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.
Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort, dizziness, or spotting during or after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your healthcare provider. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit. After that Kyleena can be checked by your healthcare provider once a year as part of your routine exam.
BEFORE HAVING KYLEENA PLACED, TELL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IF YOU:
You should call your healthcare provider if you have any 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 tell 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 nonhormonal 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, but if you decide that you need continued pregnancy prevention, then your healthcare provider can place a new Kyleena during the same office visit.
Kyleena is reversible. If you change your mind, your healthcare provider can remove Kyleena and you can try to become pregnant right away. There's no waiting period.