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At home Mirena removal-s/o of sorts

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:04 AM
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so I read that some insurance companies will not cover the removal of Mirena. I have had such a terrible experience with it, that I want to be done with it. hell, I would even use depo again before getting another hormonal iud. so my question is, have you heard/seen/done a at home removal? you just pull on the strings but im too chicken to do it myself but can't cough up the $$$ to get it removed right now.
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MommyOf2kids67
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:05 AM

i am on state insurance atm...so my removal was covered so here is a BUMP :)

allycally
by Platinum Member on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:06 AM

 I would go to the er and complain alot like its hurting Im sure they would remove it then you can pay later

lhernandez7208
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:07 AM

 i just read in a thread that this girl took hers out, she said it was easier than removing a tampon and zero pain

gfamilyof4
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:07 AM
Lol, bump for you, bc I think you saw that on my thread and I want to know also!!!!
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Mindy88
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:09 AM

My midwife told me its dangerous to try to remove it yourself you could tear your uterus if its grown in any. It cost me $75 to have it removed at my midwives office. Call around some people may have lower rates.

mrs.phillips123
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:11 AM
I'm pretty sure if your insurance covered to have it put in they legally have to cover the removal if it's for medical reasons
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.stella.
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:13 AM
wouldn't it tear anyways if the doctor took it out? idk my ob just really pushed it on me after my youngest was born and I stupidly went along w/ it without reasearching first. she said the side effects are usually mild and rare but I've had just about each and every one and not one has been 'mild'
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mommy2many84
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:13 AM

My brother pulled my SILs IUD out.  She didnt even feel it and it didnt cause any issues.  That being said i would definately try to find a Dr to have it removed. 

sadiesmom87
by on Aug. 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM

I called my doctor's office to ask his nurse (my friend) how much it would cost to get it taken out and she told me I can take it out myself. She said all the doc would do is grab the string and pull it out. Same thing I can do at home for free! I haven't done it yet but she said I can so I have to believe that you could too. Have you checked with your local public health clinic or Planned Parenthood office? Sometimes they'll do it for free or super cheap.

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