Can U Feel an IUD?
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Jenni

Anaheim, CA

#1 Apr 30, 2008
Hi Ladies,
I am thinking about getting the ParaGard copper IUD. But I am worried about feeling it.
Will I be able to feel it inside me, when I move around, or press on my abdomen? What about taking a poop? Can you feel the pressure on your uterus?(Sorry to be gross). Also, can my husband feel the strings during sex??? I want the truth!
Thanks!
Jen
tea ali

Union, NJ

#2 May 10, 2008
I've had my Paraguard for almost two years and at first I had the same worry that I would be able to feel it inside of me, but I don't feel it at all. If it is fitted properly, you won't feel it. My husband has never felt the strings, but some women say that their husband does feel them. I guess that depends on how short your strings are cut. That's the truth about my personal experience with the IUD.
sick of cramps

Tucson, AZ

#3 Jul 25, 2008
My husband felt the strings, until I had them cut shorter. For about a year, I couldn't feel the iud, however for the last 6 months, I can actually "feel" it in the form of cramps. Bladder full--cramping. Got to poo--cramps. Got gas--cramps. Orgasm-cramps. I think the iud may have shifted very slighty, and internal pressure from organs and muscles ignites slights cramps. I almost always have some sort of uterine cramps, very light cramps, but always present.
abstaining

United States

#4 Nov 5, 2008
I got an IUD inserted in march 2008. I have had the strings cut THREE TIMES and my ob/gyn says that if she cuts them any shorter the IUD will slip into my uterus. My husband concentrates more on the pain of the strings than on intercourse. should I just remove it?
nurse thinks im crazy

San Diego, CA

#5 Dec 3, 2008
I am having the same problem as "abstaining"...my husband feels the strings all of the time and it is very irritating to him. The nurse at my ob's office thinks I am crazy and that there is no possible way that he can be feeling it. If I just insert my finger a little bit, I can feel it. She insists that the string is only 2 cm long which I know is impossible... Tomorrow will be the 4th (!) time that I will be going back to have it checked. I am so frustrated!

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sammie

Oxnard, CA

#6 Dec 4, 2008
Ive had the IUD for 4 months. I think I feel the pressure of it, and actually noticed I have to pee more?? I get some cramps and feel like something is in there at times but nothing painful. I even forget its there.

My BF was afraid at first to have sex with it in (I guess he thought it was going to bite him?) I was a little worried too but willing to go for it! Finally after I showed him the brochure which shows a picture of where it actually is in there, he was better about it and now were all good.=> I had the strings cut,'short enough' according to the dr. and my BF has not told me he can feel them. Thats good, but when Im checking for the strings I cant feel them! I will keep trying maybe I feel them and I dont realize it? Once I thought I actually did?? Going number 2 is no problem either...I thought I would push it out -LOL (I know TMI) but its still there.

this is my truthful experience 4 months in to it...
Lynn

Harvey, LA

#7 Dec 5, 2008
Hi, I have had the Mirena for almost 4 years now. I had it placed 2 months after my last born child. I bled heavy after and spotted for a few months. My husband has never felt the strings and I cannot feel it inside of me. When I get a period(yes every month regularly) it is very light and only stays for 3 days. I love the Mirena and have recommended it to all of my girlfriends who has children and are not considering becoming pregnant any time soon.
Mandy

Hudson, MA

#8 Mar 7, 2009
Thanks for the INFO! I have been searching the "net" for a while now..And I'm happy to hear that someone else out there is having the SAME problem with CRAMPS! It seems like ALL the time. I have been keeping track of my period, and it seems like between the PMS cramps, and then starting to bleed and then the Post cramps...I only have about 1 week out of the month that I feel somewhat normal!! Besides that fact that my period lasts anywhere between 7-10 days!
Oh, BTW. I have had my IUD for over 3 years!!! So, I don't believe the crap I've read that its just for the first 6 months or so.. Anymore info on this would be great! I think I may just get it removed. Who wants to have their period 20 out of 28 days a month!!
THanks!!
misty

Tacoma, WA

#9 May 24, 2009
I too have a paraguard in place, I had my place 1 week ago. My husband says he cannot feel the strings at all, but when i check my strings i feel them and a litte pressure but not platic on my cervix. im concerned its a little too low so im going in to have it checked but ive had no cramps or pain what so ever beside the mild cramping on insertion day. as anyone else felt this before? im wondering if its just my cervix and im just not use to "feeling" it.
IUD User

Coronado, CA

#10 Jul 12, 2009
If you feel like you can feel the IUD in your cervix it is likely that the IUD is coming out (your body is pushing it out, naturally) and it needs to be re-inserted/fixed by your healthcare provider. This has happened to me and I will be going in first thing tomorrow morning to get it fixed. Call your healthcare provider ASAP if this has happened. BTW, the IUD is no longer effective when it is coming out like that, so make sure you do not have intercourse until everything is happy down there, again. :D
Tahnee

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#11 Jul 29, 2009
I had my paragard put in about 3 weeks ago, it hurt like a mofo getting it put in,(maybe because havent had kids yet). I expected to bleed a little more than normal but my period flow afterwards was normal. Ive noticed sudden cramping at random intervals throughout the month. I hope this goes away, cos it often comes without warning. Im still waiting to see what my next period is going to be like.
I can feel about 1cm of the string poking out of my cervix but it kind of curls around & back rather than poking straight down & my husband hasnt been able to feel it.
Angelica B Minnesota

