I had the copper IUD fitted over a week ago ( not mirena, the hormone free one). All is fine apart from the odd cramp which has settled down now. My periods are usually regular and never late. They are light-medium and last about 8 days.
I had some light bleeding two days early before my period was due then nothing, and no warning, but my period didn't even arrive when it should have. I am 100% sure that I'm not pregnant and this has been confirmed, and I was told that they'd be more likely to be heavier and/or longer and more painful. It seems as thought mine are lighter, shorter but more painful as the cramps where quite bad that it made me feel a bit sicky and faint, like I felt when I first ever began my periods before they sorted themselves out over time.
I am due my follow up in a couple weeks to make sure it's ok, but have seen my gp in the meantime as I couldn't feel the strings, but he assured me that it was definately there and where it should be sitting.
confused, is this normal? I haven't even had any spotting or anything.