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smear test then mirena inserted??

(10 Posts)
Doublebubblebubble Sun 20-Dec-15 18:29:21

As above really.

I'm due to have my second smear test (last time that I had it I already had a mirena in place) a few years later I had it removed. Got pregnant had a miscarriage (2014) got pregnant again and I'm sat here with a 9 week old ds. Anyway, because me and dh have decided that we are NEVER having any more children (I've been pregnant 5 times with 6 children - I have a 6 year old girl and 9 week old ds) can I ask to have a mirena fitted as I'm having the smear (or just after)?? I'm not overly keen on ve's so I'd rather it all done together. Dh is having a vasectomy in 2 days. Wish I wasnt such a wimp lol

brightwell Sun 20-Dec-15 21:16:56

Yes they can be done at the same time, you have to be 12weeks post delivery for the smear,(if it's due) don't understand why you want a mirena if your dh is having a vasectomy.

Doublebubblebubble Sun 20-Dec-15 21:24:45

Double Dutch really... We really really really don't want anymore (I would opt for sterilisation but apparently I'm too young to make that choice for myself lol -29) and if we were to break up (which touch wood wouldn't happen)we don't want children with anyone else - just happy with our two. Thank you by the way. My smear is booked for the 20/1 so it will be past the 12 week point... Do I need to pre-book the mirena part or can I just ask as I've got my legs in the stirrups lol x

StillShopalot Sun 20-Dec-15 21:30:44

At our doctors surgery there is only one doctor who fits the mirena coil and she has to have a nurse assistant booked at the same time. I think you would definitely need to book. They also like fitting it during your period which sounds worse than it is.

Best thing to do would be to give them a call.

Doublebubblebubble Sun 20-Dec-15 21:37:46

Okay will do. I wonder whether I can book gas and air for myself. I really hate speculums! Dh is really calm... His seems so much worse than mine.

Doublebubblebubble Sun 20-Dec-15 21:38:29

I realise no one else in their right mind likes speculums

LBOCS2 Sun 20-Dec-15 21:40:39

I did it the other way around - I booked my Mirena insertion and said 'while you're down there...' so got a smear done too. But yes, you can have them both done at the same time, but it has to be at least 12wks postpartum.

CoteDAzur Sun 20-Dec-15 21:42:18

I doubt if smear & Mirena would be done at the same time. Mirena coil is ideally fitted during your period and that is not when smear tests are done.

brightwell Sun 20-Dec-15 22:05:47

Yes you do need to book, at our surgery ladies see their own GP who gives them a prescription for the coil, to bring with them & as StillShopalot says it's a double appointment with GP & nurse. We don't do coil fits during periods. Smear is taken first then coil fit

CoteDAzur Sun 20-Dec-15 22:19:28

Why do you not fit Mirena coil during periods, out of curiosity? Mirena website says it should be placed within 7 days of the 1st day of your period. I was told by the doctor who fitted mine that the cervix is slightly open during the period and so it is easier/less painful to insert it during that time. (That might be why mine was only just uncomfortable, not hideously painful as I've seen said on MN).

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