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Paragard, please let me love you.

So I had my first IUD inserted on Thursday. I'm wondering, about, um . . . discharge. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Aug 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Mysterious Mirena migration

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? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Jul 31, 2014 - 13 answers

Why has my period come back?

This is a question about the Mirena IUD and my period. Don't click if you don't want to talk about bleeding and IUDs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2014 - 10 answers

How to start an (awkward) conversation about my IUD

I had an IUD (Mirena) inserted about a month ago. I recently met someone new (yay!), he's great (yay!), and it seems that sexytimes are soon to be had (yay!). I think I need to talk with him about my IUD, though, and I don't know how. [more inside]
posted by singlesock on May 20, 2014 - 18 answers

Cherry angioma and IUD...any connection?

I assume that's what all these bright pink/red flecks are, though they aren't exactly round and are not raised at all; completely flush with the skin. Anyway, they came on all of a sudden within a week or two of getting the Mirena. Historically I used combination pill then NuvaRing and never had these appear. Should I be concerned? Is it possible they have anything to do with the IUD?
posted by Pomo on May 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Depression vs. IUD

I've been dealing with depression for years. I can't tell if it's worse because of my birth control. Help? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Dec 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Cervical barriers and rough sex

After years of experimenting with different types of birth control, I have an appointment to get fitted for a cervical cap. I'm curious to hear from other women who use this method how effective it is during rough sex and deep penetration. I know it's supposed to create a suction around the cervix, but how easy is it to be dislodged? Also curious about diaphragm and the Lea contraceptive. [more inside]
posted by E3 on Jul 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Trampoline + uterus.

What did I just do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2013 - 16 answers

Reluctantly giving up my HBC pills -- have questions about the Mirena

I'm a 29-year-old female who's been on birth control pills for 13 years, with one six-month break in the middle. Due to a recent medical diagnosis, my PCP is concerned about my continued use of this medication and has suggested I consider a Mirena IUD. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Contraception conundrum

Long story short, I had a very bad experience with the Mirena iud and now considering the Nuvaring. Wondering if this is a bad idea.... [more inside]
posted by kudra23 on Apr 26, 2013 - 27 answers

Mirena IUD: Will the spotting ever cease?

IUD Filter: How long should I wait for my Mirena IUD to 'settle down'? TMI inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Mirena and acne... is it forever?

IUDs and acne. How long should I wait before seeking serious acne treatment? Will the hormone acne subside? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 17, 2012 - 16 answers

I also HATE using tampons, pads leak, and menstrual cups freak me out with an IUD

Oh wise Metafilter IUD users, please tell me your experiences switching from a Paragard to a Mirena. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Aug 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Managing IUD insertion and post-insertion pain

IUD insertion pain: please help me plan for handling it. I'm extremely sensitive to pain (especially right now, given recent medical history), but my doctors and I agree I need a Mirena IUD. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 33 answers

IUD>NuvaRing?

[BC filter] Will an IUD (Mirena) be a good option when I didn't like the Nuvaring? Particularly, it lowered my libido and gave me mood swings. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Mar 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Mirena and Fertility Awareness

This may be naive: is there any way to have my fertility tested while I have a Mirena inserted? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

What is causing my pelvic pain?

I'm having pelvic pain. You are not my doctor. I have an appointment next week, but would like to go prepared. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Non-disposable menstruating with an IUD/IUS

Is it possible to use a menstrual cup with an IUD/IUS? alternatively, what are my options for re-usable pads and how does one handle dirty pads at work, etc? [more inside]
posted by jb on Jan 26, 2012 - 29 answers

Headaches, depression, moodiness, PMS: Microgynon or Mirena

My hormones were a mess and 6 months ago my doctor suggested birth control pills to regulate them. I was put on Yasmin, and that worked great, I felt much better overall, except for the debilitating headaches once a month. I tried skipping the stop/placebo week, but that didn't work at all (severe headache and long breakthrough bleeding), and so much headache every month is not an option. [more inside]
posted by blub on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

the question is, how *much* will the IUD hurt my cervix this time?

Tell me how IUD replacement compares with first-time insertion of an IUD. [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Oct 17, 2011 - 21 answers

Ditch the doc?

Am I wrong to want to ditch my doctor for this? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 4, 2011 - 45 answers

Get this thing out of me?

I am experiencing serious mood-swings and insecurities. Just got Mirena IUD put in a few weeks ago. Could it be the hormones, and how do I manage without destroying my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 12 answers

What time is it? It's BABY TIME! ...we hope!

Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return? [more inside]
posted by kitarra on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Want an IUD...but which one?

Have you used either of the IUD forms of birth control? Great! Help me out! [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Oct 25, 2010 - 45 answers

Prince Albert + IUD = trouble?

Prince Albert + IUD = trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Experiences with the Mirena IUD?

Firsthand experience with the Mirena IUD, especially after being on the pill? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 29 answers

The condition of my condition

Oh, my god. I've had a nearly month-long period after a Mirena insertion. I've been to the doctor and everything is seemingly fine - but I would like recommendations on how to deal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Gynecologists in NYC who will order a Mirena IUD

Gynecologists in NYC who will order a Mirena IUD for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Too small for Mirena IUD

Why don't they make a special IUD that's a better size for nulliparous women? Is there anything I can do about the fact that I'm too small? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 answers

If Mirena IUD strings are "tucked back", what keeps them from poking ME?

If Mirena IUD strings are "tucked back", what keeps them from poking ME? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Is initial weight loss usually difficult?

Is it common for the first month or more of a diet and exercise program to yield little weight loss? [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Mar 6, 2008 - 28 answers

Period-free for life?

I'd like to suppress my menstrual period for the next twenty years. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Feb 27, 2008 - 37 answers

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