Thanks for getting back @butterfly01. As the intense cramps are frequent see a doctor earlier. They can order an ultrasound test to check the IUD is in place.
If you can’t see your GP then another option is to call your local Family Planning Clinic. You can also speak to a nurse on their Talkline by calling 1300 658 886 (weekdays 8.30am to 5pm).…[Read more]
Hi @butterfly01, that sounds really intense. Would you make a note in a diary about when it happened (day, time of day) & what you were doing? Mapping it like this is helpful to know how frequent the cramps are & any triggers that may cause it. If it continues you will need to see your doctor.
@butterfly01 I’m glad you’ve got some peace of mind. All these are new sensations & will take time to learn what they mean. It’s ok to ask the nurse or doctor in the early days of IUD insertion if you’re ever unsure.
@butterfly01, It sounds like this is a good option for contraception & care of PCOS for you. As this is new, it’s completely normal to be unsure & it will take time to feel confident with the IUD. It’s perfectly ok to contact the nurse at the clinic & let them know you can’t find your strings. They will have a record of how long the strings are. A…[Read more]
Hi @butterfly01 the Mirena is a great option for many people! Set & forget 🙂
It’s true it can be uncomfortable to put in, but usually tolerable. It will depend a lot on your unique body. Taking Naproxen 1-2 hours ahead of time may help. You can always choose to do it under sedation though (which is like going to sleep & waking when it’s over!).…[Read more]
Hi @butterfly01, thanks for coming back to the forum! So happy to hear that you finally have some answers and a diagnosis. Sorry to hear that things weren’t explained properly for you.
I personally have never had an IUD/Mirena so I can’t comment on the procedure but I will link some forum posts below that I think will be helpful. I also just tag…[Read more]
@nurse_nettie Thanks so much for all the information! I think giving some time for everything to air out is solid advice.
@butterfly01 Since you’ve tried all the standard things without much luck, it’s probably time to see someone who specialises in vulval dermatology. Check out this site for some good information about vulval conditions that can cause itch or pain. You can see a list of vulvovaginal specialist clinics in Australia & NZ here. Hope you can find some…[Read more]
Hi @tea and @butterfly01 vaginal itch is really, really common! It can be triggered by many things you described-an increase in vaginal discharge, using panty liners, shaving, wearing synthetic underwear & tight clothing as well as washing or douching with perfumed or disinfecting soaps as well as vaginal hygiene products.
Believe it or not the…[Read more]
Omg @butterfly01 I am SO glad you posted about this! I was just thinking of starting a thread about this too, because the exact same thing is happening to me!
Maybe @nurse_nettie can shed some light on what might be going on a bit more. But for me I think it’s just sweat?? Sweat and friction? I’m not sure but I’ve done all the same things as you…[Read more]
Heya @butterfly01 I feel you! I get awwwwffffful period pain, and it’s like it takes over my whole lower body – from my kidneys and lower back, in my abdomen, all the way down to my knees like my groin and quads are super tight – but only when I’m on my period, or just before. It was so bad that I actually had it checked out by my OBGYN, including…[Read more]
Oh I should add that like @butterfly01, my recent follow-up tests were free and bulk-billed! Thats because no matter what your age is, Medicare does cover the tests when a doctor requests them for someone who has had a previously detected HPV infection or previously detected cervical pre-cancerous lesion, in line with the clinical management…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing this question @butterfly01 – I can’t believe I’ve never thought about what happens when someone is on their period during surgery, when it must be so common!
If it helps to put you at ease, statistically speaking I’m sure that every day there would be multiple patients on their period in every hospital, so nurses must be…[Read more]
It’s good to see some different perspectives and experiences on this!
I see what you mean @aunt_flo how it may be a waste of time and resources when the risk is a bit lower for those under 25. Although, both @curiousss and @butterfly01 had abnormal readings and they’re both under 25 so I do see how it may cause some issues, like what if someone…[Read more]
@butterfly01 maybe even just let your doctor know that you’re a bit nervous before the procedure, I’m sure they’ll try and make the process as comfortable as possible for you – hope it all goes well! 🙂