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Can I be pregnant or is it something else

Patient: Hello,I’m on the Nexplanon birth control implant, and have been since early April. Everything has been smooth, I have been clear of symptoms, and have not had a period in nearly 4 months due to it. recently (the past two weeks) I have had almost every pregnancy symptom possible. it started with the bad nausea (and major bloating), random throwing up, weird vivid dreams, craving soap and cigarettes and a taste aversion to coffee (which i usually drink everyday.) i have had many cramps similar to those that i had during menstruation, headaches daily, dizzy spells, pinkish discharge,a reoccurring random metallic taste in my mouth, and my breasts have increased dramatically in size. I have failed two home pregnancy tests and was in the hospital 5 days ago where i failed a urine and blood test. the Only possible date i can think I may have conceived would have been October 31. Is it possible that I am pregnant but testing too early? Or are these all symptoms of something else? Please help!

 

 

Symptoms: Listed above

 

 

Doctor: Hello,thanks for the question.If all your home tests and hospital blood and urine tests were negative, for sure y ou are not pregnant.The bleed which you had and the symptoms you are undergoing are due to the breakthrough bleeding and continued progesterone effect on the endometrium. It is a known complication of hormonal implants.The symptoms mimic premenstrual symptoms in absence of pregnancy.I hope i have answered your query in detail,wishing you health ,reagrds

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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