April 7th, 2013

I Want to get my IUD Paragard/copper removed and it's only been a week.

Hello all. I am a 26 yr old female. I have no children, one abortion, and I recently had the copper IUD inserted. The insertion was pretty painful. It hurt more than my abortion. I think that is because they had to dilate my cervix to get into measure the depth of my uterus. During the dilating my legs started to twitch uncontrollably. The NP let me rest before moving forward with the IUD insertion. The insertion wasn't as bad at the dilating... I think. By then it all seemed to merge together :( I feel like a baby... I even cried out in pain. I thought to myself, I can't even handle this, how was I going to do with labor!! LOL

When he was done, I was sshakyand nauseated. He had me lay on my side til I was feeling kinda ok. I drove myself home. Just felt ill...

I have had cramping and a coconstantorm of bleeding. Light, heavy, tissue, mucus, clots,ect. I know this was to be expected.

Last night I woke up out of a dead sleep 12:00AM in pain. Major cramping! But little blood if any... I took some naproxen and took a hot bath. That didn't help I drink alot of water and eveventuallyas laying stomach down on a heating pad in a crunching form... Took about three hours for the pain to go down enough for me to doze off.

I made sure to take some midol before work today.. have had mild cramping and constant light blood. Just took another dose of Midol.

Just thought I would give you my pathetic back story... because I have decided if this is the minimum of discomfort to be expected, I don't want it anymore. I have decided that I want it removed. I no longer feel comfortable enough with it in me. I sound like such a baby! OYE!

Do you think my doctor will remove it only after 1 week?
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Great, painless Mirena insertion

I am 25 years old, never been pregnant, and got my first IUD, the Mirena, inserted on Friday afternoon (two days ago) at Planned Parenthood.

First off, the insertion did not hurt for me. I felt some pressure and I was getting really nervous about pain, but it never came! I was pleasantly surprised. The cervix clamp barely registered and I felt some pressure with the sound instrument, but the tube with the Mirena did not feel like much. I believe my clinician was very experienced with inserting IUDs which was wonderful.

I had it inserted on the last day of my period which I think was smart and may have helped for less pain. Now I did take 800 mg (4 Advil) 2-3 hours before the procedure and then again 6 hours later (800 mg) for cramping. And again once before bed (600 mg). Not sure if that was too much ibuprofen for one day, but I did not need any painkillers after the first day. Immediately after the procedure I went to the beach to watch my boyfriend and his friends surf. Although I personally was not up for the physical exertion of getting in the water, I did climb around the jetty and beach comfortably.

The day after I still had a sore feeling and when I gently investigated my strings in the shower while lying down I made myself quite dizzy, but the feeling disappeared completely once I got out of the shower and laid down. I have had no dizziness since.

I asked about my menstrual cup and my doctor seemed to think it would not be a problem. Since I am a 2 year veteran of the cup, I decided to resume its use immediately and did not have a problem with it.

My doctor said no sex for 3 days, which I had not read or heard anywhere before, but I have been following her advice thus far (today is day 3).

My questions are:

Is being sore on day 3 okay? The soreness is not preventing me from anything other than heavy lifting and hard physical exertion, I am still going out and living my life. I think it's my cervix that feels sore, but I don't usually feel my cervix so it may be my uterus?

I would probably not have wonderful sex right now anyways, but did anyone get told to wait a certain period of time?

EDIT: I only ended up waiting 48 hours for intercourse. Sex was actually great and alleviated the crampy feeling. My significant other did get poked once though. Poor thing. Hope to curl the strings up next time.

Also, I don't seem to be bleeding much like most other users report. Just a bit of end of period brown which might just be the end of my period (started on Monday and today is Sunday). Overall I am very happy with my experience and will update in one week!


had my nova coil for a year and a half now. everythin pretty text book. longer periods n cramps. my period is usually pretty regular comes around the 20 th give or take a few days but this month i hav been having a few random twinges here and ther (i no this can happen with copper coil) but now today on the 7th i started gettin brown spotting like at the very start of my period. over the last couple of months my periods have shortened from like 7 to 5 days n is less heavy . no idea whats happening cos im usually so regular.does anyone no if expulsion could be an option? i dont think i could be pregnant as i have o ly had sex twice since by last period and always used a condom as well. really hope my its fine cos i like this form of bc .any advice wood be great x