I had my period on 3-6 I had my paragard


Q: I had my period on 3-6..
I had my paragard removed 3-23..
when I got my paragard removed I had period like bleeding for a few days..
my period never came on 4-6 but on 4-23 I had very light spotting that lasted for 4 days..
I took a pregnancy test on 4-24 but came back negative...
what could this mean ?
could I be pregnant ?
if not was my spotting a period ?


A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Generally there will be some bleeding in a few individuals on removal of the para guard.
Also, it is a hormonal device and can lead to an imbalance in hormones on removal and hence there is a delay in the cycles. The spotting could be due to the removal of the device and not a pregnancy as the pregnancy test is negative. Your next cycle can happen anytime in a month's window or even earlier, take it as the next cycle and keep a count for the rest of the months accordingly.
In case you do not get the cycles, repeat the pregnancy test and see the gynecologist.

Hope this helped.

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