(Closed) AF at 4 dpo??

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That nurse doesn’t sound like she has her facts quite right.  Most women don’t bleed until about two weeks after their LH surge, hence the Two Week Wait.  A normal luteal phase is about 12-16 days.  Anything shorter than 10 days is cause for concern. 

Ovulation bleeding is rare and is actually only light spotting that definitely wouldn’t last more than a day.  Hopefully your doctor will be able to understand the situation a little better than the nurse.  It is definitely not the norm to spot for a few days during your LP and then start up a full blown period the next week. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@lilybugg78:  Hmm…mid-cycle bleeding is never really a good thing.  It is possible to get a false LH surge (like you surge but never O…and you can surge again later…or not) but that wouldn’t explain the bleeding.  If I were you I would do 2 things.  1) Make an appointment to figure out the bleeding. 2) Start taking your temp.  It’s the only way to confirm that you actually O after a surge (without going to dr).

Oh and is it red bleeding?  If it’s brown or really light it would be considered spotting which is more normal, but still not a totally good thing…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@lilybugg78:  I would definitely call that spotting, not AF.  I get it it and it can be due to a lack of progesterone (among other things).  Count the first day of red bleeding as CD1.

I waited 7 month to chart because of the same reason, but it actually made me feel much more sane because I didn’t feel like I was guessing all the time.  Also, IMO it is way less stressful than POAS and trying to read OPKs.

Now I only have to temp in the middle and at the end of my cycle because it’s pretty consistent.

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