I am very worried and anxious and was wondering if any one out there is going through this..I had mirena inserted at my 6 week post partum check-up. After 5 months of lots of, headaches, dry , red eyes, acne, weight gain, and some very heavy bleeding I decided to get the mirena removed..enough was enough. Low and behold when they went to remove the mirena the strings were nowhere to be found. 2 doctors tried and then they wheeled me into the ultasound room to see if they could locate the IUD that way.....that was my first glimpse of my baby's heartbeat.... I was already 8 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Needless to say, I was shocked, but maternal instincts kicked into action instantly...all I want to do is protect this baby. The doctors agred that my best bet was to remove the IUD (the strings are entirely up in the uterus) by means of hysteroscopy. Unfortunately, during the hysteroscopy, they found that the IUD was enveloped in a large blood clot (probably caused by the iUD) and positioned above the gestational sac. It was too risky to pull it out. Now here I sit with my poor baby trapped inside with this monster they call Mirena. I am now in danger of miscarriage, (heavy percentage even in second trimester), preterm labor and premature birth, septic infection and the possibility of congenital anomolies even if my baby makes it to full term..Even so, I still have a chance of having a healthy, normal baby and I try and hold on to that. There is almost no info out there available on women who carry a baby full term with Mirena in place (which only adds to my anxiety) and I feel pretty alone...The doctor who placed the IUD seems hopeful and tries to re-assure me, but I got the distinct feeling from the doctor who tried the hysteroscopy that the situation is more grim. I am now almost 11 weeks and these days are the longest of my life...Every day seems an eternity as I wait for something bad to happen. I do accept that almost all contaceptive products have a failure rate, but unlike Mirena they are not a danger to both mother and child when they fail. This product should be pulled from the market...it is not right to be put in this position. Please....if there's anyone out there who knows anything about this...please respond.
hi, i have also just got the mirena inserted, however i didnt really get told how long it takes til it takes affect. I was having sexual intercourse before it may have taken affect, and without any other form of contraception. Anyways what i am getting at, is when you found out you were pregnant was it only from having it removed, i am trying to understand with it in place how you can tell your pregnant and if it shows up positive on a urine test or not. I had a really light 2 day period on the time when my period would be due, which ive been told can happen, but since then have had one bout of severe cramping and pressure in my pelvis, chills nauseas all the time, so im worried about pregnancy or eptopic pregnancy.I went to the doc and they reckon it might have been a tract infection but werent sure, it wasnt even showing properly on the test, but a urine pregnancy test didnt show either, but it could be too early im not really sure. I know this isnt really answering your question, its just your the only person that has written about getting pregnant with it in place. The doctor told me my strings are still in place, but im worried about the possibility that something happened before i got it in, as the same thing nearly happened with my son
any info you could give me would really help, i would like to keep in touch to see how it goes for you.
i feel like i have something off to the right hand side of my belly area that feels strange, im not sure if it could be this or something totaly unrelated.The lower of my back can hurt or laying on it pressure wise. I get this pinching pain in this spot. I know this doesnt happen earlier on in pregnancy hence why im worried something may have grown out of place, but i cant figure out what it could be and am curious to know what symtoms you had and finding out etc. What about periods while you had it in? I dont even know if urine tests would show up properly if you have it in or something like eptopic happening.
Ive had two babies and heaps of complications with the birth of my daughter, so hopefully it will get better for you, like it did for me. I didnt have anything inserted for either child but know the pains and joys of birth.
please take care of yourself and get plenty of rest and support, i wish you all the best if you dont get back to me, if you do meet your little one you will never look back as they are the best thing ever! i had 2 in one year and not twins so this says alot..
I had the Mirena in place for almost 4 months and still got pregnant. I had no idea I was pregnant, I only knew I was bleeding really irregularly for almost the entire time. I expected the irregular bleeding the first 3 months, but the bleeding got heavier, especially in the last 6 weeks. I couldn't even guess as to when by period was because it literallly seemed like I was haveing it 24/7. There was probably a break of about 3-4 weeks in February that I didn't have bleeding and I suspect that is close to when I actualy got pregnant. It was because of all the bleeding and side effects of that I decided to get it removed. I never suspected pregnancy for a minute. The ultrasound was done to locate the Mirena after my doctor couldn't find the strings to remove it. That is how I found out I was pregnant...I saw it on the ultrasound machine..it's little heart was beating away...
I am now almost 11 weeks pregnant and my Mirena was put in it September and remains there still (much to my dismay). My biggest worry at this point is the health of my baby. With all the progesterone in my system, no one can tell me that it won't affect the baby...especially if it's a girl.
