Is the cramping severe? Is the spotting abnormal? As in, is the spotting happening around when your period is supposed to be, or is it happening way, way away from your time? If so, call your doctor just to make sure it's normal. That being said.... I used to get light cramping every month around the time I ovulated. Nothing so bad that it effected every day life. I've always had that sort of cramping, but with the IUD, it was just more noticeable, if that makes sense. But I never spotted unless it was my time. I had the IUD for a little over 4 years.
at 5:47 PM on Jun. 18, 2011