The IUD is out, time to get busy!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I spotted for a few days after my Mirena was removed, then had a full-on period around a week later.  It’s pretty unlikely that you are already pregnant, but even if you are, it’s too early to test.  Wait a week or so and see what happens– your body is pretty confused right now and needs time to get back in a rhythm.

Post # 4
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It won’t hurt anything to test, but I think it is unlikely you’re pregnant already. It does happen, though!

If you’re interested, I started charting the day I had my Mirena removed, and you can see that chart at the bottom of this page:

So I know for a fact that it took about a week for the progestin to leave my system (bc my temperature went down to a lower-progesterone temperature) and then I ovulated about 12 days after that and my cycles have been (mostly) regular since then.

One of the ways the Mirena works is by thickening cervical mucus, so the egg-white mucus you’re seeing now might actually be your body ‘expelling’ all the thickened mucus… I know that’s a little gross, sorry. 

Post # 5
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I spotted one day after my Mirena was out. And didn’t have a legit period for 30 days. I did ovulate following that period though (temping). 

Even if you got your period and ovulated immediately after taking it out (extremely unlikely, because that’s just not really how cycles work) and WERE pregnant – you’d only be like TOPS 4 days past ovulation (DPO). The zygote won’t even implant and release hormones for a pregnancy test to detect for at least another 3-6 days. So you couldn’t even get a positive until then. 

Odds are, the cramps you’re feeling are a combination of your uterus getting used to not having a trinket in it, and your being excited and generally more aware of your body. 

Good luck though! And welcome back to the Bee!

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