Post # 1
I’m very confused about what my body is doing right now. I’m wondering if anyone has thoughts on this or experience with anything similar.
Here are the facts. I don’t chart, but I know I’m somewhere around 13 to 15 DPO. AF was due to arrive on the 21st. She did not come. I took a FRER on the 16th and one again on the 20th. Both were negative. All cheapie wonfoos also showed negative results.
This morning I got up and took my temp to find it was very high…higher than it’s ever been (98.17 – normal for me is 97.17). This led me to take a cheapie test, which ended up being negative again. I went back to bed. I woke up about an hour later, went to the bathroom, and found dark blood when I wiped. So naturally, I thought, ”CRAP! She’s here”. I Put on a pad and have been experiencing pinching pains in my lower back all day and normal cramps that go along with my AF. But I just went to the washroom again and found no blood at all – not even when I wipe. So there’s been nothing since that little spot this morning. What the heck is happening??
The missed period, high temps and spotting would lead me to believe I could be pregnant…but even a FRER tells me I’m not. This is driving me nuts.
Anyone have any ideas on this one? Anyone?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Merelton: If you afford it, go get your blood drawn. You may have O’d later than you thought and it’s too early for an OTC test.
Post # 4
@Merelton: Implantation bleeding isn’t common, but it’s possible that this is what you saw. If that’s the case, you probably aren’t as far past ovulation as you think, and a test wouldn’t show up positive for at least another couple days. I’d say, if AF really doesn’t show up full force, test again in a couple days.
Post # 5
Some people have spotting from ovulation as well. So you could just have O’d late this month so AF is delayed.
Give it at least another 3-4 days and test again.
Post # 6
@Merelton: What SadieBee said. If you aren’t as far along as you thought, it could be implantation and you are in fact pregnant. If you’re pretty sure that you are within that 13-15DPO range, then that is really late to implant, and I believe they say about 80% of late implanters end up having a chemical pregnancy. Assuming you are TTC, hopefully you are off in your calculations, but you’ll have to wait another day or two for a positive to show up. If you’re sure about your dates, then maybe getting your blood drawn is the best idea. GL, I hope it all works out for the best!
Post # 7
If you don’t chart, how do you know when you ovulated?
You can have implantation bleeding, so maybe you just ovulated later than you thought. If it just implanted, I would imagine it takes a few days for enough hcg to show up for a test. I would just test again in 3-4 days.
Post # 8
@kes18: I don’t chart using that Fertility Friend program. I have an app that tracks my periods and temps. And I take OPKs. So I’m fairly confident of when I ovulated. The app is not perfect, by any means, but gives me a good idea of when to start taking the OPKs.
Post # 9
@Merelton: Ok, just from what I’ve heard though (never used them)…OPKs are not 100% reliable. Some people will get a positive OPK and not ovulate. So without charting it’s still possible you ovulated later!
Post # 10
@Merelton: I got a frer squinter at 12 and 14 dpo didn’t get a positive digi until maybe 15 or 16 dpo (I normally have 12 day lp’s so I knew I was pg… or at least I was pretty damn sure I was) also do you have a list of your temperatures for this cycle? (you said you take your temps) I would wait a few more days and test. if you still don’t have af.. and still have a bfn I guess it wouldn’t hurt to call the doc and explain what’s going on.
Post # 11
I’d get a blood draw done! There are have been pregnant Bees who didn’t get BFPs until they were 2 months or more pregnant!
Post # 12
@Woodstock: I would feel better about all of this if I did receive a squinter, like you…but it was stark white. Same with the cheapie this morning. I do have a list of my temps. After (what I thought was O) it stayed up at 97.8, dipped a few days ago to 97.60 and then 97.58, then shot back up to 97.8 and this morning to 98.17.
Anyway…maybe a blood test is a good idea. By the time I’d get in, AF may show (or not…which would be REALLY exciting!!).
Thanks for your input, ladies! I can’t imagine going 2 months without a positive test! That’s a little scary.
Post # 13
It’s still possible that you’re pregnant – but the first day of my cycle generally begins with a high temp (i.e., it was over 98 this month), then plummets the day after AF starts. But, if this isn’t usual for you, who knows? Good luck!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
I got BFNs at 12 and 13 DPO and it took me until 15DPO to get a (very faint) positive, with subesequent tests darker. The day I tested positive, I had slight spotting. Sometimes it takes a bit.
Post # 15
I hope you are still waiting for your BFP… but I had the same thing happen to me this month, first month charting.
My temps kept getting higher and higher and the first day that I had spotting, my temp was the highest it has been. I had started spotting but then it stopped completly for two days. I finally got my period, but I was like “really, you have got to be kidding me, the first time I start tracking and my cycle is NUTS”.
But Here is hoping you just ovulated way later than usual and you will get your BFP soon!!!!!!
Post # 16
@nonapkns: Thanks for the information! This is really helpful! I’m thinking that I might be like you, and I’m just experiencing a very funky cycle. My temp was high again today, no sign of AF, and yet another BFN on the digital. At this point, I just want AF to get here so I can move along to the next cycle, ya know?
@CookieCreamCakes: Thanks for your input! I think this might end up being the case for me. Another really high temp this morning, but a clear no on the digital test.
What a mess. I’ll update here if a BFP shows up somehow…but I’m thinking this is all just a wacked out cycle.