11:00 pm - 04/11/2007

Mirena string or string(s)?

I have the Mirena IUD and I was wondering does it only have one string bc that is all I seem to feel when I do a string check. I googled a Mirena image and it looked like it only had one string.

http://www.villarsgyn.ch/images/mirena.jpg  thats the image I found

The string feels so hard...maybe I am just spazzing but when will they get less stiff?

I am a worry wart so I am sorry to sound so anxious.

Thanks =)
atalanta0jess 12th-Apr-2007 03:54 am (UTC)
I don't know about the mirena, but I know with my paraguard, at first it felt like there was only one string. I think they were kind of stuck together. Eventually I was able to sort of poke them apart and feel two. But maybe Mirena only has one? I don't really know.
madam_rptr 12th-Apr-2007 04:44 am (UTC)
I am a v.v bad Mirena user…I've only checked for it once in the almost five years I've had it….

jennifer0246 12th-Apr-2007 11:06 am (UTC)
Nope, Mirena very definitely has two strings (I say this as someone who has had a Mirena and who has dealt with them professionally on a regular basis). Generally though, the strings wind together and feel very much like only one string. Regardless, as long as you're feeling string where there should be string, all's well. :)

They should soften and wind up by your cervix within a few months.
bit_bit 12th-Apr-2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
There are two strings in the image, they're just wrapped up together like yours probably are.

I don't know about the strings getting softer, but mine curled up around my cervix after a couple weeks and have stayed there. I never got them trimmed because it happened before my checkup, but they've stayed comfortably out of my vagina for over a year now.
lene_lopez one string4th-Mar-2010 04:18 am (UTC)
I have the mirena too and I only feel one string. I have been worried too. Also does anyone feel breat tenderness? My breasts, especially my nipples are so sore. I have had it for a couple of weeks now. Is this normal?
jenp1983 Mirena22nd-Sep-2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
I have had my Mirena in for over two months and have actually never thought about checking for the string until now. I cannot feel it at all. I have read things that this is normal for some people and also that some doctors cut the strings short. Should I be concerned?
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