Post # 16
Getting mine removed was a breeze. The doctor got up in there, told me to cough, and it came right out! No pain whatsoever. I did have an extremely heavy period that started about 12 hours later. TMI alert… I passed a lot of big clots of blood, so maybe try to stay close to home for a few days. I didn’t plan appropriately, and we were at my fiancé’s parents house all weekend, so that was miserable.
My iud gave me so many problems the year I had it, it was a relief to see it go!
Post # 17
I took one extra strength Advil before leaving for the doctors office. It was over before I even noticed. Felt less than a Pap.
Post # 18
My removal was super easy! One tiny cramp that was over almost before it started! I’d taken Tylenol before hand but definitely didn’t need it. I had no spotting or pain after, it came out and life went on as usual. By comparison my insertion was awful, super painful and I got too nauseous to leave until an hour later when I finally threw up, embarrassing!!
Getting a new one placed tmw… hopefully this one goes better now that I’ve had a baby!
Post # 19
Yes. And I had even called and told my OB prior that I couldn’t feel the strings anymore and she said it was normal, which I have heard a lot of people eventually can’t feel the strings because they soften.
She told me it was rare and likely would never happen to me again, now I have the copper IUD (paraguard). I much prefer it to the mirena, but the only thing I don’t like is that it makes my periods really heavy.
Post # 20
Can you just make the tattoo appointment now and cancel if you become pregnant?
You can’t get tattoos while pregnant, and it’s not recommended while breastfeeding either.
Post # 21
My plan for this is ibuprofen and xanax, both 45 minutes ish before.
Post # 22
I also had the copper IUD and removal was so quick and painless that I didn’t even realize it was out. I thought she was still setting the speculum. If you can still feel the strings it shouldn’t hurt or be difficult at all.
Post # 23
Take an advil. Getting it out isn’t to painful.
Post # 24
Thanks everyone! It sounds like it shouldn’t be too bad- I can still feel my strings so that sounds like it should be helpful.. I had no idea you had to cough as they take it out- how weird! I will def. be taking some painkiller the day of the in AM and then again maybe an hour before my appt… I didn’t even think about the spotting possibility- we are planning on going camping saturday night!
Did you have the copper or the hormonal IUD? I’m having it removed at the end of my flow so I was REALLY hoping to avoid something like what you experienced =(
Post # 25
I didn’t have mine removed, my body just expelled it on it’s own. Not too painful. Just very heavy cramping in the middle of the night during my period. Might be Too Much Information but I felt a large clump, which what I thought was just a huuuuge clot, pass through and I ran to the bathroom. In the middle of the clot was the IUD. I figure my experience must have been a bit more uncomfortable than having it done by a doctor and I really didn’t find it that insanely painful. Just very annoying. I had the choice to get it put back in and decided against it. Obviously my body didn’t like it and I didn’t want to chance another involuntary expulsion Good luck!! Take some advil beforehand and perhaps a glass of wine later & I think you’ll be golden.
Post # 26
I had Mirena. I pretty much spotted the entire year I had it, so I have no idea what my cycle actually was. My period I think was about 5 days after it came out, with the first 2 days being extremely heavy.
Post # 27
I had my (copper) IUD removed on the last day or day after the last day of my period and the doc made a big stink about how I might experience some bleeding after and then was like ‘oh yeah see there it is’. I think I spotted for about 20 min after the appointment.
Post # 28
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
Take some pain killers in advance, it hurts for a second but for me there was no pain afterwards unlike when it was inserted.
Post # 29
Had my Paraguard out last year-I didn’t take anything beforehand, and it didn’t hurt at all! Doctor asked me to cough and it was out in a second-no cramping or anything. Hope you have a similar experience!
Post # 30
Mine also didn’t hurt a bit. I didn’t have my period for a few years while it was in, so I wasn’t able to do it at the end of my cycle. I had a very small amount of spotting and then a very Light first period about a week later. I had my pap at the same time and that hurt worse.
About the tattoo, I believe most states require tattoo artists to take safety classes, your artist likely knows the ins and outs and why nots of tattooing while pregnant. Maybe let him know the situation and ask his opinion.