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I'm seeking some help in figuring out how to address a problem I'm having with ( what I believe is ) my IUD.
A little under a month ago, I had a surgical abortion and right after the procedure I was fixed with the Mirena IUD. I've never used it before, or any other kind of IUD.
I had lots of pain and cramping at first, but assumed it was just because of my procedure. The cramps and tenderness I experienced after that is completely gone, but a new, very sharp pain has developed on my left lower belly and it's severe enough to stop me in my tracks. I'm able to feel the strings of my IUD, and when I spoke to my clinic they informed me that meant the IUD was in the right place.
The pain isn't stopping and is not made better with ibuprofin, rest, or heat and comes with nausea occasionally. And this is kind of embarassing, but I find when I bear down while using the rest room, or do anything which puts pressure on my belly, it hurts a lot worse. I'm really concerned
The pain never spreads to the other side of my lower abdomen, which is making me worry that one of the arms of the IUD isn't where it should be.
Am I jumping the gun, and would I still be very tender and crampy after my procedure even a month later, or could my IUD be causing me problems?
I don't have great access to health care currently, so I'm trying to avoid going to the doctor unless it seems extremely necessary.
Any advice or experience with this issue would be so, so helpful.
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