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Apr 22, 2010, 5:16 PM

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Re: [clausti] Mirena thread, again.
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I'm answering this question despite myself (I think you know what I mean).

The device ends up being T-shaped in your uterus, but for insertion, the arms of the T are pinned/wrapped to the trunk of the T (or housed within a sheath that's pulled back away). So it goes thru the cervix in a straight cylinder that's maybe 1/4" in diameter, and then it gets basically un-sprung in your uterus to the final T shape. A fine thread remains hanging through your cervix, for later removal.

The doc I saw basically said I should expect it to feel like a Pap smear. As you've read before (I should restate here that I have no kids), it was significantly more painful for me, and I'm glad you're doing some footwork on this before the fact. I talked about innervated cervixes later with my own doc, and she said that while they could technically inject Novacain or something similar, that injection itself would be about as painful as the insertion, so no real benefit. The insertion is fast, at least - less than a minute.

I was dilated, and they'd told me 800 mg of ibuprofin, which I did. If I had to do it again, I'd (at least) get there loaded up with something prescription, that's for sure. And make sure you've got a supply at home. Don't rely on the gyno to solve your pain.

I think there probably aren't many uteri out there that are perfectly aligned, but it's a good thing to have your gyno aware of, as perforation would be suboptimal.

I think you know as well as anyone that hormones are so very individual, so there's nothing I can add there; but it sounds like you have good reasons for your choices.

Hope that's helpful. I hope it works for you, and good luck.

(This post was edited by jsh on Apr 22, 2010, 5:18 PM)

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Post edited by jsh () on Apr 22, 2010, 5:18 PM

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