i just saw a diagram of the inside of the body. it looks very difficult to place something in the right position inside the uterus during the cycle. i see why alot of mirenas end up in the bladder. now i wonder what a prolasped uterus looks like. this is a picture.
The "modern" IUD has been around since the early 1960s when the first plastic devices became available for the sterile insertion of a plastic or combination plastic and metal device into the uterus. These IUDs were in widespread use for about 15 years.
All of that changed with the 1970 introduction of the Dalkon Shield—an IUD introduced with the purpose of lowering the spontaneous expulsion rate associated with some of the earlier models. In 1973 the first reports began appearing associating the Dalkon Shield with an increased rate of pelvic infection. Despite the fact that the IUD was removed from the market in 1975 many that had already been placed were not removed until years late.
Many lawsuits followed and A.H. Robbins, the company that marketed the Dalkon Shield, was bankrupted. The unfortunately effect of all the publicity, however, was that a very good method of contraception was blamed for many problems—many of them undeserved.
How do IUDs work?
How IUDs function is not perfectly understood. The majority of researchers however believe that IUDs work by inhibiting sperm transport rather than acting to prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine cavity. The best available scientific information dispels the myth that the IUD is an abortifacient.
Are all IUDs the same?
There are two choices available today.
The first, the Mirena IUD (Berlex Pharmaceuticals, Inc), is a plastic device embedded with the hormone, levonorgestrel. This particular IUD is designed to last 5 years (although it contains 7 years of hormone) but can be easily removed any time prior to that should a woman wish to conceive. The advantage of the Mirena IUD is that after 2 or 3 cycles women experience lighter and lighter periods—many women stop having periods altogether. The Mirena IUD is ideal for a woman who would like a spontaneous and safe method of contraception that is also seeking relief from otherwise heavy or painful menses and who wishes to avoid the inconvenience of a daily pill, a weekly patch or a monthly ring. Importantly, the Mirena contains no estrogen whatsoever! What little progesterone is in the IUD (about 20 micrograms per day) is largely confined to the uterus and causes only minimal levels of the progestin, levonorgestrel, in the blood stream.
Both IUDs are highly effective though the ParaGard does tend to cause an increase in menstrual blood flow.
Are there women who should not use the IUD?
There are very few women who cannot use the IUD. However, since the IUD can aggravate or incite pelvic inflammatory disease it should be avoided in women who have had a history of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease or a recent history of multiple sexual partners. A history of bacterial vaginosis is not a contraindication to its placement. There are very few absolute contraindications to the use of an IUD.
i cant believe i just clicked on that video and it was just made november 2007. the other pages show the cyst and stuff. i think we need to know whats going on and what happened to us. i thought they suppose to close the thing down and then take it out. there is alot of stuff you can find if you select video or image
i know i am shocked at how tight the mirena fits in there, i only googled images last week. i would have NEVER agreed to get a T shaped object in my uterus. all i know is that i am scared to death that my mirena is in my bladder or worse. mine was missing back in october when i went to have it removed. i also feel like it may be wrapped around a very uncomfortable place due to a change in certain bodily functions. i cannot wait for my appointment on the 26th. i am glad i have an appointment and dreading it at the same time. i hope and pray that i do not have permanent damage. i am making sure my husband goes to my appointment so that if i feel at all uncomfortable, he can speak up if i need him too.
for the longest time i thought you had yours removed all ready, i just read you still had it about a week ago. i could not do anything right with the thing lost in me, i did what ever i had to do to get it out asap.
i called 30 doctors long distance from work, i found one but still would have to wait 4 weeks with my insurance, so i canceled the insurance, paid out of pocket, and didnt tell him it was so called lost. i could not wait for sugery so i found a better caring doctor that removed it in 5 seconds of me laying back. i thought they suppose to take it out the same way they put it in, i guess not by the video.
since we cant take it off the market it should be mandatory that women see the video before they sign the consent form. most of us never saw that form with the picture of the thing with a list of side effects.
im sorry you had to wait so long, if i had known i would have let you borrow the money to get it removed.
im feeling fine since i cut my brittle hair off. i feel great. i even feel like going back to work.
i cant eat meat. i was playing on youtube and found (super cow) its the biggest cow with huge muscles. i dont know what to eat, veg and fruits cost so much money and my daughter loves meat just like i use to, but i just cant but it, it makes me sick everytime i pass the meat department. for a while i wanted to quit eating meat but my body wants it. french vanilla ice cream makes me feel full so i guess i will buy that instead of meat.
well time to get a jack lalannes juicer, i always wanted one. i got to eat before my teeth start falling out again. i guess all the changes in my diet helped damaged my hair.
i feel great, im not depressed. i am use to the cycle so i just stop it before i hit depression. for me it always starts with not eating. well i will get all seafood.