Mirena and Ovarian Cysts
- I had my mirena inserted 6 days ago. I have an appt to have it removed today. I am 26 and have never been pregnant. I have a history of ruptured ovarian cysts that have left me in immobilizing pain. The doctor did not bother to read my chart and failed to mention that ovarian cysts are more likely with mirena. Since insertion, I've had to have Motrin every morning with breakfast. I wake in the middle of the night with excruciating pain. I have a very high pain tolerance. I have suffered with horrible menstrual cramps that have left me with flu-like symptoms. But absolutely NOTHING has ever left me in this kind of pain. Ladies, you need to be your own advocate because doctors will not always take the time to find the best birth control solution for you. For someone who doesn't want children and experiences bad side effects from the pill, my doctor made mirena out to be the perfect solution. But he (keyword: HE) failed to mention that this is not the best method for women with a history of ovarian cysts.
- —Guest Allison
- I got my iud inserted this morning and it was very painful! I got the mirena because I heard you get lighter periods with that one instead of the 10 year one. I called the advise nurse yesterday to ask how painful the procedure could be and to ask if I would feel ok to go back to work that after noon after getting it put in. She said that I could take some Advil about an hour before my appointment and that I would be able to go to work after getting it in. Well I did as she told me and when I got it insurted it felt worse then when I had my son. It was a sharp Burning pain from my pelvic area to my rib cage area. It lasted about 2 min then I had terrible cramps. The worst part was 3min after I got it done I was about to get dressed when I to up and I started to feel dizzy and everything started sounding further and further away. I had to stay for about 25 min laying down because I was pale and sweating like crazy the MA's gave me water and heat pad. I wanted it out so the pain would end.
- —Guest Angelica
not that bad
- When I had the Mirena put in it didn't hurt immidiately but soon after was very painful, however it went away after about 4 tylenol. After that it was amazing! I will probably always do the Mirena. I just got my Mirena taken out today about 4 hours ago and trust me, you barely feel it. Don't let all of the scary stories on blog scare you. I was literally so scared when I went in, but my OB told me she could take it right out and I would most likely only feel a cramp. She was 100% right!! It was just a quick little cramp and done. No pain after and I barely even notice it was done. So don't get too worried and just know that most likely you won't feel a thing.
- —Guest Terri
liked it but time to go
- I've had the Mirena for about 2 years now. The insertion was a little unexpected, it wasn't a horrible pain but it was like a belly button piercing with cramping. Overall sucky feeling, even though I had a child, it was a c-section so my cervix never actually opened so I think that's why it hurt more. I'm getting my IUD removed this month because I'm just ready for a change I'm not in a monogamous relationship anymore and when you have an IUD its easy to forget about STDs which could potentially be dangerous. I love the fact that I rarely have periods even though before it I had light periods anyway. I've also had Paragard which was NOT for me. I hope the removal doesnt hurt as bad as the insertion! I'm just ready to get my body back to normal but I recommend Mirena to anyone who its appropriate for. Goodluck!
- —Guest cassandra
- I had my Mirena in about 5 yrs ago this month of Sept 2012. It was the worst pain I have felt in my entire life.. I have had one cssection and one vaginal birth and after several attempts and 30 minutes I told the doctor forget it. He said you wanna try one more time and we did and it worked.. I have loved it since no periods what so ever at all which I am thankful for but now it is time for removal.. I am so dang freaked out. I dont have insurance and I live in another state but going to call the doctor find out price.. I hope removal doesnt hurt like the insertion. If it does I am going to request to be put under or numbed something. He told be that my cervix was extremly tight and that was why and I think maybe angled weird but that is the reason that it hurt. Anyways seem like the removal is nothing like the insertion from all the feedback I have read so I am going to keep fingers crossed and hope it works out for the best!!
- —Guest Jena
My IUD Experience
- I had my IUD for 3 years and I just recently took it out 2 months ago because my husband and I would like to try for our first child. I never really had any complaints about the IUD except that at the first few months I felt some cramping especially when I would work out. Anywho, like I said earlier I just had my IUD removed 2 months ago and since I've had it out the first two days of my period have been really heavy. I can't even stand up some days. I was wondering if that was normal because I never had heavy periods before and I was wondering if the heavy periods will effect me trying to get pregnant? I am a little worried.
