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I took a pregnancy test a 2 weeks ago and it was positive,

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I took a pregnancy test a 2 weeks ago and it was positive, then last week i had severe stomach pains and bleeding that lasted for several days. should i go the doctors as i dont know what the bleeding was
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Monika Hearne, M.D. replied 3 years ago.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

Hello, I would be happy to assist you.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

Was the bleeding heavy like a period or fairly light?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

How many days did it last?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

Did you pass any clots or tissue?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

When was your last period?

JACUSTOMER-m0uv0rw5- :

it was heavier than any period iv had and only lasted for 4 days, with just spotting now. and it seemed like i passed a clot. im on the implant so havent had anything for 7 months now

JACUSTOMER-m0uv0rw5- :

so thats why im a bit concerned

JACUSTOMER-m0uv0rw5- :

and was wondering what to do

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

I apologize for the delay.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

I was called to the hospital for an emergency delivery.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

With the Implanon, you should not have had a positive pregnancy test. However, if the device was recently inserted you may have been pregnant at the time of insertion. Similarly, if the device has been in place 3 years, it may no longer be functioning and you can become pregnant. How long have you had the Implanon?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

The Implanon is notorious for causing irregular bleeding. You will not have monthly cycles on this device.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

So, if you've had the device for a while, but not even close to 3 years, then your positive pregnancy test must have been an error.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

How long have you had the Implanon?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

What type of pregnancy test did you use? Did you read it after 5 minutes or longer?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

It seems you are no longer responding. I truly do apologize for the delay. If you would like to continue this discussion I will check in again with you in an hour to see if you have responded. I would appreciate continuing our discussion so that you will be satisfied with the site. I am a board certified ob/gyn and will love to give you the answers you seek. Unfortunately, emergencies may cause us to have to run away unexpectedly at times, but it is rare for it to happen twice in one conversation and even more rare for another woman to deliver a baby within 10 minutes of arrival at the hospital in the same day. If you'd like to continue our discussion, I will check back in an hour.

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