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can implanon cause a false negative HPT?

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i have had implanon for 2 years and i have recently gotten pregnancy symptoms...i know they say its like a one in a 100 chance of it...but i have almost every symptom of pregnancy im not sure what i should do i have taken 3 HPT in the last 2 months and all have come out negative after like 5 seconds, im not sure if the implanon could cause a false negative HPT? Some one please help


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replied September 2nd, 2011
Birth Control Answer A26458
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Amenorrhea during and after using Implanon IUD is a side effect of this contraceptive. But it is necessary to rule out any pregnancy as well. For confirming the status of pregnancy you should do the urine for pregnancy test after 1 week of missing your periods. Otherwise you can get serum HCG test or an ultrasound uterus done from your gynecologist which are more specific tests than urine tests.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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