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Does Implanon mean I can't do a urine pregnancy test? #1014/9

I had Implanon inserted early July this year.  I have had irregular bleeding since. I have just had a bleed of 9 days, and prior to this it was about 3 weeks before that I had a bleed. The bleeding tends to be quite light, as my real periods were too! 

However, I have been pregnant before (my son is now 2 and a half), and I am feeling incredibly worried that I may be again. I have been experiencing fluttering and gentle movement in my abdomen for the last week or so, and experiencing mood swings. I am petrified, as I had an abortion in April of this year. My husband and I were nowhere near ready for another baby.

This is why I chose to get Implanon inserted! Is it possible to be pregnant while having Implanon, and also experience bleeds? I was told that a pregnancy test would show a negative, as the Implanon hormone is stronger than the pregnancy one.  But if I am pregnant and feeling movements (I would assume I am more than 16 weeks),would the pregnancy hormone be strong enough now to overtake the Implanon hormone?

Please help, I am beside myself with worry!



Implanon studies found no pregnancies (nada…zero) in the first 2 years.

Implanon has no effect at all on the accuracy of pregnancy tests.

So go ahead and do a sensitive urine pregnancy test if it would reassure you.

 

Good luck!


How are you today (November 6th)?  Are you now convinced that you are not pregnant? 

 

Key Words:  Implanon, bleeding, periods, pregnant, fluttering, movement, abdomen, mood swings, hormones, accuracy, sensitive urine pregnancy test


Posted 10-22-2009, Updated 11-6-2009 

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
---2009-11-9

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