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Hey there! I've done some research about early signs of pregnancy, and I've been experiencing ALL of them for the last three weeks- especially the last two. I have a copper IUD, and so have not paid attention to swollen breasts or anything like that since that's typical of PMS for me. However, I have had absolutely zero cramping...which is extremely unusual for me. Ever since I've had this IUD, and even before I had it, cramping for me starts a week before my cycle and can be incapacitating (it feels like a few knives at the same time carving up my uterus and muscles around it). I've had some pain- almost like indigestion, for maybe a minute and that's it...just a few days ago, and this morning. Today was when my cycle was supposed to begin, and I was exhausted, and I noticed some dark brown spotting. Once again, I could be one of the many paranoid, but I'm also worried that I am (or was) pregnant and the IUD may have kicked out the fertilized egg. I also wouldn't worry about the lack of cramps (there was one other month when they lasted only for 2 days instead of 6), but my hair...which is normally very spirally and curly, also lost it's curl around the same time when all of these symptoms began. That wouldn't be a big deal, except that all of my aunts lost their curly hair at their first pregnancies....I took a home test yesterday and it was negative (and still too early to take one according to my cycle chart)...yet all of the other signs point to yes. Help?
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replied November 17th, 2008
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Pregnancy symptoms such as sore breasts, hair and energy changes are all very subjective. Trust the HPT tests. And if you need to, take another home pregnancy test or go into your doctor's office to request a blood-based pregnancy test.
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replied November 17th, 2008
It looks like I'm not....however, why the lack of cramping? That's extremely unusual for a copper IUD..I mean I thought somebody was trying to rip out my uterus every single month. And this month- NOTHING.
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replied December 13th, 2008
I have the same symptoms, except mine happened immediately when I got the copper IUD in.
Also, I had a large fleshy tissue come out of my vagina, and discharge came afterwards. I went to the doctor, they didn't know what was wrong. I have no infections or STD's and the pain seems to be slowly going away, no one knows what is wrong but I have been told to see a OB GYN, and that the only way to be sure I'm not pregnant is an ultrasound.
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replied December 22nd, 2008
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did you ever find out what was wrong? I have had a Paragard (copper iud) for over a year and for the last 4 cycles I have had spotting, very heavy periods and nausea. I always think I am pregnant!

thanks
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replied April 6th, 2010
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I have IUD (copper). I have had it for 7 years never had any abnormal problems, only heavy bleeding which I hear is normal. But this time I started spotting and figured it was my peeriod starting, but have been spotting for little over a week,have an appointment with doctor but has anyone heard of this or experienced their self. Please help me find out what maybe going on.
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replied April 6th, 2010
Ok... I am a bit paranoid... i have a copper IUD for about a year now... every month is a different story with my period... and every month is like if i was pregnant... but for what my OB tells me it has nothing to do with my IUD. Anyhow... this month it''s kinda weird, i started having some brown discharge the same day i was supposed to get my period, which is weird for me cause I''m always late, and today i had a light bleeding, i got super happy thinking it was my period but, all night long i been checking and nothing yet.. i think the bleeding was because i lift my 6 year old (he is a big boy).... i have to meet my Doc on thursday, i haven''t mentioned anything to my Hubby, but i think i''m pregnant.... i''m getting some of the same symptoms i got with my first preg. I Love being pregnant, but i can''t have a baby right now... have anybody else experience brown discharge aft a year with the copper IUD (i know discharge is normal while on the IUD, but the BROWN one is scary)
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replied April 13th, 2010
i also think i might be pregant but i only have the copper t, iud since 8 months now.. I had brown discharge, and continue to get them.. and my period came disregular from always this time, sometimes i feel as though a baby is moving inside me!
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replied April 13th, 2010
Copper IUD & Pregnancy
i have had my period this month, and it was shorter than usual. i have has my copper iud for about 2 years and my periods are pretty normal except this month it was lighter and now 6 days after i have light brown spotting, i have ALOT of pregnancy symptoms... and negative tests. i know with copper iud''s you lk 0.18% chance of pregnancy, but ummmm i feel VERY pregnant and my stomach is bloated.
