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Experienced but baffled! Pregnant??

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LH1981 Sun 15-May-16 20:02:49


Firstly I'll say that of all people to post an 'am I pregnant?' post, I feel a bit silly as this would be 4th time around for me!
Apologies in advance for long post!

I have 3 boys, youngest is 18 months.
Not been trying for a baby and instead been using a mix of condoms and the pull-out-method (if you could call it a method, I know, I know)!
The question is not could I be pregnant given our contraception choices but rather given what's going on with my body...

I'm useless tracking my period, as it can be a bit irregular but normally makes an appearance every month. Not unknown to skip a month and I think it's been about 8 weeks ish. Didn't give it a thought.
Now for the TMI...been having a LOT of CM for about 7-10 days before AF showed up. This has been thick, gloopy and sometimes yellowish, but mostly creamy/white. Not an infection, no symptoms at all.
Then had one streak of brown blood when I wiped, Tuesday eve before bed. Next day AF, red but still quite gloopy and nowhere near as heavy (one tampon where normally it's VERY heavy). The last few days it's on and off, and quite light. I've only been wearing pads and only changed them for hygiene rather than because they are saturated.
I read about implantation bleeding but this is very definitely red blood, not old dark or brown. No clots though, which I normally would have.
I had no headache in run-up to AF which is also abnormal.

I am headachy now though, have nausea, cramps (never really get AF cramps), metallic taste, slight dizziness. And am very tired.

Pregnancy test was negative on Friday.

Anyone got any insight or had similar?
Do you think I could be pregnant given the red blood and negative test? Maybe it's psychological haha!
I should mention I have never had any bleeding in 3 previous pregnancies.

Novel over haha x

HungryHorace Sun 15-May-16 20:38:33

If the blood was implantation, you may have been ever so slightly early with the test on Friday as it takes a few days after implantation to get a positive HPT.

I'd test again tomorrow with FMU and see what result that gives you (use a pink dye early test like FRER or the Superdrug one if possible). If that's negative then I'd maybe book a GP appt if how you're feeling is abnormal for you.

m33r Sun 15-May-16 20:42:29

I read a thread on here recently that said implantation can be red and period like ,.. No experience myself but was surprised at the thread. Hope you get the result you want x

LH1981 Sun 15-May-16 21:26:34

Thanks, it's very odd for me. Like I said, I can be very irregular but this just seems odd and I feel 'different' if that makes sense.
Could just be a random weird AF, but I think I will test again tomorrow and see. I still feel quite twingy/crampy and yet the bleeding has stopped. Normally AF would be quite heavy - very heavy for 3 days or so, this time only one day and light for me, although I think too heavy for implantation.
I'll let you know!

LH1981 Tue 17-May-16 19:16:22

Just thought I'd update. Looks like a faint BFP today.

HungryHorace Tue 17-May-16 19:17:44

How do you feel about that?

When are you going to test again?

LH1981 Tue 17-May-16 20:21:55

I'll test again in the morning. I think I'm happy, 4 is a lot of children in my book but there is a 7 year age gap between my middle and my youngest so it might be nice for my youngest to have a sibling close in age.
On the other hand, DH will be gutted so I feel bad for him. He was considering getting the snip a while back as he feels that 3 is enough - I had to really push for number 3.
I kind of feel like if I'm having a baby then it's meant to be. I'm not religious but I do have a belief that things happen for a reason, if that makes sense?! x

HungryHorace Tue 17-May-16 20:40:17

That does make sense...I think your DH will be running off to have the snip pretty sharpish now! 😄

Update us again tomorrow!

LH1981 Tue 17-May-16 21:03:44

Will do! Yep, or just running off haha!

BertieBotts Tue 17-May-16 21:10:01

Wait and test again.

TBH (and I don't mean to be a downer) inconclusive/unsure signs early on can be a sign that things aren't progressing properly even if you are pregnant. So I would try not to pin too many hopes on this IYSWIM.

Maybe it's worth getting a couple of those digital tests with weeks read out and trying in a few days?

BertieBotts Tue 17-May-16 21:10:26

Fingers crossed it works out for you!

LH1981 Tue 17-May-16 21:14:50

Thanks Bertie. Yes, I have thought that perhaps the signs are pointing to an unviable pregnancy. Was planning on testing tomorrow to see if there's any change then waiting a few more days and doing a digital.
I am extremely nauseous, have lost my appetite and feeling just generally out of sorts which would support being preggers but I am also still cramping a lot which could mean things are not right. Time will tell x

Flossiesmummy Wed 18-May-16 08:04:01

Hope things work out for the best for you flowers

Jodie1982 Wed 18-May-16 11:06:42

Good luck OP with your nxt test pls let us know how you are. flowers

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