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15 dpo no period, but negative tests, with heavy symptoms - help!

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Lexieellie Sun 26-Mar-17 11:59:28

HI ladies, perhaps you could share your wisdom. This is my third pregnancy. I ovulated on the 11th of march and had sex on the 13th. First day of my previous period was 20 Feb - according to calculators I should be 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant - if I am pregnant that is . . .

I tested a few days ago and thought I saw a faint line. My husband disagreed. I have tested daily since and all my tests are negative. I used test strips like the ones used in the hospital. I must have tested 8 times by now and decided to cave in a buy a decent test. I used clear blue this morning and it's also very negative.

Symptoms - very much like my previous pregnancies. I am very tired and can barely stay awake past 6 pm. Some mornings I am still very tired. I feel nauseous and have been feeling some cramps - more to the left and also on the right - but more like a dull ache. I actually didn't have aches till a bit later on before, but they were always more on the left. There's no bleeding. AF was due yesterday.

I don't feel very good at all. I feel like I am pregnant. At this point I am happy to accept the negative tests - but wonder if I should go for a private scan at 6 weeks if AF doesn't arrive. Or would you go at 5 weeks?
Is it possible to get a positive after so many days if it's still negative? Help please - any ideas or experiences appreciated.

physicskate Sun 26-Mar-17 12:26:33

Did you have sex before ov? Sex two days after ov is super unlikely to result in pregnancy because the egg only survives for about 24 hours after ov.... Might your ov date be off?

If you are pregnant enough to have strong symptoms, you are pregnant enough for a positive test. Pregnancy symptoms are the same as pms symptoms, so when you have slightly unusual (for you) pms symptoms, it's easy to believe you are pregnant!

I do hope you get the outcome you want! I would be more likely to go for a blood test than a scan. Nothing would show on US until at least 4 weeks after ov.

Lexieellie Sun 26-Mar-17 13:00:36

No I didn't have sex prior. It is possible my ov dates are off. I use an app and my period has been erratic - averaging 33 day cycle. (TMI) but discharge indicated ovulation was around that time.
I haven't felt like this since being pregnant.

Emma2803 Sun 26-Mar-17 13:52:50

If you think you only ovulated on the 11th wait a few days and test again. To get how many weeks pregnant you go from lmp date as this is based on 'normal' 28 day cycle ovulating on day 14. With you having longer than 28 day cycles you ovulate later than day 14 therefore you date from ovulation + 2 weeks so rater than being 4+6 you are only 4+1 if you are pregnant. So still very early and depending on the strength of the test might not be detected. I personally would be just waiting and testing as opposed to getting a scan as they won't be able to see anything yet anyway.
Good luck hope you get your bfp soon!!

Lexieellie Sun 26-Mar-17 15:23:59

Thank you, I Hope you are right. I was really hoping it would be in March. I think I will just leave it until the end of next week then text again.

Lexieellie Sun 26-Mar-17 15:25:40


Lexieellie Thu 30-Mar-17 06:01:54

So I tested this morning, my period is now 6 days late. I still have the same symptoms, extreme fatigue. My cramps and aches stopped but I feel a bit of an ache this morning.

Clear blue - negative
Less expensive strip - also negative.

I am going to go and get bloods done or a scan if possible. Any other suggestions. I am not sure what's going on.

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