely don’t have a high pain threshold or anything. I took two Advil an hour before my appointment and that completely covered any pain. Hope this helps!

Post # 11
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh my, the Mirena! That stupid devil of a thing!  I had those terrible cramps you are describing when I had the Mirena, too.  I know exactly what you mean about them feeling like labor cramps!!! I was even luckier to have huge blood clots and heavy bleeding to go along with it.  Needless to say, I got that dumb thing out after only having it for a year and a half.  She couldn’t even find my strings (neither could I half the time, ugh I hated that thing!) so she had to use a “special tool” the company created to go fishing for the strings in your cervix.  This terrified me and I braced myself for severe pain.  When she said she was done I was like whaaaat? I hardly even felt it.  SOOO much better than the insertion for sure!!! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with PP– My mirena came out almost a month ago. Horrible cramping upon insertion, didn’t even feel it coming out! I did have some old blood for a few days after it came out, though.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@OldMrsMcDonald:  I had my IUD taken out two weeks ago.  It hurt SO bad to get put in, but I barely felt him taking it out.  There was a little pinch and I was expecting a lot more after that so I closed my eyes… and he said, “See! Look!” and it was out and he was holding it up for me to see.  Way less pain than I anticipated.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve had my mirena for 3.5 years and have really loved it until this month! Like you described, the cervix pain and cramping lately have me curled up in a ball or lying down with the heatingpad. Just lately and I don’t know why. When I called my Gyn office, the nurse recommends a yeast infection treatment for 7 days before coming in, just in case that’s the cause. I also had the fear of being told it was just constipation! We’ll see, but I’m glad I’m not alone.  I would like to keep it in for a few more months.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Working with doctors I wouldn’t recommend getting an IUD again. I know a lot of them hate doing it, not because of how it’s done but because a lot of problems do and can occur. Good luck with having it removed! I’ve heard it’s not that bad 🙂 Some of them recommend a mild pain killer though. Maybe if you are worried you could get an rx.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Insertion was hell. Removal was just slightly uncomfortable.

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