I need advice! I just recently found out I was pregnant and I have an IUD in place. I went to my doctor and they told me I have to wait for the next available appointment which is almost two weeks away to get the IUD removed. Is this something serious that needs to be taken care of immediately or is it safe to wait? I am currently around 5 weeks along but been bleeding (not heavily) for the last week. The staff at my doctor's office seems to act like it is no big deal. Am I just being paranoid? Please help!
Pregnancy: If you think you are pregnant, you should have your IUD removed. A pregnancy that results while a woman is wearing an IUD increases her risk of en ectopic pregnancy, serious pelvic infection, preterm labor and miscarriage. During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a woman who has an IUD in place has a 15 to 50% chance of miscarrying. After this time, the risk goes up to 50%.
If you become pregnant with an IUD in place, your health professional may recommend that the IUD be removed. This is because the IUD can cause miscarriage or preterm birth (the IUD will not cause birth defects). Taking out an IUD early in a pregnancy lowers risks of miscarriage or preterm birth. However, IUD removal can also cause a miscarriage. As a pregnancy progresses, miscarriage risk is lower if an IUD is removed than if it is left in place.
Hope this helps
If I were you, I'd push for an earlier appointment but it seems as though you are not at a significantly increased risk of miscarriage until after 12 weeks so perhaps that is why they are not appearing too worried.
I've just found out i'm 6 weeks pregnant and i have the Paragard IUD in. They were unable to take it out, and they cannot see the string, but it is seen on US. I have the option to terminate the pregnancy or leave the IUD in and take the risks associated with that. I dont know where to turn. I am hearing so many different things. The doctor i saw strongly advised to terminate because of the risk of infection, septic abortion, etc in the second trimester. I also just read that the risk of miscarriage in 2nd trimester increases to 50%..? Does anyone have any experience with this?
Going through the exact same thing right now (only it's 2012 and I'm about 7 weeks pregnant). The whole reason I got an IUD in the first place was to prevent pregnancy because of the medications I'm taking for two separate conditions, one of which is Class X (known to cause birth defects). And lo and behold, I'm pregnant with the IUD still in place, and same here - my doctor couldn't remove it either. The whole thing is a nightmare - haven't stopped crying for days!
I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you. My tears were flowing like a river as well.
I don't know much about the medical condition u have but I do know taking medications while pregnant can be dangerous. Advice I can give is do not let anyone not even the doctors influence the decision you choose to make and live with for the rest of your life. They did tell me if they could get to the iud and pull it out it could miscarry or defect the developing fetus. May peace be with you...
I am so glad I found this site. I found out 6 days ago that I am pg with IUD. After a week of ultrasounds, the baby is healhy for now at 12w1d. They tried several times but could not get the string. My doctor said I could opt for a hysteroscopic removal where he would dilate the cervix with camera and lighted tool to get it out, however, it was his recomendation to keep it in and watch me closely. He consulted with a big woman and infant hospital in my state for more opinions and they all agreed. Yesterday, I was practically bleeding to death and thought for sue it was over. An ultrasound showed the baby to me fine and today I am no longer bleeding. I guess my life will be in constant worry until whatever happens happens. I am trying to be both hopeful and realistic at the same time just to keep sane. Alhthough not planned, seeing baby on the screen made me realize I want to keep this prenancy. Please keep posting!
JEN edd #4 4 /1/09
Hello every one...i had the mirena iud placed in july of 2007 and had it removed on feb. 4, 2009 because i was having severe pain in my lower ab and around my anus...two days later i was having what i thought was a period but turned out to be 1 day of spotting...1 month later still no period. what is going on? is this normal
I am 7 wks pregnant and went to the doctor to take out the iud and he cannot find the string so I am going to see a specialist tomorrow to see if It is worth taking out or leaving in. This seems to be more common than I thought
did this happen to anyone? Or does anyone have an update from an earlier post regarding this?
I do not think the iud is as effective as advertised. I had the IUD for 4 years and recently found out I am 5 weeks pregnant. We are happy with the pregnancy, but I am scared to death it will end in a miscarriage. It has been 3 days since the IUD was removed. I had a little bleeding on the 2nd day after removal, but nothing more, not even a little spotting.
I will never use the IUD again, this could have killed my baby. The doc removed the IUD and found the strings but it is still possible I could have a miscarriage. Anyone with similar situation wanting to talk about similar experiences, write me.
Oh! And get this, the IUD didnt even slip! It was in the same spot where doc originally placed it!
I am seven weeks pregnant with an IUD. It cannot be removed-the strings have migrated inside my uterus. This sucks. I have been spotting off and on for a few weeks, but had an u/s 4 days ago that showed a healthy heart beat. I can't focus on anything but this. I am constantly worried that a miscarrage is beginning. I don't know how to deal with this. Jenn B
You know what? I don't appreciate your comment. Of course there is a risk, everyone knows that. I don't think your advice is very helpful. You would be singing a different tune if it happened to you.
