Post # 1
Let me start by saying, I’m sorry I feel like I must be driving you all nuts with this crazy cycle of mine! But alas, it is still giving me grief.
For those of you who have seen my previous thread, I recently experienced what I think was a chemical pregnancy. I took a digital test at 13dpo it came back PREGNANT, I then proceeded to get about 4 negative tests over the course of that day and the next. When my period finally came (a day late) I was relieved and just ready to move on.
I have had 5 periods since birth control (I’ve been off for 5 months as well) all have been 28 day cycles and have lasted 4 days. This month I ran a 30 day cycle and my period lasted about a day and a half and it was mostly brown blood with the exception of about half a day’s worth of regular red blood (sorry totally Too Much Information.) I’m used to having a “healthy” (if you will) period, this extremely scant for me.
I don’t have a HPT handy, my mom is a nurse and says I should take one to be sure. I’m emotionally exhausted at this point, I don’t want to take another HPT, but I’m wondering if I should just go see a Dr.? My Dr. is closing her practice so I’ve been dragging my feet since I feel like this is an awkward situation to bring a stranger into. Has anyone experienced this? Is my cycle probably just messed up or is this worth a Dr. visit? Any insight or expereince would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I think its worth the trip, if for nothing else than peace of mind.
I dont think that she is a “random person”, she is your doctor and she has the medical tests necessary available to her that you do not have at home.
Post # 4
@ThreeMeers: My doctor is closing her practice so I would be seing a new person for the first time, so a stranger to me, who doesn’t know anything about me at this point. But it’s still an irrational fear. Thank you for your imput, I think you are probably right.
Post # 5
I think you should put the whole “stranger” thing out of your mind. Not a Dr. but I’m a victim’s services worker with the police, so I meet plenty of people for the first time during traumatic times. I’m sure your new doctor will be professional about it, just as I hope people think I am. It’s his/her JOB to help you 🙂
Sorry, it’s not clear if the chemical and short period were both this cycle? If it’s the cycle immediately following an early miscarriage, that can certainly mess with your system. If it’s the same cycle, I’d probably go in just to be safe.
Post # 6
@SapphireSun: It’s the same cycle, I got a BFP on cycle day 27 and started my period, on day 30 of that same cylcle, but it only lasted for one day.
Post # 7
@Mrs.Maeby: I’d probably go in that case. I don’t want to scare you or anything, but I’d want the peace of mind that there’s no chance that it’s an ectopic or something that’s just not registering on the HPT anymore, but could still be an issue. But, maybe I’m a little bit of a hypochondriac.
Post # 8
@Mrs.Maeby: Why not make a meet & greet type of appointment, they can get your history including this and then you can make an appointment to actually deal the with issue after you’ve meet the doctor?