1st Trimester

Spotting or period-like bleeding before your BFP?

Hello -- my husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last three months.  I know that I ovulated because I had an ultrasound to check on some abnormal bleeding (ultrasound didn't show any issues) and the technician told me that there was a follicle in my left ovary and that I would be ovulating in about two days.  My husband and I planned our BD's accordingly.  Since about 8-9dpo, I have been having cramping (but different than right before I get AF) and also some very minor brown spotting.  I am now at 14 dpo, so the spotting has lasted five days.  AF is not due for another two days.  In addition to the cramping, I have been feeling extremely sick to my stomach since about 10 dpo as well as just feeling very run down.  I've been getting wierd pains in my breasts and my nipples are more sensitive than usual.  I generally have NO breast pain at all before AF, nor do I feel sick to my stomach... all of this is very wierd to me. 

I took my first HPT (First Response Early Result) around 10 dpo and have had BFNs since then.  I took a Clear Blue Easy early result test last night and also got a BFN.  Did any of you have similar experiences and still get a BFP after your missed period?  While I am having brown spotting and I know it's possible that AF is on the way, all of these other symptoms make me wonder if I'm just having heavy implantation bleeding and my HCG levels just aren't high enough yet to get a BFP.  Any thoughts would be appreciated, especially if you had a similar experience and ended up being pregnant.

 Many thanks and congratulations to all who are expecting!

 
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Re: Spotting or period-like bleeding before your BFP?

  • There's simply no way to know what it is at this point.  I'd test once a week with FMU until AF arrives or you've gone 60 days without a BFP or AF, at that point, call your doctor.

     

    Good luck!

  • image DaniLovesPink:

    There's simply no way to know what it is at this point.  I'd test once a week with FMU until AF arrives or you've gone 60 days without a BFP or AF, at that point, call your doctor.

     

    Good luck!

    Ditto 

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  • Yes, I had many of the same symptoms you describe such as: very light spotting, sick to the stomach, and feeling very tired.  I also tested 1 day early and received a BFN.  When I finally tested again, a week later, I received my BFP.  Hope this helps.  GL! 
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  • It could go either way. I had many false pregnancy symptoms when we were trying and none when I actually was! Also, I never spotted but I know it can be normal. I think it would be too late for implantation bleeding but still could be pregnancy related. Take a test in the AM with FMU. GL!

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  • Thanks!  Do you mind if I ask how many days your spotting lasted?  I guess I am being anxious... I was so sure this month was going to be the month!
     
  • Thanks to all for your replies!
     
  • This is what happened to me. I had very similar symptoms, minus the spotting. Ever since I ovulated I had cramping in my abdomen, different from PMS cramps. I was tired.

    I used dollar store tests and tested on 10dpo and 11dpo, both BFN. I waited and tested the day AF was due, BFN. I tested a day late, BFN. Later that day I started bawling at work for no apparent reason.  I got a clear blue easy digital and the next day got my BFP, at two days late and about 16dpo.

    All I can say is, patience! I know it is hard - i was just there a few days ago - but it may be best to wait a couple of days before retesting so you don't get too frustrated. Hang in there!

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  • I had 4 days of pink/brown spotting starting 4 days before the earliest my AF has shown up, and then a morning of what was complete AF in my mind. It went back to spotting in the afternoon then stopped altogether.

    I got my BFP the next day. So it's possible but I also had 4 days of spotting and then full AF a few months ago.

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  • Thanks... I'm trying not to get my hopes up because I know that it's probably just from pre-AF... but we'll see!  TTC appears to bring out an anxious and neurotic side in me.
     
  • I had spotting that lasted for about an hour, and it was very light pink, 2 days later I got my BFP. But, 5 days sounds like a long time for implantation spotting.
    Wait a few days and test.
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  • Hi there Shelynia, 

     

    Just a q. I came upon this post from 3/11...did this end up with you being pregnant? I'm just really anxious myself, this is the first month TTC, and I thought for sure I am pregnant. I've had the same symptoms as you, but still BFN on tests. Thanks for any info!!  :)

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    Hi there Shelynia, 

     

    Just a q. I came upon this post from 3/11...did this end up with you being pregnant? I'm just really anxious myself, this is the first month TTC, and I thought for sure I am pregnant. I've had the same symptoms as you, but still BFN on tests. Thanks for any info!!  :)

    My guess would be no, her ticker says she is due in March which means she probably got pregnant around May.  

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