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replied July 10th, 2012
i know this is like a cpl of yrs late but i have the copper iud and the same systoms as u even the neg test so was wondering what was wrong with u so i can tell my ob and see if thst helps please email asap thank u
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replied April 24th, 2010
I had the paragard IUD for 4 years. 2 weeks ago went to ER with horrible stabbing pains in my right side. I thought is was a cyst(I only have my right ovary.) I had a period in March it was right on time but, very light, didn''t think much about it. They did a pregnancy test and Ultrasound I was 7 weeks pregnant and it was Etopic. IUD''s are usually 99.4% effictive. If you have any doubts get them checked out, I easily could have died.
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replied August 13th, 2011
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I have had my paraguard for 2 years now and never had any issues. For the last two months I have had my "period" only 2 days and it was only brown discharge. I have started gaining weight in my abdomen area and feel paranoid but wonder if I am having the same issue as you. Did you happen to take any home pregnancy tests? I have taken 3, all neg.
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replied August 19th, 2010
Could I be PG with a copper IUD
I'm one week late, Negative Urine Test. I have had the Copper Iud for about a year and a half. I have always been on time and it really did not change anything for me. I don't have insurance and I already have four kids and I'm freaking out. I'm expiereincing cramps and back pain. Thinking about going to the E.R. to see if they can tell me why I have not started but afraid of the outcome and cost. Can't believe this is happening and now I'm really stressing.
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replied October 13th, 2010
i have the copper iud now 4 about 5months i have heavy periods and lots of painful cramps!!!i also get a sharp pain in my right ovary every time i have my period!! the string is in place cuz i check it often but the past 3weeks iv had heartburn indigestion cravings bloating and vomited a few days ago in the am!!! my last period seemed alil lighter then usual and spotty but i still had he bad cramps so im thinking i might be pregnant!! i know if i take a test it will be 2 early 2 tell but i might just go 2 my gyno 2marro 4 blood work!!! i have 2 kids already and i just cant afford another one!!every kind of birthcontrol i have used has either made me sick or failed so i figured iud was the best thing 4 me till now!!! i cant believe how maney women are getting pregnant off the iud!!! its deff not 99 percent cuz i been on lots of sights and u wouldnt believe how maney women are pregnant using iud!!! now i dnt know what 2 do!!
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replied November 2nd, 2010
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I am DONE with the copper IUD!!!! I have had it for about 6 mos. now& has been worse than being pregnant( times 10)! Freaking out because I have all preggo signs & 2 neg. HPT. Going to get blood test and have it REMOVED ASAP!!!! I have heard nothing but horror and pregnancy stories from those who have had it(according to multiple sites). As for personal experience-don't even get me started!!! I really wish my Mid-Wife had been more educating when I decided on Paragard!!!
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replied August 9th, 2011
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i got pregnant with my son at a very young age and 6 weeks after he was born, got the Copper IUD, i just had it removed yesterday because missed my period and took a pregnancy test and was positive. My pregnancy is relatively normal and i am about 7 weeks preg. I am very worried that this will all end in a miscarriage but am trying to stay as positive as possible! My son will be one year old at the end of this month, i didnt even have the IUD for a year and wound up pregnant with it perfectly in place, wouldnt recommend it to anyone!
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replied January 15th, 2011
Copper IUD pregnancy
Girls I just got pregnant on copper IUD and scared to death of tubal pregnancy...got iUD removed last night but now have to monitor my hormone levels and do ultrasound to make sure it's not in my fallopian tubes.. Wish I never had this IUD
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replied February 16th, 2011
Ectopic with copper iud
I have had the copper iud for about 8 months now and my periods have been on time since I had it out in but this month I am now a week an a half late thought I was starting my period but it was just a lil pink spotting and was done with 2 hours later kinda freaked out cuz i am having really bad cramps more so in my right side and into my right hip think im going to call the doctor tomorrow just dont want to see paranoid.
