the question is, how *much* will the IUD hurt my cervix this time?
October 17, 2011 2:10 PM Subscribe
Tell me how IUD replacement compares with first-time insertion of an IUD.
posted by kataclysm to health & fitness (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Mirena, more specifically. I had a Mirena placed in 2006, so I'm due for a new one now. I'm 28 and have never given birth. The insertion of my IUD was the single most painful event in a life that has been filled with accidents, broken limbs, and other unpleasant occurrences. Needless to say, I am anticipating that next week's date with destiny is going to be un-fun.
So, when this thing is yanked out of my uterus and Mirena v.2.0 gets shoved up in there immediately thereafter, is it going to suck as much, less, or way way more than when the first one was inflicted on my unsuspecting uterus? I'm already taking the next day off from work and trying to get my hands on as many sedatives and painkillers as possible; I'd just like to know what to expect and if there are any brilliant uterus-painkilling suggestions.