(Closed) Nitty Gritty IUD Quesitons…

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@hopefullbeee:  I got my IUD a few months ago. I meant to have it done during my period, but the scheduling didn’t really work out. I would probably just wear whatever you usually do. The doctor left the room so that I could change, and I’m sure there will be a change to go the restroom. 

I haven’t heard anything about painful sex, though I have heard that some men can feel strings. My husband never has though. We weren’t having sex when I got my IUD, but that day I felt way too crampy to have considered it anyway. Within a couple of days I was back to normal though. I would say if it hurts more than regular period cramps for more than a few days call your doctor. Also, they’ve probably covered it, but do you have to wait a while to make sure the Mirena has kicked in so to speak (I have a paragard so I don’t know much about that).

I LOVE my IUD, so easy, so convenient, so cost effective. I hope you love yours too!

Post # 4
1186 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

if youre on your period  then wear a pad. sex was  not painful at all for me. in fact, i did it later that day.   /written on my phone/

Post # 5
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Cramps are a side effect of the IUD for a few months anyway, so expect to feel mild ones off and on. 

The first couple of days is annoying, but if you take pain meds like advil or something, you’ll be ok. Good luck, and let us know how it goes, or if you have any other questions before having it installed.

Post # 6
5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cramps and discomfort afterwards are totally normal and do NOT mean it’s not working.  I had discomfort for a couple of months afterwards – it constantly decreased then evnetually went away.  It was worth it to get through it because now I’ve had it for a few years and it’s awesome.  THe normal stuff you’d do for period cramps help.

I would go to the doctor using whatever it is that you noramlly use, then before you get undressed ask them what you should do.  The doc might suggest going to the bathroom to take it out, or might take it out for you (they are doing everything else, why not, right?).  Remember to bring a new tampon/pad for afterwards.  I can’t recal how this worked with my doctor because it was a few years ago.

Post # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I only had cramps for a few hours after I had mine inserted so I wish I would have taken the day off work. Sex hasn’t been painful for me, but at first the strings were to long and it was painful for SO. You will probably have to have a check up appointment between two and three weeks later so if you have any string issues make sure your doctor trims them then!

Post # 8
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve had my Mirena for 4 years and I love love love it!!  Don’t wear a tampon, that’ll just get in the way. Be prepared for some cramps and discomfort, and as for how long that lasts? I think it’s different for most women.

What I love about my mirena the most is the super light periods (i used to have super heavy ones and now it’s just a few days of spotting), and that it’s lessened my cramps. 

Also, it’s cost effective, and you don’t need to try and remember anything!

My Fiance can’t feel the strings either. I think I waited a week before having sex just to be safe, but as long as you feel good then you’re good to go! But if you’re worried, check with your doc.

Post # 9
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Like others said, cramping is very normal. I had pretty severe cramps which I would compare to contractions when I had my IUD inserted. They only lasted a day though.

Sex should not be painful when it is in there after a few days. If it is, see your doc!

For my Darling Husband, both times I have had the IUD he could feel the strings, so I went back in to have them trimmed.


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