Post # 1
So I had an iud removed earlier this week. Simple, no biggie I thought. The doctor had me do the usual tests (urine and blood ) but I had to push for those to even happen at the visit. She removed the IUD in what seemed like 2 seconds and that was as far as her checking me out went.
I have been having weird symptoms and just chalked it up to weird hormones or something in the recent weeks. I have had nausea almost everyday, terrible fatigue, and other odd things. I had made a comment about how the only time I remember feeling like this before was when I was pregnant. In my mind that wasn’t a possibility. I was probably naive in thinking the IUD was fool proof but I did. I wasn’t completely irresponsible but I wasn’t super careful either with SO.
so the doctors office called me and said I need to come to the office today to meet with the doctor. The doctor was very short with me on my visit and dismissed my concerns about pregnancy or something else going on. I didn’t even get a full exam by her. She said due to the IUD being out of place that that’s probably why I was having discomfort and some swelling which she noticed when removing it.
I don’t see how a pee test would come up negative at home (yes I checked to calm myself before that visit) and how the pee test came back negative at the office and that I would still end up pregnant? I know now it was possible given that my iud wasn’t in place correctly but very very unlikely in my opinion. I asked about this and she just kind of shrugged and said “well technically yes it would be possible, but highly unlikely.” I also don’t think they would have detailed results back so soon from the other tests she was going to do given my history.
Also, I’m going to be switching doctors because she was literally in and out of the office and completely ignored all my questions and concerns and just shrugged it all off and basically made me feel stupid. she didn’t even want to do the tests I was asking for, which I normally get anyway due to my history and wht I was in the office for. She’s new and my old doctor and I had a great relationship. So I basically left without any answers. The only reason I knew my pee test was negative for pregnancy is because I asked the nurse who took my sample and they always check routinely. Her response was “well normally if it comes up positive the nurse will let the doctor know. So did the doctor tell you anything?” when I said no she said “ok well then it was negative otherwise she would have let you know” I don’t realistically think I’m knocked up, and I realize it’s probably something really silly and I’m freaking out for nothing. But my mind is racing and I’m going to be a mess until I go in there today. I’m being crazy right bees? Im thinking the worst and the impossible right? ugh. I hate this feeling!
It’s one of two things in my mind and I’m freaking out about either option. either by some odd miracle I am in fact pregnant (highly doubt it) or I have more abnormal blood work? (how did they get those kinds of results so soon?). Im hoping they are just going to tell me something minor but I can’t help but feel like I’m going to get news I don’t want to hear.
I basicallyw ant to hear that I’m just being crazy.
Talk some sense into me bees! I’ll be heading ot the office shortly but my nerves are crazy right now.
Post # 2
Okay, so … just to make sure I understand … you got your IUD out, and also got blood and urine tests done at the same time, and now you have to make a return trip to the doctor because your test results were something they need to talk to you about in person?
In regards to the pregnancy thing, I’m sure you’re not pregnant. Did you have a hormonal IUD? If so, your body adjusting to the lack of hormones, even low dose ones, is going to cause some symptoms similar to pregnancy or period. When I got my Mirena taken out a few months ago, I definitely felt a little off afterwards. Plus a bunch of negative pee tests signals that the odds of you being pregnant are FANTASTICALLY low. Plus, why the heck would the doctor’s office keep you on ice about something like that for days on end? That would be insane! You could be boozing it up and smoking crack the whole time because they never told you you’re pregnant? Madness!
You’re totally being crazy. Maybe you just have high cholesterol or something. I’m sure it’s no big deal 🙂
Post # 3
iarebridezilla: I know!! every thing I come up with in my head seems insane and impossible. I realize how ridiculous I sound. But im running through every possilb scenario and just convincing myself it’s gotta be something terrible!
Post # 4
Let us know what happens! I really doubt it’s pregnancy. There’s probably something off with your bloodwork or they wouldn’t have called you back. That’s not great, either, but I’m pretty sure it’s not baby related. I had a doctor’s appt this morning. I officially have high blood pressure. I had a feeling because it has been creeping up for the last few years, but I’ve now had consistently high readings 4 times in the last month. So, I’m not thrilled about that.
P.S. There’s nothing wrong with shopping around for a different doctor. It’s important to be comfortable and feel heard.
Post # 5
What kind of labs did she have done on the blood draw? Just a pregnancy test or other labs too?
Post # 6
stardustintheeyes: I would talk to your doctor about the possibility of having an infection. IUD’s can cause endometritis which is an inflammation in the uterus. It’s usually treated with antibiotics then you’re fine. I believe symptoms are fever, naseau, and discomfort in your lower abdomen/pelvic region. I believe the only way to confirm is a biopsy, but it is something you could ask about if you think your symtoms are similar. Many gynecological procedures can cause this…I know because I was diagnosed with it after a cervical xray. Good luck at the doctor’s!
Post # 7
I think you’re pysching yourself out. I have an IUD but I have the paragard. I’m guessing you had the mirena? The mirena still has hormones which could be affecting your body now that it’s not in there.
Post # 8
mrs.joiner: whitums: ieatunicorns: stardustintheeyes: well… im not pregnant. I do have a couple not so serious things going on that need to be addressed. But I am not with child lol. her reaction when I blurted out “but am I pregnant?!” was priceless. She was better this time around and I explained how frustrated and confused I was after my last visit. she was way more in depth this time and didn’t rush me along. So maybe she wasjust having a bad day or something? idk. Either way I’ll be fine!
Post # 9
stardustintheeyes: I second the PP about post-IUD symptoms! There was definitely a little crash afterwards with mine both times (mine expelled both times, boooo). Part of that I’m sure was the sudden lack of hormones, some very heavy bleeding after (sorry if tmi) AND the stress of trying to figure out what to do to find new birth control options!