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ooh you get an anaesthetic in your "insides" when you get a coil now

(37 Posts)
HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:19:12

i dunno - cervix womb, whatever it is. up THERE

bloody lightweights

in the OLD days you grinned and bore it. * rocks on rocking chair *

Eh?! How does that work then? Big needle up your foof? I'd sooner just stick with the two paracetamol half an hour beforehand that I've taken each of the three times I've had Mirena fitted.
It honestly isn't that bad!

HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:23:04

no something squirty - think it was a liquid. I dunno. tbh it could have been arsenic grin

HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:23:24

i know its not bad - am veteran. I am just saying.

CMOTDibbler Mon 28-Jan-13 10:30:46

Was it a spray? Lots of gynaes use a very local anaesthetic on just the cervix as its not that it reduces pain, but stops you feeling faint due to vaso vagal reaction

HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 10:31:42

it looked like a syringey thing

Lifeisontheup Tue 29-Jan-13 13:16:45

My cervix was numbed with something, I still fainted. I've never experienced such pain and I've had 3 DC's including a back to back labour so am honestly not a wimp.
The mirena going in felt like someone was pushing needles into my pelvis. Strangely having it taken out didn't hurt at all.

Colliewollydoodle Tue 29-Jan-13 18:15:23

Oh is that what makes you feel faint, wish they had said, I felt really daft!

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 18:18:55

You think thats bad? I had mine put in under general anaesthetic

<ultimate lightweight>

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Jan-13 18:20:51

It can't be a spray. There are no nerve endings in the ectocervix (the part of the cervix dr sees)

kiwigirl42 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:21:53

the first thing I thought when told I needed a hysterectomy was 'oh good, won't have to get the Mirena changed' and I didn't even find it hurt having it done last time. Its just the anticipation that it could really fucking hurt that kills me. Brilliant device though. Best thing ever for my awfully heavy periods. So wish I'd got one year and years earlier.

I am having my mirena taken out and replaced next Friday - and this thread has worried me quite a lot and reassured me a bit. I was planning to take paracetamol beforehand - hopefully that will help.

crochetcircle Tue 29-Jan-13 18:34:32

I thought it was lidocaine? Just had copper coil fitted before Christmas. It was still painful!!!

nightshade Tue 29-Jan-13 18:47:01

Disn;t even feel mine. Was getting à smear at same time and had to be rôle it was over. Bits as hard as nails!

TheDarkSideOfTheSpoon Tue 29-Jan-13 18:51:38

I had a mirena fitted in December, didn't get offered any anaesthetic but it didn't hurt any more than a smear usually does, that being not really at all, just a bit uncomfortable.

<well 'ard>

Its bled for six solid weeks though sad Aparantly that's normal confused

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 19:23:41

How painful did you all find the mirena after having it in?

Ive had mine 3 weeks now and am still very crampy. Didnt expect it to hurt so much tbh.

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Jan-13 19:55:32

I didn't have cramps. The unbearable part for me was the endless and abundant smelly mucus, usually tinged with perpetual drops of period blood.

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 19:56:50

cote how long did that go on for?

Lifeisontheup Tue 29-Jan-13 20:00:41

I didn't have much pain afterwards but I bled quite heavily for 6 months at which point I had it removed. I now have the implant and very light/non-existent periods.

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Jan-13 20:09:11

About 8 months, I think. Then I had it taken out.

ConfuzzledMummy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:15:36

I had mine fitted 2 weeks ago and she told me as she was doing it, she squirted cold water on mine confused

nightshade Tue 29-Jan-13 20:20:56

Took ten months for bleeding to finally Seattle but all good now. Cramping on and off for several months.

MikeLitoris Tue 29-Jan-13 20:23:55

Jeez. Dont think I can take this for months. This is the first contraception that has made either spotty or a rage filled loon.

Knew it was to good to be true.

messagetoyourudy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:43:32

I am very interested in the anaesthetic element - does anyone have some proper information?

I am in the process of having my mirena coil removed.

I say process, because I have been to the Dr's twice and she can't find the strings, so I have been for an ultrasound to make sure it is still there, and then I have been back to the Dr's again last week and she STILL can't get it out!

However, last week after having her rumage around and not retrive it, I was very ill. I passed out twice in the Dr's surgery and it took a good 2 hours or so to stop having pins and needles in my hands and feet, and generally feeling like I was going to throw up. I had terrible cramps for about 24 hours and am still bleeding now.

I have a referral to see the Gyne at hospital now, and I'm very worried about having it removed under anything less than a general anaesthetic!!!

Karoleann Tue 29-Jan-13 21:24:47

It didn't really bother me either having it put in or taken out (I have coil number 2 now). No anaesthetic either. Still hoping dh will have snip next year as periods are quite heavy still.

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