Can U Feel an IUD?
Please-Help

Santee, CA

#21 May 19, 2010
I went to planned parenthood and was suggested to get the paragard iud. So i came home and did some research on it, now im even more scared than i was before. Mostly everything i read is BAD. Oh and lets not forget that im 16.. I know, i shouldnt be having sex to begin with.. but i want to be safe about it.. And if i do go through with it, should i tell my mom? Will it hurt a lot when i get it? will sex hurt me after? will my boyfriend feel it?
Brandee

Detroit, MI

#22 Jun 7, 2010
I've only had the Paragard for about 7wks and I just had sex tonight lol my husband could feel it and it wasnt too good for us because of it. I should call and have the strings cut right? Will that actually help if not I can just get it taken out right then and my tubes tied later. I already have 3 kids I'm done. Cramps are sometimes VERY BAD and sometimes I can deal. My period was heavier than usual but nothing I could not handle. I spot from time to time. What I did notice was BEFORE I started my period it came out light and dark like it does when its ending. and when I ended it was like it was just starting. BACKWARDS if you asked me. But thats pretty much it for me, I can't feel it but my husband felt the strings said it felt like the plastic that comes on clothing attached to tags & it was very irritating for him. I just hope they can see me ASAP and not make me wait weeks.

Since: Apr 10

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#23 Jun 11, 2010
Please-Help wrote:
I went to planned parenthood and was suggested to get the paragard iud. So i came home and did some research on it, now im even more scared than i was before. Mostly everything i read is BAD. Oh and lets not forget that im 16.. I know, i shouldnt be having sex to begin with.. but i want to be safe about it.. And if i do go through with it, should i tell my mom? Will it hurt a lot when i get it? will sex hurt me after? will my boyfriend feel it?
The IUD is far less painful than becomming a parent at 16! Too sad you can't talk to your mom! Maybe you have an aunt or friend's mom you can trust?

Do do do use birth control. You have your whole life ahead of you and plenty of time to live and find out who you are yourself before you become a mom. If i had it to do again I wouldn't even think about marriage and kids until after 33...
I know I would have made a lot fewer mistakes and been a way better mom.
I would have used the IUD then (hindsight) had it been available..if I was sexually active..

There are also contraceptives you can buy at the store called c-film...but I suggest you also use condoms until you know for certain both you and your partner are and will and have been 100% monogamous.

One of my friends, when we were still in high school, was mortified when her 'older' and wiser boyfriend gave her Genital warts as a parting gift in exchange for her virginity.!! Be careful! Some guys, many guys are less than honest when it comes to sex.
new iud user

San Francisco, CA

#24 Jul 6, 2010
I just got my Paragard IUD 5 days ago. The insertion wasnt as bad as I expected. I had read alot on the internet (lots of bad stuff on here) so I was prepared for intense pain but all I felt was some weird cramping. I felt a little dizzy upon sitting up afterwards, but it went away quickly. I got it on the last day of my period and I've been spotting a little off and on since the insertion. I feel like I can feel it inside of me though. It's not painful or anything, but I feel a little bloated and there's this pressure down there. I've been bugging out a little because of everything I had read on the internet, so I've been checking the strings ever day. They've been there every time i've checked and I dont feel the iud or anything, but the strings have tucked themselves up around my cervix. The doctor told me that would happen eventually, but i've been trying to figure out if they're the same length still and i cant get them down. Also, the pressure I feel is more on my left side than centered in the middle, is it that normal? I feel like i want to try to get the strings down but I dont want to pull on them and move my iud. And when i try gently to get them down they just swirl around. Am I moving my IUD? How hard do you have to pull on them to move it out of place? How easily does it move out of place?? Could it be spinning inside of me with the strings???? Am I just thinking about this too much????
GynGirlTech

Lexington, NC

#25 Jul 11, 2010
Usually, the Dr leaves the strings a little longer, because you can always cut them shorter. In the case of "abstaining" I believe the strings are too short. If they were a little longer, the string would lay down against the cervix, and the ends wouldn't poke your partner, he wouldn't be able to feel them at all.
GynGirlTech

Lexington, NC

#26 Jul 11, 2010
To Please-help, I wouldn't recommend the IUD as your first method of BC. Most Dr's will not insert it unless you have already had children and are married or in a monogamous relationship. As a teenager, you are not the ideal candidate, because even if you are faithful, lots of teenage boys are not, and with an IUD, if you are exposed to an STD, the STD climbs straight up the string and into your uterus, progressing much, much faster than normal. The risk of permanent damage to your fallopian tubes and uterus due to any STD is great. Also, if you have never had children, it will hurt to insert a lot more than in someone whose cervix has been dilated before.
CaylaJ

Suffolk, VA

#27 Jul 16, 2010
My bf has a huge penis.lol ( yesssss ) So he has a blood bruise from my iud. I can't find anything on the internet about men feeling it so i'm kinda creeped out. I'm scared cause I can feel it when we have sex and he says it is painful. I think i should just take it out myself. Lets see what happens!!!
paragard-er

