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My cycles have been about 28 days for years, but since getting my IUD out my cycles have been 40ish days (there's only been 2, but it seems like a very big coincidence).  And I'm not getting the fertile EWCM I used to in the pre-IUD days.

 

Didn't think the non-hormonal IUD was supposed to change things.  Anyone else experience this?

 

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I had that problem.  When I had my IUD taken out the first cycle was about 6 and a half weeks, the second was about 5 and a half weeks and I conceived DS on the third cycle (ovulated cd 18ish).  During the first two cycles I had NO ewcm, just dry, flaky, nothing.  I dont think I even ovulated those cycles, the iud (non-hormonal) completely messed my body up while it was in and I really thought it had made me infertile when my post-iud cycles were so weird! Then my body got over the trauma of having it in/removed and I was able to conceive.  I hope your cycles get back to normal soon. 


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That's promising... maybe after this cycle I'll be all cleared out.  We'll be TTC this fall so I hope things are back to normal by then!

 

Did you notice that your mucous was dry the whole time you had the IUD in?  Mine was kind of tacky/ sticky, and the same all cycle long.  I could tell when I O'd based on the cramps/pain (and 13-15 days later I'd get AF, so from that standpoint I felt like that was still normal, just the weird mucous). 

 

Now these last 2 cycles since getting the IUD out I didn't even clearly feel when I O'd.  I starting thinking maybe I went into early menopause... I am 37 after all :)

 

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When I had the IUD in my cycles were completely messed up.  I hadn't been monitering cm tbh as only started when ttc.  All I noticed was that I would bleed for longer 7-10 days each menstruation and then inbetween menses I had dark dark/black bleeding for 4-5 days.  Also my period pains got prgressively worse until I was n severe pain each month and the bleeding became more intense.  I had it in for 2 years and the doctor wasnt concerned about all this(???).  Looking back I should have taken it out as soon as the weirdness started as my body really didn't like having it in!!

 

Even though it's non hormonal, it is a foreign object getting in the way of what the body does and I think some people are just really sensetive to that. 


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It would be nice if they mentioned this as a side effect... I was just told "heavier periods" but nothing else would change.  I probably still would have used it, but I would've had low expectations for return of fertility afterward :)

 

Just got my period, cycle 31 days... better!  Almost to my 28d norm!  I'm hoping I see some nice EWCM this month; will put my mind at ease.  I sure took it for granted in the past...

 

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31 days definately sounds like things are balancing out a bit! :)


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