AF three days late…. negative FRER test

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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404 posts
Helper bee

Did you temp to confirm AF? It’s possible you ovulated later than usual. You can’t trust what an app says unless you’re temping. It’s just based on averages. 

If you got a negative then the nausea was not pregnancy related because if it we’re, you’d have gotten a positive. (Pregnancy symptoms indicate your HSG levels are high, which would register on a test)  

I’d wait a few more days if you didn’t confirm O. Buy some dollar store tests and test if AF doesn’t come. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Kslim13 :  Not all those that use FF temp. FF is not an exact science, and it’s just a prediction. As you stated, your chart was all over the place so it’s possible that you ovulated later than you or FF thought. Do you have a screen shot of your chart – maybe some other bees could take a look and help determine if maybe you O’d later this month.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Did FF actually confirm ovulation? You could just be having a longer cycle. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Since ovulation wasn’t confirmed, FF can only predict when AF is going to show up based on previous cycle lengths. You’re either having an annovulatory cycle  or ovulation occurred/will occur later than what your used to, which can happen from time to time. Also, I would suggest reading this FAQ section from FF in case your work continues to be irregular. https://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/BBT-and-shift-work.html

Do you use OPKs or track CM? Doing that consistently will help FF pinpoint ovulation as well.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Kslim13 :  you didn’t really temp enough/long enough for FF to be effective. It’s just using past patterns to predict your period at this point. If FF detects ovulation you’l get red crosshairs showing when you ovulated.

Try a FRER first thing in the morning – if your HSG levels are low they’ll be most concentrated first thing in the am. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Kslim13 :  Hmm.. I’m no chart expert, but I’m not convinced you ovulated on CD16. I would wait a couple more days and retest if AF still hasn’t arrived. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Did you read the link above as suggested? It tells you exactly what to do if your work schedule is out of wack…

Regardless of your chart, just because you typically ovulate around CD16-18 doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen every single cycle.

Even people with regular cycles will have off cycles from time to time.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t see any evidence you ovulated in the days charted.

but the main thing to know is what PP said: the nausea probably isn’t pregnancy related or else you’d light up a FRER easily. that said: just because nausea is not pregnancy related does not mean you aren’t pregnant.

my best advice would be to wait 3-5 days and, if AF still hasn’t arrived, test again.  rinse and repeat as needed. 

ETA: what are your pre/post ovulation temps, usually? just curious: I rarely see 98 on my chart even post O because I run so cold, lol.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Kslim13 :  I don’t think anyone is criticizing you for not charting or having a wacky chart.. it seems to me everyone is just trying to figure out the likelihood you could get a negative FRER and still be pregnant.

if you are late, a negative FRER almost surely means you aren’t pregnant. when we see that it looks like you may have ovulated late, that tells us that you could in fact be pregnant and just testing too early. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think that people are asking questions so they are able to give you the most accurate answer they can. People aren’t being critical of your chart because they are secretly judging you on your “temping abilities”, they’re just saying that it’s possible that you haven’t ovulated yet making it in turn impossible for you to be pregnant, hence the negative tests. Of course if you’re testing too early/too soon after ovulation that it’s possible that you’re pregnant but it just won’t register on a pregnancy test yet but will in the future. I would test every 5 days or so with cheapy tests since you don’t know when ovulation happened just to save money (instead of FRERs). 

Also, did you know that you can check CM at any time? It doesn’t have to be consistently at the same time like with your temps, so even if your temps are off, it’s still a great tool. It’s actually recommended to check several times a day because it can change later in the day. Hope that answers your question.

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