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Slipping down of IUD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr XXXhere
User :   heres my story
User :   I have the mirena for about 2-3 months now... i feel like i may be pregnant but i have taken three test and they have come out negative. I am not sure if my IUD has slipped or not, after sex i felt a plastic/wirey string just as i was wiping. Is that the IUD string and should it be that low??? Ive ever felt it before and now i can feel it and barely have to insert my finger. I have some cramping as well but if feels more like my ovary.
Doctor :   yes, i think the IUD has slipped down ,
User :   is it possible that i am pregnant even though my test have been neg
Doctor :   consult a gynecologist
Doctor :   who will remove it and insert a new one
Doctor :   Which test did you undergo ?
User :   home test
User :   from the store
Doctor :   Then its a urine pregnancy test, yes its relaible
Doctor :   test done after 2 weeks of the missed period will be more indicative
Doctor :   when was your last menstural period ?
User :   ok its only been four weeks since my last
Doctor :   ok, get examined by the gynecologist
User :   but ive had symptoms of pregnancy b ut i kno with the IUD vomittin is a side effect
User :   i will
Doctor :   do not handle it by yourself
User :   thank you very much
User :   i just wanted a docs opinion before i went crazy
Doctor :   its advisable to abstain from intercourse till you get a new one
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