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Random cramping after IUD removal

Is it normal to have cramps after a month of removing mirena? It's either that or I'm pregnant. Also how long did it take you to get your period after removing mirena?? I was bleeding for a full week after my mirena was removed, I wonder if that was my period. Thanks ladies for all of your help. :)


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Jul. 17th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
From what I understand, Mirena has enough hormones that removal triggers a withdrawal bleed, like what you'd get at the end of a pack of HBC. I don't know about your cramps, but if you could be pregnant, take a test.
Jul. 17th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
I don't think cramps are a sign of early pregnancy..

I was never on the mirena, but I was on other hormonal birth control for years before I got my copper IUD - it takes a while for your body to get its regular cycle back. Maybe take a preg test just to ease your mind. If you haven't had sex tho since you bled after your removal, u aren't pregnant.
Jul. 18th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Cramps can be a sign of pregnancy. As your uterus grows at such a fast rate in the beginning, which is why some women are pregnant and mistake it for menstrual cramps. And visa versa if you are trying to conceive and hoping that those cramps are pregnancy related when really they are just aunt flo coming to town!
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
It can take up to three months for your body and hormones to settle after stopping HBC [like Mirena]. Personally I didn't get one for a long time, but my body's weird like that.

Cramps? Yes. I actually went to the ER because they were the very painful cramps, and the doctor said that it can take a while for your uterus and cervix to settle down and recover from pulling a hunk of plastic out.

That said, if you think you're pregnant please do take a test. Peace of mind is SO worth the $7.99 for the three tests. :)
Jul. 18th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
how long after did you have cramps for? :) thank you! i went and got pregnancy tests. my faith arrives tomorrow!
Jul. 18th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Dollar store tests FTW ;)
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