Can you have a miscarriage before getting a positive on preg test?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you should be taking to a doctor about this. Those symptoms could mean a million things incluing ectopic pregnancy and cysts. If you have medical concerns in general you should speak to a medical professional. Even if someone on here had/has similar symptoms as you, that does not mean it’s the same thing. 

You took FIVE ibuprofin?? Over what time period? 

Post # 4
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Did you use a FRER?

Post # 5
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

newbeelove:  OP, did you just come off BC recently? I have had a lot of the SAME symptoms the last 13 months since coming off BCPs (was on them for 14years), some months worse than others. I also have PCOS, and BCPs helped to relieve the symptoms and the cysts in general. Now that I’m off, each month has since been painful (like prescription painkiller needed painful). I would certainly talk to your doctor. Tell her all your worries/issues/symptoms. Have them look into what is causing all this & have her answer all your TTC questions. That’s what the doctors are there for! Good Luck!

Post # 8
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m no expert, but that sounds more like an anovulatory cycle than a MC to me.

Post # 9
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

It could be any number of things, but it is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage before a woman ever knows she is pregnant. But most of those don’t have any unusual symptoms and appear as a normal cycle, perhaps a day late. Many women also have very odd or unusual symptoms when they are TTC, mainly because they are paying more attention to every detail and because the mind can do strange things. Much like stress can change one’s cycle, so can high pregnancy expectations. Honestly, I’d overlook things this month and carry on. If you have further unusual sumptoms or another unusual cycle, then see a dr.

Post # 10
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My experience is that pregnancy tests are extremely sensitive.  I had a pretty visible second line on a FRER when a blood test said my HCG level was 7!  My period started 2 days later.

I would bet your cramps and light period is probably mostly stressed induced.  Emotions are poweful things – try not to focus so much on TTC next month.  I know, easier said then done, but this is coming from someone on TTC cycle 15!

Post # 11
2064 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

newbeelove:  I remember you saying in an earlier post that you think you have a gluten intolerance…Celiac can cause a lot of the symptoms you are describing. It woul be a good idea to get tested to confirm or rule out your suspicions. 

Post # 12
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

newbeelove:  I second what PPs have said. Even if someone had a similar experience, it wouldn’t mean it’s the same situation with you.

You should be able to get a + on a FRER if you had a miscarriage far enough to notice a difference from your normal AF. They are super sensitive.

Also, be careful with the ibuprofen. Normal dose is 200-400 mg every 4-6 hours for dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation. You took 1000 mg in 4 hours. You really should never take more than 800 mg in one dose, and while you spaced yours out two hours, that is still pretty much close enough to be considered one dose. Taking too much can cause a GI bleed and ulcers, and that is much worse than an awful AF.

Anyway, I hope for you that this wasn’t a miscarriage. I don’t really feel like it was. I do think a visit to your dr is what is needed though. They can make sure it’s nothing else and do a blood hcg level to ease your mind.

Post # 13
498 posts
Helper bee

HughJazz:  I second this.

I think most people who’ve been through a chemical or early loss would agree that the bleeding is usually much heavier and clottier (ew) and extreme. Worst period of my life. 

Post # 14
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

redux:  I agree. Mine was suuuuper heavy. 

Post # 15
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It does not sound like a miscarriage at all. It seems like you just had a strange period. 

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