I've only have the IUD since Thursday, the 11th, at 3pm. They called me to the back of the doctor's office, weighed me, checked my blood pressure, etc. Usually they do a pregnancy test, but since I'd just gotten off my period, the nurse said it wasn't necessary. 

Then I was placed in the examining room. The nurse asked me to undress from the waist down, and wait for the doctor. The doctor came in and made small talk while she got everything situated. Then she asked me to put my feet in the stirrups and slide my butt to the edge of the table. She inserted the spectrum, opened me up (Idk how else to say it), and wiped my cervix with q-tips. The q-tips had some type of iodine stuff on them to clean my cervix, and then the doctor wiped my cervix with dry q-tips. That part didn't hurt, but it wasn't very comfortable either. Next the nurse sprayed numbing spray on to my cervix. It was very cold at first, but then it began to sting. They allowed that to sit for a minute, and then the doctor inserted a small ruler type instrument, that looked somewhat like a thick, plastic, popsicle stick, in to my cervix to measure my uterus. That part does hurt. It felt like a small contraction you'd have during labor. Next she attached a metal clamp, that looked like large scissors, to my cervix. She said it would feel like a small pinch, but it hurt more than just a pinch. Next, she inserted the mirena. Usually your doctor will explain how that works with a replica. The mirena is in a tube, the doctor puts the tube up in to the uterus, through the cervix, and leaves the mirena in your uterus.

The whole procedure took about 5-10 minutes, and it was very uncomfortable. Afterwards, it didn't hurt AS MUCH, but I did cramp for the rest of the day. I cramped some yesterday, and I'm having a few cramps now on day three. I also bled for the first day, just spotted yesterday, and today there is a little bit of blood tainted/clear discharge. (sorry I know that's gross, but I figure if you're reading this, you wanted to know what it's like getting the mirena. Therefore, I'm not leaving any details out.)

PS- When you go to the doctor to get the mirena, make sure you bring the type of pad you'd normally use on your period b/c the doctor's office only has those HUGE maxi pads.

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Nov. 13, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Thanks for sharing...It's good you have related the experience here for others who are considering getting the Mirena.

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