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replied April 30th, 2011
I have had the Copper IUD for about a year and a half now. I chose to get it after my first child because I was horrible at taking pills everyday...hence the birth of my daughter. The IUD seemed perfect. The only side affects I have ever experienced were the heavy periods for about 7 days straight and the worst cramps of my life. I never used to get cramps and my periods were normally 3-4 days long...I loved it!!! Now for about the last 3 weeks or so I have had tender breast, nausea, cramping, all the pregnancy symptoms and I'm starting to freak out because it didn't happen when I first got it. I also have cysts so that's another scare which I didn't find out I had until about a month and a half ago. My last period was abnormal from the ones I've been having. It was spotting first two days and only 3 days of bleeding...and now I just started again and its a week early. I don't whats going on. Have a doctor's appointment for blood-based pregnancy test coming up and is getting this thing REMOVED!
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replied May 21st, 2011
What did you find out? Are you pregnant because I have had about the same things going on. I have only had the Copper IUD for three months and my first period was normal, and the last period was wierd I had light bleeding for 3 days then one really heavy day of bleeding but no cramps. Now I am nauseas after everything I eat, starving all the time, cramping, and tender breast just started. It feels just like being pregnant. So if yo found out anything let me know so I can stop being paranoid or I can make an appointment with my doctor.
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replied May 1st, 2011
I've had Paragard since last November. Aside from the first cycle, I've been 34 days every time since I had it inserted. I'm 4 days late right now; last night I had a little bit of dark pink/brown spotting, not even enough for a panty liner. Today and overnight--nothing. HPT twice come back negative. I'll be testing again in the next day or two and probly calling my doctor to see what's going on. =/
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replied May 21st, 2011
Did you find anything out???
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replied May 16th, 2011
Alrighty so I got An IUD about 2 years now and When it was first put it I had A Period for 2 weeks...and then nothing after that. I mean nothing. not one regular or even heavy period. every once in awhile ill get some spotting but nothing normal. But sometimes it feels like i am on my period because i get cramps and im blowded like i would be that time of the month but No actually "period" so if anyone can help me.... should i get it removed should i not be worried. it would be a GREAT help because im stressin out about it . thanx

-Jae
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replied May 24th, 2011
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Hey, I have had the copper IUD in for 6 weeks. I am having terrible pain, almost every other day. I didnt bleed for the first 3 weeks, but have constantly since. When my boyfriend and I are being sexually active I can feel him moving the strings, which moves the IUD and cause me discomfort, followed by pain for a few days. I am seriously considering having this removed. I also feel like I'm pregnant (baring in mind I have been pregnant twice, I know what I'm looking for). I am already seriously fed up of it, I was on Implanon before this for 3 years, and bled all the way through it. I think it's time for me to come off contraception for a little while, and let my body turn back to it completely natural form.
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replied June 12th, 2011
Pregnant with a copper IUD.
I just found out that I am pregnant and I have a copper IUD. Well, had...the doctor took it out after he confirmed my pregnancy. I am shocked. I had the IUD because my husband and I didn't want any more chldren. I don't know what to think. So confused. Has anyone been through this before? I have to get an ultrasound to make sure it isn't in my tube, and I guess we go from there.
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replied July 8th, 2011
IUD and confused
i was wondering if you had any symtoms because i have had a copper IUD since oct and now i am late and have been spotting with light brown mucus sorry if tmi but i have become pregnant two other times one the pill,
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replied July 8th, 2011
IUD and confused
i was wondering if you had any symtoms because i have had a copper IUD since oct and now i am late and have been spotting with light brown mucus sorry if tmi amd with my other two childrened didnt get a positive till after 8 weeks with hpt
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replied May 20th, 2012
Pregnant with copper IUD. Keep in or take out?
I am 5 weeks pregnant with a copper IUD still in place. From all the posts I have read on line I questions the accuracy of the copper IUD being 99%. I first determined I was pregnant because I was having waves of nausea on and off through out the day (which was exactly like when I was preggers with my daughter - now 10 months old). My first two pregnancy test were negative but the symptoms did not let up so I continued to test. Third test showed positive.

At this point I'm wondering if I should take the IUD out or leave it in. I'm pleasantly surprised to be pregnant again, it's a bit earlier than planned but not really bad news for me. I've heard stories of leaving it in and taking it out that have both been positive.
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