- I had my second daughter in Sept 2011, was nursing when I got the mirena at 8weeks postpartum. Nursing leads to low estrogen levels, which leads to sensitive vaginal walls... My cervix is also considered "deep" and turned slightly, so the obgyn told me it would be a little uncomfortable for me.. well let me just tell you, after having two children--mirena takes the cake...it was the worse pain I have ever experienced in my life.
- —Guest ADJ
No Pain, No Gain... I guess :s
- I'm 19 and have experienced two abortions. I chose the Paragard IUD to prevent those traumatic experiences from ever happening again! The first time I got it, the pain was expected and cramps only lasted on that day and I felt none after a night's sleep. I had sex at the end of the second day, and everything felt fine. However, during the evening of the third day when I checked for the string, I felt the bottom of the IUD. The device partially expelled, and I had it removed by a doctor the afternoon after. When I told the doctor who inserted my first IUD of the previous expulsion, she looked a little surprised, but was sure that the second one would stay put. So, I got another one inserted. It has been three days so far and I still feel cramps, not as bad as the first day though. I checked for the strings and they're there, and I don't feel the device.
- —Guest Alice
- It seems those who haven't had children have problem/more pain. I've had two kids and found the insertion to be a little uncomfortable, but I had it done on my break then returned to work immediately after (I worked at the clinic where I had my Mirena inserted). I've had my Mirena for 4yrs and I've never had problems, and I love that my periods have ceased. I want to have my Mirena removed at my 5yrs and then the new one inserted at the same time!
- —Guest Guest T
- I had mirena put in 6 weeks after having my son via c-section. My dr. Had to poke my cervix to get the mirena in and after placing it I was aked are you ok? I asked yes, why should it of hurt? I had no pain and wasn't even aware the mirena had been incerted. My strings are exactly where they were almost 18 months ago. I couldn't be happier with it!
- —Guest jess
worked fine for me
- I had my Mirena put in 2 months after my sone was born 4 years ago and have been pleased with my decision. Yes it hurt a little to put it in but the pain only lasted an hour. Since then I have not had a period and the freedom of not worrying about birth control has been fantastic. It has been wonderful and I recommend Mirena to anyone who asks. I have not had mine replaced yet.
- —Guest beckyG0987
ok so far i think..
- i have 3 kids. i took nothing, i expected a pinch going thru my cervix but never expected to feel like an arrow shot me thru my right side?! eventaully she said it was normal?! ultrasounds before and after show things are ok. i feel alittle sore and had some cramping driving in the car to work 2 days later.
- My mirena iud was not able to be removed using the strings. Two people were unsuccessful at removal. A specialist had to remove it using specialized tools. It has by far been the most painful thing I've experienced. I even started to sweat from the pain. Even an 800 mg ibuprofen did next to nothing to stop pain. If I knew that getting it removed could be that painful I would never have gotten it to begin with. I really think there should be some place to report how many have to be removed this way and that women should be informed of these numbers prior to insertion. We should have the right to know. I appreciate this as a place to share such information.
- —Guest mel
Scared for removal
- Hey everyone, I got a non-hormonal IUD 4 years ago and I found it very painful during insurtion and am now very nervous to have it removed. I went to my family doctor but he wasn't able to locate the strings (I am assuming they were cut to short because I have never noticed strings even from the beginning) so he is sending me to a specialist and now I am even more freaked out. From reading your comments I am at least assured that the removal isn't as painful as insurtion has anyone else had difficulties removing your iud, and how did you over come that?
- —Guest Katie
- Insertion was painful and had to go straight to work after and suffered bad cramps all day.. as one lady said much like early labour. that subsided and was ok then on.. but checked my strings last night and could also feel the bottom of the device so its falling out so going to have to travel to do god knows what to it now.. a whole 3 weeks after insertion
- —Guest Dani
I have the paraguard IUD-
- I have had the iud for 2 1/2 years. I cant find the strings. Going to search more for it and then call the doctor if I cant find it. The IUD isnt that painful getting put in, as I have had 3/5 children with no pain meds whatsoever. stop being babies :) lol
- —Guest momof5
Mirena now going to Paragard
- I used Mirena for 7 years very successfully. The two insertions although not comfortable were not painful compared to childbirth. There was a sharp cramping pain then it was over. I did not have major cramping after. I took 4 advil prior to each insertion. I had the Mirena out last week and after my second period I am going to have the Paragard inserted. I have no fear over the insertion because the pain is very short lived. I truly believe some of the problems from insertion are because of the Physician. Mine has an IUD and has a lot of experience with insertion. There was never any pain as you should not feel the IUD in your uterus. Good Luck,
- —Guest angie13
- I had my mirena placed Sept 2011 and i'm having it taken out tomorrow due to severe side effects. The insertion was horrible! My doctor told me to take some over the counter pain killers an hour before my appointment. It didn't help! I ended up crying so bad that my mother could hear me in the waiting room. Keep in mind I have 7 tattoos and multiple piercings I didn't even flinch when getting those. I ended up passing out after 20 minutes of the doctor trying to place it. I've never had a child but after that kind of pain, having one seems like it would be a piece of cake! I'm 20 btw.
- —Guest Dakota
- i must be crazy had no pain a little discomfort but has been great have had my iud for 2 years now and feel great! It was totally worth it!
- —Guest laura
Rejecting the Mirena
- I had a mirena coil fitted 5 weeks ago! And this weekend it more or less came out by itself! Having it fitted was totally pain free! But from there on it was nothing but pain and bleeding. I had pain in my cervix and It was very swollen! Went back to doctors and was given a course of penicillin. This happened twice! Then got thrush through taking the antibiotics! This weekend things flared up again and the strings were hanging very low I just felt them and the coil came away!! I phoned the dr today and explained what had happened and told her that I thought my body was just no going to accept this IUD!! And she agreed that some woman's bodies did reject the coil! I have friends who love this mirena and has been no problem! I just wanted to share my experience in case it could help
- —Guest Cathy 222
Having the IUD Worse thing ever
- I had my IUD for a little over 5 years cause the doctors could never find it to take it out. Well finally got it out. The only thing that was good about the IUD is that i didnt get pregnant.
- —Guest Ashley