i have an IUD and just found out im 7 weeks pregnant and cant remove IUD. Do i need second opinion?

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Tammy - posted on 10/21/2009

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Removing the IUD could cause miscarriage or damage to the growing fetus, it could also cause damage to your uterus (though this is much less likely). It depends on where the IUD is You need a good clear ultrasound with a professional high risk OB GYN. Often pregnancies are completed sucessfully with the IUD in place--sometimes they cause a miscarriage. All women who use IUDs need to understand that they do not necessarily prevent conception--they often simply prevent implantation. So you could "get pregnant" nearly every month but because the uterus is an unwelcome envirornment the "baby" dies because it cannot implant. Occasionally there is one with a great will to live--or the IUD isn't in a place which prevents implantation.

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Alicia - posted on 11/05/2010

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go to dr asap. go to local crisis pregnancy center. the dr can do a ultrasound to spot the iud and get it out safely without harming baby. plz go to dr for ur babys sake

Tammy - posted on 11/04/2010

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Carolyn,
The positive PG tests usually mean that you did have a fertilized ovum and a growing baby. Most PG tests are based on HCG--something that only "humans" make. It is more likely to get a false negative, than a false positive PG test. Some tests are more sensitive than others. The negative test likely mean that the IUD did exactly what it is designed to do. It made a hostile instead of receiving environment for the growing baby and prevented implantation. It really isn't a "miscarriage" because the process is so early that the lining of the uterus didn't dissolve and cause a lot of bleeding. An IUD is not really a contraception--because often conception DOES take place--it is an abortafact because it causes a very early automatic abortion.

Carolyncomeaux - posted on 11/04/2010

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I'm have mirena in me and saturday i took 2pregant test both positive and scared 2 go to md and no money also!but today is thursdy and today i took 2more test and now it says negative does this mean i had a miscarriage?

Tammy - posted on 10/21/2009

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Quoting Merri-Sue:

What type of IUD are you on? I'm on Mirena (?), I don't need to get pregnant again, I already have 6. Sorry but this kinda scares me. But I would definitely get another opinion.



Mirena is a special kind of IUD because it has medication (like a birth control pill) which it emits to make the cervical mucous less inviting to sperm and the uterus less inviting to a embryo should conception occur.  Still it is possible to get pregnant and have the "baby" die when it is very small because of the way that an IUD works.  Mirena is less likely to allow conception to occur

Merita - posted on 10/21/2009

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Our family gyn told my daughter when she had her IUD placed that some women have gotten pregnant with the IUD in place and had perfectly healthy babies. My advice to you would be to get a second opinion and dont let anyone tell you to abort that baby. It is a gift from God.

Merri-Sue - posted on 10/20/2009

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What type of IUD are you on? I'm on Mirena (?), I don't need to get pregnant again, I already have 6. Sorry but this kinda scares me. But I would definitely get another opinion.

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