Just a 3-week post insertion update. So far my experience has been pretty good. For about a week post-insertion I swear I could feel the IUD inside me and isolated to the left side - it wasn't painful, just annoying and psychologically anxiety-provoking b/c my doctor said to watch out for one-sided pain (which may indicate perforation). I also couldn't feel my strings so I went back to doctor 1 week post-insertion and she checked and IUD was perfectly in place. Since then, the one-sided pain subsided. About 2 weeks post-insertion, I started getting some cramping and then light spotting...and now I believe it's turned into my period - the symptoms began about a week early for my normal period schedule. Now I'm just charting cramping, amount of spotting/bleeding so I can have a record of things and can compare to my cycle pre-IUD. The symptoms are not at all debilitating, perfectly tolerable, now I'm just waiting to see how long things last.
I still can't feel my IUD strings though...so was wondering whether anyone else has trouble feeling the strings? Or any tips, haha - I've tried squatting down but still no luck....It is at all possible than some women just have longer vaginal canals (I know - TMI!!) and so it's harder to feel strings? Thoughts? I guess when I go in for my 6-week check up, I can ask my doctor about that, lol.