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Has anyone had the mirena coil put in under a general anastethic?

(8 Posts)
DedalusDigglesPocketWatch Tue 30-Aug-11 19:02:12

Can I ask why and how was it? Have you had any problems since?

I am booked in, and it seems a bit drastic! But after two failed attempts at getting it put it, it has been recommended.

orienteerer Tue 30-Aug-11 19:06:07

Yes, but only because I was having another procedure anyway. I love my mirena, no problems after initial bleeding. 5 years on I'm now on my second one, have to say that having it changed without GA was pretty awful so I fully sympathise with you, no you are not being OTT by having a GA.

mosschops30 Tue 30-Aug-11 19:09:50

Yes i had my 2nd one put in under general (privately)

My first was done by the GP, but after my 3rd dc i had PTSD after a traumatic childbirth so was unable to have it done awake.

It was the best decision ever, i had a hysteroscopy at the same time. The anaesthetist didnt even intubate, he just maintained my airway (at my request, they may use a laryngeal mask for you) as the procedure was over so quickly.

I will always have a GA in future and never have one put in awake again

Hth smile

DedalusDigglesPocketWatch Tue 30-Aug-11 19:15:37

Thank you for your quick replies, it just seems like such a drastic option, but having the gyneacologist fail to put it in today I guess it is my only option if I want one.

I am having it for health reasons rather than contraception, which somehow makes it feel less OTT (in my head) but still feel a bit wobbly about it.

mosschops30 Tue 30-Aug-11 19:23:42

Dont worry about it, just be grateful that its going in whilst youre asleep grin.
i used to work in anaesthetics and if i oukd ave a GA just to go to the dentist i woukd grin

LauraSmurf Tue 30-Aug-11 19:51:54

I did.

Simply because i was a virgin! My doctor said (and i quote) If you arent in the habit of sticking things up there yourself, we don't like to awake!

I was a very nervous virgin, who it was virtually impossible to get smears from in their defence!

DedalusDigglesPocketWatch Wed 31-Aug-11 10:45:34

Thank you all. I think I feel a bit daft after all my friends say "oh yes, having it fitted is absolutely fine, don't worry about it" but at least I now know it is not just me being soft grin

loubielou31 Fri 02-Sep-11 20:31:22

I had mine put in yesteday and it bloody hurts. I'd like to think that if I was in the UK I'd get gas and air to take the edge off the pain but not here.

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