IUD-breakthrough bleeding or period?
I had the mirena IUD inserted about 10 days ago. I had light spotting for a few days which went away on its own. Now I'm starting to have bleeding, not as much as a period, but more than the spotting i had after insertion, along with inconsistent mild cramping.
I can't tell if its my period or if it's breakthrough bleeding since i was told that periods on the iud are usually lighter. What is the difference between a light period and breakthrough bleeding? Also, is it common to get your period so soon after having the iud inserted. my last period was march 6th and i am also nursing, so i wasn't expecting it this early (march 29th).
any info would be greatly appreciated.