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!).
I know this post is old but I'm 38 never been pregnant. I have a history of fibroids and would love to conceive within the next three years. However, at this point in my life that is not possible so in order to help stop the fibroids from growing I was recommended getting the Mirena by my GYN. I did research for 3 years. I was nervous and had also been denied at one point bcuz of the amount of fibroids I had. Last March was my second surgery to remove fibroids. I had 19 removed by means of a Robotic Myomectomy. My surgery took 4 hrs instead of the estimated 45 mins. I went on BC after the surgery but soon found that I side effects from it. Discontinued and three fibroids later I decided that I would like to try the Mirena. I got it implanted 1.5 ago. I had a ultrasound two days after it was initially implanted and they said it shifted which was common but it was fine. The monthly visited showed that it was out.
I had an Expulsion!!! Ugh! They wanted to implant it right away but having dizziness and nausea the first go round I opted to come back the following day with a family member. Thank God that I did!!! It was soooooooo painful! She pulled my Cervix forward and even clamped my inner thigh by accident just enough to add to my frustration. By the time she was done it only took all of 10mins bcuz I didn't complain I was over the top emotional and just wanted the comfort of the person that I came with. I had a moment stayed in pain for the rest of the day which included cramping and there was bleeding. Not a tremendous amount but it was there. It's two days later. I did not drive the rest of day but still went to work. I used a heating pad. It's been two days. I still am experiencing some cramping, light to no spotting, and discharge. I have nausea and a slight headache but the headache may not even be related to Mirena I am at the tail end of a head cold. I hope this works this time! For the people out there doing this while never having conceived or suffering from a history of fibroids. You are not alone and with persistence and prayer it does get better.
Hi - I know this is a very old post. I came across this while researching why the Mirena's "Consumer Medicine Information" sheet still says "Mirena should not be the first choice of contraception in young women who have not had a baby".
Just sharing my experience if anyone else should be researching this. I have never had children and had a Mirena inserted about 2 weeks ago. Mine was inserted while I was under general anaesthesia for another surgical procedure. I had some some vaginal soreness for 2 days and some light cramping and spotting in the 2 weeks after. The cramps happened a few times a week, and only a few minutes at a time, not too bad.
The old medical view was that IUDs were not suitable for women who haven't had kids. With more data collected over time, this view has changed in more recent years. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2014 recommended the Mirena as a first-line contraceptive for sexually active teenagers and explains the new medical view on IUDs. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2014/09/24/peds.2014-2299.full.pdf
- Mirena Information for Consumers
- Mirena Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirena (detailed)
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