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I had an IUD placed in around the end of March of this year and I have always had a period and this month is almost over and my period still haven't came on yet. For the past two weeks I have been sick, my breast have been so sore that I can't even touch them, I have been sleeping every chance I get and, it feel like little butterfly's in my stomach. I went to the ER two nights ago and when he did my exam he couldn't feel my strings from the IUD so he did a pap smear and he said that my strings are very short and that I will have to go see my doctor and I asked for if he could do a pregnancy test just to make sure that I'm not pregnant but he wouldn't. I think that I'm pregnant but I can't get a appointment with my doctor until 2 weeks from now what should I do?
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These can be the symptoms of pregnancy. If you miss your periods then you can test 1 week- 10 days after you miss your periods or you can test for pregnancy by a highly sensitive pregnancy test 10 days post ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. Also I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy tests. The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy. If you are pregnant then the IUD has to be taken out immediately.

I hope it helps. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Just wanted to say the possibility of becoming pregnant with an iud is still there. I had mine for about 5 months. It started falling out which I was not aware of which is why I got pregnant. If its a copper iud the positioning is very important. If its not exactly where it needs to be you can end up pregnant.
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