On my 2nd
- I have no children/miscarriages/abortions and I am on my 2nd Mirena IUD. My first was inserted by and OBGYN and it was a horrible, painful experience, my cervix clamped on insertion and she had to re-do it, thought I would passout from the pain and I have a very high pain threshold. It expired last year, my regular doctor removed it and removal was a breeze. I went on birth control pills for five months but couldn't stand the moodiness, periods and other side effects. This January is my first year on my second Mirena. My regular doctor inserted the 2nd and it was not horribly painful, more than a pinch uncomfortable, but I wasn't walking around needing to be by a wall in case a cramp struck like the 1st insert. I think who you have insert the IUD has a great deal to do with the pain. It is strange that a regular MD was less painful than an OBGYN, but he beat the woman! I do have cramps on and off with it and some pain with intercourse, but not enough to offset the benefits.
- —Guest Courtney
- I had the Mirena inserted on Dec.10th,2010. It was extremely painful, and I could barely walk out of the office. I took Advil every 3-4 hours. I was in so much pain that I couldn't function in anyway. After 8 days I had the IUD taken out. Doctor said the IUD was probably stuck in the wall of my uterus. Doctor wants to try again January 24,2011. I don't know if I will try it again. The reason the doctor wanted me to try the IUD to begin with is because I have ENDOMYOIS, which is a thickening of the uterus wall and causes everyday severe pain. IUD was suppose to help, and eventually I would have no more pelvic/abdominal pain.
- —Guest Kim
Paraguard Painful Insertion
- I can tolerate a lot of pain, but this was on a whole new level. I've never been pregnant and the doctor warned it would hurt, but WOW! It was excruciating. I thought I was going to pass out. I would definatley recommend getting a local anesthetic. I don't regret getting it though- no more pills or condoms with the hubby.
- —Guest Kristine
- I had my first Mirena removed after 5 years and a new one inserted... having it removed was fine but the new one inserted = pain! I had horrible cramps and I was spotting.... some Aleve took the edge off but still had cramps! I still had some cramps, mild spotting and tenderness when I sat too long. Now, 30 hours later no cramps and the spotting is almost gone. A few days of pain is still better than having heavy periods!
- —Guest Jennifer
IUD inserted today
- I have two children, one delivered with some painkiller giving through the IV and the other delievered drug free. I have several piercings as well as tattoos. My dr did not suggest that I take a painkiller before (I wish he had) so I went in without really knowing what to expect. They told me that it would be some cramping and some pain but it won't be bad. It was so painful!! It felt like a shooting pain all the way up through my stomach and I broke into a cold sweat. Thankfully it didn't take long to do. I wouldn't say that its worse then birth but it is a whole new kind of pain. Anyways, I've only had it in for two hours and I bled a lot during the procedure but aside from that, the cramping is actually not bad anymore. Its just like a period. Overall, so far for me I'm thinking it will be worth it.
- —Guest Kimberly
Most traumatic experience ever
- You name it, I have tried it...depo provera, Lupron, laperoscopy, on the pill continuously (both the 4x/year and regular pills) on the pill as it's prescribed, etc...you get the idea. Anyway, thought Mirena was to be my miracle cure - no way, José! The insertion was without a doubt THE most traumatic thing I have ever experienced. I wasn't told anything to do beforehand (as in Advil, etc.)...and I have been practicing yoga for years so can relax. Nurse said it would feel like regular period cramps - I have been hospitalized for those, missed school for those, had surgery for those! I wept for a good 20 minutes after & felt like my whole body was vibrating due to adrenalin.
- —Guest Meredith
insertion traumatized me
- A little pinch, ya right. I was traumatized for weeks. I could not let my bf touch me and I wanted nothing to do with my vagina. (I have not had children yet.) It's been 7 months and my side effects have not stopped. I hate it, i want to remove it but I am so scared about the pain. My doctor laughs at my pain and is not sympathetic since she dislocated a hip when she was giving birth.
