I went into my doctor's office back in February to have the Mirena IUD placed.  The first time he tried to put it in, the IUD didn't disengage, so he tried to place it again, this time it disengaged, but he pulled out the IUD when he removed the speculum.  I ended up leaving the office without an IUD because he had to order a new one.  I got a new one placed in March at Planned Parenthood and thought I'd be fine after that.  I was wrong.  I never completely stopped bleeding after my doctor's visit and I continued to have cramping on and off as well as other unpleasant things.  I ended up in the ER two weeks ago in excruciating pain.  I have entometritis, a nasty infection in my uterine wall (not the same thing as endometriosis).  Apparently when my doctor tried to place the IUD after not being able to get the IUD to disengage the first time, he introduced a ton of bacteria into my uterus.  I've had an infection since February.  In the ER I was given two full IV bags of antibiotics, an injection of antibiotics, and I was given two prescriptions for more antibiotics to kill the infection.  I had the IUD removed last week because the infection wasn't improving, the IUD wasn't in the right place and it was covered in tissue, so it was embedded into my uterine wall.  I'm still not feeling much better and will probably end up making an appointment for tomorrow with my doctor to get on something else.  The scary thing about infections in the uterus is it acts a lot like when someone gets Chlamydia, it causes scar tissue to form in your uterus and falopian tubes.  Since I've had an infection for months now there is a very good chance I'm sterile and will never be able to have children again; the shit part is, Kelsea and I want more kids.  The other scary thing is, if the infection is worse or just refuses to respond to new medication, I will have to have a hysterectomy (have my uterus removed).  I'll be 25 tomorrow, I am way too young for this shit.  So, in short, if you ever feel like at some point you may want to have kids in the future, DON'T get an IUD.

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ljbau...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:00 PM I'm sorry to hear you had such a horrible experience with your IUD. I've had mine for 2 years now and have not had one problem with. I still get my period every month.... much lighter than before, but still there. I hope things work out for you and you don't end up sterile. I am unable to have more children because of a blood issue..... I was 27 when the doc. told me I couldn't have more.... nothing like a blow to your heart! I understand your thoughts on being too young to have to hear those words. I wanted at least 1 more child.... if not 2. Good luck, I'll cross my fingers for you~

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mags736
Jun. 14, 2008 at 7:01 PM

I feel for you.  That has to be horrible.  If indeed you are sterile you should sue that Dr. 

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nicci24
Jun. 18, 2008 at 11:58 PM sounds like you need a new doctotr there no resaon why that alone would do that much damage.  I'm so sorry hope you feel better.

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misst...
Jun. 21, 2008 at 3:27 PM sorry for your experience. loved my mirena while it was in. going to get another one after this pregnancy..it was great for me, no cramping or anything!!  Try a different doc next time..if there was a problem to begin with I would have told him to stop!!! but good luck.

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Malho...
Jun. 24, 2008 at 11:54 AM I agree it's not a problem with Mirena but the doctor who inserted it.  I'm sorry this happend to you and I hope you have a speedy recovery with no lasting effects.

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kylene58
Jul. 7, 2008 at 11:31 AM I had the Mirena put in 2 years ago, not to prevent pregnancy, but because I had a pre-cancerous condition and my Dr. thought this would help.(I had my tubes tied 22 yrs ago) I have not had any problems with it. I wasn't having much of a period before(I am 50, but haven't gone through mp yet,) and the same now, just a little spotting every once in awhile. the only warning I had was that at first it could easily come out and I was to check the string daily for the first few weeks, but except for cramping the first day, no problems. I am so sorry that you had such a terrible time, and I do agree it was the doctor and not the product. God bless and good luck.

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Mom2K...
Jul. 15, 2008 at 6:26 PM We'll it made me have scar tissue, i eneded up bleeding for 7 months.  It made me sick as a dog.  I had to end up getting on birth control pills for 2 days to stop my bleeding.  I had a horrible time.

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