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No, you should not attempt to remove Mirena yourself. The way it is placed in the uterus makes the arms on the top come out. If you were to pull to try to remove it yourself, you could risk tearing your cervical tissue. If you would like your IUC removed, simply ask your healthcare provider who put it in, and it shouldn't cost more than a normal office visit to have it removed.

When the health care provider removes an IUD, s/he just pulls gently and steadily on the strings until the IUD comes out. The arms on the top fold up to turn the "T" into a more-or-less straight line.
It's been done before, but I wouldn't recommend it. The strings are slipperly, and if you get it only partway out, you will be very uncomfortable. See your health care provider. The process takes less than 3 minutes from start to finish.

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