- —Guest Kathy
Removal Is A Breeze
- Had a mirena after my 2nd girl... One vaginal the next an unscheduled c-section. I was 8 months post-partum. The whole experience was strange because I was nervous. It seemed they used a larger speculem and opened it more too... Guess needed room to work... Still only yucky feeling, no pain. The insertion was not bad, but the pinch from the tenaculem was strong. I had 4 Advil before I went in. Only lasted five minutes or so. Pain at the dentist getting my teeth cleaned is worse. Cramps were a pest. Had it out after 4 years... ABSOLUTELY ZERO PAIN coming out. I actually didn't feel it. I asked when she rolled her chair away what was wrong. She said nothing... We are done! The insertion was not totally easy, but no worries on getting it out, ladies. :)
- —Guest Sweet Hubby Vasectomy= NO IUD 4 Me Now
It hurt, and still does
- When the doctor said i would feel a small pinch, i expected less. but it really hurt a lot getting it in. Im scared to get it removed. ive only had it for 2 months now i think and im still having terrible cramps. I want to remove it but to0 scared to. Never had kids or an abortion.
- —Guest Ashley firstname.lastname@example.org
- I've never had children and was tired of the using the pill and shot for my birth control. I decided on the Mirena IUD and have had it for four months now. Insertion for me felt like having a biopsy of tissue in the cervix. Nothing worse than a regular period. I had spotting for almost a month after insertion, and still have regular periods. I'm definitely getting it again when it expires.
- —Guest HMarie
- hello, im 17 and never had any childrem at all yet and just got the mirena 3 days ago, my mother got the mirena 2 years ago and wanted me to get it as well to be on a good birth control. Insertion for me was very painful, i was very dizzy afterwards and needed to lay down, i had some light bleeding for the next 2 days and today ive had no bleeding and no more cramping. when inserted i could definitely feel it go into my uterus and it was very painful. I do recommened it though because now i dont feel any different and i feel the same as i did before i got it which is nice and i dont have to worry. I havent tried it out yet with my partner but im really scared about it moving or falling out...
- —Guest Emily
- I've had my Mirena for 3 years, and while I love the convenience of not having to think about birth control, the side effects have been miserable. I'm going in January to have mine Mirena removed. I'll miss the convenience, but i can't live with the side effects any longer.
- —Guest Monica
3 IUDs later...
- I guess I'm quite experienced when it comes to IUDs.I started with the CopperT IUD when my 1st child was about a year old.It was a bit uncomfortable at insertion and I had a few cramps after,but altogether,not too bad.About 8 months later my body began to reject it & I had it removed.Slight pain at removal. A year later I had a 2nd child.I choose to have the Mirena inserted at my 6 week check up.Slight pain.I kept it for the full 5 years.I had a new Mirena inserted at the same visit.I experienced more pain at these procedures than the others before.I'm not sure if it was the fact that I no longer had periods,or that it had been so long since I had given birth,or that I had a removal and insertion back to back,but the pain was immense.It only lasted for the duration of the procedures.I had cramps for several hours,then I was good as new!It's 1 1/2 years after Mirena #2 and I am scheduled for removal today!I recommend an IUD to anyone considering.The benefits greatly outweigh the pain!
- —Guest Heather
- I decided on the Mirena. The insertion really wasn't that bad. I'm not going to say it was a walk in the park, but it wasn't unmanagable. I had been given pills to soften/open my cervix, but they didn't really work, and I was at the very end of my period, so it probably could have even gone better! I drove myself home after and I"m currently at home baking cookies, and have super minor cramps. So far I"m really happy with it!
- —Guest Jill
Never had kids insertion experience
- I am 41, never had children, wondering what my natural state was after over 20 years on birth control. I read many of these comments, so was prepared for the worst but hoping for the best. My husband drove me there and was at my side, but I never needed him. I had the insertion today and I'd say it went well. Think of a pap smear and the feeling you get when they take a scraping. Now picture that lasting a bit longer, with a couple of long pinches. I winced a few times... it's a wierd sort of dull pain, like a bad menstrual cramp, but no tears were shed.
- —Guest JKCart