Mirena IUD Question

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 17
59 posts
Worker bee

I also am on my second Mirena. I had my old one removed and new one placed the same day. I had some mild cramping/ spotting after the new one was placed, but it is nowhere as bad as the initial placement of the first. I feel like my uterus was super angry with the first one, and was much more accepting of the second one 🤣 I would NOT want to wait to have the new one placed!

Post # 18
244 posts
Helper bee

I’ve got to +1 on your OP being a bit on the red flag side. Before reading the comments, I legit said “whaaaat?” out loud and SO was startled, haha.

I just had my Mirena taken out and replaced at the same time (one out, one in–about the span of 30 seconds) and it was juuuust as painful this time around as it was 5 years ago (*insert 6 upside-down smile emojis here*). I even got the Codeine Tylenol perscribed by my GP and it didn’t help. Though, to add: I have generalized anxiety, as well as some other medical issues pertaining to my reproductive system going on, and I was really at the end of my rope with people sticking stuff up my vagina already. People definitely have varying experiences with the pain.

Post # 19
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

WillowBee33 :  I also had to lol at all of the bees expressing shock! alarm! and being appalled! at the doctor.  In my experience and this is from personal and working in hospitals it is often the nurse that has more knowledge… especially of the practicalities and day-to-day work as well as better interaction with patients. To me if the only thing to be shocked at is that the doctor was willing to consult with the nurse lol. I think this is actually admirable.

Post # 20
1121 posts
Bumble bee

ozbee :  I’m a nurse and I find it appalling.

I think it’s great when docs discuss the plan of care and involve the entire care team, but they should know the basics. This is pretty basic IMO

Post # 23
542 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had three back to back- the later two put in same day the other was removed and no regrets! It’s the best. I had terrible cramps and now life is easy. I highly recommend. The new insertion for me was no more painful than a regular pap-smear.

The lack (for me) of periods remained pretty much the same. 

And when I did take it out finally (thinking about have a child not because of problems) my periods resumed immediately.

Post # 24
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Had mine removed and reinserted the same appointment 

Post # 25
179 posts
Blushing bee

I had mine out and replaced in the same visit. I’d definitely go that way, as my body barely noticed the change, whereas I think if it waited between the pulling and reinserting, my body would want to go through an adjustment process. I’m no doctor, but I think keeping things consistent hormone wise would be better. 👍

Post # 26
13 posts

My cycles stayed pretty much the same after replacement.  I have always bled some but not a lot, and I have had some heavier periods with this one, but I think there may have been other factors that contributed to that. 

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