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pregnant or is this all hormonal things ?

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Hi I was diagnosed with Endometriosis April this year. I was addmitted into hospital and had a diagnostic laparoscapy and they found a cyst that had burst resulting in a 4cm mass in my womb and also very bad scaring. I was given Lupron injection on 13th April 2011 but I had a period for 5 days on the 22nd April. I only had 1 month injection due to the severe depression it caused so my GP advised I go off it.It is not 16th June and no period. I have done a few pregnancy tests due to curiosity and this past week my breast have been terribly tender and very sore nipples making it uncomfortable to wear a bra and for my husband to touch them. Is it possible I could be pregnant or is this all hormonal things as i am increasing getting worried the injection has botched up everything and we would like a child as this is my second marriage and i am 39 this year. I hope u can help me as i am at my witts end and getting worried

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replied June 17th, 2011
Endometriosis Answer A24154
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Increased/advanced maternal age can be a risk for complications and infertility. Your symptoms (sore & tender breasts, sore nipples, absent periods) could be suggestive of pregnancy or suggestive of possibility of hormonal effects of injection still lingering on. Sometimes after removal of endometrial implants/growths and cysts, your fertility levels can return. If you have been sexually active after the procedure and after stopping with all birth control, then chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out. Urine pregnancy test kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. They can also show false negative results. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you are having symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, or if you suspect to be pregnant, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
Take care.

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