Extremely Painful Insertion
- I had the Mirena inserted today. I was told by the doctor and nurses that it wouldn't be a painful experience. Ugh. They were wrong. I have a high tolerance for pain. I have a herniated disc that I deal with on a daily basis- this was much more painful. It was definitely a traumatic experience. I feel fine now- some cramping, I think I'm still shaking from the insertion. I had a child about 8 years ago, I think this tops giving birth. EXTREMELY painful. Looking back, I should have stopped the doctor after the first burst of pain. I may have saved myself the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I was not told to take medication before coming in, but if you're going to go through with this, I highly recommend strong pain killers. The thing is in, I'm feeling fine, but I'm still undecided on if I made the correct decision. I'm having flashbacks of the pain and I can definitely feel it in my uterus. I'm hoping that sensation goes away. I will definitely not go through this procedure again.
- —Guest Carrie
Mirena was not good for me
- Had my mirena put in 07 went to get it removed this last august, she could not. Got an ultrasound. Went to get it surgically removed she was not able to. so now I'm freaking out becouse tge first thing she said after I asked NOW WHAT? He response was hysterectomy. Well I'm getting a second opinion becouse I'm 31 and there is no other medical reason to get it done. Going for another ultrasound and then we will see. Wish me luck.
- —Guest Mayra
- Im 27 ive had two sons and decided that mirena would be the best option for me. I knew that it was going to be a bit uncomfortable but for me once my 5 years are uo i will not be having a new one fitted, after the insertion i started to get really bad cramps and felt really dizzy, the nurse left md alone to get me some water, when she came back i was out cold on the floor id only fainted and landed on my face lol i had a broken nose and a concusion im dreading the removal now lol x
- —Guest Selina
Ouch but worth it
- Insertion was really painful for me. I drove to my appt and almost passed out from cramps on the way home. I laid in my bed for a couple of hours waiting for the cramps to pass. I already know from my doctor that I showed a very high tolerance for pain during labor. I'd recommend taking a painkiller before your appt. It seems to be an individual response. Maybe some of them are placed better than others? Maybe depends on where you are in your cycle? Doc doesn't place it just soo..? But the next day I was fine. Sex for the next couple of weeks made me nervous because I cramped so bad from insertion. But as time passed sex was just fine. Hubby said early on it made his penis tender from bumping it, but that seemed to pass for him too. I have no cramps with it and before I had TERRIBLE cramps. Mind you I got it after having a baby so I don't know if that was part of having a baby or from the Copper IUD. It's been a year and my periods are much lighter and no cramps! :)
- —Guest Mother of 1
Best Thing Mirena
- I had my IUD put in during my six week checkup after my son was born. It didn't hurt much at all (felt like period cramping but nothing that I can't handle) and had it in for 2 1/2 years. I got it out about a week ago and the procedure was so quick I was surprised. It felt like a little scraping but nothing painful. I am glad that I had it but my husband and I wanted to try for another baby, hopefully soon. Also, since having it out my periods are no longer painful or very heavy which I am so glad about!
- —Guest Sara
- I just got the Mirana inserted yesterday, I have had two children and the pain was just like labor pains. I was in so much pain my Dr gave me 2 shots to numb my cervix and I was still in a lot of pain. I took 800 mg of ibuprofen and then after the insertion he gave me some Celebrex as well as a prescription for Vicodin. By the next day the pain had subsided but the cramping was still there. I have tried to locate the strings but I can't find them so I have a follow up appointment to make sure the IUD was inserted and in place correctly. I figure if everything is ok I will wait a little while longer to see if my body will adjust to the IUD, but if the pain is not gone with in the next few days I will go to get it removed.
- —Guest Trisha
- I had mirena put in almost a month ago. I was offered it as a possible solution for heavy bleeding. I am almost 40 and have 4 kids and have had my tubes tied 9 years ago. It was uncomfortable to have placed but not unbearable. At first I had an "awareness" of it there, especially when I was feeling crampy, but now I don't notice anything. I had cramping and a spotting for about 2 weeks but ibuprophen would take care of it. I have contined to have a brown to light red spotting off and on up until this past week. I have had no cramping or spotting. I am due to get my period soon so we will see if it has made any difference. If it gets rid of most or all of my gushing bleeding I will be thrilled.
