IUD problems

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After my pregnancy I had an IUD, Mirena, put in, and now am having several complications and have to get an ultrasound done. Thing is I lost my job and have to pay out of pocket. I now have to use protection and it may not be where it is supposed to be. Anyone else have complications?

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Samantha - posted on 11/08/2009

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I don't know where you live put you may be able to get State Insurance Free or pretty cheap. I live in IL and my husbad and I neither one have insurance through are employeers and we get what the call Illinois All Kids Program. We pay a small monthly premium and get insurance for us and the kids. Depending on income you can even get it for free. IL but the program in so that NO KIDS could be denied. And certain income levels parents get it too. If you don't work than I'm sure you get could fget some sort of Medicaid and they will cover it. Best of Luck to you.

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Charlotte - posted on 09/28/2013

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i just had mine put in a couple of days ago and she said it was difficult to place so i had an ultra sound a couple hours later and it was not placed correctly. my uterus is tilted backwards and folded in half so thats probably why but were going in next thursday to place it under an ultrasound. i find that most cases is worth it so i am willing to try it again. there are some serious side effects that you should think about first though such as infertility in some cases. i have had two kids and wouldnt be heartbroken if i couldnt have more but in some cases where women may want more then i think that they should consider this seriously.

Ricci - posted on 11/08/2009

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I got mine 10 weeks after having My son, I have only had a few issues like at first i bled often, but a year later all seems well!

Angela - posted on 11/08/2009

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I got the IUD at the end of Feb and I haven't had any problems. From the sound of it I am definitely fortunate. I was laid off work and after having my baby, my insurance coverage was going to end, so I felt that was the best choice for me. And thankfully I haven't had problems. I still get a monthly period but it doesn't last as long as it did before. Sorry for all of you who have had problems.

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I will have to look into the insurance I live in OK and I know that there is SoonerCare for pregnant women and for a short time after which is what I was on besides I had a job then, but the week I was to return after maternity leave I was laid off. I have the Ultrasound this week and will let you all know the outcome. I did someresearch on the internet and this is very common, and some women are looking into a class action lawsuit.

Ramatu - posted on 11/08/2009

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I have had mine since march and I have experienced spotting and discharge. I also have cramping occassionally which I stop with painkillers - ibruprofen. Aside from that its been okay. I actually have no choice because i react to hormonal pills.

Raesha - posted on 11/08/2009

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i had problems and got it removed after a 3 weeks. i was getting horrible cramping and sharp pains when i was walking. then one day when i was getting out of bed i felt a horrible rip so i went to the dr for an ultrasound. they found that the iud had fallen into my cervix and that was why i was cramping and feeling the sharp pains. but when they took i out and went to replace it they found that it had inbeded into my uterus wall and tore a hole (that was the ripping i felt). so i wont ever recomend this to anyone. these symptoms i had started within a few days of having it put in. it wasnt worth it, it even hurt horribly to have sex. so get the ultrasound and make sure everything is ok!

Marie - posted on 11/08/2009

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I haven't had any problems. but you should look into medicaid or some help cause not having a job has got to be hard especially having complications with something.

Betsy - posted on 11/08/2009

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I've had Mirena since July 2007 and never had any issues. As with many other things, part of the success of the IUD in the proficiency of the medical professional inserting the device. Some doctors have more skill and experience in inserting the device which greatly determines a patient's success with it.

KENDRA - posted on 11/08/2009

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I had sever cramps and bleed for 3 months straight. it turns out the the IUD shifted and i had to have it removed.

Rachel - posted on 11/08/2009

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Didnt realise so many complications with the MMirena. This was offered to me but for some reason I felt a bit put off by it. I ended up going with the "Implanon". So far so good. After a few days of having it in I only had a light stain which on lasted about 2 hours. I am still breast feeding also so it could be because of this that I have not had any such bleeding. I was told that some people with the Implanon either bleed all the time, bleed on and off, dont bleed at all. So far so good with mine..It lasts 3 years. So you could give that ago. It goes in the arm. Easy to put in and easy to take out. I was told just to try it and if I didnt like it then I could just go back to the gp and take it out.

