My doctor would not give it to me. Im about to turn 22 this month have never had kids or negative exams on my yearly doctors visits. I wanted the Mirena because my stomach has been sensitive to all of the pills Ive tried over the past 6 years or so, making me just really ill every day. I tried the patch and had a skin reaction to it so I went back to the pill. When I had my visit last month I was refused Mirena when I specifically asked for it, she said the reason behind her decision was that I had never had any children and in the event that I may have multiple partners (which I don't) it is likely to cause certain infections. My question would be to those woman who have not had children but have Mirena... A) have you had and unusal infections due to the insert and B) Was it just my doctor giving me a hard time or is this something Im not doing right to get the Mirena done??
Mirena is not recommended for women who have not given birth to at least one child. There are actually a few reasons for this. One of them is as your GYN said. There is an increased risk of infection with multiple partners-they will even take them out of women who have had children if they have multiple partners or if their partner has multiple partners-and women who are unmarried and have no children are more likely to have multiple partners. It also has to do with the cervix of a nulliparous woman(woman who has never given birth). It is tighter and more difficult to insert the Mirena device in a nulliparous cervix which increases risks of things like perforation. There is a greater risk of ectopic pregnancies with Mirena and other IUD's and if a woman loses a fallopian tube chances are much greater that she will never get pregnant as an ectopic pregnancy will destroy a fallopian tube.
The risk of PID is greater with an IUD and PID can also cause infertility so there are several reasons that the manufacturer recommends it not be used in a woman who has never given birth. Have you ever tried Nuvaring?
I had turned 23 years old five months prior to my Mirena insertion (I'm now 24). My doctor explained to me that it'd be difficult to insert because I had not become pregnant at any point in my life or have had children.
I did not get any type of infection, to this day thankfully, with the Mirena.
I have only had 2 partners so far since the insertion and have used protection, aside from the Mirena.
My paps have come back clean since I turned 18, and have been negative on my std tests.
I don't see why your doctor should give you a hard time with it. I had negative response when on the pill (Sprintec) but she didn't object to the Mirena. It was suggested by 3 doctors that i try Mirena after we talked about my options and knowing for a fact I wasn't planning on becoming pregnant within the next 5 years or want to for that matter.
I am 35 and have never had children. I had Mirena inserted 3 days ago. The insertion was the WORST pain I have EVER experienced, and I am terrified of having it removed and having another one put in because of the pain. I would recommend taking some pain meds before you go in for the appointment. I think they'll have to sedate me to get it out of me :)
Since the insertion, I had cramps for about 8 hours but they have gone away completely. I had some spotting and discharge the first day, spotting has since gone away, just a little discharge still (I think my cervix is pretty pissed off). Last night, I had a small piece of the string fall out, I'm guessing it's the part they trimmed.
So far, so good. But, seriously, the insertion is extremely painful (I've had my appendix burst, I know pain!).
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