I just got my Mirena put in less then two days ago, I see the reviews and I'm hoping it'll work for my body, I'm a little paranoid because I can't feel the strings, is that normal, or should I go back and get it checked out?
6 Feb 2013
You should check that Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is in proper position by feeling the removal threads. You should do this after each menstrual period. First, wash your hands with soap and water. Feel for the threads at the top of your vagina with your clean fingers. The threads are the only part of Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) you should feel when Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is in your uterus. Be careful not to pull on the threads. If you feel more than just the threads, Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is not in the right position and may not prevent pregnancy. Call your healthcare provider to have it removed. If you cannot feel the threads at all, ask your healthcare provider to check that Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is still in the right place. In either case, use a non-hormonal birth control method (such as condoms or spermicide) until otherwise advised by your healthcare provider.
- Mirena Information for Consumers
- Mirena Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirena (detailed)
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