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Iud removal

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  • Posted By: so confused
  • November 27, 2008
  • 04:06 AM

Im so stressed I had my IUD taken out in the emergency room a month and a half ago due to swelling after having it in for over a year. I am now experiencing tenderness in my breast, headaches, morning sickness and feel sick all day long everything smells to me and nothing sounds good to eat.. I have missed 2 periods now. Have taken pregnancy tests.. 3 undetermined and the first 2 negative... not sure what to think about it, would not be worried if i was not having the symptoms along with the missed period and advice?:cool:

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  • Technically if you have missed for 2 months you would be at least 10 weeks pregnant, with ovulation occurring about 2 weeks after your previous period.Technically you would be probably be starting to show at this stage. You should have decreased blood pressure as well, so you may get faint much more easily than normal. If you don't notice any enlargement then your most likely not pregnant. I had to brush up a little on my endocrinology to get a better grasp of what might be going on. IUD release progesterone into your body, Progesterone like most hormones is fat soluble so, it can be released in association with any weight loss. LH and FSH are stopped by Progesterone, so you would not have a luteal surge or growth of new follicles as long as progesterone levels stay high.Progesterone and Estrogen can produce the tenderness of your breasts, and Estrogen (and hCG if you were/are pregnant) would becausing your morning sickness. Estrogen is also fat soluble so it can be released with wieght loss as well, its one of the reasons rapid wheight loss associated with menopose is so dangerous. Overall, I would go see an endocrinologist and get some answers. The artificial hormones in your body could have lead to a receptor upregulation in estrogen, progesterone, or both. So, at normal levels you could respond as if you have high levels of both.I did learn also, that in the endometrium that receptors are down regulated as a result of long term (2 years in the study) IUD use because of the copper. That could also have something to do with your hormone inbalances.Pregnancy tests are very sensative. I would assume you are not pregnant.It is very likely that your cycles would correct themselves, but because extremely high estrogen is a potential carcinogen, I would seek advice from an endocrinologist asap.
    nckmorris 53 Replies
    • November 27, 2008
    • 11:48 PM
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  • Sounds like you`re pregnant:) Still i would check one more time using a Clear Blue Digital pregnancy test(i hope you can get it in the US),or you can go for a bCG blood test .You can also have a echographie,if you`re two months pregnant they should be able to see something
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2008
    • 05:13 PM
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