Hellen - posted on 11/05/2009

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My son was born on November 2nd 2008 I had the Mirena put in some time in the 3rd week in January. Early October I started bleeding pretty bad had a contraction like cramp late.at night then come the morning I was bleeding so bad it got everywhere. Not even the after giving birth with either if my boys did I ever bleed that much then had another contraction like nasty cramp went to the bathroom and when I came to wipe there came out the mirena wrapped in a huge clot! I was told by my doc that is usually caused when a pregnancy occurs and my body kicked out anything that would obstruct the pregnancy and was sent

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Quoting rebecca:



Quoting erin:

i also have the paraguard my self..it will be 1 1/2 years..and i have had no problems either...the only thing is that i also have an almost constant light discharge so i always wear a mini-pad..(wich thx to rebecca i now know why i have the discharge all the time..it does make sense because of the copper..)now the paraguard come in 2 different type with hormones and without hormones...i have the one without hormones cause i get really bad side effects from alot of meds..i couldnt even take regular birth control..i though that i would never be able to have any kind of birth control besides condoms until i found out about paraguard..it is great..i highly suggest it..good luck






I'm stocked up on pantyliners lol





Lol, Seems like all birth controls have problems, my sister has Paraguard and has bad cramps, but they didn't give me that as a choice at the time.

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Quoting erin:

i also have the paraguard my self..it will be 1 1/2 years..and i have had no problems either...the only thing is that i also have an almost constant light discharge so i always wear a mini-pad..(wich thx to rebecca i now know why i have the discharge all the time..it does make sense because of the copper..)now the paraguard come in 2 different type with hormones and without hormones...i have the one without hormones cause i get really bad side effects from alot of meds..i couldnt even take regular birth control..i though that i would never be able to have any kind of birth control besides condoms until i found out about paraguard..it is great..i highly suggest it..good luck



I'm stocked up on pantyliners lol

Erin - posted on 11/05/2009

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i also have the paraguard my self..it will be 1 1/2 years..and i have had no problems either...the only thing is that i also have an almost constant light discharge so i always wear a mini-pad..(wich thx to rebecca i now know why i have the discharge all the time..it does make sense because of the copper..)now the paraguard come in 2 different type with hormones and without hormones...i have the one without hormones cause i get really bad side effects from alot of meds..i couldnt even take regular birth control..i though that i would never be able to have any kind of birth control besides condoms until i found out about paraguard..it is great..i highly suggest it..good luck

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Wow seems like mirena comes with a few complications, I did it to cut down on cost, but know I kind of wish I would have gone with birth control pills. If it's stuck somewhere else I don't know how I will afford surgery.

Erica - posted on 11/05/2009

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i havent really as of yet.. but i have to go back in 3 months to have it checked because my cervix hadnt fully closed when it was inserted.. the only issue i have is that im still bleeding

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i have the paragaurd and have not had complications with it. I've had it for almost 5 years.

At first i would have lower back pain when my preiod started but that went away after awhile.

I wouldnt get it again though. The copper in it makes me discharge alot because my body is trying to flush the copper out.

I did have a friend though who got the mirena and had to have it removed because it was causing her so much pain. When they went to take it out they couldnt even find it in her uterus. Also i have a firend who works in a clinic and a lady came in to get her iud removed and the dr pulled out a chunk of her cervix with the iud and didnt even tell her. So make sure the dr's take really good care of you and let you know whats going on with your body.

Good luck to you

Ashley - posted on 11/05/2009

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i did. i still have mine. they had to give me one to because i had my period for two months straight. but my sister in laws got stuck in her uterus wall. and my friends some how ended up in her stomach and she had to have surgery. its better to get the ultra sound then wait. i still have problems with this dumb thing. my cramps are unbearable and my periods last a week.

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