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Very painful IUI. Can I take painkillers?

I had my second IUI this morning and am in serious pain. Will taking painkillers like nurofen affect the outcome? Last time we did IUI I was in so much pain the doctor said I could take Nurofen and I didn't fall pregnant so I'm really nervous to take it this time!

2 Replies • 6 years ago


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I do not have an answer for you but nobody told me iui's could cause pain! Why does it cause pain like that? I hope you get relief soon and your bfp asap!

Me: Alicia (29) ~ DH: Patrick (29) TTC #1 Since August 2009 with PCOS 1st & 2nd (March & May 2012) IUI Cycles w/ Clomid = BFN's 6/24/12 - 3rd IUI cycle w/ Gonal-F and Lupron. IUI on 7/9. TWINS! Born 2/11/13 Back on the NTNP train as of September 2013 hoping for a boy someday!

6 years ago

Thanks! I asked my doctor and apparently the prostate gland can cause the sperm to give some women really bad cramps and I guess I'm one of them! Luckily I'm not straight or that'd be a real problem;) I must have it really bad because he washed the sperm before the IUI too! It's also quite an invasive procedure because they go right into the uterus and they can scrape and bump so easily. It took 2 days for the pain to go away. Thank goodness today I'm back to normal!

Thanks for the reply!

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