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Severe shooting pains after having mirena insertion. Is this normal?

Hi Dr Lundi, I am a 22 year old female and recently had the Mirena IUD inserted (3 weeks ago). I have not had a child before and the insertion was very painful. I had consistent cramping for about a week and on and off ever since. Recently though, I have started getting severe shooting pains. Some start in the abdomen and shoot all the way down my cervix and walls. I checked two weeks ago for the strings, which were intact. Should I see a doctor? Thanks so much. Molly
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Insertion and removal may be associated with some pain and bleeding. In case of difficult insertion and/or exceptional pain or bleeding during or after insertion, physical examination and ultrasound should be performed immediately to exclude perforation of the uterine corpus or cervix. Severe shooting pain may also be a symptom of a ectopic pregnancy. So i will suggest you to see a doctor soon.
Best of luck
Hope it helps....
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Nikita Islam's  Response
Hello Molly
Mirena IUD can cause considerable discomfort in women who have not been pregnant before, as the uterus is smaller as compared to a woman who has had children. If the discomfort does not ease off in a few days, your doctor might consider prescribing another method of contraception for you.
Do make an appointment to see your doctor and you can discuss these matters further.
Best wishes.
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