Originally Posted by Emese'sMom
Just visiting this board to talk with others about the copper IUD. I had it inserted just over a week ago and had spotting for about a week. It has JUST seemed to have stopped.
Now I keep feeling like I FEEL IT all the time. It's very awkward. When dh and I DTD last night I felt like he bumped my cervix and ouch! It HURT. When I engage my muscles to lean forward a bit it hurts. It's strange. I think I should speak with my doctor. Is it possible that it has shifted position somewhat or something?
Has anybody else had some discomfort or pain after the IUD was inserted, as if it was lying funny in their uterus, and then it righted itself? TIA
You are not alone!!! I have searched for the last 2 years for info about this - it seems like no one else has ever felt this, and I was beginning to think I'm crazy! I feel sharp stabs randomly during sex, and I never know when it's going to happen - it's a total mood-killer! I also have cramping when I ovulate, like I'm going to get my period. And when I do any stomach exercises, I feel cramping in my uterus for the rest of the day.
My midwife recommended that we make sure I'm thoroughly prepared before DTD, since the cervix retracts in anticipation when you're properly ready for action, which hopefully lessens the likelihood of that panging sensation. But she also mentioned that the IUD is supposed to be very flexible, that I shouldn't be able to feel it, regardless.
I've been seeing a naturopath who recommended I have it removed due to excess copper in my system, so I have an appt to take it out tomorrow. I wouldn't have considered removing it just for the discomfort, though, as I'm still not sure what BC we'll use, now.