- I had my Mirena removed yesterday, and it was quick and only hurt for a second. The gynaecologist put a plastic clamp in my vagina (like the one used when you have a pap smear) Then reached in with a special tool. I felt a little tug and my Mirena was out. I have heard that as long as the string can be located there is no problem getting it taken out.
- —Guest Sarah
IUD and allergy to metal
- For those of you who have had a negative reaction to an IUD, do any of you have reactions to wearing jewelry? If so, you most likely had an allergic reaction to the IUD. There are many people who may be in this category. If you think you may be affected, talk with your doctor.
Glad it's out
- Had my Mirena IUD put in 2 1/2 years ago. It was extremely painful. I have a tilted cervix, so maybe that's why. I didn't pass out or anything and it took about 10 min. I just had it removed 3 days ago and it took about 2 seconds to remove. It was less annoying than a pap, I didn't have any cramping. Today, I started having a period without cramps. All in all my IUD experience was okay. I would still recommend it.
- —Guest Cella
- I have had my IUD for 4 years and am having it taken out tomorrow. It was excrutiatingly painful to have it inserted. I got up to leave and blacked out and had to sit in the office for a 1/2 hour. I had heavy cramping and bleeding for 2 weeks after. Although once that all subsided I enjoyed not having to use condoms or worry about forgetting to take other forms of birth control. My husband and I are now ready to have another child and I am terrified to have it taken out. Because of the pain on insertion I am worried that scar tissue has grown around the IUD and that they are going to rip my uterus. I plan on taking a pain pill before going. Hopefully it helps!
- —Guest Eve
Easy Insertion, Easy Removal
- I have used Mirena twice now. I had it taken out yesterday for the second time because I'm ready to have another baby. So easy! Having it put in is uncomfortable but nothing like some of these silly reviews. That's a bummer if some people had bad experiences but that completely depends on the person. What works for some may not work for another. I can tell you that I recommend it to everyone. I have already had quite a bit of friends get one inserted. They all love it too. I've never known anyone who disliked it. Anyway... After I have my baby I will be getting Mirena again. It's a God sent! Love it! Good luck!
- —Guest Guest DeannaW
Removal with no strings, ouch!
- I had the IUD inserted 10 weeks after my c-section in August 2009. The insertion was mildly uncomfortable. I never had an bleeding and since I breast fed I didn't have a period until after removal. When I went to get it removed (March 2011) they could not find the strings. We did an ultrasound and it was still in place. Because I have only had a c-section my cervix is small. They eventually had to use the largest dialaters in order to go in and remove by hand. This procedure hurt! The doctor threatened to put me to sleep but I was already there and in pain. I just asked them to get it out. I didn't want to have to go in for another procedure. The Dr. said she was impressed I did it awake and that most people couldn't do it (I can see why and I have a high pain tolerance).
- —Guest Linda
IUD insertion after Vaginismus
- I had an IUD inserted due to fybroid problems and was dreading it as I've not had kids AND had a history of Vaginismus. It was rather uncomfortable, I cannot lie but well worth the 20 mins of that and then the cramps after. If you're really worried, have a glass of wine before (my Dr actually recommended this) and it chills you out a bit. Failing that, a valium : )
- —Guest Devils-Avocado
Everyone is over reacting!!!
- I'm 25, no kids been on the pill for five years and finally decided to try the Paragard IUD. I just had it put in yesterday and Insertion was NOT THAT BAD!! These people who talk about passing out and crying during insertion kinda made me laugh. My ob/gyn inserted it with the assistance of a nurse, no pain meds, no anesthesia and she even had to stop mid procedure to change a glove that had broke. Yes you will cramp, yea it's uncomfortable but not nearly as bad as everyone is saying!! Please don't be scared!
- —Guest Gnats
mirena out paragard in
- hi-my husband & i have been together since i was 16 & after we were married i talked my doc into the iud (sick of pills nuvaring etc.) i had my mirena for 5 years & loved it! i had it removed yesterday (oh..& keep in mind the 2 1/2 & muscle relaxers & i'm 5'8 & only 120lbs) & let me tell you....HORRIBLE!!! my doc couln't find the strings & when she tried one last attempt to go "fishing" for it apparently she had a hold of it w/out realizing it & took it out so SLOW & OH MY GOD!!! Boy oh Boy was i excited to get the paragard put in now!! Luckily it wasn't that bad, but i am extremely glad that little sucker is in there for 10yrs! i don't want to scare anyone and i don't think it would have been a big deal if she could have found the strings easily. all in all loved the mirena had cramping for 3-6 mo after inserted but they were mild. haven't had a period in 4.5 yrs but wanted to be completely off of hormones i.e. the paragard. good luck
- —Guest ava
Placement of Mirena
- I have Crohns' Disease, so my tolerance to pain is pretty high. I had no pain killer, creams, gels, or anything to dilate my cervix, nor was I on my period. I recommend taking pain medication pre-procedure. I had some pain,cramps & was dizzy. I cramped all that evening, & then a bit the next day.
- —Guest tee
Mirena IUD, intense but over quick!
- Just had mine inserted today ( never been pregnant ). Dr had some difficulty with insertion due to my never having children. It was pretty intense but I was well informed by my fantastic Gyn Doc!!! Having some spotting with mild cramps and lower back aches 5 hours later. At first the cramps were pretty moderate. Take 800 mg ibuprofen an hour before, I think that helped. Good news is, it's over quick and I'm hoping it will do the trick to lessen my periods. Even better, no worries about birth control for 5 years!!!! Nice side benefit for me!!
- —Guest Cori
I love Mirena!
- I've had my iud since Nov 5,2006. I'll be removing it this month and I must say i loved it. Insertion wasn't bad at all just felt a little cramping...now im ready to have my 3rd child. I hope the removal isnt bad as some people say it is.
- —Guest Ashley
- I had my mirena removed a month ago. The procedure for removal was quick with little pain. The insertion was horrible.
- —Guest Mom to one
- First of all- stop reading online about this! Seriously, stop. I read too much last night and got really anxious reading about all of the negative things people posted about the insertion process. Every woman is different! The benefits of an IUD far outweigh the negatives, at least for me that is the reason why I chose to have one put in! I am experiencing mild cramping, the insertion was not a walk in the park but my practitioner talked me through it and eased my worries as we went. Find someone that you trust who performs IUD insertions regularly (mine does at least 1 insertion a day). You will be fine if this is something you truly feel positively about, have that attitude going in, do what the doctors says, and you will be fine :) Good luck!!
- —Guest zsazsazsu4
- I just had my ParaGard IUD inserted about 2 hours ago and it was a breeze! I was SO nervous about the whole procedure but I now feel silly about it! I felt very mild cramps in the beginning but when the doctor said I would feel pain, I did not feel anything! The whole procedure couldnt of been much longer than 5 minutes. I was at the end of my cycle and had a vaginal birth 5 months ago.
- —Guest alw2011