I had my iud removed 4/21/11, had my last period apprx 4/11/11, and had intercourse 4/22 4/25 4/26 5/2, and recently since all that have not had my period, just some spotting but nothing to where i could use the same pad and it started 5/7, and stops and goes. I feel pregnant, and having some symptoms even, have taken a few pregnancy tests but all negative. Is it tooo early? I thought my doctor said I wasnt able to test til around the 21st when it has been a month after the iud removal, but if i have missed my period, shouldnt I be able to tell? Any suggestions or help:-)
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If you did not wait to have a period after removal of IUD, then you can get pregnant immediately in your cycle (if you have had ovulation). Chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out as suggested by your symptoms (spotting, âfeeling pregnant). Wait and watch for next periods at expected period date. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. Urine pregnancy tests usually start showing positive results late after about a week from missing periods. Sometimes they can also show you false negative results and hence cannot be relied upon for accuracy. Urine pregnancy test kits are calibrated ones, so they show positive results only after the hormonal levels in urine have reached a certain level. Blood/serum HCG level test are accurate and can detect pregnancy earlier than urine test.
Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest for examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
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