Post # 1
Ladies, I need some advice here….so we’re on our first cycle TTC. I thought I ovulated this past weekend but I may be wrong (not charting or temping, etc.) Anyways, on the weekend I thought I started having a UTI (weird pressure down there, bit of cramping). By yesterday I was very sure! I had to pee so much! (well a lot for me anyways). No pain with pee though which I typically have.
Anyways, felt disappointed but went to the dr. They did a test in the office and said it came back as inconclusive, that something was up but not sure it was a UTI. So they are sending it away for testing. The dr thought there was a good chance I was pregnant though- she tested but BFN, she said it was probably too early.
So am I crazy for getting my hopes up? Little bit of background…I’m 3 wks to the day since last AF. Usually have 35 day cycles. Also feeling some nausea, but this happens to me from time to time during my cycle. Did anyone else have frequent urination early on and get a BFP? I find it hard to know what to do with a longer cycle then most of the advice I find on the boards and also not being 100% sure when I ovulated.
So hard to wait!!
Post # 3
Did your doctor give you any reasons for why he/she thinks you are pregnant? That seems strange to me – a doctor telling you that when the test was a BFN.
If you generally have a 35 day cycle, and a normal 14 day luteal phase (the time between ovulation and when AF starts), you’d ovulate around CD 21. Which if you are 3 weeks out from your last AF, would be about today. So if you are JUST ovulating now (+/- a day or two) there is no way to know if you are pregnant.
The first thing I would do since you do have long cycles is start charting. It will tell you when you ovulate. Many doctors assume everyone O’s at the same time, around CD14, but that isn’t true for a lot of women (myself included). If you are BD’ing around CD14, but don’t ovulate until CD21 or 22, then your BD timing is totally off. So, start charting. It really helps figure out when you are ovulating and thus when to BD
Post # 4
It’s definitely possible it’s just too early to tell–There’s still 2 weeks left in your cycle!
Post # 5
I just want to add that even if you did ovulate this past weekend (3 days ago, right?) the fertilized egg/blastocyst has yet to implant and will be traveling down the Fallopian tubes for another week or so. So even if you did o and fertilize an egg, you won’t be “pregnant” for at least another week and you’re also not releasing any hormones to give you symptoms out of the ordinary yet.
FX for you though.
btw, they make test strips for utis now, they’re great of when you’re not sure!
Post # 6
@Glasgowbound: no she didn’t give me a reason- it was a bit rushed 🙁 I had to be squeezed in between appt. She does know all the details about my cycle though. She said this after she tested my pee and didn’t have a conclusive answer. I really should start charting- but it was our first month trying. Right now we’re just BDing very often lol
@Mrs.LemonDrop: ya, I think the dr thought maybe my OD was really early making it about 7DPO. Thanks for the heads up about the strips! Never heard of those before? I wonder if they have them in Canada too or is it just in the US? Going to the States this weekend to shop though..might have to pick some up :)…and some first response tests because they are half the price! crazy!
Feeling silly for being hopefull but wil have to wait and see. Very, very tired this week and crampy. I still have the nausea which is lasting a lot longer than most months I get it. Again can just be a hormonal shift for me.
Post # 7
@papercrafter: Well, the most important thing is that you’re not out until you’re out! Just try not to symptom spot, you’ll drive yourself nuts. Haha, trust me I know! And hey, the first month I used charting and the first month we TTC’ed (almost a year apart) I drove myself totally crazy because I had all the symptoms. BFN. The month I got my BFP (this month, yay! haha) the only symptom I had was no symptoms. My boobs didn’t hurt and I didn’t have the usual cramping in the TWW. So go figure. ; )