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Positive test but worrying symptoms? Is this going to be bad..

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Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 15:25:36

Hi all,

I am really a bit worried right now. I came off the pill back in August. I was Ttc a couple years ago so experienced a few similar things this time around eg spotting when not on period, very long, heavy and irregular periods, mood swings. Over the past 4 weeks or so, I had a very short light period, perhaps lasting around 4 days or so. I then stopped, was off for a week and then it started back again with very intense cramping. Still very light bleeding in comparison to what I’m used to. This lasted around two weeks, and then stopped again. For the last week I’ve had cramping but no bleeding. I’ve also been very tired and felt very run down.

It only occurred to me today that maybe all this isn’t usual for coming off the pill and perhaps I am pregnant. I did a test, and right away it shows a very strong positive. Fantastic! We’re over the moon, but I can’t get myself excited with all the cramping and bleeding I’ve been having, surely these arent good signs? Also considering I’ve been drinking throughout all this time.

I’m going to book a gp appointment this week. So hopefully they can tell me something more definitive, but I wouldn’t have a clue of conception date because I thought I was still having my period.

Any advice or words of wisdom please before I lose my mind?

Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 16:16:09


If anyone has any past experiences of this it would be extremely helpful. Feeling such mixed emotions right now

CL1982 Sun 10-Dec-17 16:19:27

Op I think you need to do a pregnancy test. I'd say it's unlikely you are pregnant but try and get a FRER and test with FMU. Sadly no-one can say from symptoms if you're pregnant or not as early pg is very like pre period.

Polly99 Sun 10-Dec-17 16:26:22

CL, she’s done a pregnancy test and it came up positive.
OP, my experience of pregnancies that were ‘odd’ in the early stages is that there was usually something amiss, but nature can behave strangely and some women do experience weirdness with a happy ending. Get a referral to an EPAU or self refer if they allow that. Best thing would be to have a scan.

If you are going to self refer I’d advise waiting to Tuesday as queues on a Monday morning can be rather extreme.

Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 16:44:00

Ok thanks.
This is my first pregnancy so I’ve no clue what to expect.

CL1982 Sun 10-Dec-17 17:56:47

Oh bloody hell OP. Sorry. I blame being very tired and having a traumatic journey though snow!! READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY WOMAN!!!

Again I am very sorry ❤️

I think a little light bleeding is normal for some women.... I did have a weird experience where I had a period but tested a week later (my mum felt I was acting weird...I wasn't just mad into testing!!) and got a positive. I was sceptical as I'd had such a heavy period and it did fade out to negative. I think that was pretty unusual though.

If it was a strong positive I'd also say you are much safer than I was (they never got past light positives and 1-2 weeks on the digis). They'll pick something up on a scan at 6 weeks so you could always go private or depending where you are there are some wonderful walk in centres. Bath has one I know. They'll scan you there without needing to go through the GP.

Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:13:00

Thanks CL. I’ve been guilty of missing something in a thread before so don’t worry about it.
I spoke to my mum on the phone and she’s recommending I be cautious. I’ll hopefully not need to wait too long for a gp appointment. My last proper period (if I don’t count the one 3 weeks ago) started middle of October. But I’ve not recognised any symptoms until really a couple weeks ago.
So I guess I’ll just need to wait and see what the doctor says and keep everything crossed.

CL1982 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:52:55

Keep us updated and I promise I'll read it properly!!

Again so sorry!!!!!

Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 21:30:36

Thanks CL. I will keep the thread updated.
Not sure what my doctors practice is. When my friend got her Bfp she had to self refer to the midwife and never even seen her gp. Things for her had went smoothly though, so I don’t know if I’d be different with the bleeding and cramps. I’m also a little concerned they won’t bother with an appointment, and just tell me to wait and see? Am I just being silly thinking that or is it a possibility they will wait to see if it’s a miscarriage and not do anything in the meantime?

Sorry, I’m just so clueless with all this.

festivedinosaur Sun 10-Dec-17 21:38:37

I had Early cramping and light bleeding which I assumed was period / coming off pill symptoms.

Turns out I was well and truly pregnant and my 6 month old is sitting next to me on my sofa as I type.

Good luck x

MotherCupboard Sun 10-Dec-17 21:40:59

I had bleeding at around 9 weeks and it turned out to be implantation bleeding. Apparently that's pretty common in the early days where the fertilised egg burrows into your womb. It's just a waiting game i'm afraid.

MotherCupboard Sun 10-Dec-17 21:42:25

I never saw my gp either. I told the surgery id had my bfp and they referred me to a midwife. If it is a miscarriage in afraid there isn't much they can do at this early stage.

festivedinosaur Sun 10-Dec-17 21:43:05

And congratulations ! fsmilethanks

user1490043295 Sun 10-Dec-17 21:47:09

When i was pregnant i had bleeding and cramps like i was on my period. I then found out i was pregnant with twins. The doctor told me bleeding is common with some women around the time they are due to start . I bleed on and off for months.


Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 21:47:26

Thanks all.
Maybe a dumb question, but if bleeding had stopped, would I still be showing such a strong positive if it was indeed a miscarriage?

Donny88 Sun 10-Dec-17 22:06:07

Hi I have just joined up to this I need some advice if possible I came off my period last week and took a pregnancy test yesterday and was negative then another one today and was slight line ?? I'm so confused

Needingahandhold76 Sun 10-Dec-17 22:48:55

Hello donny. Might be worth starting your own thread so you can get relevant advice. But it sounds like your testing too early, leave it a week and test again.

haveacupoftea Sun 10-Dec-17 22:52:33

That all sounds pretty normal ok and you have a good strong line there, if you miscarried you would know about it x

Kazzar Sun 10-Dec-17 22:57:17

I have had all this this last three months missed one had a light one then week later had spotting and cramps bad that I cud not sleep and this months one I am now five days late done lots of test ( not the last three weeks tho ) and all cum bk negative

Donny88 Sun 10-Dec-17 23:02:39

Thank all x

CL1982 Sun 10-Dec-17 23:08:34

That's a pretty strong line OP.... mine were MUCH fainter esp on those tests when I had my weird little miscarriage....I'd def get thee to a scanning place for a week to so's time....

Chchchchangeabout Sun 10-Dec-17 23:18:18

I had bleeding in early stages of two pregnancies. One went to term, one was a very early stage loss (just a few weeks in so if I hadn't tested would probably have not even noticed and assumed a slightly late period. I think be cautious but there is a definite possibility so do all the vitamin taking etc and watch and wait (easier said than done I know).

TreaterAnita Sun 10-Dec-17 23:40:21

Blimey OP, they don’t come much stronger than that. No-one can tell you at this stage that your pregnancy is viable, but a v positive hpt is a good sign and cramping and bleeding can be v normal. I didn’t have bleeding in either of my successful pregnancies, but I did have terrible cramps and pains at the start, so this may just be how it goes for you. Since you don’t necessarily know how far along you are, I’d ask your GP to refer you to the EPAU for a scan. I hope it all works out for you.

Needingahandhold76 Mon 11-Dec-17 06:09:48

Hi all,

Thanks so much for the comments and advice. I took another test today and still very strong positive.

Needingahandhold76 Mon 11-Dec-17 06:12:45

Sorry didn’t mean to post that already.

So, will get in touch with gp today and I think I’ll buy a test which shows weeks. The more I think back, I think I could be about 8 weeks. My last proper period was 15th October, and the bleeding I’ve had since couldn’t have resulted in pregnancy because we never dtd around the times, and certainly I don’t think I would be showing such strong positives.

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