Removing Mirena on your own…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Karissa: good. I was like “DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT 200 DOLLARS.”

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Can you go to Planned Parenthood or something?

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

OMG I will NOT be taking mine out on my own lol OUCH!

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@helenberrycrunch: o.m.g.! I LOVE THAT!!!!  I use that line with my kids and they look at me like I’m a looney! (Ok, well, sometimes I am, but still. lol).  

I tried using the pill, it didn’t work so great (I’d forget to take ’em…ooops!) and haven’t got pregnant for 4 years.  Well, if you don’t count the June/August debacle, lol… 

I can’t imagine having anything inserted by a dr. and removing it on my own.  

But then, with my luck, my body would either a)expel it first chance it got, b)eat it, or c)make me miserable ill to where I’d have to have it removed.  My body is weird that way…. 😉

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know this is old but I wanted to update this in case anyone else has problems. This is my experience with removing my mirena:

The mirena is really easy to come out. You just pull the string slowly and it comes right out. That’s it. It takes seconds and it’s painless. You may have some small cramps but nothing serious.

Here’s the official instructions Mirena gives to your doctor on how to take it out. It’s the same thing I did – gently pull the string:


REMOVAL OF MIRENA®
Remove MIRENA® by applying gentle traction on the threads with forceps. The arms of the system will fold upward as it is withdrawn from the uterus.

 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@cerenatee:  Ooooooh ouch.  I’m very curious why you didn’t have a professional do it.  Please tell!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@the boss of you:  It would have taken months to get an appointment with my doctor. The string was a little short so I had to get inventive on grabbing it but there was no ouch. It comes out like a tampon.

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@cerenatee:  Um, for you maybe but when my IUD was removed (by a doctor) it hurt like hell (just as much as insertion) and I got queasy/lightheaded and it took some maneuvering to not damage my cervix.

Please people do NOT remove your IUDs at home. If you need it badly and do not want to wait call a Planned Parenthood.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@RayKay:  Was it the mirena? Because I’m having a hard time understanding how it could have possibly damaged your cervix. The T arms collapse and it just comes out. I had the mirena removed by a doctor prior so I knew it was a simple process (I’m on my 3rd mirena).

Another type of IUD, like the copper IUD, would be removed differently from the mirena IUD.

I suggest googling “self removal mirena” and read about other people that have removed theirs. 

Everything isn’t for everybody. If pulling the string is too much for someone then of course they need to go to their doctor.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my best friend did it – she had a freak out and was determined to get that thing out… she said it just took some “interesting” positioning but was less painful than the insertion

funny enough she got another one afterwards

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