My advice to you is to go in and get checked again. They should be able to see something on ultrasound by now if you are pregnant, if it's ectopic, or even if the IUD is imbedded or causing havoc to your uterus. If it doesnt' feel right, you've have got to trust you're instincts...I wish I had listened to mine earlier..Maybe they would have been able to remove the Mirena if I found out earlier.. Good luck and let me know how it goes..
anxious - i am so sorry you are dealing with a pregnancy with the mirena still inside of you. have you tried reaching out to any specialists in other areas? i don't know where to start, but maybe a top notch hospital might have a doctor that would take your case on. i'd be begging at this point.
i thought that some women took progesterone shots while pregnant (ivf mommies) in the beginning so maybe it's not *too* bad at first.
i just can't imagine how you are feeling and have been thinking about you. i saw your earlier post that got lost like all of the others. maybe the blood clot it is surrounded in is absorbing some of the hormones, one can hope.
i wish you the best of luck and hope you can find someone who can give you excellent care. take care of yourself.
Thanks for your reply. I actually had gone to Rochester Mayo Clinic for the last attempt to remove the IUD. I think the doctors there gave it a valliant effort, but just could go no further because they thought that dragging the blood clot/IUD out would take the baby with it. I am learning to live with the situation I am faced with, but just so worried about the baby all the time. The bleeding has not stopped and every time I pass a clot, I worry.
I am 11 weeks now and simply hoping and praying for the best.
Thanks for your kind wishes...
Not sure if you are looking for answers still but i am. I have the IUD and was having semi normal periods until i think last month and this month so i took a test here at home and i took two of them and both came up positive. I am worried what will happen with the IUD in me and i am hopeing to get in to the dr tomorrow so something will be done. Just by chance where did you get the IUD done at? I am in Fort Rucker, AL
i live about 45 minutes away from you. im sorry that your iud failed in this way. i only had mine for three months before it came out. i got pregnant exactly four weeks later. i miscarried and i know that the hormones left over from the mirena are the reason why. i sicnerely hope that you can find a dr who will take it out for you asap and that there are no problems in the process. if you need someone to talk to, here is a good place. you can also email me if you like and i will listen as well. im assuming you have tricare? i dont, however, i do know that it can be a pain to get in to see dr's because of stipulations that tricare require. my cousin has tricare and she had an appointment to see the dr a couple weeks ago, got there and was told she couldnt because tricare said she lived in virginia, which she has never lived in virginia. her husband does, but she never has. so she had to fight with them in order to get everything straightened out so she could start the process to get hers taken out as well. we had side effects from it, but for birth control it worked great. for a few different reasons. i have had pelvic pain since mine about two weeks before mine came out. now im on a waiting game to see if it will go away in the next few months, if not i have to get a laporoscopy done to see what is wrong, and depending on what is found, i will face a possible hystorectomy. im only 25, im not ready for the fact that i will never be able to have another child. of course my husband had a vasectomy three months ago, but you never know. im also supposed to be on birth control for a few reasons, one of which is to get my periods under control so that maybe that would help the pain. my dr thinks that if i have a few periods then the pain will go away. after my husband is declared infertile, ill start it, but not before. some dr's make out that this is the best birth control ever and that there are no side effects, no problems, no possible way to get pregnant while using. boy, are they wrong. im glad mine is not like that.
but like i said, if you ever need anyone to talk to, ill be there.
I really thought that I should reply to your message because I am having the same symptoms as you! I actually just had a baby back in March. I had my Mirena inserted in April at my six weeks checkup. I have been bleeding pretty much ever since I got it. These past few days have been the only days that I really haven't been bleeding. I'm really scared that I'm pregnant again. I don't know what to do about it. I really think that I should take a test, but then again what if its too soon and it doesn't show up? I actually missed my 2 month checkup for it because I thought I no longer had insurance but I recently just found out that I do so should I call my doctor and get checked out?! I'm about to be 19 and I'm really not ready for another kid but if I am pregnant I hope that my baby is going to be okay. (By the way I have had menstrual like cramps and have been puking....are those signs?)
My heart goes out to you, and what you are going through. Based on the hideous side effects I have seen posted here in healthy, adult females, I think I would also be extremely nervous about giving birth to a baby exposed to the Mirena in utero. In this case, has the doctor suggested you have a specialist contact Berlex to determine what the suggested course of action is when pregnancy occurs with a Mirena in place? I would definitely want two or three opinions about what to do, as it would be incredibly difficult for everyone involved, most especially the fetus, if there were very serious birth defects as a result of this obviously highly toxic birth control.
