I got Mirena inserted about a year ago, however last month I could not feel the string and now I am pregnant. The ultrasound did not find the Mirena IUD but confirmed early pregnancy & fibroid. What are my risk if Mirena is still floating around in me?


If the string is missing and

If the string is missing and they didn't see the IUD on the ultrasound, then the device was rejected by your body before the pregnancy. It would be very unlikely that it could "float around" inside you.
It is a good thing that the IUD is no longer there, because the IUD plus pregnancy can be very dangerous for you and your baby.

Now, here is something that I find a bit deceptive - when doctors tell women the failure rates for the IUD, they don't include people like you (whose IUD was expelled) in those rates. That makes it seem like the IUD is much more effective than it really is. The truth is that the IUD can fail, just like any other method.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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