College Station, TX

#28 Jul 21, 2010
iv had the paragard in me for two years ,i cant feel the strings my bf cant either.(my advice just dont tell your bf that there is strings,he prob. wont notice if he doesnt know they exsist).ive noticed stronger cramps,heavy bleeding.The last time me and my bf had sex the next morning i think i felt it kind of coming out i sat down and tried to adjust a little than the pain went away.ive been having mild cramps all day.That would actually be my only problem ive had with my paragard.
jennifer

Colorado Springs, CO

#29 Jul 24, 2010
i had gotten an IUD put in and around the second day i bent over and it felt like something stabbed me,then about 3 weeks later i noticed the strings started to become harder to find.then the next day i checked and i could hardly find them at all.so i went to the er and they took an xray and said it was still there but they couldn't examine me fully and now im waiting for an app with my obgyn.Is what im experiencing is normal.
tonya

United States

#30 Sep 30, 2010
I have had two of the paraguards put in one before I had my first child which I don't recommend it hurt like a sob getting it in and I had horrible cramps and bleeding for a few months after. Then I had one after my baby was born and it was so much better no problems so far definitely thinks its great! Just.don't recommend if you haven't had kids yet!!
Jillian Dunham

Mccall, ID

#31 Oct 7, 2010
I got the IUD eight months ago, The insertion hurt like crazy but I got through it. First my periods were light but then they got super heavy and now I get cramps a week before and after I'm off my period. The cramps are not mild either. They almost make me cry sometimes. If this following cramps are as bad then I plan to go to the doc.
just_got_IUD

United States

#32 Oct 20, 2010
I had the Mirena IUD put in two days ago. I haven't had kids and I almost passed out from the pain when it was put in. Now I feel much better and haven't been woozy since the first day.

However, I am concerned with my strings been so long. I might ask for them to be trimmed at my check-up appointment.
Always Worried

Daphne, AL

#33 Jan 26, 2011
I'm 19 and have never had children (nor do I plan on having them for a while). Two days ago I got Mirena put in to help with my painful cramping and heavy cycle. The procedure felt no more painful than my usual cramps, just a bit more pressure was all. I have had no problems with it and a few hours after having it placed I was able to go to work. Walking out of the office I felt no more different than I had when I arrived. I read all the horror stories about young women who have not had children having a painful procedure but mine was not that way at all. So far no problems, I am just worried about it falling out throughout the day. Could it fall out without my messing with it?
iud_whats up

Carlinville, IL

#34 Feb 21, 2011
i have had the merana in for almost 3 years and no period or any sign of one for about 2 1/2 years. now allof a sudden after intercourse with my husband im experiencing cramping and spotting..some of the cramping had me doubled over and i felt from my pelvic area all the wat around in my rear end..almost like a contraction...any input would be great!
iud_whats up

Carlinville, IL

#35 Feb 21, 2011
Please-Help wrote:
I went to planned parenthood and was suggested to get the paragard iud. So i came home and did some research on it, now im even more scared than i was before. Mostly everything i read is BAD. Oh and lets not forget that im 16.. I know, i shouldnt be having sex to begin with.. but i want to be safe about it.. And if i do go through with it, should i tell my mom? Will it hurt a lot when i get it? will sex hurt me after? will my boyfriend feel it?
i really cant believe a planned parenthood advised this to you! At your age i would not suggest it, a doctor would like you to be at least in your 20s or have a child already as there are risks of infertility in the future wuth the use of an iud.
Matt

Pueblo, CO

#36 Apr 26, 2011
nurse thinks im crazy wrote:
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!
My girlfriend got an IUD about three weeks ago. Since then, we've tried to have sex twice, and both times I started bumping against something (it felt like I was hitting a bobby pin; it didn't quite hurt, but my penis was NOT pleased). Whether it was the strings, like people on here are saying, or whether I was bumping her cervix (don't look at me; she had it looked at today and that's what the doctor said), I don't know.

Fact is, though, I just can't do it. You can't enjoy sex when you're bumping into a bobby pin over and over. They say you're not supposed to be able to feel anything, but I absolutely can, and it's spoiled our sex life for the past month.

Take my anecdote for whatever it's worth. lol
sev

Fort Bragg, NC

#37 May 3, 2011
I just had mirena inserted 5 days ago and i can literally feel a foreign object in me, very uncomfortable and im thinking this isnt for me. i just havent felt right i think my body might be rejecting it
hair

Irvine, CA

#38 May 7, 2011
I've have my paragard put in maybe 6 wks now, and a lot if my hair had been falling out, has this happened to anyone? And if so does it stop?
Larissa

Westerville, OH

#39 May 22, 2011
hair wrote:
I've have my paragard put in maybe 6 wks now, and a lot if my hair had been falling out, has this happened to anyone? And if so does it stop?
Your hair falling out is not from the Paragard as that is non-hormonal, Check to make sure you are not using shampoo with Panthenol, not sure how to spell it exactly, because that will cause you hair to fall out if you use it to often. Shampoos like Tresume have it. Another thing that can cause your hair to fall out is stress..
Can anyone help plzzz

Lafayette, LA

#40 Jun 1, 2011
So i had an Iud put in about 3 months ago after the birth of my first child... My boyfriend has told me he can feel it...We have even had to stop because it hurt him so bad!!! Well last night it felt like someone had stabbed me it hurt so bad and he jumped off sayin it stabbed him too... Now i have been haveing sever cramps worse than normal...I was just wander if mine might be coming out or if thats normal?

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