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Hi, I had a mirena and I had it removed in September I had a period in October. According to my app on my phone I started ovulating on Oct. 20 I had unprotected sex on that day and several days after. Today I had a thick clear mucus discharge. I am due to start my period on Nov. 6 could I be pregnant?

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replied November 5th, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A28240
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It is difficult to comment on your pregnancy status without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. After you stop taking your birth control pills, your normal fertility can take a few months to upto a year’s time to return back. The time depends on how your body responds. Sometimes it can return back early and you can have ovulation in your menstrual cycles immediately after stopping with the birth control use. If you had been sexually active around your probable ovulation time, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (if ovulation occurred during the time).
Wait and watch for your periods. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy and consider visiting your 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, the chances of ovarian suppression or failure should also be ruled out (especially if you are not successful in your pregnancy plans or if you fail to have regular periods). Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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