Must Read
What happens during labor? What do contractions feel like? And how do I know that labor has begun? Read on to learn about birthing basics....
Signs of labor occur after 36 weeks of pregnancy. Learn about the difference between real and false contractions. Plus, we outline signs of delivery complicati...
Almost all women worry about the pain of childbirth. Preparing for childbirth includes thinking about how you'd like to cope with the pain of labor. Read on for...
User Profile
I have had the mirena iud in for right at 2 1/2 years now. In the beginning my period stopped and then came back after a while. I dont keep track of them, but i know i havent had a period in like 2 months. And I do remember my last period being very light and only lasting for 2-3 days in mid November. Well i had sex last night and today ive had dark red almost brown blood with a stringy sticky brown mucus discharge when i wipe. It has no smell. I have considered pregnancy, because i'm also having some pregnancy symptoms. But negative HPT. Could you please tell me what this may be?


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied January 26th, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A18990
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
HPT’s can show false negative results. Since you are having symptoms suggestive of pregnancy and no periods, consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for a thorough examination, blood HCG levels and ultrasound scan to confirm/rule out pregnancy. It is important to look for site of pregnancy and position of IUD. Pregnancies that occur with IUD in place mostly result in ectopic pregnancies. Please do not delay your visit to your gynecologist. It is important to confirm/rule out ectopic pregnancy early to detect and prevent life threatening complications.
Take care.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.