Kentland, IN

#12 Jul 29, 2009
I have had the mirena for 3 weeks. I have had cramping and lower back pain in the first week. I still have bleeding that hasn't gone away all these weeks. I am frustrated about the bleeding and my doctor told me that this is normal. My husband hasn't told me that he can feel the strings. I am comfortable and other than the bleeding I can't complain. I have noticed that I am needing to urinate more frequently and I have been checked and I don't have a UTI, therefore I believe it's due to the mirena. I am just hoping that the bleeding will stop soon. I used to be on the pill, but this form of birth control (IUD) is a lot more easier because as long as it's in place and your body doesn't reject it, it's working.
just visiting

Toronto, Canada

#13 Aug 9, 2009
I've had my Paragard for two days, I've never had children and I feel it there constantly. Cramping constantly - from mild "light" period style cramps to heavy first-day-of-my-period type cramps that make me double over, even though I am taking maximum amounts of Aleve. Cramps are much worse after I eat and feel full, if I have gas, sit for long periods, when I go to the bathroom, lie on my side, etc. etc. and oh yes, I'm bloated to the hilt, wearing my loosest sweats at the moment. There's no bleeding, just cramps.

I was shown the placement of the IUD via ultrasound right after it was put in, it looked right, high up in the uterus, there was no perforation, so a success on the whole. The insertion itself was painful but not god awful, the GAWWWD AWWWFUL part started about 5 minutes after insertion when I had cramps so bad I started to hyperventilate, almost fainted, my hands and mouth went numb from the hyperventilation and I couldn't talk properly to say "what the f#$*??" to the nurses. Good thing the nurse recognized what was happening and the clinic had a paper bag handy. Oh, and I almost puked into the bag due to nausea. Awesome.

I figure at this rate my body is probably saying "no way" to the IUD and pushing it out. I have a follow up in a month. If it is on its way out, that's it, kiss that couple hundred bucks good-bye and I'll try the pill again. Sigh.
loves it but scared to 2

New York, NY

#14 Aug 19, 2009
I got the paraguard iud two days ago. Going in, it hurt. Cramps in a weird way.(I haven't had children yet.) I had my doctor prescribe me xanax before, and that helped during the procedure. It is only 5 minutes though, so totally do able. The day of insertion I had cramps, and a few the next day with some spotting. So far though, so good. i am a bit nervous about "#2-ing" it out. This is craziness right? I can push, yeah?
paoly

Bronx, NY

#15 Sep 14, 2009
Wll I've had the IUD (without hormones) for a year now. At first I will feel terrible pains, but now i feel minor, but 80% of the time present different types of cramps. It's annoying, but I find my self noticing that the more I focus in the pain, the more I actually feel the minor pressure. Now I just dont even think about it. Yhough there is one thing that actually scares me, I think that maybe while having intercourses by boyfriend moved the IUD or some how the IUD is moving. THAY IS CREEPYY!!. He tells me that he feels the little strings hanging down, though he doesn't feel irritated or bothered by it. But I'm still scared. If any one can actually tell me if the IUD moves and im at risk of getting pregnant, please contact me at [email protected] and if any one wants to know in more detail about my experience with the IUD, you can also feel free to contact me at my email.
Mirena

Glendale, CA

#16 Dec 15, 2009
I just got my IUD--Mirena--and I think that my cervix feels more pronounced than before. Is this possible or my imagination? Is this just swelling that will subside?
izzy

Goliad, TX

#17 Mar 20, 2010
IvE had mirena for bout 10 months now. had no problems till now. inserion isnt bad at all for ne1 thinkn it hurts. just like menstrual cramps. atleast i think so.well ive had 2 BV's now n its not fun. the iud may b to blame. now i have a normal period bcuz i havent had onefor 10 months. could it have moved or slipped out? strings are to short to look for it and well im on my "." ;( ne advice on how to find it without having to visit my doc?overall i love this thing.no pills no latex.just hope its still in
erin

Bay Minette, AL

#18 Apr 22, 2010
i have had the mirena for about 1.5 years. i never even had a period from day one, but it hurts like hell getting put in. and i have always loved it.... untill now. i have a sharp pain in my belly and i checked for the string but cant find it. i called the doctor and they said most women cant feel it.. i have checked every month or so since i got it and have felt it fine untill now.i go for a check up on monday.
msdefied

Concord, CA

#19 Apr 24, 2010
Mandy wrote:
Thanks for the INFO! I have been searching the "net" for a while now..And I'm happy to hear that someone else out there is having the SAME problem with CRAMPS! It seems like ALL the time. I have been keeping track of my period, and it seems like between the PMS cramps, and then starting to bleed and then the Post cramps...I only have about 1 week out of the month that I feel somewhat normal!! Besides that fact that my period lasts anywhere between 7-10 days!
Oh, BTW. I have had my IUD for over 3 years!!! So, I don't believe the crap I've read that its just for the first 6 months or so.. Anymore info on this would be great! I think I may just get it removed. Who wants to have their period 20 out of 28 days a month!!
THanks!!
The cramps are a pain. I too have about 1 week of normal... Is all this worth it? The things we do for love!
new_to_iud

Ridgefield, WA

#20 May 13, 2010
I got a Mirena IUD a week ago 2-3 days before I would've normally started my period. I almost puked when they put it in - something about tugging around with my cervix causes a body reaction.

I spent the week off and on cramping and a super light period. Was in the shower 'cleaning out' the remnants of my period ( gross i know ) when i felt my IUD strings. I didn't tug or whatever just touched a little, and then immediately got a little woozy. I'm not sure if it was just coincidental or what, sometimes taking hot showers I get woozy anyways.

But Was wondering - has this happened to anyone else? Is that normal ?

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