- I had the Paraguard for four years after a miscarriage. Insertion was very uncomfortable, but went away a few days later. I had normal periods like clockwork until these last three months when it stopped. I found out the IUD had been out of place. That same day I had it removed and have been bleeding since. It was mild cramping when removed; nothing like insertion. Reading all of this give me some hope that I won't bleed out. I will wait for a few days and if no changes, I am going back to the doctor!
- —Guest One Done
- My IUD lasted for just 1 year because I'm getting ready for my 2nd baby. Both the insertion and removal were fast & simple. My only issue is; I removed it on the first day of my menstruation & flowed (bled) for 7days. Afterwards, I started feeling pains (as if my bladder wants to come out) on my lower abdomen each time I urinate for 3days now. No other symptom is associated with it. What could be the issue please? Any advice? Pls reply @ firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
- —Guest Ebe
replaced mirena 5 years
- I love Mirena! It is the best for birth control and heavy bleeding. I just had mine replaced after five years, today in fact. I love not worrying about bleeding, being spontaneous with my husband...totally worth any pain. My first Mirena, removed this morning had short strings. I've known this and had ultrasound surveillance two years ago to check position of strings. I mentally prepared, asked questions with each annual appointment, etc. One month shy of the five years and my period started...one light flow day and I was done :). Removal was uncomfortable..searching with ultrasound...a hook...but my gyn got it! New one put in right away, with longer strings...happy to keep going with Mirena. I should be past menopause in five years....hope so :)
- —Guest kp
para Gard pain
- I had my iud inserted almost two years ago and since iv'e had it i have been in so much pain espically when having sex i went and got a check up on it and my dr couldnt find my strings i was very upset and was sent to have an ultrasound they still didnt see my strings but they did see the iud and now im ready to get it taken out but im really scared i will have to have surgery.
- —Guest Didi
- Do your research when selecting a contraceptive. Until about 100 years ago, Pregnancy was the number one cause of death of women. Now it is less than a few percent. IUD for me, first time was painful, cramping and bleeding excessively, with Mirena. I removed it myself without difficulty. I had it replaced after my divorce. It was more tolerable. There was weeks of bleeding and mild cramps but it subsided. Its been in place now for 3 years without incident. However, Mirena is hormonal in action mechanism, while paragard is not. Each words differently. Do your research, I've known two parties to conceive with IUD's in place personally in the last year. Even if it is a .1-.8 % chance...you can still get pregnant! If you do not want to conceive, please abstain its the only 100% effectie method, without side effects.
- —Guest AnOBRN
- I WENT TO HAVE MY IUD REMOVED TODAY. HOWEVER THEY COULD NOT FINED THE STRINGS TO REMOVE IT. I NOW HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND GET A SONOGRAM DONE JUST SO THEY CAN FIND THE STRINGS TO REMOVE IT. WHEN THEY FINALLY LOCATE THE STRINGS I HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE THEY WILL HAVE TO PUT ME TO SLEEP AND REMOVE IT SURGICALLY. I AM NOT VERY HAPPY BEING LIED TO PRIOR TO IT BEING PUT IN. I HAVE HAD IT IN FOR 5 YEARS NOW AND IF I HAD KNOWN ABOUT THE EFFECTS THEN I WOULD HAVE NEVER HAD IT PUT IN.
- —Guest lacey
- i recently decided to have the iud inserted it was something i had planned on doing for a while but i heard some good and some bad stories mostly good..i was scared if it was gonna hurt or not and honestly the insertion was a bit uncomfortable but nothing out of this world like ive read about some women compared it to contractions and child birth which scared me and freaked me out but once i had it inserted the stories were definitely exaggerated no where near the pain of contractions and child birth...im hoping this decision was a good decision because i had tried the patch and i didnt like it at all and i also tried the nuva ring which wasnt so bad but i rather not have to worry about switching patches or rings the iud is good with no reminder of taking it out in a week or 3 weeks
- —Guest anonymous
Got the Mirena IUD today
- I am a mother if two handsome boys and have tried many forms of birth control in the past. Immediately following the birth of my youngest son, I would not stop bleeding. My OB/GYN at the time let me continue this way for six months straight and then did an ablation (nova sure). Unfortunately for me, pregnancy could literally kill me. My new OB/GYN suggested the Mirena IUD as it is very effective and I do not have to remember to take a pill daily. I had the Mirena placement this morning. There were three steps to the placement: first she clamped down my cervix, this was a quick little sting/pinch and not a big deal. Then she measured my uterus, this was very u comfortable but fast. My Dr. Had told me to take a deep breath and then cough. The last step was to put in the IUD which only pushed me into cramping. She said I was the toughest patient she's had! So far I have had major cramps, but I always get bad cramps. I took Aleve before going and have been on it all day for cramps.
