Placement of Kyleena takes just a few minutes. Getting Kyleena does not involve surgery and is done by your healthcare provider during a routine in-office visit. Other qualified healthcare providers, such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, may also be able to place Kyleena.
You may experience pain, bleeding or dizziness during and after placement. If your symptoms do not pass within 30 minutes after placement, Kyleena may not have been placed correctly. Your healthcare provider will examine you to see if Kyleena needs to be removed or replaced.
BEFORE HAVING KYLEENA PLACED, TELL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IF YOU:
You should call your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about Kyleena. Otherwise, you should return to your healthcare provider for a follow-up visit within 4 to 6 weeks to make sure that Kyleena is in the right position.
Yes, you should check that Kyleena is in the proper position by feeling the removal threads. It is a good habit to do this once a month. Your healthcare provider should teach you how to check that Kyleena is in place. First, wash your hands with soap and water. You can check by reaching up to the top of your vagina with clean fingers to feel the removal threads. Do not pull on the threads. If you feel more than just the threads or if you cannot feel the threads, Kyleena may not be in the right position and may not prevent pregnancy. Use non-hormonal back-up birth control (such as condoms and spermicide), and ask your healthcare provider to check that Kyleena is still in the right place.
Kyleena must be removed after 5 years. Your healthcare provider can place a new Kyleena during the same office visit if you choose to continue using Kyleena.
Your healthcare provider can remove Kyleena at any time. You may become pregnant as soon as Kyleena is removed. About 7 out of 10 women who want to become pregnant will become pregnant sometime in the first year after Kyleena is removed.
If Kyleena is accidentally removed and you had vaginal intercourse within the preceding week, you may be at risk of pregnancy, and you should talk to a healthcare provider.
Call your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about Kyleena. Be sure to call if you: