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5 high days on CBFM and now bright red blood... worried

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DuRezidal Sat 17-Dec-16 08:04:56

My husband and I are trying for our second baby at the moment, 5 years after having our daughter. I was 28 when I had her, and now at 33 am quite a bit older.

When I had my daughter I used the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor (a friend gave it me so thought, why not?) and in the first cycle using it I got a high, a peak, a high and then low readings.

This is the first cycle I have used it and so far I have had this:
CD7 - high
CD8 - high (DTD)
CD9 - high
CD10 - high (DTD)
CD11 - high (DTD)

Now the concerning bit... last night a few house after DTD I had a little bit of bright red blood in my cm. I wouldn't have thought much of it, but it is the same this morning. Very very bright red (so new blood) but lots of cm. Anything abnormal like this worries me.

MouseLove Sat 17-Dec-16 09:34:32

You might have experienced the very rare occurrence of ovulation bleeding. Especially if you've been having lots of erm... vigorous DTD. Don't worry. Unless it gets heavier and constant. X

DuRezidal Sat 17-Dec-16 11:16:11

I don't think I will have ovulated yet though as still reading high?

tempnamechange77 Sat 17-Dec-16 11:28:49

What are you worried about?

It could be breakthrough bleeding caused by fluctuating hormones, it could be implantation bleeding if your monitor missed peak. But unusual bleeding I would get checked out.

DuRezidal Sat 17-Dec-16 16:16:34

Thank you for the reply.

I am concerned that there is something not as it should be for two reasons: the lack of a peak on the monitor with 5 days as high suggesting my hormones are still up and also the slight tinge of red (it was not bleeding, just literally some very slight red bits in cm). If this was later in the cycle I would not be concerned, but this is literally cd11.

Vanillaradio Sat 17-Dec-16 16:56:22

The cycle I conceived ds I got a constant reading of high with no peak. I obviously did ovulate at some point ( and at the moment I am ovulating day 11/12 usually) so you might have done too and the monitor missed it therefore it definitely could be ovulation bleeding. Having said that, if you are worried get it checked out.

DuRezidal Sat 17-Dec-16 17:41:25

Thank you for the reply... I have just done a cheap HPT but is inconclusive as I can't decide whether I can see something or not!

MouseLove Sat 17-Dec-16 20:57:41

Post a pic. I thought you said you were CD11? Why are you doing a HPT?

DuRezidal Sat 17-Dec-16 22:32:09

Sorry didn't mean HPT, meant an ovulation stick confusedconfusedconfused

I will see what the monitor says in the morning, just seems that 5 days at a high is not quite 'normal' and certainly wasn't when I conceived my daughter 6 years ago. I literally used it the once and conceived that month.

MouseLove Sat 17-Dec-16 23:01:40

Are you coming off birth control?

haveacupoftea Sat 17-Dec-16 23:04:51

Why dont you tell us what you think might be happening? I have a feeling youre thinking of something in particular but we wouldnt have any clue what that is.

DuRezidal Sat 17-Dec-16 23:25:05

No, I haven't been on the pill since before I had my daughter. Obviously we have used other contraceptives up until last month when we decided to ttc no. 2.

I am concerned that there is something not as there should be to have the little spotting with red blood. I have booked an appointment at the doctors to have a check up but if is at the end of next week.

I don't like looking things up on google as I think you can scare yourself to death !

I am heading towards the possibility of cycts on or near my ovaries (I am an AI technician for horses alongside running the stud) and these can cause mares not to ovulate and have increased periods of the high hormones.

tempnamechange77 Sat 17-Dec-16 23:47:44

When you ovulate / if you ovulate can vary from month to month, so I wouldn't necessarily base what's 'normal' for you on the one month you
got pregnant 5 years ago with your DD.

If you have concerns about bleeding do get it checked out though.

DuRezidal Sun 18-Dec-16 08:21:47

I was just basing it on when I know I definitely ovulated. Maybe because I see so many reproduction issues within the horses I am looking into something a little too much. But having dealt with cysts and haemorrhagic follicles it's hard not to

DuRezidal Sun 18-Dec-16 08:52:51

Still high this morning hmm

Rubberubberduckduck Sun 18-Dec-16 08:59:13

When I was ttc I had a month where it was high but didn't hit peak. Confused the shit out of me and then I got a positive hpt.

I wouldn't worry overly about this. See your GP if you wish but don't stress.

DuRezidal Sun 18-Dec-16 10:34:07

Thanks... with the horses I am as cool as a cucumber. Hate not being able to know what's going on

Sonnet18 Sun 18-Dec-16 10:40:24

Is the bleeding still there today?

I'm sorry, I am confused by the connection with mares? Humans and mares are a bit different, no?

Stay off google, continue as normal and go to your gp appointment next week. I'm sure all will be fine!

DuRezidal Sun 18-Dec-16 11:22:37

I just know the reproduction of mares very well and know what issues can be there, for example a cyst on an ovary can prevent ovulation.

I haven't been on google, it's a mine field on there!

Six days high on the CBFM at the moment, starting on CD7 (forgot to test CD6) so one thing I have learned from this cycle is that my hormones are up from the day I finish AF which I didn't know before.

The bleeding wasn't really 'bleeding', it was some small spots in lots of CM (sorry TMI) so could just be one of those things I guess. I am still keeping the appointment as probably better to have a check up anyway when we are just starting trying to make sure all is ok

Rubberubberduckduck Sun 18-Dec-16 19:42:04

Sorry to derail but what is an AI tech?! Am intrigued.

DuRezidal Sun 18-Dec-16 19:45:30

I scan and inseminate mares... I am just qualified, I don't do it for a job just do it on my own broodmares as I am a professional rider by trade.

So I can read scans really easily, hence why I tell friends never to let me see their scan photos if they don't want to know grin

haveacupoftea Sun 18-Dec-16 21:15:35

An ultrasound will pick up any cysts or anything and a private one isn't too expensive, may be worth going for one if you're worried. But tbh CBFM can take a few cycles to read your own cycle properly. I don't hold a lot of store in opks since mine peaked 5 days after ovulation (confirmed by dating scan)

DuRezidal Mon 19-Dec-16 08:06:54

This is just getting ridiculous!!!

CD7 - high
CD8 - high (DTD)
CD9 - high
CD10 - high (DTD)
CD11 - high (DTD)
CD 12 - high (DTD)
CD13 - high

homeaway Mon 19-Dec-16 11:00:44

You could just be having a whacky cycle this month I would not worry about it. Have you thought about charting ? That would give you more info.

DuRezidal Mon 19-Dec-16 13:56:07

Is charting temperature taking?

This is only our second cycle trying so don't want to over complicate things just yet. I only used the CBFM because I still had it blush

I just can't understand how I have had 7 high days and no lows or peaks.

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