Due to have my mirena coil replaced tomorrow. Does it hurt? I had the last one inserted under GA as was having a fibroid removed at the same time so no experience if it being done without anaesthetic. Should I expect bleeding? Any other things I need to know?
Hi OP, I have had three Mirena coils and most recently, the copper coil. None have hurt on insertion. One Mirena insertion left me feeling a bit "wobbly" for a few minutes, I know that can be a common side effect, but it only happened the once. Have never had bleeding afterwards either. I was very frightened before the first one and got myself into an absolute state, all unnecessary. I hope that helps and it all goes smoothly!
Placemarking as I was due to have one inserted today but had to cancel for next week as ds is having a tough time after his jabs. I was going to post a similar thread. I've had two coils before but I cant remember the first one being put in as it was soooooooo long ago and I literally cant remember the second as I was under ga. Lol someone will be along to help us soon lol x
Do you have to have it inserted on your period then?? I'm breastfeeding and because I had an emcs I really haven't had any bleeding or periods in 3 months... I'm going to load up on paracetamol before now I think x
Does it hurt to take out the existing one though? The GP referred me to a clinic as she said sometimes the cervix goes into spasm when taking it out and then they can t get the new one in! I was like
I haven't had periods since the first one went in so there'd be no point waiting for a relaxed cervix. They struggle sometimes with getting a smear as my cervix is positioned slightly oddly. Am dreading it a bit now ...
Having it taken out hurt more than putting it in but it wasn't awful I just wasn't expecting it! Gp used some anaesthetic gel. Definitely worth the slight discomfort. Just take some painkillers before you go in and relax.
I found it extremely painful and was surprised as I'd read threads like this before saying it was fine. It was excruciating, took several attempts, I cried bled a lot and had cramps for ages afterwards. Talking to friends about it a few months later over a large drink, they both reported a similar story. All of us had c-sections rather than vaginal deliveries though, not sure if that would have made a difference.
I'm surprised to see people have found it a breeze for fitting. I was traumatised the first time I had it inserted (very high pain threshold) but was worth it for no periods. I had it removed and conceived DD and then it took me 2 years to build up the courage to go again. Again it was awful but worth no periods. Iv never had a natural birth just 3 sections so that might be why.
Mine hurt a lot to be inserted - but for literally 30 seconds, then I had a day of mild cramping and spotting and that was that. Having it taken out was nothing - she out the speculum in, asked me to cough and then said I could get dressed - I'd not felt a thing!
I had 2 failed attempts at Mirena insertion - including one at the FP clinic and one with a local anaesthetic block at the Maternity Hospital. The 3rd attempt took absolutely ages but the GP got it in the end.
I'd say it was more uncomfortable than a smear but not horrific, but I had just had a 10lb baby with just g&a and no tear so I might not be the best judge! I had a bit of spotting and cramping for the red of the day but nothing some paracetamol and a hot water bottle couldn't sort out. And no periods is soooooo worth it, I love mine!
For those who have swapped from Mirena to copper coil, what are your periods like now?