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Family planning

Copper coil fitting this morning.... Eeeep!

15 replies

lemonzest123 · 25/10/2016 09:25

Please tell me it doesn't hurt too much?? Haloween Sad

I have quite high pain tolerance but not up there!

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BagelDog · 25/10/2016 09:27

It was ok. Smear test territory. Cramps after like a bad period. Nothing that some neurofen before and tea and a hot water bottle after didn't sort out.

daisiesinherfootsteps · 25/10/2016 09:33

It's really not that bad. Uncomfortable with a bit of a twinge or two. Be aware they have to measure your womb first and then insert the coil so takes a bit longer than a smear. Take ibuprofen AND paracetamol or cododamol 30min before the appointment and it should barely hurt at all. Probably some cramping and spotting for the rest of the day.

lemonzest123 · 25/10/2016 09:37

Oh thanks guys! I was thinking nurofen plus before? That seems to knock most things on the head. Worried as I've had a LLETZ and prob have scarring Blush

Still, can't be worse than the "where are my pills" dance every morning!!

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Amanda89x · 25/10/2016 09:45

Agreed with the painkillers. They can also numb your cervix if it becomes too painful, but to be honest it's more the cramping while they're doing it that's uncomfortable

lalaland1985 · 25/10/2016 10:11

As long as you don't have a tilted womb you'll be fine!

daisiesinherfootsteps · 25/10/2016 10:18

Yes Nurofen plus would be ideal, that's what I was getting at, ibuprofen for the cramping/aches and codeine is the best OTC for blocking out any fitting pain I think.

lemonzest123 · 25/10/2016 11:46

Tilted?! How do I know if its tilted?!

Oh god, I'm in the waiting room getting in a right flap.

Couldn't find nurofen plus so just took the ordinary one....

Eeep Haloween Sad

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BoinkAlongQuietly · 25/10/2016 11:47

Hope it's gone ok!

BoinkAlongQuietly · 25/10/2016 11:48

Oh, I'm abroad on holiday - got the time mixed up. Are you ok, OP?

No need to flap about in the waiting room, deep breaths, it will be over quickly.

BoinkAlongQuietly · 25/10/2016 11:49

(Although I always flap about in the waiting room so I'm not one to talk really.)

lemonzest123 · 25/10/2016 11:53
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lemonzest123 · 25/10/2016 13:58

They could get it in. Owy :(

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BoinkAlongQuietly · 25/10/2016 14:00

Oh no! That's the worst!

It took them 3 tries to get mine in. It was awful. So sorry. Will you go to hospital to have it put in?

lemonzest123 · 25/10/2016 14:07

They've given me a gynaecologist appointment to "have another go" Blush

Its the scar tissue from the LLETZ Haloween Sad

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eggsnmarmite · 07/11/2016 21:42

I have a tilted womb and it was quick and painless :)

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