I had a multiload copper iud inserted on thursday. Insertion went well, and apart from some major cramps and bleeding on saturday from my AF starting, all is going well and I hardly notice anything different at all down there now.
My gyno said it's not neccesary to feel for the strings after each period (even though I've read otherwise), but I have tried to have a feel around for them anyway out of curiosity and I can't seem to find them. I think they may be very short or I just can't reach up far enough. My partner has felt them though while dtd 24 hours after insertion (only in a certain position though). I couldn't feel the strings both when I checked before dtd and after. (My gyno also said it was fine to dtd as soon as I felt comfortable with it)
So my question is, has anyone else never been able to feel their iud strings? I think I would notice if the iud fell out but it still concerns me that I can't check myself.
Also if your partner has been able to feel the strings at first, did they soften up after awhile? I have heard this is usually what happens and I hope this is the case for me.