L.H. asks from Broomfield, CO on May 14, 2008
Periods Resuming After IUD Removal
I was curious if anyone had problems with your cycle or period resuming after your IUD was removed. My Mirena IUD was removed in March and I had a period 3 days after. Since then I have skipped 2 periods with negative pregnancy tests but symptoms of feeling pregnant (tired, nauseated at times). Just wondering what other people have experienced. Thank you!
So What Happened?™
So..... 5 months after my IUD was removed I finally had another period. I had called and talked to the nurse at my OB office and she said that it can be common not to have a period for up to 6 months after your IUD is removed. I sure wish someone would have told me that when I had it removed. When I did finally get my period it was SOOOOOO heavy and long. Hope this helps anyone else with the same problem and thank you to all that wrote me with suggestions.
J.H. answers from Billings on May 14, 2008
W.N. answers from Denver on May 15, 2008
N.M. answers from Salt Lake City on May 15, 2008
I just had my IUD removed in April and I have not had a period since then. I start last friday with flu like symptoms and a slight headache every morning. I think it's just the hormones trying to regulate but I'm not sure. I have called my physician to see what he thinks??
T.B. answers from Boise on May 15, 2008
I had an iud removed after finding out I was pregnant.I had tried over the counter prego tests that kept coming up negative but finally I went to the docs because I knew I was pregnant. When it was removed I bled for three days afterwards and went into the docs and had a blood test that said I was not pregnant. So my hubby and I thought I had miscarried. But I didn't get my period. I was about 6 months along before I found out I was still pregnant. And that was only because I got the flu so bad I became dehydrated and had to be hospitalized. I think something with the IUD throws off those home pregnancy tests. I would take care of yourself as if you were pregnant until you have a chance to get to the docs and do a blood test. The blood test measure HGC more effectively than the pee tests.
T.F. answers from Boise on May 15, 2008
geeze... it sounds like it might be common to get pregnant while on this birth control?! i don't have any advice, but let me know how it turns out. i'm scheduled to get started on Mirena in july. i have three kids in three years and i am NOT ready for another!