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Pregnant immediately after IUD removal; is it possible?

I have been searching all over the web for an answer, and while some peoples experience are very similar, I haven't found a situation quite like mine.  I had my Mirena IUD removed on 2/12/15 (I had one in for 10 years; replaced at 5 years;  no periods for the whole 10 years with the exception of bleeding for about a week at both insertion times) and had sex with my husband that night and pretty much every other day since, as we are ttc.  The next morning, I had very light spotting that lasted less than a day, so I assumed that it was associated with the removal.

About a week later, I began feeling very nauseous, had frequent trips to the bathroom (especially at night), became constipated, had a egg-white looking discharge (sorry TMI) and experienced hot flashes.  After a lot of research, I attributed these pregnancy symptoms as either "all in my head," or my body experiencing withdrawals of the hormones.  Since I haven't had a visit from AF yet, I figured I just haven't ovulated yet and it may take my body some time to start ovulating again since I had the Mirena for so long.

Last night (2/28/15), I woke up to use the bathroom and immediately afterwards, I was back in feeling like I hadn't voided everything.  After the third time of trying to void my bladder (and what reminded me of UTI symptoms), I saw very faint pink discharge on the toilet paper.  I put a pad on and thought AF was finally coming.  Unfortunately, there is hardly anything on the pad (like just a few spots); I'm talking way less than even a light period.  When I go to the bathroom, there is still the slight pinkish tint, but not every time.  

I know it's possible for a person to get pregnant right away, I've read stories about these women.  But every story I have read, the woman has had some sort of period, either bleeding right after removal, or before removal, or 10 days after removal.  I took a pregnancy test on 2/27/15 which was negative, but after looking up research on implantation bleeding (which apparently takes place around 6-14 days after implantation, depending on which report you read), it may be too early to tell.  Has anyone else gone through this.  Would I love to be pregnant now?  Well sure, but I didn't think for a second we would get it literally on the first try.  In fact, for as long as I had it in, I didn't think it would be possible.  Any tips, info, suggestions, likes stories, etc., would be greatly appreciated!  
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Hi there.  I would say it is unusual in that you are right, it takes time for hormones to normalize and for ovulation to begin again.  But I've learned to never say never.  :>)  Depending on how many days it has been, you can take a pregnancy test.  They are inexpensive and very accurate.  You might want to get a few because it will be hard to tell exactly when your period is due.  Remember, symptoms of early pregnancy are very similar to that of PMS.  Tenderness in the breasts, bloating, fatigue are all common in PMS.  Since you've been on birth control for so long, it may be hard for you to know what your body's natural reaction to your regular cycle is since it has been manipulated with hormones.  So, you are stabilizing now.

One thing that I will say that doctors recommend for conception is to have sex EVERY OTHER day for sperm count.  Just fyi.

But I'd buy a test and find out.  That's really the only way to know.  good luck hon
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Thank you so much for your take on this.  I think I am just freaking myself out.  I haven't had a period in so long that I feel like a teenager again with absolutely no clue :)
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