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Possible pregnancy?

(28 Posts)
littlemsstephanie Sun 10-Jul-16 18:42:16

My husband got a Vasectomy in October. We do not use protection any more. On Friday, I got what looked like a period. It was right around the time I was expecting it. Leading up to it, I was crabby and in pain, waiting for it to come. When I got it, it was not my usual type of period. Not as much blood, and it only lasted for one day! Mine usually lasts 3-5 days. It hasn't come back, 2 days later. I decided to try a pregnancy test just in case, but the line is so faint I can barely see it. So faint that I didn't even see it at first, it just looked negative. But then my lower back started hurting, so I checked the test again, and now I think I might see a very faint line.. I am wondering if it is possible to be pregnant even with these circumstances? And before you judge me, no I did not sleep with someone else. I have been faithfully married to my husband for over five years.

cookielove Sun 10-Jul-16 18:50:13

Photo of the test?

Try a pink dye test?

littlemsstephanie Sun 10-Jul-16 19:04:32

It's really hard to see, and I may just be nuts and not seeing anything.

PotteringAlong Sun 10-Jul-16 19:05:52

I can't see anything. Did your DH get the all clear from his sperm count tests after his vasectomy?

Afreshstartplease Sun 10-Jul-16 19:05:53

Test again with fmu?

littlemsstephanie Sun 10-Jul-16 19:06:55

I figure that if I don't see another "period" by next Friday, I will take another test and see what happens.

littlemsstephanie Sun 10-Jul-16 19:08:12

No, he never went in, but we kind of assumed after 8 months that it was fine, since I have been getting periods every month. It's just very odd for me to only have a period for half a day

PotteringAlong Sun 10-Jul-16 19:10:23

I think assuming he was fine was potentially a mistake. Getting periods every month is not an indication that a vasectomy has worked, it's an indication you're not yet pregnant.

littlemsstephanie Sun 10-Jul-16 19:21:12

I am thinking you are right. I am trying not to stress about it. I was just hoping to get others views on what might be going on. I am not overly stressed (I don't think). I guess I will just take it day by day and see what happens. It could just be a freak period for all I know.

cookielove Sun 10-Jul-16 19:43:01

Still not sure I see a line

iMatter Sun 10-Jul-16 19:43:16

I can't see a line at all.

I think you might be over thinking this.

Get your dh to get the final check done. Dh had a vasectomy about 5 years ago and I only relaxed when the final check came back "empty".

Desmondo2016 Sun 10-Jul-16 20:05:59

I think I can see a faintest of faint lines....

FeckArseIndustries Sun 10-Jul-16 20:08:23

I think I can see what you mean too. I would definitely test again in a few days, especially as you never checked his sperm count afterwards. There's a reason they do that test even on the NHS.

littlemsstephanie Mon 11-Jul-16 01:56:13

Here's the most recent test. Uh oh. I am still going to test in a week to see if it's a for sure thing.

cookielove Mon 11-Jul-16 05:10:57

I can see a line on that. Definitely buy a pink dye test!

jcsc Mon 11-Jul-16 06:19:58

Deffo see a line in that one shock

Desmondo2016 Mon 11-Jul-16 06:23:45

Deffo a line. I guess sometimes life had different ideas for us. How 'terrible' is it? have you told dh yet?

PotteringAlong Mon 11-Jul-16 07:17:41

That's definitely a line...

MagpieCursedTea Mon 11-Jul-16 07:18:01

Yeah that's a line! I'd double check with a pink due test or a digital though.

Happygojo86 Mon 11-Jul-16 07:32:03

I would def get a pink dye test but if that arrived in the time frame.... I guess his swimmers are still getting through!

MightyLightningMouse Mon 11-Jul-16 12:55:37

Can deffo see a line!!! smile How exciting! Just to make sure, buy a digi or a pink dye test - I actually always found the cheap ones from a pharmacy or Poundland very good (after AF is due) as you usually get a pretty strong line. Good luck!

littlemsstephanie Mon 11-Jul-16 14:28:11

Technically it was due on the 7th and I've just been spotting since then.

kirinm Wed 13-Jul-16 10:15:48

How are you today?

Footyfan16 Wed 13-Jul-16 11:00:44

OP, how do you feel about this?

Your OP clearly never wanted any more children I assume, hence the vasectomy.

Do you think he will be supportive?

Do you want this baby if you are pregnant?

Sorry to be so serious, but it seems that some have jumped in with congratulations, but I feel a tone to this that it's not a happy thing for you.

Hope you are ok OP

littlemsstephanie Wed 13-Jul-16 18:22:24

I'm still getting a negative test but I'm not sure if I am or not. Would a one pad period count as a period if it wasn't really a full one? I only needed one pad, and nothing since. I do feel off. Tired all the time now. If I were to be, I would be overjoyed. I love my children, and if we are meant to have another one it would be a miracle. My husband is supportive no matter what. Yes it wasn't in the plan, but that's life right?

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