Hello IUD divas I am new to live journals and love the idea of this group!
I have had the Liletta now for 6 months I decided to get it after being on the pill for many years and had great results always remembered to take it and predictable Short periods but I wanted something that I could deal with once and then forget about it, go IUD simplicity! I am 32 years old and never been pregnant.
My periods have been 10 days long since getting the IUD! And some days it’s only spotting so I can wear a panty liner and be all set but sometimes out of no where it’s really heavy. Some days I go all day with no bleeding and then bleed heavily in the evenings. I’ve had to be very on my toes and had a few embarrassing moments with bleeding through my pants I feel like a young girl just figuring it all out again. I have started using a menstrual disc so I can wear one all day and no have to worry about bleeding heavily or not at all!
Anyone else experience such unpredictability? Does it get better with time or what tricks do you use to get through it?
Thank you Divas!
I have had my IUD for 5 years, and I have loved it! This morning I had a totally new and unusual experience. I woke up with severe cramping in my uterus, which seems to have been related to gas pains. Occasionally I get pain with gas/or if I have to go number 2, but today was a whole new level. I had sex last night, and then just now was feeling for my IUD strings to check, and could barely feel them. Has anyone else ever experienced this, or is it possible my IUD has shifted? Trying to decide if I need to get it checked out. I also have the slightest bit of pink on my toilet paper when I wipe- like super mild blood, but I do tend to spot between periods and this is about when I would normally start spotting. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ladies!
Hi everyone, I’m very new here and am glad to have found this community! I’ve got a bit of a problem with my Mirena and would really appreciate some insights!
Background: I’ve (24 years old, NP) got my Mirena since October 2018. It’s been a very pleasant experience overall, and apart from minor complaints like mid cycle bleeding once a year, I love it. I’ve had three checkups ever since having it inserted, and the positioning was apparently great. I myself can’t check because the strings are trimmed very short.
Now for my problem: I am currently experiencing my worst IBS flare up in 10 years and was constipated for days until today. My stomach was distended and I felt a painful pressure, and despite 7 (!) laxatives, I didn’t have a bowel movement until this morning. Some of the laxatives I took over the past three days, were CO2 suppositories which distend the colon to facilitate things. Suddenly three hours after taking the last one yesterday, I started having uterine cramps and bleeding. Could my IUD have come out from all the straining on the toilet and pressure from my colon, or was this a random bleeding event? It completely stopped as of today, but I now have quite a bit of lower back pain.
Hi, I'm new to the community, but I wanted to thank all you ladies for the great info and all your stories; and to appologize for the typos and misspellings, phones are not meant to be substitutes for computers sometimes.
I also wanted to see if any of you ladies have had a similar experience to mine, if my situation is normal, or if I should be genuinely concerned.
I've had a copper IUD for 2 years, had a horrendous time after insertion for about the first 2 months, but I absolutely LOVE having my IUD. My periods fluctuate between heavy to moderate, month to month, and I have no other problems beside the following:
So, for the last 2 or 3 weeks, maybe a month, I've began to have cramps after EVERY bowel movement. Sorry for the TMI, but I really don't know if this is normal. I'm also a grad student between insurances right now,so a trip to my gyno would probably be equivalent to my meals for the next few weeks,so gotta be sure I'm really in need of an appointment and not over exagerating.
The pain starts AFTER the BM, never during. It's usually more on the left side, like I can pin point the exact spot I feel things at. I don't know if it's just because of the muscle contractions.I've also noticed pink (blood) discharge after sex.
Today, I'm having a feeling in my uterus, not necessarily pain. I mean, there is some pain, like cramping, but there's also a weird feeling, and the best way I can describe it, is when you have a sticker in your foot, and you are so uncomfortable, but you know that you'll have sweet reliefe when it's out.I feel like I just want to rip this thing out!!!
I have my suspicions of whats going on, I don't want to admit them, but I just need the opinion of some ladies in my shoes. My fiancee freaks out any time I have a hang nail so its hard to consult him when he wants to take out loans and sell our souls for a doctors appointment I may not need 😅
Have any of you ladies had the same experience? What was the cause, how was the issue mediated?