I have had the mirena IUD for about 10 months now. And it has given me a lot of problems. I had it put in I think 6 weeks after I had my son. They told me that for the first half hour to an hour after having itin that I may have some spotting and cramps. I didn't the cramps were too bad, but I bled constantly for 2 months after I got it. Also, I had to get the strings trimmed because one night they had poked my husband and actually made him bleed a little (just a tiny bit, but it's just the point). Shortly after that, I went to use the bathroom and my strings had fallen out and were on the toilet paper.. The doctors told me though that the strings were really just used to help remove it. And my last issues with this is that sex, or even using a tampon is very painful. So my question is is this normal, has anyone else had any of these problems, and if you had it removed, does the pain go away, or is it permanent?
Have you told your dr about the pain? It sounds to me like an ultrasound to check placement would be in order. It should not be causing you pain.
Hi Katie, did you get this figured out, I've been having horrible pain similar to yours during sex.
I had mine in for 3 years and it wrecked my sex life. And noone would remove it for me they kept blaming other things different diagnosis from every doctor. Finally i removed it myself. Painful sex immediately went away and i also had relief. Talk to your doctor though that could be serious. And you just want to check but personal experience it was permanent and the iud was the worst decision i could have ever made.
I had a very similar problem (though my partner couldn't feel the strings), I had terrible pain during sex and intermittent pain and moments when I could feel the IUD. I had it removed somewhere around 10 months after insertion and the pain went away. What did you end up doing? Could your dr identify why you were having pain?
I've had mine placed about 10 weeks ago , and also having intense pain during intercourse. It feels as if my hubby is hitting it directly and if its placed in the uterus how is that possible? We've never had this issue before the placement of the iud. Not a happy camper... sex life is not pleasurefull at all just painful, so having this removed seems to be the best thing for us both .. why would you have pain after its removed if that wasn't the case before hand..
I honestly don't know what is Normal or not. I had the IUD for 4.5 hrs, placed soon after my son was born. Sex was NEVER the same again. I didn't know if it was because I had a child or, the IUD inserted, or simply that my body had changed. Deep penetration was painful and out of the question. I found myself using a lot of lubricant and became uninterested as it was painful no matter how vanilla it was done.
I just had the IUD removed and sex for the past week has been a whole new story. No pain! Coincidence?
I even asked my partner to be rough to test the waters. I will never use the IUD again. Maybe there's a small percentage of people that have this issue as my research said it's not linked to the IUD. Too bad I was it.
I've had my mirena in for 10 months and immediately noticed pain during sex, which had never happened before. I had an ultrasound around 2 months after it was inserted to see if it had moved, or if there were any other issues that could be causing the pain during intercourse. Results from the ultrasound came back and everything was normal. I am still experiencing the pain 8 months later and am having another ultrasound next week. My guess is that I will have the same results, and my body just doesn't work well with the mirena. I have been googling to see if this is a common thing and couldn't find much related to this. I am glad to see that others from this post have had the same issue and went back to normal after having it removed. I think I will more than likely be getting mine removed also.
I'm 48 years old and had my IUD placed a year ago and have found almost unbearable to have sex, when my husband tries to penetrate me I feel "as if my vagina had closed", it's so painful and uncomfortable that it has cause me to lose interest in keep trying.
I'm seriously considering having it removed.
Thanks to all for sharing your stories, it really helps not feeling alone.
I just got the copper iud in February 2020, I’ve been with the same guy for 10 years and never ever felt pain like I have since getting it. It honestly feels like a small knife is stabbing me right where I would think the iud is sitting. I know it’s in my cervix (hopefully) so there’s no way for him to reach it but something is wrong... I’ll be making an appointment to see if it moved asap!
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