Okay, so I decided instead of posting on old threads, to come here and start a new one. Let me start off by telling a little about me first. I am a26 years old, have two children aged 2 and 5 years old and had a Nova-T copper IUD inserted 1 1/2 years ago in Canada. I currently reside in the USA now. IN the past I have had missed periods, but that all changed after I got my IUD, which made my period become very heavy and within each month wihtout me missing a cycle. Also, in 2003, before I had children and had no IUD, I had an ectopic pregnancy and a D & C, but my tube was not removed. That is all I can I remember on that issues. Well everything was fine and I had no complaints except for heavy painful periods after the IUD was in place. I had a LEEp prcedure done last August(removal of bad cervical cells), but the gyno told me the strings of the IUD were still there and I would be able to keep my current IUD in. Since December was my last period, I have been patiently awaiting my period. IN the beginning of this month, I had started what I thought would be my late period, but instead had light spotting(1 pad a day) that was light red to dark brona at times, but no heavy period and not worth to even have to wear a pad. It lasted for four days, and I was sure this was not the expected period I wanted to show up. On the 18th of this month I went in for my 6 month chekc up and pap after the LEEP. I told my doctor my conerns, so they just did a urine test and she said it is very odd chances of getting pregnant, almost none. She said to have missed or no periods are normal, but then I told her my IUD was not a Mirena with hormones as I knew she thought mine was. She said the strings I had on this IUD, look like a mirena IUD, so that is why she probably said that..knowing the hormones in the Mirena may cause no periods. I told her( I am in states now by the way), that in Canada the copper IUD is not the same as the one here. She just said the urine test was negative and not to worry. I asked her if I could come in a month. She looked at me annoyed and said if I feel like I want to, but the strings are still there and there is no chances of pregnancy. I am paronoid and am so confused and sleepless at nights. I am worried and not sure if I should take her word, or start going out and buying my own pg tests and do every few weeks to make sure till a period returns. It is just too strange. I was thinking, maybe it was just too early and I will for sure rebook an appointment with her in a month to make sure, and ask her to do another pregnancy test or even better, a blood test. I can tell she does not appreciate me telling her what to do, but I feel she just does not take me seriously enough and see the chances are there even if I have an IUD and really thinks I am over board. Has anyone else had a copper IUD, missed a period like me and showed up negative on the urine test and then later found out they actually were preggo? Do you think it may just be too ealry? Has anyone had spooting to as a sign they were pregnant with their IUD as well? I can't wait to either get a period or find out soon if I am. This is way too stressfull, and I never thought I would have this concern with the IUD. Any feed back would help. Thanks and God bless.