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Af arrived but still getting bfp?! Help!

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Nahma Sat 11-Jul-15 20:45:03

Hi everyone, I'm a newbie (to mumsnet and ttc)! Really confused, second month ttc. First month no bfp but when af arrived I bled for 11 days and got a nasty uti. Told Dr as totally out of the ordinary for me (always a 4 day bleed). He said it might have been because of uti and not to worry.

This month I got bfp 4 days before I was due on. Really strong lines on test. Took 3 more tests over the next 3 days all bfp. Then started to bleed thurs evening (29 days), had a 'normal' af yesterday (some bright red/some dark), and some more dark today but much lighter (spotting). Took a test today and still bfp straight away. Am I pregnant or as af arrived as normal am I out? Should I go back to Dr or leave it a week and see if I'm still getting bfp. Advice gratefully received!!!

Purpleball Sat 11-Jul-15 20:48:07

It could be an implantation bleed. They are very common. Is the flow like a normal period? Some people still have periods when pregnant too although this is less common.

It also could be a chemical pregnancy, where the egg fertilised but failed to implant.

I think you probably have to wait and see, perhaps test again in a few days time, other people might have better advice

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 11-Jul-15 20:51:05

Phone the early pregnancy unit at your hospital, they will likely give you a scan to see what is going on, you could be further along than you think and just missed the window for a bfp when testing before the long bleed.

Nahma Sat 11-Jul-15 20:58:24

Purple yes it is although I'm never very heavy anyway. Only difference this time is that I've not had any cramps...

Schro I'll give them a call on Monday morning.

Thanks both for responding! Finding this pretty stressful (along with many others I'm sure!).

Rubberduck2 Sat 11-Jul-15 22:08:17

Try not to stress... Unfortunately there is not too much you can do apart from wait. I had this, and had a chemical pregnancy however - my lines were very faint from the beginning. I would call your GP on Monday and ask for a hcg count as they will redo it again 48 hours later.. If all is well it should double. Also round here we have a 24 hour walk in for early pregnancy - you may have something similar?! As you are so early they may not be able to scan you but worth a call!! I posted something similar to your post and somebody said to me that if it's a viable pregnancy it will be and if it's not there is nothing you can do about it. Hit a bit of a cord with me tbh as if things are going to work out - they will.

I have everything crossed for you... Bleeds do not always mean doom... Incredibly hard whilst you are going through it.. Sending hugs xx

Nahma Sun 12-Jul-15 13:09:51

Thanks Rubberduck. Really trying not to obsess over this but so hard when I've got a glimmer of hope. I'll call Dr in the morning. Live in a rural location and my little local hospital doesn't seem to have an epu. I'll have to go to nearest bigger town 30 miles away.

Took another test this morning. Still positive and boobs still really tender. Preparing for bad news but keeping fingers crossed! Normally so laid back about life but this has really thrown me... Guess when you really want something. Maybe someone reckoned I just needed a good lesson in patience! x

willitbe Sun 12-Jul-15 14:06:40

It could be a simple "break-through" bleed, that some women get. Bleeds at the usual expected times of your period. If you got a very strong positive pregnancy test 4 days before you expected your period, my guess would be that you got pregnant last cycle, and that you are now more like 7 or 8 weeks pregnant.

With a pregnancy test that strongly positive, and bleeding, you definitely should go to the early pregnancy unit for advice. There is little they can do one way or the other, but they might be able to check that the pregnancy is in the right place and progressing ok and even might be able to see where the bleeding is coming from.

Do let us know how you get on.

Nahma Sun 12-Jul-15 14:48:53

Oh wow, ok message received loud and clear. I'll get on it tomorrow and let you all know the outcome. Fingers crossed! x

Rubberduck2 Mon 13-Jul-15 12:18:07

OP how you doing?? X

Nahma Mon 13-Jul-15 13:34:21

Went to docs this morning. She's referred me to epu but I'm waiting for them to call me with an appointment now... Still bleeding, still bfp. Dr said prob around a 50/50 chance of keeping the pregnancy... x

Purpleball Mon 13-Jul-15 13:56:42

Fingers crossed for you

Nahma Mon 13-Jul-15 14:45:46

Thanks. Epu called but can't see me until Wed. I'll let you know the verdict.

Rubberduck2 Tue 14-Jul-15 21:34:17

Fx for tomorrow. Please let us know how you get on x

Nahma Fri 17-Jul-15 06:48:36

Wasn't good news. Knew before I went into epu as I'd had really bad cramps the day before and bleeding increased... Next time eh! x

Rubberduck2 Fri 17-Jul-15 09:34:51

Ah I'm so sorry. Sending you a massive hug. I mc on July 1st and have just had a flashing smiley face in clear blue ovulation so approx 15/16 days post mc. Apparently you are much more fertile after mc so hopefully you will find yourself pg soon. Also I read that you have a 1 in 200 chance of having a mc straight away after having one which gives us much better odds than 1 in 4!!

Look after yourself.. And best of luck. Feel free to PM me if you want to chat xx

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