Contemplating removing my IUD


I’ve had my mirena IUD for a little over a year now and in the last year I’ve gained at least 20-30 pounds and I can’t seem to get it off no matter how much I work out and watch what I eat. I tried eating way less (basically starving myself) and working out at the same time but I saw no results. A lot of people say that they start losing weight as soon as they take their IUD out and if that’s the case I want this thing out immediately. Honestly my only concerns are what my mother is going to say if I remove it without her knowing and of course an accidental pregnancy. I’m 19 so I feel like this is a decision I should be able to make on my own. What should I do?

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