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Failed coil insertion????

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Scaredandalone Wed 20-Oct-10 11:46:44

I tried to have a coil inserted yesterday after unprotected sex however the GP tried for 30 minutes and my cervix was clamped shut. It was agony and when I got up a pool of blood fell out. I would still like a coil fitted is this possible now? I was not during my period so if I had it fitted during my period would it be more likely to go in?

FrameyMcFrame Wed 20-Oct-10 17:15:51

Sorry you had such a bad time. Have you had children? It can be hard to get it in if not.

Also you might be better off going to a family planning clinic rather than your GP.
The staff at FP clinics put IUDs in all day every day and get very good at it while GPs don't do it that often so you might have better luck at a more specialised place.

Scaredandalone Wed 20-Oct-10 18:00:26

I have had two dc, it was a family planning clinic the doctor there inserted it, I didn't mean to say GP.

Lulumaam Wed 20-Oct-10 18:03:35

you can'thave it fitted during your period

did you get any other emergecny contraception

do you have issues having smears or anythign?

did the GP use any numbing gel on your cervix before clamping it?

bigstripeytiger Wed 20-Oct-10 18:06:39

You can have if fitted during a period. That can make it easier because the cervix is more open. That wont help you re the recent unprotected intercourse though.

Lulumaam Wed 20-Oct-10 18:10:08

really? when i've had mine fitted, i've been asked where in my cycle i am?

bigstripeytiger Wed 20-Oct-10 18:20:03

My GP will only fit them during a period as they say it is the only way that they can know that you arent pregnant at the time.

Lulumaam Wed 20-Oct-10 18:20:57

interesting ! mine just asks if there is any chance you are pregnant...

Scaredandalone Wed 20-Oct-10 18:22:09

No I was unable to take any further action against unwanted pg. So I shall hope I am not but if I am I shall not have a termination. But if I get my period I want a coil inserted to ensure no further actions.

I have no problems with smears or sweeps I have had my waters broken these didn't hurt as much. I had no gel he also said they normally give AB but because I am bf he will do it without and risk infection and then he shoved it in. He was really hurting me with just the speculum to be honest I think he was a inconsiderate bastard.

bigstripeytiger Wed 20-Oct-10 18:22:33

That sounds a bit more reasonable. Mine make me feel like they think you cant be trusted to tell the truth.

Lulumaam Wed 20-Oct-10 18:31:05

that's awful.. could you not hav got the MAP>?

Scaredandalone Wed 20-Oct-10 18:45:27

Lulumaam I am currently awaiting diagnosis on bipolar I had a episode last week and by the time I was back to myself I was at +5 days and that was last night so MAP not a option sad I also had no idea the coil could fail to be inserted sad.

hatwoman Wed 20-Oct-10 18:52:41

scared - I had huge difficulties having a mirena coil inserted recently - GP failed; 2 docs at fp clinic failed; 4th doc (specialist coil-fitter) managed to get it in. it was bloody painful though. at the last attempt they said that if they couldn;t do it one of the other coils might be easier - something to do with the shape. (but they managed to get the mirena in). So this might be worth asking about. They also talked about doing it under a general anaesthetic - glad I didn;t have to make that choice - seemed a bit ott, but then again, maybe not - quick operation for 5 years worry free. go back and find out more about your options

Lulumaam Wed 20-Oct-10 19:49:20

I'm really sorry to hear that scaredandalone.. xxx

Scaredandalone Wed 20-Oct-10 20:17:34

Thanks hatwoman I will definetely try again then and go back smile. Thanks lulumaam smile.

angels1 Fri 29-Oct-10 08:13:23

yes - they tried with me and couldn't. I was told some coils are bigger than others, so that might make a difference. Even so, they tried the smallest one with me and it still wouldn't fit! I was referred to a gyane doc at local hospital to fit it under a general. In the end I didn't opt for this (as by the time I had waited for the hospital appointment which took a few months DH and I had decided we would try for a family within the year so it wouldn't be worth having the coil at this point in time).

mosschops30 Fri 29-Oct-10 08:26:56

I had one put in by my gp but had my new one put in under general anaesthetic due to other issues.
I can highly recommend it, I didn't even have to be intubated, was in and out of theatre quickly, it was a very positive experience

mosschops30 Fri 29-Oct-10 08:26:57

I had one put in by my gp but had my new one put in under general anaesthetic due to other issues.
I can highly recommend it, I didn't even have to be intubated, was in and out of theatre quickly, it was a very positive experience

Scaredandalone Fri 29-Oct-10 10:13:22

I think as I am uncertain if me and dp will be having any more children I may use a ring or a patch for now and then have a coil once the decision is made but thanks for all the input.

DamselInDisgrace Fri 29-Oct-10 10:19:47

Why not get an implant? They're easy to remove if and when you want to (try to) conceive, and less painful than a coil.

Scaredandalone Fri 29-Oct-10 20:22:25

I have had two kinds of the pill and both disagreed with me so I looked and the ring has the least amount of adverse effects so thought I would try that one.

Squirrelgirl Tue 02-Nov-10 11:05:05

This is the first time I have used this site and I hope that I have posted correctly. I had a marena coil fitted a few months ago. On Sunday night I experienced very strong labour type pains with spotting that continued onto the next day and didn't fade much with strong painkillers. Last night my coil fell out with a clot attached to it. I am still experiencing pain and with two kids and lack of sleep from the pain I am exhausted. The family planning clinic advised that it should pass in a couple of days but this is horrendous. Does anyone have any advice?

FlameGrilledMama Tue 02-Nov-10 15:42:07

Hi Squirrelgirl this is a old thread you would be better off starting a new thread because not many people will return to this thread now smile Sorry no experience of your current dilema.

zara283 Fri 10-Dec-10 22:48:28

Hi squirrelgirl
I had the coil fitted and had exactly the same problem except mine didn't fall out I had to plead with the doctor to take it out, they refused so I ended up going to a family planning clinic. Once they removed it I had about a week of reall bad pain but then it subsided & I felt 10x better.
Hope that helps

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