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Please help, getting desperate! Period or implantation?

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lucieee Thu 14-May-20 19:53:03

Hi everyone.

My husband and I have been TTC for 12 months. He is 40 and I am nearly 30.

I've had regular ish periods since I came off the pill a year ago, but recently they've fluctuated between 30 and 39 days.

Anyway this month I'm not entirely sure what day I ovulated on as I didn't seem to get a fully positive OPK (could be that I just missed it). Average ovulation day is 18.

This morning (CD 27, 9 days after average ovulation) I noticed a bit of jelly like mucus so thought I could be ovulating (just really late). I did an OPk and as you can see it's virtually positive. THEN, about an hour ago I went to the loo and there was brownish discharge in my knickers and some when I wiped. It was quite mucus like. So, is this my period on its way or could it be implantation bleeding? What does everyone think?

Lolliloo1234 Thu 14-May-20 22:18:53

Hi, didn’t want to read and run. It could be either unfortunately. Before your period you will get a positive OPK because you get an LH surge BUT those tests can’t distinguish between LH or HCG so it could also be a sign of pregnancy. I’d say buy an FRER as that’ll give you the best idea of what is going on!

lucieee Fri 15-May-20 10:08:48

Thanks @Lolliloo1234
Whatever it was it has completely stopped. No period hmmbut also got a bfn on a cheap strip test. I suppose if it was implantation it's be too early for a bfp?

lucieee Fri 15-May-20 10:50:35

Update. The bleeding has stopped but this is my OPK today. What's going on?hmm

Lolliloo1234 Fri 15-May-20 11:24:57

@lucieee have you managed to take an FRER?

lucieee Fri 15-May-20 12:26:18

@Lolliloo1234 unfortunately not, my local supermarket was all out! Looks like FRER are the new pasta! I've ordered one on amazon so hopefully it'll arrive tomorrow

lucieee Sat 16-May-20 12:31:23

Bump... has anyone else experienced this? Still no AF but bfn on IV

lucieee Sat 16-May-20 12:31:37

IC *

lucieee Sun 17-May-20 17:19:54

Update for anyone who stumbles upon this thread in years to come! I'm still having positive OPKs, mild cramps and groin pain. I've had no more bleeding, but lots of heavy EWCM. I'm beginning to think I'm just having a horribly long cycle and this is ovulation! The only thing I'm clinging to is the fact I had a short bleed.

whambam89 Sun 17-May-20 18:06:38

Hi OP, if it was implantation then it would take a couple of days to show on a test - maybe test again tomorrow! Fingers crossed for you x

lucieee Sun 17-May-20 21:21:56

Thanks @whambam89
I've got an FRER which I'm going to use in the morning. I've had so much ewcm and positive OPKs that I'm starting to think it is ovulation. But on cd31 it's definitely not ideal and perhaps an indication of an underlying issue sad

whambam89 Mon 18-May-20 10:41:33

@luciee did you test? 🤞

Daffodil21 Mon 18-May-20 10:49:49

Hi, I had some blood with a bit of discharge (Sorry, a bit gross!), I thought it was my period arriving and thought no more of it. Then 4 days later I was peeing more than usual and realised my period still hadn't arrived. I took a test when I got home and it was positive - so you never know! You're not out until AF properly arrives to fingers crossed for you x

Daffodil21 Mon 18-May-20 10:50:39

Can't offer an explanation on the OPK though

lucieee Mon 18-May-20 11:04:55

Hi guys, I tested and it looks like it's a BFN I think it was just really late ovulation, meaning I've got another gruelling TWW. I'm still having positive OPKs as well as dizziness and shooting pains in my pelvic area, I think I'm just broken!
But like you say @Daffodil21 until AF arrives I'm still in the game!

Daffodil21 Mon 18-May-20 11:22:59

Fingers crossed for you! I hate the TWW, it seems to last forever! Are you an early tester or have you given up on that after 12 months? Every month I tell myself I'm not going to test early, and every month I do!

lucieee Mon 18-May-20 12:32:24

@Daffodil21 I'm exactly the same. I tell myself I won't do it but I can't wait winkbecause it's been such a long cycle it'll mean I'll have been waiting 4 weeks, because I thought I ovulated two weeks ago. Torture!

Daffodil21 Mon 18-May-20 12:50:25

Oh no! I had similar last month - I thought I ovulated earlier (but I actually didn't) so I had a three week wait! Managed to do slightly better last month though and only did 2 tests, and one was because I thought I ovulated early.

Fingers crossed for you!!

lucieee Thu 21-May-20 12:02:42

Hi everyone. The saga continues! I've had brown spotting Thursday, Monday and now today. I thought I'd ovulated last week but now I don't know if it's my period trying to break through. Here is today's opk - they've been like this for seven days now. And there's an IC next to it, with what appears to be nothing!

yellowbelliedcreature Thu 21-May-20 12:09:48

Sounds really stressful @lucieee sad sorry you’re going through this. Seems like cycles always want to mess you around just as you’re desperate for your body to behave! Do you normally get spotting before AF? Is this typical for your cycle (even if it doesn’t usually last that long)? Are you temping at all?

I am currently confused with my own cycle as I’m spotting pink/brown mucus - started at what would have been 7dpo and still going. Would be super early if AF sad such a bloody stress!

Anyway, your situation is definitely more stressful but just wanted you to know you’re not alone! cake

lucieee Thu 21-May-20 12:29:30

Thanks @yellowbelliedcreature that's really kind smile
I don't normally get any spotting between periods at all. Well, I haven't since I came off the pill 18 months ago. My cycles are usually around 32 days but I have had the odd 40 day cycle, but only one or two. I've just taken a look at the pregnancy test again and there is a line there... but as it came up outside the 5 minute time frame I don't know if it counts! It's barely visible on the picture but it's definitely there. I've got horrible eye sight and I can see it!
I'm sorry you're having a confusing cycle too. It's never straight forward is it! I've got my fingers crossed for you thanks

lucieee Thu 21-May-20 15:24:44

Just realised I never attached a picture

Mumofone07 Sat 23-May-20 20:38:17

Did you get your period or a positive?

lucieee Wed 27-May-20 17:51:19

It was my period. But the docs said it seems like I was ovulating in the week leading up to it, which doesn't really make sense!

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