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To be worried I m pregnant as I have 'lost' my coil?

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Joycey29 Thu 01-Sep-11 14:35:07

Ok so the nurse, the gp and the gp s assistant can't find my coil.
Booked in for a scan but am really concerned I could be pregnant. Both 2DD and DS were conceived in first month! Pregnancy test too early and apparently coil if still there could give false negative! ( if not there where has it gone!)
So my 98.8% contraception may have failed me!!
Doctor says unlikely but Internet says possible!
Permission to panic!

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 01-Sep-11 14:36:41

Panic away smile

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 01-Sep-11 14:38:03

<<whispers>> I got PG even though the coil was still there

Not helping am I blush

moaningminniewhingesagain Thu 01-Sep-11 14:40:00

Panic away - my coil disappeared a few months after it was put in - I was terrified I was pregnant as I also conceived the DCs in a blink. Ultrasound found it was still there, in the right place.

I like to think my uterus 'ate' the strings. Still working fine, just don't like to think how they will get it out when the time comes. Use other contraception in the meantime.

Joycey29 Thu 01-Sep-11 14:42:41

No NSF not helping but it did make me smile! grin
Any big clues? I know I ve been there before but so not in that mind set!

Joycey29 Thu 01-Sep-11 14:43:22

Hope I am like you Minnie! wink

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 01-Sep-11 15:13:45

God no - no clues - I really am not the one to ask - my periods had stopped about 9 months previously (the new type of hormone coil - Mirena?) and I didn't find out until 18 weeks blush - so either had no symptems or put them down to coil symptoms apart from putting on weight

Joycey29 Thu 01-Sep-11 15:15:53

Bugger! Panic levels are rising! blush

ThePathanKhansWoman Thu 01-Sep-11 15:16:27

Oh Dear God NSF <faints, gets up, goes to check stringy thingy>.

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 01-Sep-11 15:26:53

Sorry grin

This is about you not me wink

I should keep my mouth shut smile

I am sure you will be fine. How soon is your scan? Have you had regular periods?

To be fair, DH and I have pretty much beaten every contraceptive method we have tried. I am currently waiting for his snip to spontaniously reverse shock

Joycey29 Thu 01-Sep-11 22:11:09

I hear you NSF - my husband will be hearing the snip of scissors after this!!
Scan tomorrow so atleast I ll know.... I m sure I m not! wink

TheEarlOfDoncaster1963 Thu 01-Sep-11 22:14:01

my coil fell out, and I ended up with no.3 smile hopefully the scan will show it's stilll there! Do come back and keep us posted.

Joycey29 Sat 03-Sep-11 20:12:37

Hurray! Coil in right place and not pregnant!
Sending DH to be snipped!

DontGoCurly Sat 03-Sep-11 20:17:39

Phew! grin

TattyDevine Sat 03-Sep-11 21:01:08

MoaningMinnie maybe your uterus sucked up the strings like a big bowl of spaghetti grin

<<sluuuuurrrrrrrp>>

Joycey29 Tue 06-Sep-11 07:19:44

Thanks guys for all your comments - this is why I love mumsnet! grin

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Tue 06-Sep-11 07:20:57

I have a wonderful 3 yr old DS because my Mirena coil went missing smile Never found it where it went, even after scans/x-rays shock

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