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post #21 of 25
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so i finally got it last week and i am kinda - um - freaking out!

okay - kinda.... really..... alot.

i touched the strings when the midwife put it in. i touched the strings yesterday because i was having alot of cramping and such.

today i had alot of mucus which was slightly tinged with blood. mind you my period ended on sunday so i think that would be a wee bit fast to be ovulating.

and now. i can't feel the strings. and i still feel crampy. my midwife said that it is normal - to feel crampy for a few days post my first period with the IUD.

but still wtf? please tell me it will be okay.
post #22 of 25
goodcents-

if you can't feel the strings after your period go see the doc. You could have lost it. They are most often lost in the first 4m and during a period. Most people who loose them don't feel them coming out.

Go get a check.

Act as if you have no bc until you get it checked.

Since you just finished your period and don't think you ovulated yet there is little chance of pg but start acting safe just in case you don't have the IUD in.

Check again in the am- once the strings go wrapped around the cervix and were hard to find but in the am I found them fine.
post #23 of 25
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thanks! so more details....

my period ended on sunday - i was able to touch them on monday.

i don't understand how they get wrapped around the cervix....i need a visual. : b/c i always though the cervix was donut shaped.
post #24 of 25
It is donut shaped I think but...look I don't know but they do somehow.
post #25 of 25
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So if that happens how do you get them down - or do you have to go to a midwife or dc?
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