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I've recently decided that I want to try having the coil as contraception, instead of my implant. I have a few embarrassing questions that I can't find the answers to anywhere else, and some more normal questions too. There's no such thing as TMI here, so if you have any experiences, go into as much detail as you want!
I'm still not 100% comfortable with the idea of having the coil, as it looks kinda intimidating. I've read that insertion really hurts for some people, and I have a feeling that it will for me since I haven't had any children, and when I went to the docs a few weeks ago, she checked how everything was up there with the duck-bill thingy and that was pretty painful on it's own. How can I minimise the pain of insertion? I know I can get anesthetic, but will a couple of nurofen tablets beforehand do?
A huge worry of mine is that I do something and accidentally pull the coil out. Bit embarrassing, but when having sex, are there any postions I shouldn't do/attempt? Also, when using lube/lubricated condoms, is there any chance the threads will stick to the lube and pull the coil out?
Also if the coil is pulled out/expelled, is there a chance that the coil might go through my uterus or cervic? The leaflets I have say that the coil might perforate my uterus or cervix while it's being put in, I don't know if that applies to when it's in / if it is pushed out too.
Finally, what is it like to feel the threads every month? I find putting tampons in to be uncomfortable, so I'm not sure putting fingers in to check will hurt or not.
Thank you for any answers!
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