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Could I be pregnant? If not, is there anything wrong with me???

(15 Posts)
chuffinalong Mon 08-Feb-16 19:23:55

Hi, I have a daughter of nearly 11 years, conceived on Clomid as I have PCOS. We couldn't have another child presumably due to this condition.
I've recently improved my diet and lost weight and this has made my periods very regular. They have been like this for about a year and are always very much the same. This time though has been very different! It is very light and a kind of brown colour (sorry for TMI) I've also been feeling quite tired and lacking energy. I've done 2 pregnancy tests and they have been negative, although I did do them both at the end of the day, so HCG might not have been at it's strongest?
Should I keep on testing, or just accept that it is correct? I am 35 years old, so presumably too young for menopause. (I hope!)

stumblymonkey Mon 08-Feb-16 19:33:08

I'll be interested to see what other posters say.

I'm 33 and tend to have quite light and mainly brown (with perhaps just one day of red) blood. I've been like this for some time and have regular cycles.

I hope to god it's not a sign of early menopause given that we're just starting to TTC DC1!!!

I doubt it as both my Grandma and Mum didn't start menopause until their late 50's and I've always assumed I would take after them but I don't know if there's any scientific basis to that.

stumblymonkey Mon 08-Feb-16 19:35:52

Do you have any other 'symptoms' like pain during sex or any strange feelings, moods, anything else out of the ordinary?

scribblegirl Mon 08-Feb-16 19:38:45

What sort of changes have you made to your diet? Just wondering if you're low on any nutrients.

ffauxlivia Mon 08-Feb-16 19:40:26

Periods can change at any time, especially as we get older. I'm 35 and I sometimes have a couple of days of brown spotting before my period. I have endometriosis so not sure if that's related. I still managed to conceive with these issues at 35, though it did take a while

None of us can tell you if you're pregnant but I would definitely take a test with first morning urine if your period is not here past its due date

If you're not, then you can always go to the GP to get your hormone levels tested, that will give you peace of mind about early menopause at least. Good luck

stumblymonkey Mon 08-Feb-16 19:40:56

Useful link here: www.mygynecologist.net/brown-discharge-instead-of-period/

Now I'm worried about my own! confused

chuffinalong Mon 08-Feb-16 19:41:36

I did come over a little light headed in a shop the other day. It kind of felt as if my legs didn't want to walk. That sounds weird, but I'm not sure how else to describe it. It only lasted a few seconds... I've also been a bit tired and grumpy.

MerryMarigold Mon 08-Feb-16 19:42:52

I don't think it would be pregnancy if it's showing up as negative. But I would definitely go to the doc as it doesn't sound good. Good Luck.

chuffinalong Mon 08-Feb-16 19:48:24

I don't think it's due to my diet. I'm following slimming world, so haven't actually cut out any food groups. I'm just eating far more healthily. I'm right in the middle of a healthy BMI too now. It's taken a long time at about 1-2 lbs a week, so nothing drastic.

scribblegirl Mon 08-Feb-16 19:53:12

Ah fair enough, I was just wondering if you'd cut anything and you were low on any vitamins. May be worth getting a check on your vitamin/iron levels in any event just in case so perhaps a gp appt might be an idea.

chuffinalong Mon 08-Feb-16 19:57:00

Yes, good idea. Then I might know what's going on. smile

stumblymonkey Mon 08-Feb-16 19:58:44

<Also makes plans to see a GP>

Thanks for the thread Chuff otherwise I may not have thought anything else of it...

KateMossIsMyQueen Mon 08-Feb-16 20:06:15

My PCOS means that my periods have always been unpredictable. When I was heavier that meant looooong cycles. I lost weight and got them regular, but now they're still a bit "scatty". Sometimes they last a few hours, sometimes they last four days, sometimes they're horrifically painful, sometimes they're exactly what you describe. Ironically for a PCOS person I have spent 10 years convincing myself it's a symptom that I'm actually pregnant, but so far it's just been crazy hormones. Still worth a check, my GP has always been reassuring and is currently referring me for tests after the pain factor has got more common and too much to handle.

flippaaah Tue 09-Feb-16 16:22:54

@stumblymonkey - if you're worried ask your doc to check your hormone levels. A check of your oestradiol levels should tell you about whether early menopause is likely. I'm 35 and my periods were erratic and super light (brown spotting with only 1-2 days of super light red flow). I was concerned till my doc told me that my oestrogen was sky high. Some people just have light periods but it's worth checking it out. I'm pregnant now with no intervention so scanty periods don't mean the worst.

stumblymonkey Wed 10-Feb-16 19:46:37

Thanks Flippa...I might do that!

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