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.