What does an IUD insertion feel like?
People usually feel some cramping or pain when they’re getting their IUD placed. The pain can be worse for some, but luckily it only lasts for a minute or two. Some people feel dizzy during or right after the IUD is put in, and there’s a small chance of fainting.
Can you feel an IUD?
Can I feel the IUD? If you do, call your health care provider, because the IUD is out of place. However, you will be able to feel the strings attached to the end of the IUD if you place a finger into the vagina. During sexual intercourse, your partner may feel the strings.
How do you know if your IUD is out of place?
Here’s what you need to know.
- Go to your follow-up appointment. Most doctors will ask you to come back about a month after insertion just to check that the IUD hasn’t moved.
- Check your strings. A copper IUD.
- Check the toilet (seriously).
- Know about perforation.
- Look out for abnormal pain or bleeding.
What to expect when you get an IUD?
You’ll likely have some cramps and spotting after the IUD is inserted. Mild cramps and bleeding can last from 3 to 6 months. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to ease any discomfort. You can also place a heating pad or hot water bottle on your belly.