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|It's harder to find by u/s so if they can't find it with that method, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have expelled it.|
Originally Posted by ashleep
and she couldn't find it. I was told it could have moved all the way into my uterus, or it could have been expelled. Apparently if your uterus expells it, you likely won't notice (that was a shock to me!).
|Also, if it's really common to come out, are they then not counted in the 99% efficacy rate since they're not in? Just curious.|
Originally Posted by Hazelnut
Kind of a weird question, but can I ask what it would look like when it comes out? Exactly like the little T in the picture, or different? I think I may have expelled mine very recently. I mean what else could it have been? It's not like there's anything else going in that could be expelled.
Also, if it's really common to come out, are they then not counted in the 99% efficacy rate since they're not in? Just curious.
Originally Posted by aniT
HRmm, I am not sure. Mine was a planed removal and for some reason I was told they like to insert and remove them while on your period.
Originally Posted by lasergirl
LOL- I wouldn't worry- I've never checked mine. After worrying a bit and reading some posts on here it seems that when you have it removed your period returns within a few days. So- IMO if it falls out you will not as AF will return.
As I remember before I had mine inserted- I was inspecting it-- the strings were sort of wirey. Not actual string-- more rigid. Hence the fact that they can 'poke' some dh's during the during sex.
Mine is Mirena- maybe the copper ones are different.
Originally Posted by Shelsi
How on earth do I check for the strings? I don't think I've ever been able to go far enough up to feel my cervix...and what do they feel like? tampon strings? fishing line? what? lol.
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