This might be too much information, but I've always been an open book so I'll tell you anyway. Plus it might be informational if you're thinking about doing this.
About a month ago, I had the IUD, Mirena, placed in me. The other day I went to my OB for a routine sono check they do to make sure it's still in the correct spot. The tech was doing her thing and then asked me when I had had it placed in me. At first I thought nothing of it, but after she asked 3 times, I was like--what's going on lady? She informed me that it was nowhere to be found on the sonogram and I must have expelled it. I was in complete shock. Wouldn't I have noticed that?! At this point I'm thinking, well do I get another one? Or should I take this as a sign that my body was not cool with me placing a foreign object inside?
I speak to my doctor and she refers me to have an xray done to make sure it's not in me somewhere. She says 1 of 2 things has happened. #1-you have expelled it. #2-it has traveled through your uterine wall and is floating around in your abdomen. So I have the xray done and DING DING DING #2 wins. And my prize is SURGERY! Don't worry,she says. It's minimally invasive laparoscopic and you'll barely notice 1 tiny scar. I could care less about the scar. What does concern me is that I will have to be put under. I've never had surgery in my life, much less been knocked out. The thought terrifies me. The date is set for May 8th. I always thought that if I went under the knife, it would be for a boob job. Not for something as random as this.
When I go in for my pre-op, I'm going to ask for another Mirena pamphlet. I read that thing cover to cover and don't remember this being listed as a possible outcome. Plus Lane looked up some info about cases like mine and found that if you match 1 of these 3 things (recently had a baby, are currently breastfeeding, have an inverted uterus) this is more likely to occur. That DEFINITELY was not in the pamphlet and I match ALL 3 of those. Had I known that, I would not have done it. I love my doctor, but feel like she should have known that and told me. I guess that's neither here nor there. As if my life wasn't hectic enough, let's throw a surgery in there plus the hefty bill that follows. Well it's safe to say I will not be getting another IUD. Lane & I will just have to deal with things the old fashioned way...abstinence :)