Did you know that placing the Mirena intrauterine device usually takes no more than a few minutes? Your gynecologist will apply an antiseptic to your vagina and cervix to prevent infection, and then insert a tube in which the Mirena is contained through your cervix into your uterus. After verifying that the Mirena coil was placed properly, the tube will be withdrawn and your birth control method will remain in your uterus. Thin threads will stick out through the opening of your cervix. This indicates that the Mirena coil is still in place and has not started floating around in your uterus, or left your body.
Doctors advise that women who use the Mirena IUD check whether the threads are still in place at least once during their menstrual cycle. One other thing that women who are going to get a Mirena coil fitted should know is that placement must be carried out within seven days of their period starting. The procedure of placing the coil usually doesn't hurt much, but you may feel some cramps and pain afterward for a while.
This can be averted with the use of over the counter pain killers the day you had the Mirena placed, and perhaps the day after. Some women also feel nauseous or dizzy after Mirena was inserted. Women who experience extreme pain and cramping may do so because the Mirena coil was not placed properly. You should also look out that the coil doesn't leave your body, something that is most likely to happen in the period immediately after placement.