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    Default Fare thee well IUD!!

    No, not for that reason. lol. TTC isn't in our future as far as we can see.

    I had a Mirena placed 3.5 months ago. Ever since, it has poked my poor DH and has been digging into my cervix. I bleed after every time we DTD. And honestly, I'm tired of being cautious so, screw it. lol, no pun intended.

    We'll go back to condoms and possibly the Nuvaring.

    Did anyone else have a bad experience with an IUD? I know a few people IRL who did. But just as many who had a good experience, so I was hoping I'd be one of the lucky. Nope. Plus, if by a small chance it were to fail, I'd feel sickeningly guilty. So, I feel good about this decision.

    Anyone who's had one removed, how did it go? My appt is next week.
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    Me me me! I lasted a year of bleeding cramping and misery before having to have mine (implanted in my cervix) removed in the er. I hate those effing things! Removal was easy! (ps I was pregnant within weeks so heads up, Mama! I think that the scar tissue from the iud was a real issue in my third labor/ birth so i have extra iuD hatred from that. So sorry that you rare having such issues w it, and welcome to my world of Risky avoidance

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    I had an IUD between #1 and #2, and only had mild issues. It hurt like heck going in, and was a bit uncomfortable for a month or so. I had to have ultrasound to make sure it was in the right place -- they were worried about perforation. I chose not to get one between #2 and #3, because they whole thing made me worry a bit, esp after reading the problems they can cause. I felt a bit like I got lucky to only have the minor issues I did.

    Removal was simple -- no issues at all. I bled for 3 days, very lightly. And....well.....got preggo with #2 the next week. So definitely watch out!
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    I had an IUD between #2 and #3, no issues with it (except for the insertion, ouch!) but the removal was SUPER easy. I was actually bracing myself for a pinch or something and before I knew it my midwife stood up and said she was done The most uncomfortable part of the ordeal was the speculum.
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    Ouch. I didn't even know that there could be issue like that with IUD's. I've never had one but good info to know. Hope the removal is quick and painless for you!
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    Your strings might be too long. A friend of mine had that problem, and after a quick trip to her OB to have them snipped a bit, she's been happy with it for the last two years.

    My only complaint was that I spotted for what felt like forever. It was about five months IIRC and it was worse after DTD. And then it stopped and I've had only two very light AFs in the past 5 or 6 months. I'm very happy with it now!
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    I did actually go back to my OB a month ago to ask about the strings and was told they are far too short now to even try snipping them short. She told me I have a short vaginal canal. lol, whatever the hell that means. Annoying. Anyway, she said they'll soften but I'm not sure how metal is supposed to soften. Unless I have some sort of sand paper up there, unbeknownst to me.

    I tried pulling it out myself, but can't quite reach. hehehe.

    And thanks for the heads up!! I will definitely be on guard with the first few weeks. Well, for next 2 years for sure anyway.
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    The strings aren't metal, they are like fishing line & they do soften up & kind of roll up. Mine wind around my cervix. Perhaps yours were cut too short?

    And don't try to pull it out yourself. My OB told me that it has to be collapsed inside the uterus before it can be pulled through the cervix.
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    Yes, they were definitely cut too short to begin with. But these are definitely metal. I had the luxury of inspecting the Mirena in it's packaging for a week before I took it in to have it placed. It looks (and feels) just like the inside of a twist tie, only thicker. Iron oxide if I remember correctly.
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    hmm that's odd, mine are definitely like fishing wire.

    anywho, my only beef with mine is the spotting forever like Spacers mentioned. I had it placed May 25th, spotted for a couple days after insertion, then beginning June 1st or 2nd I spotted and have been spotting every since...ugh! Some days it seems to be going away only to be back. It isn't enough to deter DH from DTD, but it is annoying and I have to wear a liner all the time which is irritating (Even if I do mama cloth). the midwife said spotting can last several months after insertion and mine looked like it was "on its way out" HA that was a month ago when I had my 4 week check.
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