Questions about Ectopic & Abdominal Pregnancy

Patient

Q: I have a question. I think I may be pregnant, but I have an Mirena IUD inserted. I have had it since November of 2013. But I was pregnant but every doctor has said I am not. But my last OB-GYN said I was but that is it. I think it could be ectopic or abdominal. Can you help me?

Symptoms:  Cramping, spotting, heavy vaginal bleeding, tender breast, pain on my left side (Around my women parts), nausea, fatigue, frequent peeing, mood swings, headaches, dizzy, and a couple of missed periods.
Doctor

A:   Hello,
The best way to confirm, any presence of pregnancy is to opt for serum beta hcg test and look for raised levels of hcg. If the levels are high then, you are pregnant else if its less than 1, then you are safe.
Though it is unlikely to be pregnant with an id inserted and mirena should even cause amenorrhoea by now due to its progesterone effect.
Though a couple of inter menstrual bleeds are common after miners but these symptoms are due to progesterone effect which may mimic pregnancy symptoms, but if hcg test is negative, you are not pregnant.
I hope I have answered your query in detail,
wishing you good health,
regards

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews