So this time I'm worried about expulsion.
This past weekend (11/9-11/11ish) I had some wicked cramps (I'd say they were maybe 8/10 on the pain scale) in what felt like my uterus and cervix. It was really bad for about three days; not the whole time, but I noticed it a lot when I was sitting/laying down. The week prior to that, I had been experiencing a lot of pressure on my left side in that region. It was always there, but it felt really really bad when I had sex.
Of course, when the weekend was over and I was thinking of calling my doctor, my pain went away. I did talk to my mom (a nurse) about it and she said that if it persisted, I should call the doctor but if not it may just be my IUD acting up.
It could have been ovulation or period pain (I think I skipped a period so I'm not exactly sure what part of my cycle I'm on; I did take a pregnancy test and it was negative so it's not that), but I'm just not sure.
And NOW, yesterday, I felt my strings and they feel longer than I'm used to. Not really long, but they feel longer and they're easier to access (I usually squat to reach them, and I didn't have to as much to find them this time.
This makes me worry that the cramping was my body expelling the IUD into my cervix (or lower into the uterus).
However, when I went to my 1 month checkup in June, my doctor told me that my strings had curled up into my cervix so I wouldn't feel them too much.
Should I assume the strings just "unlooped" a little from the cervix or should I go get it checked out?
TL;DR: Am I expelling because I was really crampy last weekend and my strings are somewhat lower, or are they just unraveling from my cervix?
[Originally posted on IUD_Divas.]