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Period after IUD removal-could i be pregant-please help!!!

I had my IUD removed mid-cycle on March 15th (i was also ovulating at the time). I had it for 18 months and had a regular period with a 30 day cycle the whole time. On march 18th (3 days after removal) i began to have period like bleeding for about 4 days. On March 29th i spotted and on the 30th I bled for a day which is what should have been my period. My partner and I were using protection from the week before removal until the first week of April and stopped using protection to ttc. Well on April 18th i had a medium flow of bleeding for 3 days and on the fourth day i had absolutly nothing not even brown discharge it just stopped as if i wasnt bleeding the day before. And i am now 2 days late for what should have been my period but am getting negative test results. Could the iud removal have changed my cycle and ovulation? Not sure if i should count the bleeding after removal as a period and the bleeding on april 18th as another period? Im so confused :(
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Hi there.  It's not uncommon to have this type of spotting and irregular period after 18 months of this type of birth control.  However, if you had unprotected sex, you need to test.  And start tracking with your NEXT period if you aren't pregnant.  It's hard when you are just getting going again and sorry I'm not more helpful here.  :>((  good luck
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Thank you! I had a normal period the whole 18 months and just not sure which should be counted as a period and which should not be. Ive taken a few tests over the last few days and got negative results. Going to test again in a few days
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