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Removing IUD I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25551 posts
Jan 25th '13

I am thinking about removing the IUD on my own. How safe it is to do? I don't think I'll be able to get to the doctor for another week and I am miserable and 100% sure it's the Paragard.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
Jan 25th '13

I wouldn't do it. One week will not kill you.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Jan 25th '13

why? and its not safe. paraguard is hormone free if its that bad id see if u can get urgent care or the Er to remove it.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
Jan 25th '13

I've seen several people who have done it safely.



I never could feel my strings, so I didn't want to attempt to lol. But I was so miserable at one point it crossed my mind.

Baby Love. 3 kids; Washington 3135 posts
Jan 25th '13

o.O I wouldn't. Wait the week.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Jan 25th '13

All they do is pull it out, it's made to retract like that when the strings are pulled. IDK. I've heard lots of women do it successfully.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
Jan 25th '13

It's actually not that bad to remove it on your own. It's designed to come out, and in fact the arms are pliable and designed to fold up if you pull on it. You can see pictures and tutorials on how to remove it.



But if you can wait till monday to have it removed, that's obviously the safest bet.



I had to remove mine, or else go to the hospital, mine fell out just a few hours after they put it in, it was on a Friday, and I was officially having a panic attack. It was either remove it or an ER visit.



Mine was safely removed, I didn't even have to come in to be checked out. The midwife said it was fine if it all came out.

Ashlee♥ Due December 1; TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; Puyallup, WA, United States 68241 posts
Jan 25th '13

You tube it, lol.



No really, I wouldnt.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Dothan, AL, United States 8386 posts
Jan 25th '13

I wouldn't :-/



Too scary for me, I would be scared that I would snag it on something, lol

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25551 posts
Jan 25th '13

I know some think it's weird, but it needs to come out. I don't feel like paying after hours or urgent care just to have it removed over the weekend. I could wait until Monday, but figured if it wasn't going to hurt me, I could remove it on my own.

Sonia Blade† 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Rochester, New York 17002 posts
Jan 25th '13

I had my husband pull mine out and I didn't feel a thing. They're made to retract and come out easily.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16080 posts
Jan 25th '13

I'd do it. But make sure your cervix is still soft. Most people do it while they're on their period. As long as you can reach your strings and get a good enough grip on it to pull it all the way out, I'd say do it.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
Jan 25th '13

I knowa few people that did it, sounds awful to me. Mine hurt likes b***h to put in.i can't imagine it feeling all that great coming out, I'd rather get some meds if the dr will prescribe em,haha

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4303 posts
Jan 25th '13

I looked into this and I tried it but that this was soo hard!! I couldn't pull it out.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Jan 25th '13

it can get caught and then ud have to go to the er it could tear something id wait but i dont think its paraguard as its hormone free it should not effect u at all