I had the IUD placed about 8 months ago. I bled for about the first 6 weeks but I was unsure if this was due to just having my second son. I have since had mild to moderate pain on my right side (down by my hip bone). It comes and goes but when I do feel it it helps to put pressure on my side or sleep on that side. I also sometimes have pain go into my right leg, and in general feel achy all over. This has been going on for months on and off. Could this be a side effect or my body rejecting the IUD?
Can Mirena cause pain in my right side?
Question posted by lauraluvsDMB on 21 May 2010
Last updated on 26 February 2019 by ragenw
Im 18 and have had chronic cramping around the time of my periods, so i got checked and I decided to get the Mirena on August 27,2018 and ever since Ive been in constant pain. Im not sure if this has happened to anyone but I only had it for 7 months as of yesterday i got it removed although it was in the right place. I cant find any remodies that help with the pain. Its unbearable at this point and all I want to is break down. Ive also noticed bruising, but could that be from the heating pad ive been using? Just please let me know if anyone else has had hip bone pain/ shocking feeling with the mirena.
I had mirena fitted 4 weeks ago & 6 days ago started having terrible sharp pain in my left hand side very low down. I have pressure & am very swollen, tender, feel like it's worst when bladder is full.
I've seen a gp and she ruled out a water infection, now waiting to be booked in for a scan.
Have you had any relief from your pain, any answers or have you had it out?
I just had Mirena placed about 8 weeks ago. I have adenomyosis- which are basically holes in the uterus and my doctor believed that the IUD would be a great choice.
Since placement my side effects are getting worse and worse. Breastpain, lower back pain, right hip pain, thigh and feet pain, headaches, nausea, moody as heck - my poor husband... cramping every day all day and all night that it wakes me up and bleeding since placement. I called my GYN today and almost cried and said I don’t think I can do this - my body wants to get rid of it... she scheduled me for today to remove it... don’t know plan B yet - but in my mind - if a body is working clearly overtime to get rid of it - I’ll help it...
Hi, I realize your post is 8 years old, but I have the very same problem! I have had the Mirena for 10 months, and I truly believe it has caused pain in my right side near my hip. I don’t think it’s really hip pain because it raidiates down my right thigh and feels like it’s inside. It seems like cramps sometimes, and it seems worse when I need to go to the bathroom. Driving is almost unbearable at times. I’m frustrated because I think overall Mirena has helped with cramps and definitely helped with my cycle. But I don’t like pain! Ibuprofen doesn’t really seem to help much. I have said the very thing, “I think my body is rejecting this thing.”
I would love to hear how your situation turned out. Did you keep the Mirena? Did things improve?
I'm almost 4 years into my second Mirena. My situation is a little different, I've never had kids. I was in severe pain for a few months after my first one, like really bad cramps. My doctor said that was because I had never had kids and my uterus wasn't stretched. They say it's best to get one fairly soon after having a child because the uterus hasn't gone back to a smaller size yet. My sister got one after she had her baby and didn't have near the cramps I did. She has light periods though and I haven't had a period since a few months after my first one was put in. I do sometimes have cramps in my right side as well. I have gone to the ER and have talked to my gyn. They both say it is possible that I get a cyst that bursts. A small cyst on your ovary that bursts sounds bad, but it is very common and really doesn't do anything but cause cramps.
However, if a cyst gets bigger and either puts pressure on the ovary or then bursts or needs to burst but won't, it is more serious and could need surgery. You would know if that happened though because the pain would be very bad. Another thing I have issues with is constipation. I notice when I'm constipated my right side hurts more. I don't know if it has something to do with how the intestines lay or what. If I take a laxative I usually feel better. Also, if it's going down your leg, it could be a pinched nerve. Perhaps you could have pinched it during child birth or picking up the baby? I've never heard of a body rejecting Mirena, but anything is possible. It probably wouldn't hurt to talk to your doctor just to make sure. Mirena is the best thing I've every done for my body. It has all but taken away my migraines and not having a period is great! I hope you are able to keep it. Good luck!
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