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#1 of 5 Old 09-10-2010, 10:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm sure this is total coincidence and I really shouldn't even be humoring the thought. But I am...

I have had a copper IUD for 2 1/2 yrs so I should be protected, right?

The past few days my left upper back has been really tight and uncomfortable. I've been thinking that it is a strange place to have a tight muscle, but something about it is familiar. Then it hit me - I had this same tight muscle the whole time I was pregnant with DS1. Then, before I even knew I was pregnant with DS2 it came back.

So I checked for the string on my IUD and couldn't find it. I'm not normally checking at this time of the month. My cervix is low and and firm - like the tip of a nose (I think that's how it was described in TCOYF, right?) so maybe the string is just in a place I can't get to very easily? FWIW, I ovulated last week so that would be the proper positioning for my cervix at this point, I believe. (I don't have my book handy to consult)

Anyone get pregnant with an IUD?

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Left upper back isn't a strange place for back pain for me! lol. I've had pain there for years, it was just much worse during my pregnancy with my dd. Never got pregnant when I had my IUD in, but I just had mine taken out a month ago. Kinda weird that you'd suddenly be having back pain... unless like you said it was related to pregnancy. I had back pain with my IUD but it built gradually and it was in my lower back... and it's gone 100% now that I have my IUD out.

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i have gotten preggers with an iud. it was the copper one but when i felt for my string it was really long, the iud ended up coming partly out before i got it taken out. it was at the 2-1/3 year mark.

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My string got kind of 'sucked up' into my cervix. Which, actually, is pretty ok with me. lol.
If you're curious, just take a pregnancy test. But I doubt you're pregnant based just on that.
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I'm pretty sure I"m not. I had some mild symptoms yesterday that I thought could have been pregnancy symptoms but today nothing. Not even PMS symptoms, which I have been getting pretty significantly. But I"m working on the assumption that I"m not.

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i have gotten preggers with an iud. it was the copper one but when i felt for my string it was really long, the iud ended up coming partly out before i got it taken out. it was at the 2-1/3 year mark.
That makes sense. It seems much more likely that the string would be longer, not shorter, if it had become dislodged.

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My string got kind of 'sucked up' into my cervix. Which, actually, is pretty ok with me. lol.
If you're curious, just take a pregnancy test. But I doubt you're pregnant based just on that.
This is a really bad week, cash flow wise. I think it is so unlikely that I'm not willing to waste the money. And I'll know by next weekend either way so I'll just wait it out.

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