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using Paraguard and am 1 week 5 days late...

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Ok moms out there I need some feed back so here it goes..
I started using Paraguard almost exactly a year ago at my 5 week check up after having my first LO. I have never been late with the exception of the first month after having it incerted and am 1 week 5 days late as of today. I have taken 2 home pregnancy test and both were negtive.
Excuse me if this next part is TMI.. I have had minor cramps a couple days ago (like I have with my first pregnancy) and very light pink spotting. I been feelin a little off, my temp has slightly elevated, nipples have darkened, my milk ducts are raised, been extra tired, and boobs are sore (not normal for me during menstration). I'm starting to worry seeing as I am using a iud. With both pregnancy test being negtive I'm very confused and need some personal experiences seeing as I'm not working and don't have health insurance for myself at the moment. Has anyone experienced this or been pregnant and had a similar situation?

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replied July 16th, 2012
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The symptoms that you describe (delayed periods, mild abdominal cramps, light pink spotting, feeling sick, elevated temperature, darker nipples, raised milk ducts, excessive tiredness, sore breasts) could be suggestive of pregnancy possibility. Women have reported pregnancy even while being on Paraguard/IUD (possible due to probable contraceptive failure). Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods are abnormal, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period date, or 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 confirmed, IUD should be removed immediately. If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations 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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