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Is there anyone, who like me HPTs don't seem to work well on / concern about possibility of pg...

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electra Fri 01-Aug-08 20:39:06

My coil fell out a few weeks ago (copper). I had had sex the day before. Since then have used condoms. After the coil had fallen out it didn't cause any pain and I had no bleeding.

Anyway, my period is now well over a week late. I did a test 2 days ago which was negative. Yesterday evening I had literally a smear of red blood on the loo paper and I thought it was going to start then but, no....nothing.

The reason I'm concerned is that with my previous pregnancies HPTs didn't show up positive until I was several weeks late (the GP looked skeptical when I told him this) and I am getting crampy feelings. The problem is that if I was pg, I couldn't go through with the pregnancy for many reasons and I would want to know asap, so that the ordeal could be easier for me than if it was later.

So should I just wait and see if my period turns up? Has this happened to anyone else? Could the coil falling out have caused this? I have asked the 'professionals' these questions and they don't know so I am now seeking anecdotal evidence.

TotalChaos Fri 01-Aug-08 20:43:29

i would ask GP for a blood test to confirm PG

electra Fri 01-Aug-08 20:46:33

Good idea, are blood tests sensitive right away?

TheBlonde Fri 01-Aug-08 20:46:47

Go to GP or buy ultra sensitive tests from ebay

TotalChaos Fri 01-Aug-08 21:07:14

yes, blood tests will detect tiny amounts of HCG hormones.

electra Fri 01-Aug-08 21:12:38

ok, thanks. I'm just hoping I'm not pg.

TotalChaos Sat 02-Aug-08 09:44:52

yes, fingers crossed. if you are and don't want to continue the PG then obviously you need to know as soon as possible.

electra Sat 02-Aug-08 11:25:03

Yes, that's the thing. It's really very unusual for me to be this late...and I am wondering what else could have caused it.

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