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post #81 of 167
Try sitting on the toilet by leaning forward as far as possible and sitting as far back on the seat as possible so that your vagina is as close to the back of the seat as possible. While leaning over as far as you can while also being able to get your hand in, try to find the string. The string is actually two strings woven together, and yours may have separated into two strings, both still attached to the IUD. Don't be afraid to dig around your cervix. It likely has several crevices where the string could be hiding. You may also try pushing as if you are giving birth to push your cervix down further toward the opening of your vagina. I hope that helps!
post #82 of 167
Okay i will try. Thank u.
post #83 of 167
So after reading this post I went to the bathroom and try it. Omg, all I did was find the string and pull it out. Took me a couple of second only and it didn't even hurt. Thanks everyone this post was really helpful.
post #84 of 167
Quick question I'm thinking about removing my Mirena IUD myself but worried about the bleeding how much will I bleed after I remove it and for how long another question how long after getting the Mirena out do I have to wait before I'll get pregnant
post #85 of 167
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Originally Posted by duaci View Post

So after reading this post I went to the bathroom and try it. Omg, all I did was find the string and pull it out. Took me a couple of second only and it didn't even hurt. Thanks everyone this post was really helpful.
post #86 of 167
Ive never had bleeding. Not sure about how long to get pg after merina though
post #87 of 167

I did it..then I got pregnant straight away after I removed it but the I had a miscarried when I was 3months pregnant nw m trying ma best to get pregnant again..ani advise plz..

post #88 of 167
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Originally Posted by pearl naidu View Post

I did it..then I got pregnant straight away after I removed it but the I had a miscarried when I was 3months pregnant nw m trying ma best to get pregnant again..ani advise plz..
...omg I did it..I did it yesterday and I feel like a million bucks the yesterday when I did it I thought kind of crappy but today I feel amazing I'm so happy I took it out myself and didn't have to pay for anything
post #89 of 167

Hey, Thank you all for your contributions to this thread, I have been feeling so unwell the past 7 months and blood test after blood test no one could offer me any explanation other than stress, I tried not to associate my symptoms with the coil, but I think that is what has been the problem. After finding this thread I popped it out myself, it took a few seconds and didnt hurt. I am so glad I have done it and now cant wait to get back to feeling like me again, I feel a bit better already  but not sure if that is relief knowing its out or a genuine improvement. Time will tell! But just wanted to say thank you. I dont know why doctors are reluctant to remove it! In the UK we dont pay, contraceptives are free but after being talked out of it 3 times, I didnt want to have the conversation and discussion again - Its MY  BODYY!!! and it feels good to be back in the drivers seat! - All the best ladies.

post #90 of 167
I DID IT!! If I can anyone can! I have had my mirena in since 2010 and I am convinced it has caused depression that I am currently taking meds for and prior to having in the mirena my cycle lasted 2.5 days and was very light. After the mirena my cycles lasted 5 days minimum and became increasingly heavy to the point where today I bled through my jeans at work with an overnight pad on ( SO EMBARASSING). Thankfully I was able to cover up and run to target and by new undergarments and jeans without anyone seeing. I am convinced this thing has aggravated my fibroid to the point that my menstrial cycle gets so heavy. I have had thyroid issues also. I just want to live a clean and healthy lifestyle and hopefully things will change for me since I have self removed the mirena. I had a difficult time locating the string... First I tried laying on he floor, couldn't feel the string. Then I squatted in the shower couldn't feel the string. Came back read some more threads. Someone said they sat on the toilet so I tried that put in middle finger and then my thumb pinched the string to my middle finger to be sure I had a good grip and slowly pulled it out. No pain at all. Being on my cycle may have helped, but I was so desperate and determined I just want Body free of any foreign objects that could possibly be causing problems for me. FYI... I am 42 and have 3 children.
post #91 of 167
I googled about an hour ago if i could remove my copper iud myself, and i found this. I had mine put in march of 2011. Nothing has been the sane since. Horrible period and a constant bad smell. Ive been checked many times and have been told nothing was wrong with me. Every time i sneezed i felt stabbing pains, bending over the wrong way, and pains that shot up and down my legs when i ovulated.
After reading this article and the technique everyone used, i did the same. It took me a few minutes to find the string, and when i did, i pinched the end with tweezer. I took long deep breaths and pulled slowly. Came right out!!! I am bleeding, but almost no cramping. I did notice the corroded look of the copper. But i.also noticed something crusty like on the string.
I thank you all for your insight on this, really helped relax me!!!
post #92 of 167

do you have to wait a certain time after having sex, before removing mirena?

post #93 of 167

I have been reading through your thread, experiencing similar symptoms to do with the mirena - I have attempted to take it out a few times using tips from this thread, but cant seem to get a good enough grip without dislocating my fingers! I think my strings are too short to get a decent grip, so I was wondering if there was any advice from those of you who experienced similar problems? I just need this bloody thing out! I have tried a number of different positions,  and have tensed to push it more forward to get a better grip but nothing seems to have worked :( I have two strings and every time I get a good grip on it, I notice I only have one of the strings :( HELP!!!

post #94 of 167

After reading this, I decided I'm doing it.

I was thinking about pulling this out myself, because a Dr visit would just lay me on a table and do the same thing. Well I did it and I'm glad I did. No pain, but your right, its slippery, but once you get a grip it slides right out. I was tired of the weird periods, copper smell when I would ovulate. Hopefully my periods wont be so bad and the cramping will get better. Thank you for the post.

post #95 of 167

When you lay on your back push as if your giving birth, this helps pull the uterus forward, but I'm no Dr, this is what i did.
 

post #96 of 167

So what if people only do one post? Just because we don't all sit at home writing post upon post doesn't make us less of a person or less credible if we have something to say. I personally was just googling to find some information regarding removing my IUD and fortunately found this post and for that I am grateful. I don't care to read any of the other threads on this site and I fully support all the other people making only one post. Perhaps either add something constructive to the thread or go do something more constructive than "calling bs" 

post #97 of 167
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Originally Posted by ShadowMoon View Post
 

This thread is far too strange and I'm calling BS on it all

 

Except for Sharlla......all other posters that are overly enthusiastic about this are new users with only 1 post. 

 

So what if people only do one post? Just because we don't all sit at home writing post upon post doesn't make us less of a person or less credible if we have something to say. I personally was just googling to find some information regarding removing my IUD and fortunately found this post and for that I am grateful. I don't care to read any of the other threads on this site and I fully support all the other people making only one post. Perhaps either add something constructive to the thread or go do something more constructive than "calling bs" 

post #98 of 167

Hi, after reading your post I had the confidence in the world that I wouldn't have to go pay the doctor to remove my Mirena.  I had my husband assist and it went without a hitch.  However, did you have residual bleeding afterward??  It has been 4 days since the removal and I am still bleeding pretty heavily.  Thanks for your time!

post #99 of 167
How heavily are you bleeding? Any pain or cramping when you removed it?
post #100 of 167

Hi there,

 

I just want to thank you for the information you shared.

I have just removed my IUD, so happy about it!

 

Love from the Netherlands, Europe

Raffa

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