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Pain in hip and pelvic area

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I had my IUD put in since 2005, I have 3 children, myself and husband do not want anymore kids. I have been to my family planning clinic thrice to have the IUD coil removed. But they keep telling me it is ok to have the coil in longer once someone is over 50 years. For the past 4 weeks, I have had hip and pelvic excruciating pain. I initially thought it was due to an earlier kidney stone. But all urine and ct scan test showed i am clear of any kidney stone. I havx been in pain for the past 4 weeks and cannot do anything unless i use pain relieving tablets. I am thinking of removing the coil as i have had it in for twelve years now. Please can anyone advise or has anyone experienced something similar.

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Clazzy78 profile image


I had an IUD 2 years back. I cannot get on with hormonal pills and I have migraines.

I didn't like it. I had an excruciating pain in my back passage every time I was on my period. Like a stabbing pain. If tried it for just over 6 months. No more. So I went to my GP and she asked if I wanted her to remove it there and then and she did. I cannot tell you the relief I felt, almost straight away. Every since I've never had the stabbing pain in my rectum either.

Go to your GP and get them to remove it. At the end of the day, it is your choice. If the family planning don't seem to be listening to you, go elsewhere.

It seems like they weren't listening to you. Or go back there and just tell them to remove it. Maybe your body has had enough of it

Good luck 💗

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remi2709 in reply to Clazzy78

Thank you for your reply. I am actually at the clinic now to get it removed

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Clazzy78 in reply to remi2709

Good for you. I felt better once mine was removed. But it sounds like yours worked for you.

It doesn't sound right to me to leave something in your womb indefinitely. Mine was a ten year one but I'd have got it removed after ten years.

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remi2709 in reply to remi2709

I got the IUD removed at last. The IUD had actually moved to the left side, so was not in the right position hence the pain. I am so glad I got it out and don't think I would ever have a replacement. Always better to listen to our body cause we know ourselves better than the Doctors/nurses. Thanks Classy for your support and encouragement.

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