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?
Looking for some guidance and reassurance:
I’ve had my Mirena IUD for over a year and a half. Though I’ve always spotted around the time of my period once a month, this past month, my period came back full-force, similar to before I’ve had my IUD. Since then, for the past three-weeks, I’ve experienced persistent spotting.
I called my healthcare provider and she said to take a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy and if negative, she will prescribe one-month of birth control to help with the spotting.
Has anyone experienced anything similar? I’m having a lot of anxiety about having to take a pregnancy test and would appreciate any personal experiences and reassurances. Additionally, has anyone taken birth control to stop persistent spotting? Has it worked for you?
Thanks so much!!
After a long 5.5 years with the flexi-t, I finally had it removed today.
I was super nervous going in, but the actual removal was very quick and I did not feel that horrendous cramping that I felt during insertion. Just some discomfort and pressure.
I asked if I should expect bleeding, and the doctor said I would have "light spotting." However, I am now experiencing super sharp pains (I don't know if I would describe them as cramps) and am bleeding fairly moderately. Lots of little clots too (sorry if TMI).
Is this normal? I have found a lot of information on the removal of the mirena, but not much on the symptoms experienced after removing a copper coil.
I ve got Mona Lisa 5 Mini copper IUD with 380 mm of copper.
I had it inserted recently several days ago and i have some weird symptoms : very tender swollen bigger breasts. The copper iud does not have hormones but it affects them , at least with this type. The breasts are much more larger than usually and heavy too. Never been like that .
Anyone had experienced similar thing - very swollen, tender and a cup bigger breasts, several days after insertion of Mona Lisa 5 Mini?