Mysterious Mirena migration
July 31, 2014 1:47 PM Subscribe
After a year and a half of trusty service, my Mirena IUD seems to have been sucked into unknown parts of my uterus, taking its strings with it and leaving me with dull cramps 24/7. Has this happened to you or anyone you know?
I went to my OB/GYN this morning, and they saw a glimpse of the strings but couldn't grab them to take the IUD out. Now I have to wait until next Tuesday to be seen for an ultrasound to figure out if it's embedded/crushed/twisted in my uterus or elsewhere. Then who knows what will happen. Googling results in a million horror stories, so I thought I'd ask here, as this is a pretty pro-Mirena group of ladies. If it did happen to you, what was the process to get your IUD removed? How long did it take from initial doctor appointment to resolution?
The longer I have these cramps and insane abdominal bloating (I look 5 months pregnant), the more anxiety I have about this piece of metal jabbing through my uterus and escaping to the great beyond. Please talk me down, Mefites! I had no other Mirena side effects until now.