I had my Mirena IUD inserted 11/2008 and removed a couple of days ago (going to try for #2!). Obviously bleeding afterward is normal, but I'm not sure what "kind" of bleeding it is. I've tried Googling this and seem to find mixed answers.
Most people seem to get a "period" right after having Mirena removed - I've been reading that this is just a withdrawal bleed. Is a withdrawal bleed actually considered a period? I really have no idea where I'm at in my cycle as my periods pretty much went away completely with the Mirena.
I'm just trying to figure this out - if it is a withdrawal bleed, is it considered like a period? After this bleeding am I going to ovulate (assuming my fertility returns immediately) and then have another period? Or is this simply bleeding just from the removal, and in two weeks or three weeks or whenever my natural cycle will kick in and THEN I will get my period and THEN ovulate and things will continue as usual?
Hope this makes sense. If it doesn't, let me know, I'll try to clarify. Lol