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period is late!

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biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 13:38:55

by a week. this should be my 3rd period (since had baba 4 months ago). the first two was good, abit on the heavy side, after the 1st period period i had coil fitted in, now im still waiting for my 3rd period to come on. my coil is still inside me and ive used condoms too.. is this right?

pixiefish Thu 03-Feb-05 13:40:29

Is it the coil with the hormones- I believe that this can stop your period HTH

LIZS Thu 03-Feb-05 13:40:52

Are you b' feeding - I went from having one at 5/6 weeks and 8 weeks after ds to not having another until he was 5 months. Is it a normal coil or mirena ?

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 13:42:10

is mirena the soft coil?

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 13:42:24

and no im not BF

LIZS Thu 03-Feb-05 13:48:18

Mirena is soft but contains a low level of hormone.

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 13:50:09

cant remember as i know they said they cannot a normal one cos ive had a c-section (i had coil fitted in when baba was 8 weeks old) so they used the soft one (i was half asleep when i went in)

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 14:07:58


biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 15:05:17

ive been looking on the internet and its the normal soft coil that ive got not the mirena coil..

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 16:45:18


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charlie01 Thu 03-Feb-05 19:09:31

So you're certain you've got a standard coil not a mirena?

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 19:17:11

the coil i had was 2 straight sticks with no T shape end..

charlie01 Thu 03-Feb-05 19:19:05

Not a mirena then. Is it definitely still there?

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 19:23:58

yes i felt it today

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 19:47:40


Beetroot Thu 03-Feb-05 19:55:24

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biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 20:10:48

i think that is a gud idea or otherwise ill be going on and on and not sure which one im on!! yes they did give me a very small leaflet which i cant find!

LIZS Thu 03-Feb-05 20:40:29

Did you see it before it went in then ? A mirena looks pretty straight but is tweaked by string when inserted to open the end.

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 21:27:23

yes the midwife shows it to me and its was a plastic 2 straight sticks, and the midwife said "once its inserted, the end will curl to hold it in place"

biglips Thu 03-Feb-05 22:36:17


ChicPea Thu 03-Feb-05 22:39:50

Can't help you re: coil as I don't have one but as you are using condoms as well, pregnancy is very unlikely.

coppertop Thu 03-Feb-05 22:54:57

I don't know anything about coils but my periods after ds2 followed the same pattern as yours. I had 2 heavy ones and then the 3rd one was very late (about 2 weeks I think). I remember it so well because we were panicking about me being pregnant again so soon.

bubble99 Thu 03-Feb-05 23:31:36

All coils have a three to (usually) five month 'settling in' period (no pun intended . Most coils need to be changed five yearly and you will notice that at the end of the five years your periods will become heavier, as they were when the coil was inserted. You are still in the initial 'settling in' time with your coil and that will probably explain why your period is late. If you are also using condoms effectively in addition to the coil then it is highly unlikely you are pregnant. There is a very small chance when using coils that a pregnancy can implant in an area of the uterus sufficiently far away enough from the coil so as to be unaffected. If your period does not show up within the next week I would suggest you make an appt with your GP to exclude pregnancy.

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