My situation is different from everyone elses. I had a Mirena in for two years and it was perfect for me. Worked beautiful. Then I got remarried and we talked about having a baby. I had it taken out after the wedding. I found out something a we had sex twice. I found out something that caused huge issues. Decided it was not a good time for a baby. A month later took a pregnancy test, it was negative, had a period, and had another IUD put in. 10 days later, I started gushing blood in the shower. I couldn't find my strings. I went back in to the doctor. They did an ultra sound and I am pregnant. They placed the iud after I was already 5 weeks pregnant. I just don't understand how that could happen.
I have the IUD in had it placed after I had my first child in October 2011 IUD placed December 2011 after 7 months I'm pregnant maybe 3 or 4 weeks and went to the Dr for removal and it's stuck the dr said that has never happened before but now reading other women's testimonials I see that's common if your pregnant with it in my symptoms of pregnancy with IUD in is nausea fatigue moodiness emotional crying dizziness dry mouth very thirsty extra saliva frequent urination light cramping headache all the same symptoms of my first pregnant how this helps I pray I don't have a misscarriage It was an unexpected pregnancy and very scary with the IUD I get an ultrasound tomorrow to find out why the IUD won't come out
I TOOK A TEST THE FIRST MONTH ( BUT I HAD NO IDEA I WAS PREGO) AND IT WAS NEGATIVE THEN A MONTH LATER TOOK ANOTHER AND THEN TWO MORE ALL POSITIVE AND THEN WENT TO THE ER AND THEY TOLD ME I WAS PREGO ABOUT 8 WEEKS AND 4 DAYS AND THAT WAS 3 DAYS AGO AND I HAD THE IUD( PARAGARD ) IN SO THEN THEY WENT TO REMOVE THE IUD TOOK 4 TIMES AND THEN THEY GOT IT AND IT HURT REALLY BAD!! SO NOW IT IS THE 2ND DAY AFTER IT HAS BEEN REMOVED AND I AM STILL CRAMPING BUT NO BLOOD I AM VERY SCARED I DON'T WANT TO MISCARRY!!
I am 9 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby and have had the Paraguard IUD in place for 11 months. My doctor was unable to locate the strings as well, and is sending me to a specialist. My husband and I want this baby very much, as we feel that all children are a blessing from God, even when they come into our lives at a time that we originally had thought not ideal. Our first child is such a joy and delight at 18 months old, and we look forward to another beautiful little one to come. I am however, nervous, as I read about all the possible complications involved with keeping the IUD in place during pregnancy, as looks to possible be what is going to happen. Scared about possible infection, miscarriage or pre-term labour. Apparently, infection is extremely rare, but chances of miscarriage go up to 50% in 2nd trimester, and pre-term labour is also very common in the 3rd trimester. I pray to God that baby and I are both kept safe throughout the pregnancy, and that no issues arise. I understand the fear of the other women on this site who are in the same position. Please keep posting with updates as to how you are doing and what answers the doctors give you, and I will try to do the same.
Well, after 4 live births and two miscarriages, I had the Paraguard placed about 7 weeks ago. I was a little worried that I was pregnant when I went in, but felt better that the pregnancy test was negative. Two weeks ago, I was so tired. I called off sick for work for several days and even went to the Doctor to get some blood work done. It showed a vitamin D deficiency so I started taking a supplement. Next I started noticing all these smells in my house that were driving me crazy! I've been feeling nauseous for a couple weeks as well. I even dry heave a little. Then I noticed that the aereola around my nipples was huge. Oh and I got a stubborn UTI. And to top it off an increased sex drive. After 6 pregnancies, you would think I would know what it feels like to be pregnant! Finally this morning, I was laying in bed and could totally feel my uterus poking up. I was trying to think of all the different things it could be, constipation, a tumor....Then it all came together! I'm pregnant! I just kept disreguarding the symtoms because I knew I had an IUD. My husband went and bought a test and sure enough it was positive before the pee even hit the test strip! Now what am I going to do. So anxious to get to the Midwife to find out how far along I am and what the chances are of the IUD being removed. Ahhhhhhh!
I had an IUCD for 4.5 years and found out I was pregnant, ignored symptoms as didnt think I could possibly be pregnant. I was 11 weeks when I had a scan to say I had a healthy wee fetus in there - iucd still sitting where it should. On the 28 Feb (19 weeks)I started having contractions ended up in hospital where I had scan/bloods/swabs taken everything ok. Contractions again for couple of hours during the evening then nothing. Dr advised to take IUCD out as it was sitting low-came out no probs, unfortunately that evening I went into labour and delivered my baby the next day. I still have no answers as to why - they can only blame the IUCD. My advise would be to have the IUD removed before 12 weeks to save the heartbreak that I am experiencing now.
I am 5 weeks pregnant with an IUD. I truly believe it just is not as effective as they claim. I would have been more careful had I known. We removed the iud yesterday in hopes that a miscarriage would happen, no such luck as of yet. The thought of performing an abortion terrifies me. This is probably one of the hardest things in life I have had to cope with. My heart goes out to all of you who have experienced the same thing. hugs