What are the health risks that mirena has when un able to find in body?
- 5 Feb 2012 by amyshawneil
- 18 Mar 2013
the doctor was unable to locate my mirena iud contraseptive during a pap smear.
My understanding is that they can slip and possibley imbed in your uterus. I have one, but never had a doc say they can't find/see it during a PAP. I was told to feel the wires and check on it every so often to ensure it is still properly placed.
They can x-ray to see if it is embedded in the uterus but more than likely it is just gone-fell out un-noticed. (in a BM perhaps?) If they x-ray and it is not there then it is gone from the body. There is no where else for it to go.
I had this happen at my last check-up. Midwife observed that the MD probably had cut the strings too short. They offered to do a vaginal ultrasound to ensure that it was still there, but I declined. Good luck!
i am dealing with this presently. i have went through a painful attempt at removal without success. i had ultrasound performed and underwent another excruciating attempt at removal. now i am scheduled for a surgical attempt. i am scared and unsure what is next.
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