Does it hurt having the IUD (coil) fitted? - UPDATE page 4!

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  1. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    Ok, ok... I know I sound like a right chicken sh!t :rofl: but does it!?

    I went for my consultation last week and she booked me in to have it fitted tomoro evening. I thought it was quite a simple procedure, and felt the same as a smear :shrug: however she told me to take some ibuprofen beforehand :wacko: is it really going to hurt!? Help!! I'm scared (only a bit though :haha:) hehe! x
     
  2. Nut_Shake

    Nut_Shake Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if im thick, but is this the coil?
     
  3. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    Hehehe yes it is!! I'll edit the name of the thread incase anyone else is confused! x

    EDIT: I'm having the non-hormone, copper coil if that makes any difference to procedure/pain!!
     
  4. Nut_Shake

    Nut_Shake Well-Known Member

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    Sorry i cant actually answer your question, lol, but im also probably gonna get one fitted so will be stalking this thread! I'm sure its not bad and is over really quickly, a couple of friends got it done and they didnt say much about pain or anything xx
     
  5. happigail

    happigail Mummy to Kitty and Ashy.

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    I'm not gunna lie yes it hurts but seriously, its done and its amazing to not have to worry. I'm having 1 until sept when we ttc again.
     
  6. Nut_Shake

    Nut_Shake Well-Known Member

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    Oh... How long does the pain last for??
     
  7. Lightworker

    Lightworker Well-Known Member

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    I had it fitted on 2 seperate occasions and even though they numb the area, mine hurt like hell to the point of having involuntary tears (something I didn't even experience in childbirth lol). I wouldn't put myself through that again.
     
  8. Nut_Shake

    Nut_Shake Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear...
     
  9. aob1013

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    I've had the copper coil for 3 months now. Having it taken out in August though as that's when we TTC again :happydance:

    Having it in was uncomfortable. But not that bad. I felt crampy afterwards so took 2 paracetemol and all was back to normal.

    I must say, it's fabulous. Can stay in for up to 10 years, no remembering to take it, no topping it up. It's done!

    I had no bleeding afterwards, no bleeding since, no side effects, no weight gain, bleeding complications. Nothing!

    I would recommend it to everyone, and best of all, ideal if you want to TTC again without messing your body around with hormones :thumbup:
     
  10. nanomey

    nanomey Well-Known Member

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    let us know how it goes, ive got mine next week!!
    and when i had my consultation app thingy they gave me a 'swab test' (to check for infection before hand or iud would make it worse if you did have one!) and that was uncomfortable, so im dreading the atual coil going in!!!
     
  11. Mrschoochoo

    Mrschoochoo Well-Known Member

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    I had one fitted 4 years ago and it was the worst pain!! I even came out and fainted in the waiting room afterwards (the only time in my life ever).
    BUT my doc did try and talk me out of it as I had never had children, I think your cervix is so much wider after childbirth that it wont hurt so bad.
     
  12. chubbin

    chubbin Proud mum of one

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    Im guessing it also depends on who is fitting it - like some smears hurt and some dont because of the expertise of the person doing it xx
     
  13. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    Oh god :wacko: so everyone's hurt accept aob1013's!?! That's not a percentage I like to see :dohh: hahaha!! Guess I'm just going to have to man up :nope: !!

    aob- did u take any painkillers beforehand? actually did any of you?

    Not looking good for us Nut_Shake :rofl: x
     
  14. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    OMG u poor thing :hugs: I googled and read on another forum that a lady had hers fitted before childbirth & she fainted too. x
     
  15. happigail

    happigail Mummy to Kitty and Ashy.

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    For the time they were putting it in, about 20 minutes... and crampy after. Its not pleasant but not THAT bad... don't worry to much, the pro's out weigh the cons xx
     
  16. happigail

    happigail Mummy to Kitty and Ashy.

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    I've got to have it put back in with knowledge!! Thats worse LOL!
     
  17. aob1013

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    They recommed you only have it once you have been pregnant.

    I didn't take any beforehand, but i guess you could do to take the edge off it.
     
  18. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    happigail you are brave!! but you're right - the pro's do far outweigh the con's! Looks like i'll be detouring to the chemist first to get a pack of ibuprofen! x
     
  19. happigail

    happigail Mummy to Kitty and Ashy.

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    also this sounds nuts but I swear when it comes out it kinda clears everything out down there (sorry that sounds so gross!) but I caught REALLY quick after having mine out yet had ttc for several years when I was much younger and didn't catch.
     
  20. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    wow really!? amazing!! definitely a pro :thumbup: ... does it hurt coming out!? x
     

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