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July 22nd, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Hello! I tried this question in the Birth Control forum but have yet to get any answers so I thought I would try it over here.

I am getting my copper iud removed in *less than* 1 month and I have a few questions:

- How long before I have it removed should we abstain from having unprotected sex? (we want to wait a few cycles before TTC)

- Does it hurt?

- Did you experienced any complications?

- How long did you wait before TTC?

- How long did it take you to conceive?

Thanks in advance!
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July 22nd, 2013, 07:08 AM
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I'm not TTC anymore because I'm a grad but I do have IUD experience and thought that I might share. I didn't have the copper, I had the mirena and I had nothing but problems with it's removal. I ended up having to have it surgically removed but I got on the ring prior to removal and I was always protected so we never really HAD to abstain. I had my IUD removed in March of 2012 and got on the ring until January of 2013, I got my BFP in March of this year. I didn't want to TTC too close after mirena removal due to the thinness of the lining. Good Luck!!!
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July 22nd, 2013, 07:09 AM
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I had a Mirena so my answers won't quite fit the Copper, but I'll answer anyways.

- How long before I have it removed should we abstain from having unprotected sex? (we want to wait a few cycles before TTC) I've heard you can get pregnant right away, so I'd abstain till you're ready to start, or use protection until you're ready to start.

- Does it hurt? Mine was a sharp pinch, I was crampy for the rest of the day.

- Did you experienced any complications? No

- How long did you wait before TTC? One cycle

- How long did it take you to conceive? First time I had my first IUD taken out, about 6 months I believe. I'm on cycle 5 after having my 2nd IUD taken out.
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July 22nd, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by meld10 View Post
Hello! I tried this question in the Birth Control forum but have yet to get any answers so I thought I would try it over here.

I am getting my copper iud removed in *less than* 1 month and I have a few questions:

- How long before I have it removed should we abstain from having unprotected sex? (we want to wait a few cycles before TTC)

- Does it hurt?

- Did you experienced any complications?

- How long did you wait before TTC?

- How long did it take you to conceive?

Thanks in advance!


I had the mirena IUD not copper. I'll tell you my story but it may not be the same since mine was a hormonal IUD. I've heard they are both similar with removal and TTC though seeing as most people can concieve right away with both types of IUD's. I had an IUD 2 different times (after each child).

- How long before I have it removed should we abstain from having unprotected sex? (we want to wait a few cycles before TTC) If you want to wait a few then I would stop having sex (or use other protection) about 2 weeks before removal since you don't know when ovulation will be.

- Does it hurt? My first hurt coming out, but my second didn't hurt coming out. It wasn't a severe pain though more of just a cramping or contraction type pain and I was very tense and she said relaxing helps.

- Did you experienced any complications? None with either

- How long did you wait before TTC? none, we TTC immediately.

- How long did it take you to conceive? 2 cycles the first time, 4 cycles the second time.
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July 22nd, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Hi! I'm new here, but I have experience with 2 IUD removals. Both times I used the copper (hormone BC doesn't work for me).

How long before I have it removed should we abstain from having unprotected sex?
You can start TTC immediately, so my suggestion is to use another form of protection if you don't want to conceive right away.

Does it hurt?
It didn't hurt as much as it hurt when it was inserted. There is a little discomfort, but no where near as bad as insertion.

Did you experienced any complications?
I initially went to Planned Parenthood to have it removed (easier, cheaper), and they told me it was imbedded into my uterus. I think the ARNP tried for about 5 minutes to get it out and told me I needed to see a doctor. So I went to my OB/GYN, and he was able to remove it immediately without any trouble.

How long did you wait before TTC?
We started TTC immediately.

How long did it take you to conceive?
I'm 35, which may make a difference: We are still trying a year later. There have been a few months of breaks here and there due to time. I did conceive unexpectedly (not trying) in May this year, but that ended in a M/C.

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Hello! I tried this question in the Birth Control forum but have yet to get any answers so I thought I would try it over here.

I am getting my copper iud removed in *less than* 1 month and I have a few questions:

- How long before I have it removed should we abstain from having unprotected sex? (we want to wait a few cycles before TTC)
Me personally I've never abstained. I had my first IUD Mirena 3/06 and removed 7/06 and got pregnant the first cycle. Got my 2nd one 6/07 and had it removed because it was expiring. Didn't actively TTC until March- on cycle #5 waiting to test
- Does it hurt?
I didn't think it hurt at all. I never had issues with either one.
- Did you experienced any complications?
None

- How long did you wait before TTC?
The 1st IUD right away. The 2nd I had it removed due to it expiring. Didn't plan on even TTC, but changed our minds.

- How long did it take you to conceive?
1st cycle and the 2nd time around it's been 5 cycles. I think for me age is more likely the reason I haven't gotten pregnant.
Thanks in advance!
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July 23rd, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Thank you everyone for the great replies!!!!

I'm a bit nervous about the removal but hopefully it goes well. The strings are still there so I guess this is already a good sign that removal will probably go smoothly.

We were thinking of TTC after I have 2 regular cycles once the IUD is removed. I read it is recommended sometimes to wait 1 cycle (this may depend on how the removal goes or how long the IUD has been in place) but really this is more me worrying about letting my uterus ''recover'' from having had the IUD in it. I will have had the IUD for just under 11 month so it hasn't been that long. We might do one cycle and then do NTNP in the next... we'll see! I am an impatient girl .

I will update this post when I get it removed to let you know how it went.
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August 26th, 2013, 07:16 AM
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Just updating! Removal last Monday went really well and I didn't feel a thing and did not spot that day.

AF started 2 days later and has been very uncomfortable. 6 days later and I am still cramping and spotting somewhat of bright blood. Hopefully my body readjusts okay and next AF is better. After that we plan to start TTC.

Anybody else experienced strange cramping during the month after removal? My cramping may be linked with the folic acid supplement I have been taking but I am not sure... it's hard to figure it out with these changes all at once hopefully I'm feeling better by next month to start TTC.
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August 26th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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I have no experience with a IUD but I hope once you TTC you get a BFP soon after
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