Thanks very much to Kylee W Moore and all the other ladies for the information posted. I've been thinking about removing my Mirena IUD for the last few months and since it was inserted surgically, I was dreading making another doctor's appointment to remove it. After reading the first post by Kylee, I felt a glimmer of hope. Then I read some other stuff online and all the fears came right back.....so I re-read Kylee's post and built up the courage and confronted the task...