Well ladies, after months of careful deliberations and one too many “Did I take my pill??” moments I finally decided on the Mirena IUD. I had it inserted a couple of weeks ago and went in this morning for my follow-up appt.
This is a simple appointment where the doctor uses a speculum (with a light!) to check on the IUD strings and… what? No strings?!
That’s right. No strings. My doctor can’t find the strings! My hoo-ha apparently ATE my IUD.
Due to my particular brand of insurance (Curse you, Aetna!) I had to schedule an ultrasound at a local hospital vs. my doctor’s office that I was ALREADY AT just to locate the IUD. He told me there were two possibilities: A.) He cut the strings a bit short and the IUD is happily wading around in my uterus or B.) The IUD may have perforated the uterus and migrated.
Migrated, you ask? Like packed its bags, donned a Tommy Bahama shirt and made off for some fun in the sun and rock climbing in my abdominal cavity? Where I keep several important organs? AAAUUGH!
Even my best case scenario kind of seems like a bad one, doesn’t it? Even if the IUD is happily residing in Uterus Manor, how the eff are they gonna get it out of there when it’s due for a change in a few years?
This isn’t a plea for medical advice as I’m already under the care of an OB/Gyn, but mostly just some way to pass the time between now and my ultrasound appointment (Thursday morning).
Anyone else have an IUD story you’d like to share?