becmyd (becmyd) wrote in iud_divas,

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Tampon-like pressure?

Hey everyone. I've been obsessively reading this great community for the past few weeks, but I still have a couple of concerns about my new IUD. The first one doesn't even seem like something that's been mentioned here, so I'm quite worried.

My Paragard (inserted on June 23) keeps giving me this pressure that feels somewhat like a tampon that wasn't quite inserted correctly. I don't know if it's the IUD itself putting pressure on my cervix, my cervix still being irritated from the tenaculum, or the strings somehow poking me (which seems unlikely; they're pretty long), but it's been bothering me since it was inserted. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, does it go away? If it doesn't, I might need to get it removed because it's driving me insane.

In addition, I've been using exclusively menstrual cups for 5.5 years, but I'm terrified to use my beloved large Fleurcup since my doctor left the IUD strings quite long. I have a low-ish cervix that the cup likes to kind of latch onto, and I'm afraid that the strings'll fall into the bottom of the cup and get pinched when I'm breaking the seal to take it out. Those of you with Paragards, how short can the strings be trimmed without stabbing one's significant other in the junk? My follow-up appointment is on July 21, and toughing out even one period using pads after being a cup-user for so long was almost unbearable.

Thanks in advance for any input!
Tags: iuds and menstrual cups, no kids (nulliparous), paragard, strings

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