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Monica - posted on 12/15/2014 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I got the mirena when I had my son 7 weeks later and I took it out myself bc I didn't have $245 to come up with myself! And plus I have a friend tha she could of died bc it moved on her far up in her belly! I took it out oct 30 and bled 31 to nov 4 and still nothing at all why??!!!

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Ledia - posted on 12/18/2014

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It isn't about "leaving part of it in there" or "not getting it all out." You'd have to break it to leave part of it in there, and that would be really difficult to do. It's about the damage you can do to the tissue in and around your uterus while pulling it out. That "tool" they use is specifically designed to protect that fragile tissue.

I really hope your hormones are just adjusting, but missing a period or very irregular periods can also be a sign of damage. If you damaged the opening to the uterus and it is swollen or being covered with scar tissue, you won't get a regular period, and eventually, that will build up and become infected, and your medical bill for THAT treatment will be far more than $250.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/22/2015

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You need to see a physician. Attempting to self diagnose, and self treat is not the brightest thing you can do.

Monica - posted on 01/22/2015

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I had a period dec 23-27 and i still havent had a period this month took a test last sat and said neg! Idk about periods from the dumb mirena and when i ovulate or anything!

Monica - posted on 12/17/2014

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Yea but I didn't know if anyone that has there's taken out did the same thing or what! And thanks he's growing up so fast don't stay small very long at all!!

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2014

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You, yourself, stated "it can take up to 3 months to get it to get all the hormones out." If all this happened this year, then that could explain it. In addition, you just recently had a baby (again, I assume) and it takes time for your hormones to stabilize, so that could be another explanation.

With that in mind, please take yourself to a clinic if you cannot afford to see a doctor and get checked out. Whether or not you were able to get out the iud completely, none of us would know. However, if you didn't or you hurt yourself in the process (even if you don't "feel" that you did), you could be putting yourself at risk for something more serious.

Good luck! (and congratulations on your baby!)

p.s. btw, my sister had the Mirena for a while and it affected her similarly, so I understand that the effects can be undesirable...but you also need to look out for your health. Your baby needs you... ;)

Monica - posted on 12/16/2014

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Ok ledia all they do is take a tool and get it out! The iud came out whole nothing was left in there! And a lot of people said pull very lightly and that's what I did! And a lot of people told m to get it and stuff I was looking forward to no periods that's why I got it! But then Made me gain weight and so moody wasn't even funny! And now since its out I love it bc now I don't got to worry about something going wrong... I did it and now it's over with and I'm alive still! So yes I know it was stupid but I did it very carefully!

Ledia - posted on 12/16/2014

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Oh Please, I wasn't bashing you, I was concerned, and giving appropriate advice, but if you want bashing, I can certainly do that:

Taking your IUD out on your own was stupid.
Not doing the appropriate research before you let someone put something into your body was stupid. (and if you'd done the research, you would have known about the lawsuits)
If your body is behaving abnormally, after you did something stupid, GO TO THE DOCTOR!!!!! Not going, is.......you guessed it: STUPID!

Monica - posted on 12/16/2014

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Actually 2 weeks ago I did! And awhile ago I had like white clear discharge looked like snot! Whatever that is

Amy - posted on 12/16/2014

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I was pregnant within two months of having mine removed and that's because I waited a month to start trying. If you haven't had a period in over a month I would take a pregnancy test....

Michelle - posted on 12/16/2014

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But realistically, we have no idea why you haven't got your period. If you are concerned about your health then you need to see a doctor.

Monica - posted on 12/16/2014

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Bc I was pregnant year before last so was Prego 2 years straight and didn't have to be on mirena and I had the demo shot and made me gain weight so I stop using that and did pills for birth control lord I didn't want bashing or anything just advice!! But nvm I will just delete this stupid thing!

Ledia - posted on 12/16/2014

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Those lawsuits have been in litigation for nearly a decade. Most of them are unfounded. There always a few instances with any new drug or device where people encounter side effects not encountered in any of the test group subjects. If you only got it 4 months ago, how did you not know about the lawsuits?

Really, you put yourself at more risk by removing it yourself than you were in while wearing it.

Monica - posted on 12/15/2014

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Yes thanks for advice! When I did take it out it came out easy since I only had it for like 4 months! If I would have known about the lawsuits I wouldn't have gotton it at all would have just got the pill but I forget to take those so that's why I got the mirena

Ledia - posted on 12/15/2014

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You very well COULD be fine, but you could also be hurt.
Complications with the mirena are very rare, but they DO happen. It is possible for you to remove the mirena without hurting yourself, but complications CAN happen in the process. The fact that you are not having your period can be a warning sign that something is wrong, and you aren't going to know what it is until you see a doctor and run tests.

It could just be that your hormones are adjusting--the mirena does emit a small dose of hormonal medication, and any time the uterus is stretched or contracted, your biological hormone balance changes--however it very well could be something more serious, and the sooner you get checked out, the better. If it's nothing, that's great! But if it is something more serious, you don't want to wait until it is too late.

Monica - posted on 12/15/2014

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I'm not trying to have another gonna do the pill and ik alot of people that did it! They was fine and healthy and carried kids just fine but I just dk why I haven't had a period yet!

Ledia - posted on 12/15/2014

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You NEED to get to a doctor. You should never remove an IUD of any kind on your own--you can tear tissue and cause some serious damage. Even if it isn't apparent now, scar tissue from injuries you created pulling it out can build up over time in some cases.

Why did you take it out? If you are now trying to conceive again, you need to see a doctor before you become pregnant to make sure your uterus is okay and healthy enough to carry a baby right now. That said, If you don't even have $245 to see a doctor, I don't recommend trying to have another child at this point.

If you don't have money to see a regular physician, go to a free clinic or to the Department of Health Services (DHS) and they will help you find a clinic that charges on a sliding scale that you can afford.

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