Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 33 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
371 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a Mirena IUD. I got it five years ago, after the birth of my daughter. (Wow - those years just flew by! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ) I will be getting it removed next month, and wanted to hear from anyone else who has gone through this procedure. Will it hurt, during or after the removal? Am I going to need to clear some time afterward in case I'm cramping really badly?<br><br>
TIA!<br><br>
~Diane
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,845 Posts
I had no pain, bleeding or cramping. Don't know how typical that is!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,328 Posts
I didn't notice a thing! It felt like a regular pap. In fact, the OB said it was out and I said, "WHAT?" and he said he took the IUD out and I was shocked, lol. No pain or anything afterwards. Shorter LP's post-IUD but I fixed that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
654 Posts
My Mirena removal was very easy. Fast and painless. I got my period a few days later and got pregnant the next cycle! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
Jill
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
371 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
woo-hoo!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:<br><br>
Thanks so much, ladies. I was kinda worried, and you have made me feels tons better.<br><br>
Wow - pregnant the next cycle! My DH and I are still undecided whether he is gonna get the snip-snip, or if we might try for a second child. Since he's not a guy who likes surprises, I guess I should get some condoms and keep them on hand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
~Diane
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
192 Posts
I also had no real discomfort or cramping, bleeding etc. I was expecting the worst after the insertion which to me was uncomfortable. I got mine out in december and now have been ttc for about a month LOL. Nothing yet but hopefully soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
629 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kawa kamuri</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8019821"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I had no pain, bleeding or cramping. Don't know how typical that is!</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Same here, but i did take 2 ibruprofin before the procedure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
520 Posts
I've heard that removal of an IUD hurts much less than having one inserted. I've never had one, so I honestly wouldn't know.<br><br>
Jessie<br>
(single mommy to Emma, 3 years and Angela, 2 years)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fly-by-nursing1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fly By Nursing1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/slingtwin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="slingtwin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sticky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sticky"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cd.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cd">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/cat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cat">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Diane in Corvallis</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8020228"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">woo-hoo!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:<br><br>
My DH and I are still undecided whether he is gonna get the snip-snip, or if we might try for a second child.<br><br>
~Diane</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
My husband hates "the snip" and thus I have started refering to it as, " THE CHANGE". This, I have found goes down much more smoothly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
Got my M. IUD out day before yesterday. I was expecting the worst b/c I really had some pain w/ haveing it put in... But it was a BREEZE. Today I've had some really dark bleeding on and off. But, it feels so good to be done w/ it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,244 Posts
that makes me feel good! i didn't find the insertion to be that painful but it was kind of uncomfortable when the mw <span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">left it hanging half inserted</span></span>while she discussed how best to insert it w/ the ob<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,092 Posts
I am glad to read this thread! I am still debating exactly when to have mine removed. If I get it removed now, then I will have to deal with AF for the first time in a long time, during an extremely stressful time (moving internationally by myself; DH is already there). On the other hand, the thought of having it removed by a strange doctor in a foreign country where I don't speak the language that well doesn't make me feel much better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We have been talking about TTC later this year (fall/winter).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,737 Posts
I had mine taken out in March 15 it was a piece of cake . I probably could have done it myself. I did bleed a couple days after it was removed but didn't get a real period until April 15 Now I am 4 weeks pregnant!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,163 Posts
I'm in the same boat! I have a mirena too, and want to have it taken out soon. Ohhh... now I'm remembering, we talked about this before, didn't we? I'll be interested to hear what your experience is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
371 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
The appointment is June 4th. Gulp - that's only 2 weeks away!<br><br>
The gulp is more over having to face the BIG decision of TTC or not, rather than the removal procedure. You all have made me feel totally relaxed about that.<br><br>
I will update after it's out. To the PP who said she dreaded having her period for the first time in a long time ... yeah that! I haven't had a period since May 2001!!!<br><br>
Hmmm, do I even know where my glad rags are? (off to root around in the closet and the back of my undies drawer...)<br><br>
