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I have a copper coil. But mid month I got (which i realised

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Hi, I have a copper coil. But mid month I got (which i realised later) very strong signs of pregnancy.
I'm not pregnant now (I've check with 3 pregnasncy tests, all negative).
Period hasnt stsarted properly when I would expoect it, I have some dark discharge and spotting.
I've previously miscarried (years ago before coil) and my body held onto baby (from 7 weeks til was found at 12). I needed an erpc (I think that's what it was called).
I know cervix does not open easily in this situation (had problems during erpc and on inserting coil - both needing significant effort/damage)
I have similar symptoms to when I miscarried. Very constipated, bloated, uncomfortable and slight nausious.
Do I need to see a Dr?
Could my coil of moved, in can't feel the strings.
Am I likely to need another erpc?
How long shouldf I wait before I see someone (my period is only a couple days late).
Thank you
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Possible lichen planus, but there is disagreement between dermatologists. I have stopped eating gluten and am better (most of time at least with small flair ups).
Generally I'm healthy, and am very active.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

You definitely need to see a doctor for this and get checked

It could be hormonal changes or a problem like fibroid uterus.

you need an exam and pelvic ultrasound

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for this question

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)

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