This sounds ridiculous but I am not sure I have ever been able to feel the strings on my Mirena IUS. I've had it just over two months and have thought I could feel them on occasion, but never been certain.
I'm pretty sure it is in there...it was put in under GA but the doctors assured me it had been done and I have had various expected side effects from it and only intermittent bleeding rather than normal periods.
But I am starting to worry that I can't feel the strings at all. How easy or difficult should this be to do? The trouble for me is that (without wishing to be too graphic), everything up there feels a bit 'stringy' and I don't understand how you're supposed to distinguish.
I'm also a bit phobic about anything cervix-related so I'm probably not overly confident at putting my fingers up there tbh and never quite know how far up to go.
Am seeing my gynaecologist in a couple of weeks but would appreciate any tips in the meantime!