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Confused and feeling ill...- Am I pregnant?

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Pingu1985 Fri 31-Jul-15 17:03:39

Hi, this is my first post on here. I wouldn't usually post on any forums, but I am baffled with this.

I am wondering if I am pregnant. I have been to my docs to ask for a pee sample and/or bloods to be done but they are not interested in helping or putting my mind at ease.

However, me amd DH have been TTC since i had IUD taken out on 30th march. Literally AF came the very next day!!! :/ i thought having IUD out would mess up my periods, but luckily they have been consistent. Every 28 days for 4/5 days, quite heavy.

Anyway, fastforward to June. I started feeling very sicky, bloated, tired, and thought i might have fallen on then, but then AF came on time 24.6.2015. I had a normal period, so we tried again in july to ttc. I worked out 8th july would be my O day or there abouts. We 'danced' on 7th July, and on the 10th July. ;)

Since i get very 'on the dot" regular periods, I found it strange for AF to be 1 day late this month. Due 22nd, but came on 23rd (i think) no pmt, beforehand which i usually get. And this time it wasnt a regular period, it was very very short and light. 1 day of normal/light bleed for me no clots just a little blood, red and brown, then the second day was just watery, with a final little smidge of brown, and then stopped. (Sorry for TMI) All this time i have felt ill since then, and snappy, VERY sicky, VERY bloated, even getting a little daily heartburn which i suffered badly with my DS when I was preggers with him. Anyway, I decided to take a hpt on 30th July. (1 week after my supposed 1st day of AF started) and I thought it was negative. I looked a while later (like 3 hours later) and there is a very very very faint line. It is also the same colour as the other pink line, just alot fainter. So now I am comfused... Am i pregnant? Or do I need to go back to docs? I can see they will just fob me off and tell me to go get another HPT from shops, but they are not cheap, and when you only work part time due to a medical condition, I rely on every penny of my wages. :/ feeling fed up and just want to know if I am or not. :/

bittapitta Fri 31-Jul-15 17:06:43

Yes it's a faint line. Sorry it could be a chemical pregnancy (ie very early miscarriage, where you show pregnant but your "period" comes a few days late) or - more positive - you could be pregnant but for some reason had a bleed. Do you have an early pregnancy unit nearby?

bittapitta Fri 31-Jul-15 17:07:59

BTW you can get pregnancy tests very cheap from Amazon or £ shops. No need for the expensive ones.

Aoifebell Fri 31-Jul-15 17:18:06

If you read it 3 hours later then it's not valid. I think the read time is 10 minutes then you should discard the test. Get one from the pound shop and do it with first morning wee just to make double sure. smile

Doublebubblebubble Fri 31-Jul-15 23:28:00

Well, Both of the tests look positive to me x enjoy and congratulations. (Drs wont do bloods to check they will just head you in the right direction) I would recommend trying to get a scan at your epau (which would be a referral from your doctor) good luck xx

UrethraFranklin1 Fri 31-Jul-15 23:33:10

Congratulations are not appropriate yet, neither is the epu advice, OP has no grounds or need for a scan, which in any case would be too early.

OP, you can't read a test after 3 hours, its more likely to be an evaporation line. If it didn't show positive within the time limit given on the pack, it does not count as a positive.
Expensive hpts are no more accurate than the cheapest ones. Wait a few days, get a pack in the pound shop, and read the result within the specified time.
Good luck.

Pingu1985 Sat 01-Aug-15 00:54:08

Thank you all for your advice and input.
I too thought it might be an evaporation line after reading other forums/posts, but they said it is usually grey, this was the same pink colour as the other line, so it confused me. But, yes, i was a little naughty looking at it again. Its just sooo tempting when your ttc isnt it. ;)

I hope its not an early miscarry, and hoping it might just be a blip, but hey, life goes on, and we can always try again this month/next month smile

But, your right, I think I might phone up our local family planning thingy-ma-jiggy place to see if they can help/get me in. smile

Thanks again, Its nice to know there are other ladies who will give their opinion/help/advice on here, rather than me going round in circles. smile

Pingu1985 Sat 01-Aug-15 08:30:45

Sorry for being a pain. Lol! I took another hpt this morning, first pee of the day and left it for 3 mins (not 3 hours like last time lol!), and this is the result at 10/15mins when i took the photo. What was a faint line in the original post, is now a little more able to see in this new test. What do you think? smile im still not getting my hopes up just yet as it still seems still too faint to me. These hpts were from the same pack. smile

contractor6 Sat 01-Aug-15 09:26:16

There is a faint line on second one, you do need to discount first one. Looks like you are pregnant, if need more confirmation the sainsburys one is good, give a cross instead of line, I did several and that was also brightest.

bittapitta Sat 01-Aug-15 12:58:02

Yes it's a faint line today.

When was/is your period due? Remind us have you had a bleed? Ime I tested positive a week after my period was due and I was bleeding: chemical pregnancy. But I conceived "healthily" a couple of months later. Unfortunately you'll just have to wait another week or two if you'r unsure, see what your body does!

MummyBex1985 Sat 01-Aug-15 13:10:47

The other thing is how sensitive are the tests?

For example you may get a BFN on clearblue digi which I think is 50miu (I got BFN at six weeks PG!) but Superdrug tests are as low as 10miu so you might get a stronger line on them.

Pingu1985 Sun 02-Aug-15 14:11:03

So is it best getting the ones with a lower miu. Ive never took note of that, i didnt realise there was a difference. Lol!

My last proper full period was 24th june. 5 days heavy, as I always am. I have a very regular 28 day cycle and have done for last 3 years, even with stress or illness I always seem to be dead on the dot with timing.

