Those of you that removed your own IUD, when you pulled it out what did the IUD look like? Was it clean, or was there anything on it? I just removed mine and it looks like there are clots on it or something. It came out fairly easily, no pain or anything, I just had a little trouble getting a grip on the strings to pull it out. I didn't see anyone mention anything about flesh or something being stuck to the IUD when it came out. Should I be worried? I'm not in any pain and don't seem to be bleeding. I literally JUST did it after reading these posts. I've only had Mirena since June. I had Paragard for over 3 years before that but then had an ectopic pregnancy and the doctor removed the Paragard and suggested that I get Mirena instead. I got tired of all the side effects and started reading up on it and came across this message board. Anyone have anything come out on their IUD?