5 days late and testing negative

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Registered: 12-10-2004
5 days late and testing negative
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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 2:43pm

I posted about a month ago that I went to the Dr to have Mirena IUD removed, but the Dr couldn't find the strings, so I have an appointment next week to have it removed by having a D&C. Well the Dr poked at my uteras for about 5 minutes before he gave up and decided to do the D&C. I had my period almost exactly one week later. I am now 5 days late. I tested yesterday with $ tree test and it was negative. My current symptoms are: sore breats, food cravings, weight gain (even though I am dieting and work out at the gym 4 times a week), Irritabiltiy, exhausted ALL the time and also going to the bathroom quite often.

We are NOT trying to get pregnant and do not want any more kids. I'm supposed to have my IUD replaced with a new one when this one is removed. Should I test again with a better test before my appointment next week or is the $ tree test okay? when should I test again and is FMU the best to test with?

My last cycle started on Aug 1st and I am usually every 28 days with light-moderate spotting.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 12:35pm
Hi Keri,

I can certainly understand your concern. I've never had trouble with a dollar tree test but I have heard that some people have (and that they just aren't as sensitive). If I were you, I would probably let my doctor know how you've been feeling and ask if they can do a test before you have the D&C done. It'll give you some peace of mind either way.

Wishing you the very best of luck- please keep us posted!

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 12:41pm
Considering you will be going to have a D&C done to remove the IUD, I'd highly recommend calling your doctor and asking for a blood test to be sure, instead of relying on a urine test. There are just so many variables that could come into play with a HPT (which are the same as the urine tests at the doctors office).

If you want to take a HPT again, definitely use FMU. It is best because it is usually the most concentrated urine that we pee during the day (because we haven't been drinking anything while sleeping and because we have a higher volume of urine in our bladder from not peeing all night).
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Registered: 12-10-2004
Sat, 09-03-2011 - 7:22pm
Well, I tested negative again today. I guess I'm just skipping this month or AF is coming late, which isn't out of he ordinary with the Mirena IUD. The Dr will do an ultrasound during the procedure, so I will tell him my concerns during it and make sure he checks to make sure there isn't anything there.
Thank you for the responses. I'll check back after the D&C is done (I'm sooo nervous!)
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Registered: 07-07-2008
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 10:45pm
I hope it all works out for you and your D&C goes well so you can get your IUD replaced. Good luck!