Post # 1
The plan was to start TTC this month, so I went to remove my copper IUD on August 5th. My last period was July 11th. During removal, the Dr commented that the IUD already partially out. Too Much Information – The bottom part was out of my cervix and one of the sides of to “T” was sort of bent upward, as if I was in the process of expelling it. I asked the Dr if she thought there was a chance that the IUD has not been as effective because of this, and she said that the copper ions are pretty powerful and likely did their job anyway. But – now I’m a day late. Other than this issue my IUD had been in place and working properly for almost 3 years. I think I know when it started to dislodge – I had been having some discomfort during sex the week prior to removal (which, coincidentally, was probably my fertile window assuming I am not just ovulating late). Would you test? Would you wait? Thanks Bees!
Post # 2
cheesecake2017 : You might as well test. If it’s negative, test weekly until AF shows or you get a positive. It can take awhile for your body to respond/regulate to the removal of birth control, though… just keep that in mind.
Post # 3
SeaOfLove : Thanks! The Dr said that since it was non-hormonal, my period should just continue showing up at its usual time, but I guess there could be any number of reasons it comes late (me stressing about TTC probably being one of them!)
Post # 4
Yea physical or emotional stress can delay ovulation so the fact that it was expelling could have delayed your fertile window a few days too. But, never hurts to test!
Post # 5
I have copper IUD, and it shifted slightly and delayed my ovulation about 2 weeks. My ob/gyn indicated that placement doesn’t especially influence effectiveness for a copper IUD, so I wouldn’t expect pregnancy as a likely outcome here. You could definitely test though if it would give you peace of mind.
Post # 6
Thanks for this! I ended up getting my period yesterday, so it does look like maybe my ovulation got delayed by a few days by either the shifting or the removal itself. I am so relieved that AF came, though! Despite what my Dr said about it being OK to get pregnant right away, I did want to have a cycle in between having the copper in and TTC. So great to hear other copper IUD experiences.