ckmelb, on 02 March 2020 - 03:47 PM, said:
Hi, don't stress it could mean lots of things.
Eg you could have surged between tests and therefore the line wasn't super dark. Therefore you had already ovulated and on day 15 therefore the follicle had released the egg. That's potentially too late to check. How long are your cycles?
You probably need ovulation tracking
Unsure about the brown spotting, maybe others can help
Just on this, if you had recently ovulated, an ultrasound would show it.
You might just have had a dud month, it does happen, where you get the surge but don’t actually ovulate. I struggled with the line tests, I really liked the Clearblue with the smiley face to be more reliable. Still not a guarantee you’ve actually ovulated tho.
I would definitely second the ovulation tracking to check what’s happening. 5 months isn’t a long time and I wouldn’t be worried but obviously best to get apparent issues checked out.
With regards to the spotting, I had exactly the same thing. Used to get like a week of spotting, which made me think my luteal phase was perilously short. They never found a cause, but did investigate Endometriosis, so that might be worth a check. The only definite way to diagnose is laposcrapy (sp?) but a blood test (CA125) can give an indication that you might have it.
I needed IVF in the end, mostly due to male factors. Didn’t have a problem during pregnancy with my spotting (I was on early progesterone support tho) and the spotting has greatly reduced since, now I only get a few days.
Sorry if that is more info that you need! The spotting thing used to drive me crazy.