You need to go get a second opinion, one that is honest and true. I had a similar thing happen, but I caught it at 1 month. Yes, for all those that have asked, IUD pregnancies do show up on take home pregnancy tests.
My obgyn was very honest with me and said prior to getting the Mirena that there was a chance of getting pregnant, but most likely it would be a nonviable pregnancy. She has always been upfront with me (and she is a supporter of the Mirena). I made the choice to get a DNC. It was a difficult choice, but I already had a previous baby that I needed to take care of and decided that I needed to not take any risks that although brutal and the toughest of MY LIFE, I could somehow avoid.
It was too important for my health and and future pregnancies to hold onto something that could kill me. Remember that this is only month 2 and that as you become more pregnant, the pressure on the foreign body (the Mirena) can tear your uterean wall and the cyst can take the blood away from your unborn baby.
I know this is a hard choice to make, but you need all the facts. Do what is best for you. I am so sorry we have all had to become lab test for this form of birth control, but at least we are able to talk about it. Good luck.
Hey I was just reading your story..I have had my iud almost two years and i am very worried i am pregnant!! I was just curious on how your pregnancy went or has bene going..I see you probably have had him/or her by now..email me back im very curious to see if everything was okay! Thanks.Morgan
I know it was September 2007 when you posted...but how did your situation turn out? I have had my IUD for 4 years...and I feel like I am pregnant...all of the symptoms. I have two children and I know what it feels like. Are you pregnant? Did you ever start? I am 2 weeks late, morning sickness, pains...sometimes severe...in my lower abdomen.
I have been trying to find the user by the name of anxious1 who posted back in 2007 about being pregnant with and IUD inserted and I came across your message. Where you infact pregnant I would like for you to respond back. I've had my IUD inserted 15 months ago after my second child was born. This will be baby #3 and with the IUD still inserted I want to talk with someone who has experienced this. I am around 5 weeks. My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org please email me. If you have any advice or know someone else who has experienced this please let me know. Thank You and God Bless you and your family.
I have the mirena, I too had it put in after 6 weeks of giving birth, and I had alot of problems rigth away, although, my OB is very good and fixed the strings from poking me, and my husband. I think I might be pregnant again?! And I came on here to see what others thought too. Because I was for sure that I couldn't get pregnant with the mirena in. But I haven't seen my OB in almost 7 or 8 months, so I couldn't say on where or how my mirena is positioned. But I too have thought about it moving/repositioning itself. I'm so sorry to hear about your mishap there. I think I might sched. an appt. soon. I wanted to take a preg. test but I'm scared. LOL...We only wanted one child, but it'll be ok if we have 2. HEHE. How was your symptoms as far as noticing them?
I wanted to talk to you and see if this was the same thing im going through. I gave birth on Aug 3 2007. I got my Mirena put it in Oct 7. Just recently a few months ago I was getting this pinching feeling down there, if i walked moved sat a certain way. I went in and my doctor just cut the string. He told me if this happened again he'd have to take it out because the string was too short. Now, today a few months later I go in for a follow up and the doctor says he cant find the string, never mind the actually Mirena. Hes having me go for a ultrasound to see where the mirena is, and if its still in place..... Im so scared that this IUD didnt work, its not in place and I may be pregnant. First, I wanted to ask you. when you went in for your appointment, did they do a pregnany test. they did for me and it came back negative. so i was wondering, because you had said you were getting it removed and didnt think you were pregnant and then your 8 weeks. second, I was wondering what they did when they found out that it was lodged. as my doctor thinks it is. PLEASE write back as soon as possible. Thanks!
I saw your message, and I just had to respond. I have Mirena, and I got it after I gave birth to my daughter in November 07. My doctor actually recommended this deue to miscarriage problems. I had this put in beginning of Jan 08, as they made me wait til after my 6 week check-up. Well long story short, I still have it. For the past 2 weeks or so, I have been feeling a bit under the weather if you want to call it that.. I am having what I would call a non stop kinda crampy feeling in my pelvic area, and my boobs hurt. My entire mouth hurts, and I have no idea why. My first thought was Im pregnant. I bought a pregnancy test, but it came out negative. I am still feeling like this, and I am just wondering if you are maybe feeling the same. I dont want to waste a trip to the doctor, but I dont want to ignore what im feeling at the same time. Please let me know!!