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Pregnant with implant?

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ipukepoodles Thu 10-Oct-13 19:09:35

Hi, just after a bit of advice really. I am on the implant and it runs out this month.

I have recently been on antibiotics (doxycycline) I know this antibiotic does not effect the implant however as it is due to he renewed this month could it have possibly reduced the effectiveness of the implant?

I have not come on for 6 weeks now and I have very tender breasts. I had cystitis last night and when I was pregnant with my DS I had 2 uti's when I was in early pregnancy.

I have done a test but it has come back negative.

I will do one again but I was just wondering if anyone else has been in the same situation and any suggestions?


lyndie Thu 10-Oct-13 19:14:05

Antibiotics will not affect the implant and it's very rare to get pregnant with them (only really if the implant was faulty or placed wrong). You cannot expect a regular cycle so 6 weeks from your last period isn't unusual. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate so I don't think you are pregnant. Lots of women get side effects like you have and feel like they could be pregnant but it's just the implant!

ipukepoodles Thu 10-Oct-13 19:28:16

I was just asking as my implant is up next week and wasn't sure if it is reduced at all in the last month.
Thanks for the advice.

RaRa1988 Fri 11-Oct-13 16:23:10

I think - and I'm no expert so could well be wrong - that when it's 'up', there are actually still several months of effectiveness left so you have time to get a new one without risking unwanted pg.

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