To think this amount of pain on mirena isn't normal?!

(18 Posts)
sadandanxious Mon 17-Oct-16 20:41:12

Posting here mostly for traffic. I had a mirena coil fitted 3 and a half months ago and for the most part it's been amazing, no periods, no pain it's been great. Today though it's been horrendous. I've been getting such bad cramps I'm in tears. My threads also feel really low - they're hanging just above my entrance when normally they're really hard to reach. The pain is unbearable, I'm curled up in a ball trying to breathe through the pain. I've never had this much pain before and I'm worried something is wrong. Anyone have any experience or knowledge on this?

Lamere Mon 17-Oct-16 20:43:06

That doesn't sound normal, I would get it checked out. Never had a problem with mine (had 5+ years)

chocolatestrawberries Mon 17-Oct-16 20:44:28

I had one and it made me unable to walk. Best just to get it taken out. You'll feel a million times better afterwards.

RandomMess Mon 17-Oct-16 20:44:54

It could have dislodged, I'd be getting an urgent scan tbh.

Did you used to get painful periods pre-mirena?

Homebird90 Mon 17-Oct-16 20:45:58

Sounds like it might be coming out / stuck in your cervix, this can cause some kind of shock... Ring 111 for advice?

sadandanxious Mon 17-Oct-16 20:46:43

I can't use any other form of contraception though apart from non latex condoms and DP most certainly isn't ready for a baby. I really wanted the mirena to work for me sad this is the first time it's been like this.

chocolate was it constant or just ocasional? I had such bad cramps (though not this bad!) and bleeding with the copper coil I can't go back to that.

Emberfirefly Mon 17-Oct-16 20:51:22

This happened to me and when I got it checked the nurse couldn't feel the threads, had to have an ultrasound and it had dislodged. It was agony! It also felt like something was sticking into my rectum as well as awful cramps, haven't had cramps like that since early labour! You should get it checked oP

Homebird90 Mon 17-Oct-16 20:52:24

"In about 5-6 % of women, the muscular contractions of the womb push the coil out of place or expel it from the uterus. This is most likely to occur in the first few months after fitting."

"you may experience persistent pain or abnormal bleeding"

"You may be able to feel the lower end of the Mirena can be felt (this often feels like a matchstick)"

From www.britishfibroidtrust.org.uk/mirena.php

sadandanxious Mon 17-Oct-16 20:52:33

random no not really, I tended to only bleed properly for a day, spotted for about 3 days then but it was never painful, just mild discomfort. How do I get a scan?

Dontpanicpyke Mon 17-Oct-16 20:55:33

You should go to casualty or see your emergency GP.

You may not need a scan and it might be nothing to do with the coil.

Go and get it sorted. Mumsnet can't diagnose you and it could be serious. flowers

Homebird90 Mon 17-Oct-16 20:56:27

How do I get a scan?

Via the person / place who put it in... Or if the pain is unbearable and you're worried about perforation call 111 who may (or may not) tell you to go to emergency, depending on how you're doing.

sadandanxious Mon 17-Oct-16 20:56:39

homebird I've just tried feeling and I can't feel anything like that. It feels really painful though when I try and feel around up around by my cervix (sorry if tmi)

Homebird90 Mon 17-Oct-16 21:00:28

Not tmi at all - sound like it's stuck there though maybe - do call your medical centre for out of hours advice x

chocolatestrawberries Mon 17-Oct-16 21:42:13

i don't think it was constant, but it was so long sgo I can't remember for certain

sadandanxious Mon 17-Oct-16 23:00:05

I'm now in out of hours. They won't see me until I can give a urine sample but I don't even remotely need to pee sad

sadandanxious Tue 18-Oct-16 07:23:48

Just to update everyone. The out of hours doctor had a chat with me and said it definitely sounded like the coil was coming out. She took a look and said she could either remove it there and then or I'd continue to be in excruciating pain until it managed to work it's way out - so of course I told her to take it out. I have some very minor discomfort this morning but other than that I feel so much better.

I'm not sure whether to get another one. I'm assuming it was just a one off that it came out but who knows. In any case I'm going to book an appointment with my GP to talk things through.

Thank you all for being there last night, it really helped a lot being be to talk it through with others smile

RandomMess Tue 18-Oct-16 23:13:35

Glad you are okay now, sounds horrendous!

Who fitted it - family planning clinic or someone else?

sadandanxious Wed 19-Oct-16 07:25:03

Thanks Random

It was the family planning clinic as nobody at our surgery was trained to fit them. I've since moved health trusts and therefore GP surgery and again nobody is able to fit them at the surgery. It would at least be a different family planning clinic now though since we moved.

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