Worth noting: Contains zero hormones. Its nerve racking to wonder, did it come out, has it been out since before we did anything, could i be pregnant now, and if i am i start contemplating the methods of killing him. Guest wrote: Hi Everyone, This past week has been really weird for me. Hello, I'm a newbie and have a question which I couldn't find answered anywhere in previous posts. But sometimes it'll be too soft to tell the firmness changes during your cycle , so if you don't feel any hard areas, check a few days later. I got the Mirena one week ago, and today I started having problems with the strings poking me. I don't donate anymore, and would kind of like to switch to the Mirena, but my Paragard is good until the year 2021, and I kind of figure, if it ain't broke, don't get it yanked out of your uterus.
Not only am I still concerned about how I am going to get this thing out of me, I am also concerned about how am I to know if I am pregnaunt?? I have had the damn mirena for 14 months- and the stupid ass thing is horrible for our sex life. I'll just take a pregnancy test at a set time each month to curb my paranoia. Insertion of the mirena was a huge pain so I've always questioned if it was in right even though all the checks say yes. We had been together for 3 years prior and he was fine. Shouldn't be an issue unless your partner is blessed with an overabundance of penis.
The ideal time to check is when the cervix is low and hard. Once or twice a year I'll remember, and when I get a check up at the gyn they'll take a look, but I haven't had any problems. However when my husband and I have intercourse i cant find the string for a few days, its like it gets twisted up or pushed up into my uterus, I give it a little bit to show back up again and it always does so i dont put to much thought into it. Also, she did say that she has had people somehow rip them out while checking the strings, so that is a risk she wants to prevent. I've been lucky to have mild periods on the pill, but I can't deal with the excessive hormones or constantly taking it anymore. For the first week after insertion I experienced random jabbing sensations in my vagina several times a day, very much as if I had been poked by the sharp end of fishing line. I don't see what the problem is.
Discussion and links of interest to childfree individuals. That would definitely make me feel better! This site complies with the for trustworthy health information:. Hi there, my understanding with a mirena ring like that is pretty expected to have the problems that you're talking about. Have you taken a pregnancy test? I asked my doc about poking strings, which was a concern of mine after I read your posted message. We clip the strings that hang down from the device, and then we remove the stabilizer and speculum, and we're done. Out of all the times I felt around up there, I have never felt my cervix. In the event that the strings are not in the proper position or seem much longer or shorter than normal, you may do well to contact a doctor for advice and get a physical examination.
If you're regularly having sex and sexual contact then there's going to be stuff a lot more intrusive and 'vigorous' to use a silly word than a couple of fingertips near the strings. I asked my boyfriend every other week or so; eventually he got sort of annoyed. Has this ever happened to anyone? Listen, I totally get it. So I switch through multiple different kinds over the last year+, different issues on all of them. I feel better, just a bit impatient! So when I went in for my pap, I ask the dr to check and see if the mirena was still there, she couldn't find it, so she gave me an ultrasound to make sure it was there, it was the strings are just missing. Now that they've snuggled up around my cervix I haven't felt a poke higher up, but it seems like an entirely possible symptom to me. She said that she feels it's better to leave it alone instead of touching them with my fingers, increasing any chance of bacteria getting up there.
Sometimes my partner feels the strings poke him in certain positions, enough to where it leaves him sore. Also, ParaGard was marketed initially to married moms. If it does fall out, you will need to use another method of birth control until it can be reinserted. Might be just my body adjusting. This would need to be corrected as soon as possible before possible damage occurs to adjoining areas. I've even been back in the gym already.
The strings from mirena was poking him which made it uncomfortable for him. They never told me they would have to do surgury to do so! Which seems logical to me, but not being able to check that everything is a-okay also causes paranoia for me. I got my Mirena in March, and so far love it, with one small caveat. Any just how do they plan on trimming these strings? They are poking him to the point that we can see red marks on him. In other words - I jumped the gun because I was upset, but I do get to keep my Mirena after all! Yes, I have had my Mirena for a little over a year, but only recently did my boyfriend say he could feel the strings. If it comes out, you'll know.
My strings were actually longer than I expected. So I think I'll keep the strings the length they are. . This could be the case for you as well, strings super short and just retracted into your cervix so that you may only get a chance of feeling them on certain days. I've had mine in since July 09. So hopefully all works out! Doc told me not to check strings.
Since it is possible to introduce harmful bacteria into the vagina, even if your hands do not feel or look dirty, it is best to wash your hands with soap and water before you begin. And kind of sad given he was a med student! Needless to say I am pissed off. Hi- I'm a former lurker. We trust that sexy brain of yours to post with good intentions. I was doing some googling and it appears that it's common for the cervix to adjust somehow during the menstrual cycle, such that it's raised higher or lower at certain points of the month.
And personally, I felt as if I could feel the strings for the first few weeks. See how they just barely peek out of the cervix? There is mixed evidence on whether this helps… and the injections themselves can be uncomfortable. I hope mine stays in too. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Thanks for sharing your experience!! As for discomfort after insertion, it should be minimal by the time you head home. I've had my Mirena for a little over a year now.