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Has anyone here removed their own mirena coil?

(22 Posts)
lougle Sun 30-Nov-14 21:48:19

Line up, no pushing at the front of the queue!

Northumberlandlass Sun 30-Nov-14 21:50:53

No!!! Had mine taken out at surgery couple of weeks ago. I wouldn't do it myself

Matildathecat Sun 30-Nov-14 21:51:38

You would need to be insane please, please don't say you've done it.


nomoreminibreaks Sun 30-Nov-14 21:55:48

Mine fell out if that counts?

KiaOraOAotearoa Sun 30-Nov-14 21:58:56

Do NOT even think about it!!!!!!!!
Jesus christ!!!
You can bleed seriously and really really fast!

MuscatBouschet Sun 30-Nov-14 21:59:16

No but paid a private clinic to remove it because family planning wouldn't without discussing alternative contraception.

lemisscared Sun 30-Nov-14 21:59:57

Nooooooo just don't do it

Titsalinabumsquash Sun 30-Nov-14 22:01:35

I did, out of desperation. It's not recommended though. blush

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 30-Nov-14 22:02:37

Jesus! Don't do that.

Titsalinabumsquash Sun 30-Nov-14 22:05:55

I should add I was fine, it was as easy as anything but I got a royal bollocking from pretty much everyone who knew/knows. (Not that I go around broadcasting it in RL)

InvaderZim Sun 30-Nov-14 22:14:10

I seriously thought about it but I didn't try - mine was falling out anyways. Turns out it had got wedged, had to have local anesthetic and it hurt like crazy to have taken out.

EveryNight Sun 30-Nov-14 22:15:40

Yes, it was fine.

LineRunner Sun 30-Nov-14 22:17:11

My feet hurt just reading this.

mineofuselessinformation Sun 30-Nov-14 22:19:35

No, and I wouldn't advise it!
I had mine taken out - and nearly had to be scraped off the ceiling afterwards. In medical language, there was some 'discomfort'!
I suppose it depends a lot on how wide your cervix is at the time, where it is, etc, etc.
Go and get a nurse to yank it out for you with something that looks very similar to a long-nosed pair of pliers.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 30-Nov-14 22:21:02

God no - it took two gynaecologists and a nurse and I ended up with a pelvic infection that was the most painful experience of my life

lookingforbaubles Sun 30-Nov-14 22:21:51

oh crumbs ive been thinking about doing just that!

mine is well past its sell by date, but its such a 3 act drama to get an appointment

i am wondering what the record is for how long anyone has left one in

RedBushedT Sun 30-Nov-14 22:22:46

I was going to, as I struggled so much to get an appointment to get it taken out.

But DH was aghast and said rather vehemently that he didn't want me to do it myself... I got an appointment.
To be fair, she just used tweezers to grasp the threads and pull from what I could tell.. mutters about how I could easily have done it myself

Comito Sun 30-Nov-14 22:22:49

WTAF. Why would you do that yourself? I'm not even sure I'd know how to?

SanityClause Sun 30-Nov-14 22:23:14

Yep. Pushed it out with the placenta, when DS was born.

lougle Sun 30-Nov-14 23:18:48

Well I needed a wee, 5 minutes ago. I decided to have a feel and the threads were easily felt, so....I pull and it's out.

LineRunner Sun 30-Nov-14 23:22:15

<ankles crumble>

lougle Sun 30-Nov-14 23:22:39

I did read about 199 posts on a bc thread where loads of people have done it.

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