Has anyone had any Mirena IUD complications? Just curious..


I am having some complications (I think) with my IUD ( Mirena ), alot of cramping, sharp pains in my left side quite frequently, no periods, only symptoms. Anyone else? 
Feb 02, 2016 @ 02:47 pm

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How long?

How long ago did you have it fitted? How bad and frequent are the cramps? It's possible it might have shifted and be hurting you so if you can, check that it's in position and you can feel the strings.

Might be worth a trip to the nurse to check it!
Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:01 pm


When I had my first one I would have sometimes unbearable cramps and pains, but mine was in my right side I think.

Like wonderwhatif said, it could have shifted. Ive heard of it actually going into the uterine lining.
Once I got my second Mirena IUD I have had absolutely no issues with cramping, so I don't think it is normal to have that pain.

Its better to be safe then sorry, so you should go get it checked out.

Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:11 pm

Yep. I have one.

Had it 7 months now. I had cramping the first 7 days or so. But for me it was minimal. My doctor told me it can last up to 4 weeks but should not be unbearable. More like period cramps. I barely have a period since getting it inserted and some women don't get a period at all and that's fine.
Have you checked the strings? If you can feel them, that means the IUD is in place. If you can't, it may mean the strings have simply curled up and IUD is still perfectly situated OR it could mean the IUD has migrated. It's worth it to get it checked and give you peace of mind.

My strings went missing a few days after insertion and I got an ultrasound which showed the strings had just curled up but IUD was still in the perfect position.

Check your strings and if you can't feel them, don't freak out, they curl up frequently, but do make an appointment with your doctor.
Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:15 pm


I have had it in for almost 4 years now, due for a new one soon anyhow, but I have been feeling more and more pain recently. My gynecologist is booked for months, is it possible to go see my family doctor about this issue? Do they do that sort of thing, or is it just gyno doctors? :/ oh.. strings are in place still.
Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:26 pm


Hmm, if strings are in place it's likely still positioned right but an arm could be poking into your uterus possibly. I got mine inserted at my family doctor so if your gyno is booked up for months of see my family doctor for sure.
Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:40 pm


Definitely go if this pain is a new issue. You can see the family doctor for this if there is a delay for your Gyno. One of the (rare so don't panic) risks is a uterine rupture, and if that happens you don't want to delay.
Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:51 pm

See Doctor

I recommend seeing your gyno or whomever inserted it. I had really bad cramps with mine and during a normal checkup it was discovered that I was one of the rare and unlucky ones who had expelled it without knowing. I'd never get one again. If it expels once there's more of a chance it will happen again. Better safe than sorry ESPECIALLY if you cannot feel the string. It was a scary afternoon waiting for the xray to see if it moved elsewhere in my body or if it came out.
Feb 03, 2016 @ 02:32 am

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