But the one that was due on 22nd July, actually came very very light on 23rd and only lasted a day. Watery blood with a smidging of brown, then just stopped after the 2nd day.

I have been feeling bloated, queasy, snappy, daily niggling of heartburn, and occasional niggling headaches from about 2 weeks before I was due AF. smile

Pingu1985 Sun 02-Aug-15 14:13:30

Oh, forgot to say the hpt ive used. Its just the pink lloyds pharmacy ones for about £6.20 for a box of 2. Not sure what the miu is and ive thrown box away now. :/

Finola1step Sun 02-Aug-15 14:32:02

There is a very faint line so something is definitely going on. I think perhaps leave it for a week and test with a digital test.

Pingu1985 Tue 04-Aug-15 17:40:49

Just an update.

I went to the docs to ask for a urine sample so they could confirm yay or nay.

Booked appt, sat in docs room only to be told its going to be a few days for results!

Few DAYS??? I want to know NOW! booo! sad

Whatever happened to going to do a sample and the doc dropping a test stick in to tell you straight away? I really don't understand why they have to send them off and wait DAYS to get results. Its the same docs i went to when i was pregnant with DS1, and i got results there and then. :/

So bit annoyed with it all. Seems I wasted my time and could have just got some cheap tests from Asda. :/

Oh well, suppose waiting one more day isnt going to make any difference. Meh. smile

Pingu1985 Wed 05-Aug-15 17:41:49

Update: Conclusion

So, I finally got results today of my urine test from my doctors.

Negative.

When i went to see doc on Monday, I showed her the picture of my very faint lined hpt done on the 31.7.2015.

The doctor too said it looks like a very faint line which could be the early start of pregnancy. So agreed to do a urine test to make sure 3.8.2015

However, after getting negative, am i right now then to assume it could have been a chemical pregnancy??? as all my 'symptoms' have too subsided since the end of the weekend 2.8.2015. Im feeling much better, not sicky anymore and no heartburn.

Ive not had amy bleeding though. :/

Just glad to know for sure now either way, so we can start on a clean slate moving forward.

Im also going to invest in some ovulation test strips off ebay see if that helps to calculate more accurate bany dancing times. ;) hehe

sweetilemon Wed 05-Aug-15 22:07:57

Pingu that sounds quite stressful. Mine were faint to start but got darker. I only paid £1.20 for 3 in semi chem for mine so no need to splash out! Think the more 'expensive' 2pkt was £2.00. When I went to the doctors they just took my word for it and had no extra tests so don't have much experience to help you, sorry. Just didn't want to read and run.

sweetilemon Wed 05-Aug-15 22:09:41

Oh, meant to say, the ovulation apps are handy. I used my days.

Pingu1985 Thu 06-Aug-15 07:56:00

It was more annoying than stressful. Anyway, I've managed to pick up 50xOvulation test sticks and 10 hpts from eBay for less than £6, so we shall see. smile

I'm guessing that since my preggy symptoms have subsided eventually now over the last few days that the hcg hormones are now out of my system.

Thanks for all your help and advice everyone. I've saved this thread as a shortcut, so if I have any news in future, I will keep you posted. smile good luck to you all too! smile

sweetilemon Thu 06-Aug-15 08:28:12

Great! Hope to hear from you soon!

ImpatiencePersonified Thu 06-Aug-15 08:38:49

I wouldn't write it off just yet... my very faint positive is due in September and its possible your doctor is using a dip test too - and may be less sensitive that the one you've used!

The only way they could tell for sure would be a blood test.

I would test yourself again next week and see what the test says.

Pingu1985 Thu 06-Aug-15 11:58:25

I think I used 10miu whatever the Lloyds own basic hpt is. And I know from the paper results from the docs they used 20miu taken at 2.30pm 2 days after I did my Lloyds one.

I am now about 30 dpo(ish) I saw that the % of being preg after a certain time is about 1% (or so I read). According to my usual cycle, I should be O'ing again about now, so we are trying again, so we will see what happens. Next AF is due 19th August. smile

Pingu1985 Thu 20-Aug-15 17:47:31

So my luck was out again this month... So my AF in July came a day late and was normal-ish so I assumed I would O anytime between 3rd Aug- 9th Aug, giving a couple of days either side to make sure. So we BDd on 31st July, 3rd Aug, 4th Aug, 6th Aug and 7th Aug. I thought this should do. So, I waited amd waited. Resisted testing at all. Was due on AF 19th August.

On the 16th I started spotting brown, but hadnt had any PMS symptoms, but I just 'didnt feel pregnant' I thought, ah well this COULD be spotting from implantation?....

Errrr, no. Twas not mean't to be... Lol!

Started AF EARLY!!!! 3 days early!!! WTH???!!! Not impressed. hmm

What on earth is going on?

Gone from being on the dot 28 days 4 days heavy, now we actually ttc, Im all over the bloody place now... Literally! Haha. Sorry... TMI. Lol!

Dont know what to do. Fed up. Its soooo annoying. Can see its gonna get to a point I will be wearing my OH out... Lol! wink

Heavenscent86 Thu 20-Aug-15 17:59:13

Hi you could try using the kindara ovulation app and charting your body temp and cervical fluids on it. It's really helpful in working out how close ovulation is. Otherwise you could invest in the book Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It's also very helpful.

Pingu1985 Thu 20-Aug-15 21:35:19

Thanks. I might try that. Ive been using my days (free app), and been using my calendar. I have some O tests (cheap ebay ones) and same for pregnancy tests, but i might get that app you mention and see what happens.

Im thinking i may have Od sooner than what i thought with me having AF earlier than expected so BDing when we did, we might have missed the bullseye. wink

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