- —Guest Melissa
- I had my mirena placed in march 2013 about 3 months after giving birth. I was expecting the worst because my friends who have it said it was the worst pain they ever experienced. I gave birth naturally (not by choice, he came WAY too fast....30 minutes after my water broke) so the pain was nothing compared to that. It was very unfortable and made me very dizzy and nauseous afterwards. I bled for 4 months afterwards (not impressed) but seem to be okay now.
- —Guest Katie
- Ive had mine just over 3 months and today removed it. Im guttered it didnt work for me. Positives were the heaviness of my periods didnt increase with it in and other than peace if mind that I couldnt get pregnant it also added a pleasant sensation when I was with my partner. But negatives 80-90% of the time I spotted and got BV about 4-5 times and when that cleared there was a different smell and sorry taste. Because I nolonger felt comfortable about how I smelt my times with my partner got less and one time there it was only once in the month. It had a huge impact on my confidence and love life. I perservered as I already had one unwanted pregnancy and couldnt bare the thought of that pain again but last week after seeing my partner after 3 weeks no sex trying to give my body more time to adjust to the IUD I got BV again and also seeing my partner turned off by the drama it was causing :( i then decided to remove it, myself. I know it can work for alot if women I wish I was one of th
- —Guest trish
- I have the mirena inserted on a Friday with no issues or pain (I have had two children so this was a good idea for me) I had no bleeding no cramping at all,, until day 5 the pain was so severe I could no move sit even walk (My last hold was 9 pd 6 in 2.5 hours labour naturally .. (So this was major for me to have such pain) Day 6 the pain was still around but got stronger and stronger to the point I was about to pass out, my blood pressor dropped and I was about to be sick (The pain was so bad) The pain sparked an anxiety attack and I was taken to my doctor to have it removed immediately ....! I still feel a little light pain But I am so GLAD to have it out Great for some horrendous for others it's a gamble
- —Guest Lb
Insertion is NOT that bad!!
- I just had a ParaGard put int today. After reading comments on sites like this about "childbirth pain" and "passing out," I was naturally petrified about doing it. But I went through with it, and I realized that these people painted me a picture that is totally inaccurate: The ParaGard itself does not hurt at all; it slides right in. It's the little clamp that goes on your cervix that hurts, and yes, it was unpleasant, but that little pinch lasted for about 3 seconds. That's all. In fact, I have zero cramping and drove myself home. The only soreness I have is from the speculum, which happens whenever I see the gyno. Whether or not my future experience with this thing is positive, I will have to update. But the insertion procedure itself is NOT very painful. I swear, and I absolutely hate the gyno and my eyes tear up from the speculum each time!
- —Guest KW
- I had the iud paraguard after my 2 child it was very painful I had no bleeding what so ever about 3 months went by and I was still in a lot of pain and I couldn't feel the strings I had to go see my dr and I was told that my iud went through my uterine wall and I was preganat I lost the baby an had to have surgery to get the iud removed after all that happened I got on the depo shot for about a year and I stopped cuz I want more kids I've been trying for almost 2 years and I think I cannot have children due to what happened with the iud.. I am very sad and hope that this never happens to anyone else cuz it's the worst thing that can ever happen.. I wish everyone who has an iud the best of luck..
- —Guest Kiki
Side effects AFTER Paragard's removal
- I had the Paragard for 10 years, and three months after its removal, I found out I was pregnant. I went to my OB/GYN for my second ultrasound, when I was told that I miscarried (at about 12 weeks). I went to the hospital to register for a D and C and was told that I had an infection and would need to be admitted so that I could have antibiotics given to me via IV. The next morning, I had the procedure done as scheduled, and while I was in the recovery room began to bleed excessively, requiring a blood transfusion. Nonetheless, I remained in the hospital for 3 days, and have not been able to conceive since. I'm looking for information on whether or not this is a common side effect due to using the Paragard or not. If you have any information, please post.
- —Guest Melanie
- I had my first removed yesterday..after five years..the removal was pain free as i had a child before i had the first put in.. The second has been in about 12 hours now...this time i feel very weak and have period style bleeding. I hope this subsides soon. The only probs i had with the first were acne and pre mentrual
- —Guest kristen