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Embarrassing for me because I have to ask, that is! I had a mirena inserted after ds2 (about 10 months ago) and I've been really rubbish about checking the threads (I know, I know I should have) but I am a bit squeamish about poking about down there. Anyway, I thought I should have a look and I can't find them, though I'm hoping that's because I'm too crap to know what I'm looking for. Are they difficuly to miss? Because I had a good poke round and couldn't feel anything that didn't feel like it belonged to me. Feeling a bit worried about it now, so any advice gratefully received. And yes, I know about Twinkie and susanmt: that's why I'm worried!
I had a mirena fitted a few weeks ago & I think I can feel the threads, but I'm not sure. I think it's quite hard to tell what's what (IYKWIM)!
Definately go & get it checked anyway & ask the doctor/nurse for some advice on what it should feel like.
2babies - in answer to your question, it saves having to remember to take the pill every day, it;s also a lot less hormone than the pill, as the hormone is released in situ, as it were, and also with a lot of people it reduces if not stops your periods!