- —Guest Katie
Mirena Insertion Removal
- One year ago I got the Mirena because I have PCOS and DUB. The insertion for me was very painful, so painful I went into shock. I don't know if it was the fact that I have a tilted uterus and that I have never had a child, idk. I decided to have it removed during my annual exam today. I had read how painful it was, so I was nervous. Fortunately, I didn't even know when she removed it. If you can stand a pap smear then removal is a breeze. But everyone is different.
- —Guest Shandi
- I had the copper iud inserted over a year ago. Two months ago, I had it removed, due to heavy bleeding that occured every cycle. When I went into the doctor's office to have it taken out he couldn't locate it. So, an ultrasound was done and they found that the IUD was in the lining of my uterus. It has been a few months since the removal and my cycles are still extremely heavy. I really dislike the copper iud and wish that I would of used a different birth control method. I'm just wondering when my periods will return to the normal flow?
- —Guest durden81
- I had the Paraguard inserted over one year ago. The insertion was very painful but worth the no effort birth control. I recently decided to switch to the Mirena because of very heavy periods. I went to have removed and Dr could not find string, after painfully inserting instruments into my cervix, yet still no string or IUD. Now getting ultrasound tomorrow. Hopefully the IUD hasn't perforated my uterus because I know it's still in there somewhere. Very anxious to say the least!
- I got an IUD because I found out that I was pregnant. I already had an 8 month old baby that I could hardly afford, so I got an abortion and that same day got the iud inserted ...I have now had the IUD for almost 10 months.
- —Guest lala
- Everyones telling me the insertion hurt but I don't recall that at all and theses strings are the first I'm hearing my doc never talked about them. Whe it was put in I felt nothing and I don't want to feel it come out either. Getting it removed next week.
- —Guest HeatherRae
- I've had the Paragard for over 2 years now. Insertion was pretty bad but very short. I felt 2 very intense sharp yet crampy pains that lasted maybe 10 seconds. I had mild cramps for the rest of the day. I had my child via c-section so I don't know if that is why it was so painful or that my uterus is tilted backwards. The doctor I saw cut the strings too short so I've never been able to feel them. I'm having it removed due to constant BV infections and I fear PID. I am having to have surgery to remove it because of the too short strings. I've had 4 attempts at removal with no luck, and the last one was very painful. I had no other problems with it besides the strings. My advice is make sure they leave the strings long!
- —Guest Marci
Better than I thought...
- I just had the ParaGuard inserted 2 days ago...I should preface this with, I have already had a child with a vaginal ALL NATURAL delivery, so it's safe to say pain isn't a huge issue with me....I went to PP to get the IUC inserted....too the 800 mg of Ibuprofen. The beginning was like a Pap, for me, it was more uncomfortable and weird feeling than painful. It was relatively quick. I had mild cramping throughout the day, mild spotting as well. 2 days later, i'm still having mild spotting and a few weird twinges here and there, but not even enough to warrant pain meds. All in all, it was relatively an easy experience and i'm glad I went ahead even though reading reviews had me freaked out. Now, it's good for 12 years!! Wooo hoo.
- —Guest Lindsey
- I am scheduled to see my Dr intwo days to get my IUD removed. I am really nervous becuase the last time i went to see my Dr. she was un able to find my strings, I had to take an x-ray. Waiting for the results was scary I thought I would have to get surgurey. When the results came back she said everything was fine, it was still in place but when she cut the strings she cut them really short. So I am hoping that she can fing my IUD and remove it! Me & my husband want to start a family. I am excited and very nervous at the same time. Wish me luck. I will come back to le you know how it went. :-/
- —Guest Elanora
Mirena in yesterday, 1st IUD
- I had the Mirena put in yesterday. I have had 2 kids, the younger is almost 5 now. Not sure I want any more and my husband and I are splitting up anyway. But I do hope to start dating in the no too distant future! Well the measuring and the insertion were both much more painful than I expected. The cramping was like labor. I even had to have her stop for a moment. BUT it didn't last long at all, so I do think it was worth it. The cramping afterward wasn't bad at all, like a regular period, and I still have a little cramping today. Not bad either and it's getting better. To me, much like how the pain of labor is worth it to get a baby, I think the pain of getting the IUD will be well worth the peace of mind. And, seriously ladies, the pain didn't last more than a few minutes. I don't want to scare anyone needlessly. I wish I'd known it'd hurt that much, but it was just a few minutes. I'm very excited to have it and no longer have to worry that I haven't taken my pill.
- —Guest Trish