What do you think of using an IUC/IUD for BC? What are the pros and cons?

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Deidre - posted on 04/16/2009

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I love my IUD. It isn't for everyone though and if you're going to get one you need to be made aware of all the risks (make sure to talk to your doc specifically about it and tell them not to leave anything out). It is very common to bleed on/off for the first 3-6mo after getting one inserted. I bled every few days for a couple days for the first 4mo. Now I rarely get a period and it's not even enough to use a pad half the time, some people lose their period all together but not always (I've had the IUD almost 7mo).

It was pretty uncomfortable when inserted but not any more so than a normal pap smear for me. It is best to get it done while you are on your period as you're more open and it makes it easier for them to insert it. So maybe try to plan it during that time.

I love that I don't have to think about birth control. For the next few years anyway. You should check every so often to make sure you can still feel the string which means it is still in place. And no worries, as long as the string isn't too long, it isn't felt during sex (my husband says he can't feel it unless he's looking for it, and even then it's hard).

Good luck with your decision!

Sadie - posted on 04/16/2009

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it was uncomfortable when they fitted it but after that it was just a dull ache did bleed a bit but not a lot. so i would definately consider it. as ur gp about it. im glad i got it done as at first i was saying i wouldnt have it but now its great doesnt get in the way of my sex life at all and i know im protected they last up to ten years

Sadie - posted on 04/16/2009

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i have had to have an emergency coil fitted as i had a scare and that was the only thing that would help i think they are good as u forget they are there dont need to remember to take any pills etc. i can get a marina coil where u dont have a period which is good or just the copper coil which i have where u still get a period

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Alexandria - posted on 04/27/2009

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TRUST me I was all over the million questions thing when i got mine haha and that was one of them! the girl he had to remove it from is a friend of mine so i know first hand all the issues she had...ewww...thats all i can say!

Deidre - posted on 04/27/2009

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Alexandria - yuck! I hadn't even thought about that being a con of trimming too short. Just figured the main thing would be that you wouldn't be able to feel and check if it was still there.

Alexandria - posted on 04/27/2009

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Quoting Deidre:

My husband has never complained either. You can go in and have them trim the string if you'd like.





The Only Issue That Comes With This IS IF They Trim The Strings Too Short. My Dr. Had To Surgerically Remove One From Our Other OBGYNs Patient Because The Strings Were So Short They Couldnt Be Used To Pull It Out! Ouch!!


 

Brittany - posted on 04/16/2009

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I love mine.. I always have a problem rembering to take meds... and this way you dont have to.. also you can have a lighter period or none at all. That a good thing when you have a child!

Deidre - posted on 04/16/2009

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My husband has never complained either. You can go in and have them trim the string if you'd like.

Sadie - posted on 04/16/2009

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Quoting Cody:



Does any one's husband complain of being "poked" by the string during sex (I mean several months after insertion)? I had that problem with Mirena...not sure if I will go back to Mirena after this baby for that reason.  I really LOVED it for so many other reasons (convenience, light periods, nothing to remember etc).





my husbands never complainedbut i have the copper one atm was thinking on going on the mirena but ill probs stick with this one

Cody - posted on 04/16/2009

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Does any one's husband complain of being "poked" by the string during sex (I mean several months after insertion)? I had that problem with Mirena...not sure if I will go back to Mirena after this baby for that reason.  I really LOVED it for so many other reasons (convenience, light periods, nothing to remember etc).

Alexandria - posted on 04/16/2009

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I have the Marina 5 year plan and I L.O.V.E it! The one and only issue that I had with it was when my doctor put it in, he pinched me! Other then that I have not had any other problems. I was on the Depo shot for a about a year and a half before becoming pregnant with my daughter (of course I was off of it by that time) and I had gained 20 pounds during the year and a half. I never had a period throughout the entire time I was on the depo though and that is something that I was super stoked about. I got the Marina put in because it was the only one that I had found that I was intrested in that didnt have any reports of weight gain. I have had it for 7 months now and have had no problems at all..and plus..no period! :) Happy Hunting!

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