I had an iud (copper) inserted on February 15. I experienced pain and spotting that eventually stopped after about a week. It was almost like I had a period. Then on March 2nd I got my "regular" period - heavy bleeding and cramping lasting about 6 - 7 days. On or about March 30th I started experiencing what I would describe as menstral cramping that lasted about 10 days. It was occasionally quite painful. I kept expecting to begin my period but it never came. Now, I am 10 days late. My cramping has lessened and almost stopped. I obtained a pregnancy test 2 days ago and it was negative. What on earth is going on? I'm quite concerned.
Most people with copper IUD (Paragard?) do not have a cycle at all, some have a cycle on every few months or so. Your dr. should have ensured that you were not pregnant prior to insertion--most prefer to insert during cycle, so pregnancy hopefully is not the issue here. If it is bothersome for you to miss a cycle you may want to consider another method.
i have the copper i.u.d. for about 7 months now.
from what i have read online, as well as what my doctor told me, there should be no indication of irregular periods. but what you should expect is more cramping and heavier bleeding.
i recently missed my first period, am late, took a pregnancy test and turned out negative.
i will go to the dr soon if i dont start
but i have searched all over the web and havent heard anything about the non hormonal copper i.u.d. to mess up the cycle of menstration
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