Mirena IUD Question

posted 4 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

Your DOCTOR doesn’t know basic IUD stuff??? Bee that’s alarming. 

My doctor recommends having it done the same day. No sex 1 week prior. They take it out, measure again, and insert. If for some reason something goes wrong with the insertion they will have you come back another day. The no sex prior ensures no sperm is hanging around in case they can’t get the new IUD in. 

I just (1 month ago) had mine replaced after 5 years. The insertion still sucked for me, but I will take 1 crappy day for 5 years of no periods! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I was always told you can remove one and place another immediately. Ive had 3 mirenas but none back to back due to pregnancies between

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’ve had mine replaced once, and they did the removal and insertion in the appointment.

Definitely a bit shocking the doc wouldnt know that.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you seeing an OB???

I would leave a doctor that had to refer to a nurse practitioner…no offense to the NP but that’s not how it should work.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

WillowBee33 :  I had 3 mirenas and each time one was replaced it was always on the same day the previous one was removed. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

WillowBee33 :  if you’re not trying to get pregnant what difference would the thickness of your lining make???

Your doctor makes no sense and should know this shit, sorry.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

WillowBee33 : I read all of the comments.

No one is alarmed that you didn’t know the answer.

Everyone is rightfully alarmed that, again, your doctor didn’t know such a basic thing. It’s pretty appalling that your doctor (who doesn’t have to insert the IUD to know that by the way) would say “I believe” and not actually be sure of something so basic. 

Find another doctor 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

tbh it took almost a year for my period to resume post-Mirena. I know every body is different, but some window of re-adjustment is normal for all women coming off of any hormonal birth contrl. So I don’t think you would get much value out of taking a few months off, unless you were prepared to take many many months off, during which you would definitely need to worry about a different birth control method.  For me, the risk of unwanted pregnancy would make this a non-starter.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I had mine taken out and the new one put in right away. Never had any problems.  I wouldnt have wanted to go back at a later time to get the new one, I’m glad that mine was back to back. But everyone is different.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m not sure why you’re getting so defensive over your doctor lol. Your OP comes off very – yes – ALARMING. 

” The doctor wasn’t sure if the removal of the 1st IUD and insertion of the 2nd IUD should happen on the same day, or if it’s best to have the 1st removed, wait a few months so the uterine lining could shed, then have the 2nd inserted” 

Your wording very much made it seem like s/he had no idea how an IUD works. I’m sure if you had’ve included that YOU asked if you should take a break it would be different. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I am on my 2nd Mirena IUD. I had the first removed and the second one insterted the same day. The removal was painless but the insertion of the new one was terribly painful. 

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