~Diane
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
371 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I had my IUD out on Monday. It was pretty easy, although the GYN couldn't see the strings. That meant she had to get some little instrument and fish around in my cervix for them. But, it only took about 3 seconds and all I felt was a little "pinch". Then it was over, and she was holding the sucker up for me to look at it. It was sort of a strange experience, looking at that "thing" that has kept me from getting pregnant for 5 whole years. And then she tossed it into a bag and it was gone.<br><br>
I have been feeling fine. I had some spotting since then, and today have started a real, honest-to-goodness period. Haven't had one of those for 6 years. It feels good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
So, DH and I have been down a rocky road these last few weeks with the TTC discussions. He said he was done, didn't want any more kids (even adopted ones - shock to me!) and I was sooooooooooooo depressed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Then I was angry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Then I would just <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> He wanted me to snap out of it and move on. I wouldn't, I couldn't, and it seemed to impress on him just how important this is to me. So, we're going to talk it out some more and give ourselves a couple more years to decide.<br><br>
It looks like a copper IUD is in my future, now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
Thanks for all the advice. The procedure was a snap. Dealing with the emotional issues around having another child, that was hell.<br><br>
~Diane
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
After debating for a week before my appointment which was this morning I decided to have it removed and it just felt like a bit of pressure when she pulled it out but no big deal. Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Hey there, I am new to the site and was looking to get some answers on what to expect AFTER iud removal however I was unsuccessful in finding what I was looking for.<br><br>
I had my iud removed on Sept 2nd it was uneventful as most of you have stated however here we are it's now Oct 13 and I still have NOT had a period, I have taken multiple pregnancy tests only to get negative on every one of them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: If anyone has experienced this as well any information would be greatly appreciated!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,345 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>CheetahMom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/12376876"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey there, I am new to the site and was looking to get some answers on what to expect AFTER iud removal however I was unsuccessful in finding what I was looking for.<br><br>
I had my iud removed on Sept 2nd it was uneventful as most of you have stated however here we are it's now Oct 13 and I still have NOT had a period, I have taken multiple pregnancy tests only to get negative on every one of them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: If anyone has experienced this as well any information would be greatly appreciated!</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Hmmm, I got mine out and spotted/bled for about a week. (I marked it as spotting, but some was on the heavier side) I'm working on ovulating so I can get my first AF since getting it out. (keep gearing up and then not doing it. lol)<br>
You could try charting for a while and see what's going on that way if you want. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">k so as of lastnight I am Mirena free...I feel better already. Although, I only had mine since March of 08 after my third baby. I was experiencing many of the side effects women were claiming to have including the depressive and frusterating weight gain. Rather than traveling hours away to go back to my previous OB, I made an appointment last month to get it removed by a doctor down the street who had a great rep.<br><br>
The night prior to my appointment I check for my threads to make sure of no complications. I get there and ask the simple question of what to expect. With the simple response of it's quick and painless. So I was ok...the doctor goes down there and NO THREADS. After 10 minutes of beating the hell out of my cervix she hands me a perscription to get a sonogram to see where it is then orders me to come back for the next step depending on what the sonogram reveils. No other words then sends me on my way. WOMAN, you just killed my cervix now you're treating me as if nothing just happend. I could barely walk!<br><br>
Then I came home upset and in pain. I took some Motrin and laid down for a bit until I had to make dinner. That night when I could finally deal with the pain I feel for my threads, THERE THEY ARE! I was pissed! So afraid to go back to the doctor, I get online and order my own speculum and forceps (both for under $20) and made my husband aware that he has another gross project to do for me. (I previously have made him sweep my membranes and other things)<br><br>
Once the tools came in the mail, lastnight we went upstairs and I pulled my nightstand to the edge of the bed and covered it with a towel. I laid on the bed with my bottom on the nightstand. He had me pull my legs back and opened me up and said I have it. I was like, "No, I'm not ready". Then he said, "what do you want me to do", and before I could respond he held it up. There dangling from the forceps was my Mirena. EW! I couldn't believe that was inside of me. Painless other than i felt a bit light headed once I stood up but I think that may have been from the shock.<br><br>
As I'm standing there inspecting the Mirena my husband comes back in the room and makes me pinky promise that we're not goint to get pregnant. I guess a 5yo, 2 yo, and 1 yo is too much for him not to mention all I have to say is I want a baby and I get pregnant.<br><br>
So now its been about 15 hours and only a bit of brownish spotting and a very mild headache. Then again I don't think I was finished with my period.
 
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Top