I got a Paragard IUD inserted about 2 months ago. I had no cramps or spotting for the first 3 days. Some spotting started after then and lasted about 2 weeks. During that second week I was also getting cramps close to or worse than the intensity of insertion. Went in for an exam last week and my doctor could see the IUD hanging out of my cervix. They think my period probably expelled it, but I think if not then it was maybe during that week of terrible cramps. Was able to get a removal and new one inserted 3 days ago with no issues. Compared to the first insertion I had more cramps immediately after (not terrible though) and haven’t had any since. However, I have been spotting a little heavier than I ever had with the second one. The last 2 days I’ve gone through maybe 2 light pads per day. I’m just concerned because I know the chances of me expelling again are a little higher and I’m unsure if this is a sign of that, or if I’d have more physical pain associated with expulsion. I’m also using this as a method of EC (since I didn’t know it was out of place before). I’ve had a hard time feeling the strings with both IUDs (and obviously if the last IUD was so low the strings were clearly low enough) so I’m having a hard time trusting my judgement that way. Does anyone have personal experience with expulsions that may have some advice or information?