i have the coi9l in for 5 months now and im still experiencing excruciating pain like when i first got it inserted ... i have no kids and im 22 and my doctor told me 3 months is when it setlles ... im not getting any bleeding what so ever but when im in pain im basically bed prone till the pain goes . i dont know if this is normal and im starting to get worried since i have it in so long . can someone please help me if they have or had the same experiences ? i would really appreciate it
No, This is not normal at all. Especially when it makes you bed prone. Every Woman's body is different and it does not suit everyone. So with some Woman it may take 3 months others more , others never. Your body is telling you this. I had an horrendous time with it and had it taken out after 7 weeks. I was told to give it 6 months. But I decided to listen to my body and pleased I did. I am finally myself again. Feel for you as sadly, we have to stand in our own power to get to be heard. But it pays off in the end. Please go with your intuition this is your best guide and see what other better options you have. Good luck. :0)
Mirena should NOT be inserted into women who have never had kids!! It is NOT FDA approved for this! Some women may experience cramping or pain, bleeding and/or dizziness during and right after Mirena is placed. Tell your healthcare provider if your cramps are severe. If these symptoms last for more than 30 minutes, let your healthcare provider know. Mirena may not have been properly placed and your healthcare provider should examine you. Are you able to feel your threads? If you are unable to feel your threads or you feel more than your threads, your Mirena may not be inserted properly or may have moved. Like the above poster mentioned, you need to be your own advocate, if it doesnt feel right and it is hurting you this much to where you have to go to bed because of it, something is not right. It shouldnt be this painful.
You may just not be able to tolerate it even if it is in place! If your current GYN wont remove it, see someone else for a second opinion (and not someone in her office group-go somewhere totally different for a good second opinion) It is never a good idea to insist when a physician wants to move your appt. She had a reason, perhaps she didnt feel well or perhaps she needed to be somewhere else and while I understand you were anxious to get it and have it over with, a Dr or NP is a human too and they may not have been at their best when she placed it because she didnt feel well or needed to be somewhere else so her mind wasnt on her work (and as a human with feelings, she might also have been a bit resentful that you refused to accommodate. Is that right? No. But health professionals are people with people's faults). I would just see about getting it out and trying a different method of birth control. Perhaps birth control pills or if you prefer a long term method that you dont have to mess with daily, perhaps Implanon or Nexplanon or Dep-Provera. These are better long term methods for unmarried women with no children.
Hi, just reading your article, I had the same problem when I had mine inserted in really bad pain crippled till it went and it would come on all of a sudden, dr tried to get it out twice but the strings had vanished so had to go to hospital to get it removed, then I got a phonecall from my doctor, he had self diagnosed me with a bicornuate uterus, which is a heart shaped uterus, this was before I got it removed.. had it taken out asap and the pain went all of a sudden but they only really recommend the coil for women who have had kids, hope this helps I thought I was the only one that has pains when had it in and with the doctor ringing me up and saying that I am still worried 3 years on that I won't be able to conceive but fingers crossed I might even go ask my doctor if I can have a scan to make sure he diagnoses me right without even looking at a scan!
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