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I have had the paragard iud since oct 2011. I have a regular period every month. For the past week or so I have been having pregnancy symptoms, headaches nausea bloating cramps fatigue ext. I have 2 kids so I know how it feels to be pregnant but I had my period this month. Could I be pregnant?

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replied January 27th, 2013
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A41837
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment whether the symptoms you describe are due to the hormonal changes resulting from IUD use or due to pregnancy. Women have reported getting pregnant even while being on IUD. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the exact underlying cause for the symptoms that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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