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my strings feel a little longer

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I have had my mirena since feb 2007. i have one son he\'s about to be 5 in march and im going to be 19 in jan. I haven\'t had any periods the whole time i\'ve had the mirena and no pregnancy scares at all. Well my boyfriend and i started having sex on nov 12th...i hadnt had sex in over a year...well about two weeks ago i started feeling light-headed, getting sick to my stomach, my breasts are SUPER tender, and i just feel pregnant you know? i checked my strings and have taken 2 home preg tests(cheap ones tho) my strings feel a little longer and my bf can feel them and my tests were negative...i dont have any insurence what should i do?

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replied December 28th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A18009
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Your current symptoms of lightheadedness, nausea, tender breasts and longer threads of the IUD do suggest possibility of pregnancy. Pregnancy if suspected should be confirmed/ruled out by blood HCG level tests which are accurate than the urine pregnancy tests. Urine pregnancy tests can show you false negative results. You will also need a thorough check done by your gynecologist along with ultrasound scan to see the position of the IUD (Mirena).
Women are known to get pregnant while being on the IUD, and these pregnancies often result in ectopic pregnancy. Do not delay your visit to your gynecologist/healthcare provider to confirm/rule out pregnancy and also get ultrasound scan done to see if pregnancy is inside uterus (intrauterine) or outside uterus (ectopic). Go ahead with further management as indicated.
Take care.

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