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#1 TBen

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

So AF came this month, 3 days late, and she only stayed for 3 days (she ALWAYS stays for at least 5 days, often 7), much lighter than usual. Then a week after AF started (5 days after it stopped) I got cramps like an normal period and some very light spotting with mucus for two days, and today just cramps, no spotting.

WTH? I usually have a regular and predictable cycle, so this is confusing me big time.

I took a HPT on the first day late and got a negative, should I take another one? I am pretty sure I ovulated late in the last cycle - I got EWCM approx 9 days before AF. Also one of my breasts is sore. But only one! huh.gif

Should I take another test or is my body just being weird?? unsure.gif

#2 MummyLyss

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Well i vote POAS!  happy.gif The "period" could have been implant spotting. With my DD i had implantation spotting, but in my case it wouldn't have been enough for a panty liner. Good luck!!

Edit: Re-read what you wrote and changed my wording to make sense.

Edited by MummyLyss, 25 January 2013 - 01:40 PM.


#3 TBen

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

It was definitely more than spotting during the three days I did bleed, one day was reasonably heavy, but usually I have about 2-3 heavy days. I asked my doctor on Monday when I was there for something else and she said it was nothing but a short period and not to worry about it. It's just been the added cramping and spotting this week that's confused me!

#4 TBen

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Did a test this morning and BFP!!!!! ddance.gif

#5 Neko NoNo

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Congratulations!

#6 TBen

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Glad I trusted my own instincts (and the wisdom of the EB forum!) and not my doctor! I probably would have had a bit to drink today because I'm only day 10 of my 'cycle' for this month.

Going to be interesting working out the due date....

Edited by Bake-o-rama, 26 January 2013 - 10:38 AM.


#7 MummyLyss

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Woohoo!! Congrats!! Care to share a pic of your test?, its always nice to see the +ves

#8 TBen

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (MummyLyss @ 26/01/2013, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Woohoo!! Congrats!! Care to share a pic of your test?, its always nice to see the +ves


Here it is! original.gif



The line looks really pale now that I've scaled the image size down! It's definitely quite a strong line.

#9 lynneyours

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Congratulations, I could see that line from the doorway with no squinting, when I walked back in the room!

#10 Mischief Managed

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

Woo Hoo! biggrin.gif

#11 midnightmadness

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Congratulations! biggrin.gif Please just be aware though that bleeding early on and a late bfp can be a sign of an ectopic, so maybe an early scan to rule that out. Good luck!

#12 MummyLyss

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

That is a definite line! No confusion there! ^_^

I agree with PP to get an early scan! But then I would want to make opportunities to see my baby grow. Fx its a healthy, sticky one!! eexcite.gif ddance.gif eexcite.gif ddance.gif

#13 TBen

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Thanks for the info about ectopic - I didn't know these were symptoms so I'll make sure I discuss that with my doctor just in case.

#14 delli

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Good luck and Congratulations! original.gif

#15 erindiv

Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Congratulations! Wow that's a dark line!

A lot of people have early bleeding without an ectopic pregnancy. If you don't have any other symptoms then I wouldn't be concerned. A friend of mine had an ectopic pregnancy recently and the pain is apparently excruciating.

#16 TBen

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Well I went to the doctor today and she immediately suggested an ectopic and sent me off for bloods and a scan. They found nothing, no ectopic, but no evidence of a pregnancy either and the blood test showed very low levels of pregnancy hormones so she's ruled it a miscarriage.
I'm shocked and so emotional right now. It really doesn't make sense to me and I was too emotional when she told me to ask any questions. I can't figure out why the test was negative right before I had the bleed that was apparently the miscarriage, yet it showed up more than two weeks later? I'm probably just in denial but it seems so wrong. She tested me today and it was still positive, but very faint compared to previous, but I'd already peed twice and it was only 10:30 am so not as strong as first morning pee. Should I just accept it or get a second opinion?
She said I would feel a bit sh*tty for the next few days while the hormones return to normal - does anyone have some advice for me as to what I can expect?

#17 intrigued

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

I am so sorry to hear that this hasn't gone well for you :-( Look after yourself..

I  had sth similar happen in December... bit of spotting first, then what I  thought was AF (but only for a couple of days), week later more  spotting. Did a test as GP asked if I could be pregnant, that was  positive. Bloods to confirm, then couple of days later more bleeding,  then another blood test to confirm it was a - very early -  miscarriage.  

It is hard to say if how / what I felt was due to hormones or  more due to the disappointments. My head and thoughts were all over the  place. I tried to really take it easy, get a lot of sleep, baths,  massages, me-time etc. My body was fine, no cramps or more bleeding (if  you have that you should go back to the doctor as it's not right..)
It  did help that my doctor really highlighted that it wasn't anything that  I had done, and that it occurs very often and doesn't mean that you can  not get pregnant successfully straight away (which apparently happens a  lot)..

take care. I am sure you will get your BFP again soon..

#18 TBen

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Thanks intrigued - it helps to know I'm not alone.
I totally lost it at DH earlier because he was acting as if everything was normal. He told me he didn't think we'd lost a baby, that it was no big deal. But it hurts me, and I guess it's different because its happening in my body, and it's been so much to take in over the last 4 days. It also doesn't help that you have to have all these invasive tests and still have wishy washy results.


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