I have an IUD, but am experiencing signs of pregnancy, such as...missed period(May), sore breasts (which are also producing colostrum), nausea, frequent urination, increase in discharge and one other symptom I can't explain - very very sore left hip. I took a pregnancy test on June 4th and it was negative....I am really confused, can anyone tell me what is going on? HELP!
Missing an expected period is the first serious sign of pregnancy but it doesn't always mean that you are pregnant; a missed period could indicate another medical issue. Lack of menstruation (amenorrhea) can be doe to many other reasons beside pregnancy: functional ovarian cyst, hypogonadism, menopause etc. At your age (late 20's) a functional ovarian cyst is the most plausible reason for amenorrhea besides pregnancy. Nonetheless, thatâs why a pregnancy test is always necessary to confirm or exclude pregnancy. In your case, it seems that a pregnancy is excluded because pregnancy test was negative. You can still do another pregnancy test. In fact, a blood based pregnancy test would be more accurate. And you can follow up with a gynecologist who can help you diagnose a functional ovarian cyst, if indeed, you are experiencing this.
P.S. The IUD is one of the most efficient contraceptive methods with an efficiency rate of over 98%.
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