- —Guest recent Mirena
- I had mirena put in almost a month ago. I was offered it as a possible solution for heavy bleeding. I am almost 40 and have 4 kids and have had my tubes tied 9 years ago. It was uncomfortable to have placed but not unbearable. At first I had an "awareness" of it there, especially when I was feeling crampy, but now I don't notice anything.. I am due to get my period soon so we will see if it has made any difference. If it gets rid of most or all of my gushing bleeding I will be thrilled.
- —Guest recent Mirena
Experiences seem to vary a lot...
- As Guest Kas has said, I am also angry at the women here saying that women who've had bad experiences were 'overreacting.' Good for them if they only had some discomfort, but we are not all the same. Also as Guest Kas said, please have some consideration for others! I had my IUD put in this morning. I happen to be one of the unluckier ones who was in pain the whole way through. I've had two tattoos (one right across my very bony ankle), three broken bones, one fractured arm, an endoscopy, lots of things... the endoscopy and the IUD were the ones I couldn't deal with. I walked on said broken legs before I was supposed to, I used my fractured arm, I dealt with the 2hr tattoo. I think the endoscopy and the IUD were painful for me as they're things scraping around internally. Presently I'm cramping like crazy (and I've never had period pains) and I'm guessing I have a day or two of it. Definitely going to load up on paracetamol (which I didn't do beforehand) and hug my hot water bottle!
- —Guest T
- I had mine inserted in August of 2009 right after a procedure, so I did not feel any pain. Had some cramping and went away with Ibuprofen. Today I had it taken out and it HURT. PAP’s never bother me, but this time it did and when the Dr. pulled it out it hurt (cannot describe the pain) but it was quick (10 seconds) Currently I am experiencing severe cramps and slight spotting. Everyone is different though. Good Luck.
- —Guest OccupyIUD
- I got my first Mirena IUD after I had my daughter 10 years ago. I don't remember the first insertion being extremely painful, but then again I'd just had a child, so I'm sure any pain at that point was relative. Five years later I got the first one removed and had another inserted. This time the fitting was incredibly painful; and I have an extremely high pain threshold. My husband had a vasectomy in June, and I had the Mirena removed permanently shortly afterward. Both removals were relatively painless. I agree that nobody should act as though anybody is overreacting to the pain of insertion - everybody is different, and it hurts! However, not having to worry about contraception for 10 years and having mild (if any) menstrual symptoms and periods made it worth it.
- —Guest Jess
inserting my mirena
- i had my mirena five years ago and i am due to have it out in a week i have loved haing it becuse my periods went away for good after 2 months but the thought if the excrutiating pain i went through having it inserted puts me off i will not be having a new one inserted ever !!!
- —Guest maria synnott
- I have had three Mirena Iuds'. The requirements as I was told to have an Iud was to be in a monogamous relationship and to have had at least one child prior to the insertion. I have never heard of anyone requiring anasthetic for removal or insertion. During the insertion the Iud is placed at the opening of your cervix, anytime your cervix is stimulated it contracts which causes the "crampy" feeling most women describe. For the first day after having an Iud inserted cramps and spotting are expected. Of the 3 Iuds I have had my first one fell out (no pain), my second one punctured my uterus and was embedded in the fatty tissues of my abdomen which required surgery to remove. My third one I had removed in August in an effort to conceive. That removal was painful but literally lasted one maybe two seconds and I was able to jump right off the exam table with no pain. Every woman is different but the biggest cause of pain during removal/insertion is your cervix being stimulated.
- —Guest Guest
- Ive had the Copper IUD for 10 years now and know that its time to have it removed. But during my 10 years I have had no complications and after hearing about the complications of others, Im scared of having it removed and reserting another. If I could be guaranteed the same results I wouldn't hesitate.
- —Guest Tesha
Mirena IUD Removal
- After having my IUD for over two and a half years, I have just remove this morning by my doctor. It was in a min. I even asked my doctor if we were, because I didn't feel any thing. That's was great, because I have been thinking all along that it's would hurt.
- —Guest Darbah Fahnbulleh