Piece of cake
- I just got mirena put in this morning. I am about 7 1/2 weeks post partum. I felt next to nothing just some light pushing and pulling. Dr said it was easy bc my cervix was aligned for easy insertion. I had some light cramping for about 30 min which wasn't even as bad as my normal menstrual cramps. Ive been spotting lightly since it was inserted. It's a piece of cake and I highly recommend it!
- —Guest Kira
No lie...labor pains for me!
- I got the mirena placed yesterday and I know every woman is different, but when my cousin said it didnt really hurt during insertion,I believed her.I have a pretty high pain tolerance as I made it to 9cm dilation with my daughter with no drugs and refused anything post birth. Measuring the uterus just felt a little worse than menstrual cramps,which I could handle.Stupid me listened to the nurse at my gyn office when she said I could come in at anytime during my cycle, so I came in during ovulation.My cervix was so tightly closed that they had to dilate my cervix (which felt like they were prying it open!)just to put the stupid thing in.That part was EXCRUCIATING and I almost told my Dr. to stop!! I felt what seemed like labor pains for two hours afterward but they eventually subsided after taking the meds that they gave me at the office to stop the cramping. I'd also experienced dizziness and had numbness/ tingling in my hands bc I had been hyperventilating thru my "contractions".
- —Guest Sonia
Insertion of Mirena
- I had a Mirena inserted under general anaesthetic at my local fertility clinic last year and after reading some of your responses, am glad that I did. My sister was surprised about this, as she had hers inserted without having to go under. She likened it to having a pap smear. I know that every women is different, so I hope that I do not have any complications with the removal; which i am going to be scheduling soon. Will keep you posted on how it goes :-)
Problems with Mirena
- Having the Mirena inserted was very painful and I also had a biopsy done at same time. That was so painful. I choose the mirena for my bad menstrual cycles. I also cannot feel the strings and neither does my partner.
- —Guest Cindy
Terrible Insertion Experience
- I had an absolutely horrible insertion experience, very painful to the point where I would have asked for the doctor to take it out if it would have stopped the pain. Right after the insertion, I started sweating like crazy and my hands got really tingly. I felt like I was going to faint and I guess my blood pressure had dropped so I had to stay in their exam room lying down for about 45 minutes before I could leave. Definitely regretted not having someone take me to the appointment as I had to walk home afterward. Some cramping after, but manageable with whatever painkiller they gave me.
- —Guest Robyn
Not prepared for the procedure or pain
- After having a miscarriage and 10 days later an ER dilation& evacuation, my Dr convinced me to try an IUD. Was not prepared for the extent of the procedure or the pain. Scary-looking instruments, horrible stabbing pain, THEN she gave me shots in my cervix to numb it. Fail. She didn't explain about side effects (mirena), how to feel for the strings, signs of complications, etc. After bad cramping for more than 24 hrs, feeling like a stiff chopstick has been lodged in my stomach, I've found all the information I needed from her on the Web, too late. Thinking of getting it removed tomorrow. Very uncomfortable.
- —Guest Lilia
Not Bad at all!
- IUD removal was a breeze... The insertion was a bit painful but nothing compared to having 2 babies. :)
- —Guest tmail
- I've had my IUD for the last 4 1/2 years, and I went for the removal of my paraguard and as the Doctor pulled it out IT BROKE!! I now have to go and have surgery, they have to go in and find where the other piece is!!! This is so scary! I go for surgery next month in July, Pray for me y'all
- —Guest I want to SUE!!!!!!
I had it easy but everyone is different
- I have had Mirena since dec 2010, I have 2 children already, both natural birth. insertion was rediculously painful to the point they had stop and book me in to have it surgically inserted. after the failed attempt in the clinic i has bad cramping and bleeding for bout 24 hours then it stopped. i had it surgically inserted about a week later and it was good not being able to feel it. I had a little bleeding afterwards when i woke up and period like cramping for a few days then i spotted for a couple of weeks after that. Im now considering another child so i might be having it removed within the next month or 2. Both of my sisters have it as well, one said she barely felt anything and it was just a little uncomfortable, my other sister said it was excrutiating and she was in tears and almost passed out. I guess every woman is different.
- —Guest mac
Mirena IUD Insertion
- I'm 17 and have really bad periods so I got the Mirena IUD. The insertion was really painful for me. I had 2 really big cramps and after I felt nauseous and had to sit down. I cramped for the rest of the day and a few days after and also had some pain.
- I was terrified to have this done. I had a very complicated birth 3 years ago and am a little timid of having anyone mess with my uterus. I worked myself way up and had a sleepless night before my appointment. I'm not going to lie, it was a little painful. More painful than a pap. But it was far from unbearable. The instrument that stabalizes the uterus is a good pinch. Next, the depth of the uterus is measured. This was the most painful part to me. My provider did this step a few times on me. She was suprised that my uterus was so shallow after giving birth, so she just wanted to make sure. Next, the IUD was inserted, which was a little more cramping but short lived. She looked at everything for a couple of minutes and help pressure to stop any extra bleeding. All over. She asked me to lay there for a couple of minutes before getting up. Once I got up, I was ok. I had some cramping for about an hour but have felt fine since. I am thrilled with this option!
- —Guest Nic
Listen to your doctor, not stories
- I have had my Mirena for 4 years and am getting another one. I never have had a child and while the insertion was unpleasant it was not excruciating either. The small side effects were well worth the discomfort for me. Point is, do not listen to the stories about whether or not you should do it. Talk to your doctor and decide for yourself, because every woman is different.
- —Guest kinsf
- I got the mirena during an abortion, so I was asleep and didn't feel anything ... I'm now married and ready to get it removed. I'm just scared of the pain it may occur.
- —Guest jalisa
IUD Insertion and Removal
- I had my IUD (Mirena) inserted 5 years ago. I've never been pregnant or given birth so the inserstion was painful. I cramped so bad at the Dr.'s office and couldn't get up to walk for about 45 minutes. After that, everythig was fine and I didn't have any major problems. There was a slight complication with removal. Some of my cervical tissue had grown over the base of the IUD so the OBGYN had to do a little cutting, but the removal wasn't painful at all and I was very happy about that. Some advice for insertion/removal, find out if your primary care physician can prescribe you something to help relax you before the procedure.
- —Guest Tomeka
Had Paragard 1 year
- I had my IUD inserted a year ago this month. I was 26 when it was inserted and I've never had children. The insertion wasn't too bad. It hurt, I won't lie, but I expected it to be much worse. It lasted maybe 2 mins, if that. I admit I did cry when he put it in, but it was over before I could even wipe the first tear. Afterwards, I felt great, no problems whatsoever. Wondering what removal is going to be like?
- —Guest Amanda