I had both a nurse and GP try to retrieve mine without success. I took a couple of paracetamol beforehand and didn't feel much tbh, bled a bit afterwards that's it really. Now having GA...Mirena? Never again!
Do they know where it is? I only ask because mine somehow migrated through the uterine wall and ended up in my pelvic cavity. This was discovered when I couldn't find the threads, and nor could he gp, it didn't show up on ultrasound and eventually (after having to wait for my next period to be sure I wasn't pg ) it showed up on an x-ray outside of my uterus.
Keyhole surgery under ga and they fished it out. They don't want me to have another fitted - actually, neither do I after all that palaver!
Oh good, if the nurse knew where it was then it must be there! I guess I really was a freak then!!
Good luck for Friday, I'm sure it will be find. GA was ok when I had it, although as I was tired anyway (dd2 was 6 months then) I didn't really wake up for hours, just lay in a groggy half-sleeping state and I was sick in the car on the way home!
Success! I'm very happy to report that I have had Mirena removal.
Not sure how long I was down in theatre tbh, but I don't think it was very long. Pain free, bleeding yes, but expected, no vomiting, even had a fab lunch and the nurses? I've never met such a wonderful collective before
Now to let my body return to normal .
I'm FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! nothing to it, so if you are having this done ~ definitely don't worry or panic.
Whilst I was there, I...
Tried to talk a very pg theatre nurse into not having an epidural and to embrace the pain. She was having none of it! Found out I am 6 years older than another theatre nurse, but I look 10 years younger. Plugged Mooncups and Mumsnet to the most fabulous ward nurse too!