Post # 1
Hi all, I think I am currently 4dpo, I rationally know that this is too early to tell whether I am pregnant or not. I had my implanon out nearly 4 weeks ago, and have not had AF since I had it put in 3 years ago.I was checking CM and when I got EWCM I did an ovulation test, it was positive, I have not been temping, but have worked it out as 4dpo if I ovulated the day after the positive OPK.The last couple of days I have been feeling more tired than usual, yesterday I slept until 11am and then fell asleep again at 12.30-3pm :OI think my areolas are darker than normal. Last night, about 11.30pm, I went to the loo before bed, and when I wiped, there was a small amount of bright red blood, and haven’t had anything since. Since last night, I have been getting cramps on and off. I had a very very vivid dream about snakes too, not sure if there is any meaning to that at all, probably not, but thought I would mention.
I have looked up implantation bleeding at 3dpo and 4dpo online, and have read that a few people have had it, and that it is not common but it is possible.
Has anyone had these symptoms and turned out to be pregnant? If not IB, what could that blood have been?
Oh and I have had a very stuffy, blocked nose, which I wouldn’t have associated but have read that it can be a symptom. And today, I have been feeling a little sick, but can’t work out if it is nausea or hunger :S
I have been feeling quite hot too, normally have electric blanket on at night, but couldn’t stand it last night, even had to have window open 🙁 but my hands and feet get a little chilly, but i still feel very hot x
Post # 3
Those all sound like pregnancy symptoms, but I didn’t feel anything at 4 dpo. I think I first noticed symptoms at about 8 dpo, and I first tested at 9 dpo.
That doesn’t mean you couldn’t be feeling symptoms, though! Wish I could tell you something more concrete. The wait before you can test is an eternity.
Post # 4
If you look up anything, the internet will tell you it’s a pregnancy symptom. Also, a lot of the “symptoms” are the same whether you’re pregnant or getting your period.
I think it’s highly, highly unlikely that you would be experiencing any symptoms now if you turn out to be pregnant later. If you did ovulate, and the egg was fertilized, it’s unlikely to have even implanted yet.
Post # 5
That’s what I was thinking 🙁 that it is too early. As I said I have read about this happening in some cases.
The only other thing I can think of is, I noticed EWCM on the Tuesday, but didn’t get a positive OPK until the thursday night, it was still + on Sat, but the CM had dried up by Fri, so unless I ovulated earlier than I thought, but OPK didn’t pick it up? Meaning I would now be 6-7 dpo? so implantation bleeding etc would be about right?
I know the sickness, cramps etc could just be a result of me symptom spotting, but the spotting, so little and nothing since, bright red, has kinda got me stumped, I don’t know what else that could be?
Post # 6
OK, now I am getting confused, TMI but I have just been to the loo, and there was a little bit of ewcm with a streak of blood in it, so I took another ovulation test and it is positive? 🙁 I have no idea what is going on 🙁
Post # 7
Also, Implanon can really screw up your hormone levels. I don’t know exactly how the ovulation tests work, but it may take a couple of months for your body to get back to normal.
Post # 8
When you say the OPK is positive – do you mean a line shows up, or it is darker than the the control? Sorry if you know this already, but sometimes people are confused. An OPK isn’t considered positive until it is at least as dark as the control, or darker.
If you HAVE had 2 genuine positive OPKs, then that’s not unheard of either – a couple of cycles ago I had a a positive test then another one 2 weeks later, luckily I was tracking my temps so I knew what was happening. OPKs only measure your LH, which is the hormone that rises in your body before you O, but doesn’t confirm that you WILL or HAVE ovulated. Sometimes our bodies gear up to O but don’t quite get there.
Finally – I have heard of people getting positive OPKs when they are actually pregnant – have you tested again with a preg test?
The spots of blood could be anything… I wouldn’t worry too much unless it becomes a consistent problem.
My guess is that your body is still regulating after coming off hormones. And all those symptoms are just your body readjusting to your own natural hormones.
All early pregnancy symptoms are the same as PMS symptoms, you just haven’t had PMS symptoms for years – and when we start TTC we start noticing EVERY LITTLE THING!! Welcome to the crazy world of TTC 🙂
Post # 9
Just thought I would update – I wasn’t pregnant – but I have just found out I am pregnant!!!! yay just in time for our 6 month-iversary lol xx
Post # 11
Haha, congratulations! I love when people update stuff like this!