Can the Mirena IUD fall out of place??? My boyfriend claims he felt it and believes its my IUD coming out?

Yes, the IUD can fall out of

Yes, the IUD can fall out of place and this is a particular risk in the first few weeks after insertion of the IUD. Also, MIRENA should not be inserted until 6 weeks postpartum in order to reduce the incidence of perforation and expulsion. You may become pregnant if MIRENA comes out. Use a backup birth control method like condoms and call your health care provider if you notice that MIRENA has come out. If expulsion has occurred, it may be replaced within 7 days of a menstrual period after pregnancy has been ruled out.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor.

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