Maybe pregnant?

posted 5 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Helper bee

Agree with PP- no need to call the doctor yet.  Chances are you ovulated late or even not at all.  It is perfectly normal for women to have an annovulatory cycle once or so a year.  Give it another week or so, and if no period, give them a call and they can give you meds to jumpstart.

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

bearb1 :  if tracking makes you feel worse, then definitely stop tracking. Everyone is different, I hope you find what will work for you!

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

This happened to me last cycle – my period was almost two weeks late before it came on. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t call the doctor as there is really nothing they can do. A blood test won’t tell you anything a FRER can’t. But I personally have gotten a BFP at day 42 when I normally have a 30-33 day cycle, so anything is possible. Symptom spotting gets crazy though, you really can’t rely on that.

You also said you were on BC through January of this year, so it’s possible your cycles are still regulating. When I came off BC I had a few months where I was still at a perfect 28 day cycle, and then they starting going back to my “normal” of 30-33.

Iirc you can’t have a positive pregnancy test without implantation as that is what causes the rise in HCG, just fyi.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

bearb1 :  Totally, it’s so common. So many times people have cycles like clockwork and then all of a sudden, their body throws them a curve ball. There are a lot of different factors that can delay ovulation like stress, travel, poor sleep, illness, and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason. It’s definitely maddening when you’re used to a regular cycle and then all of a sudden you’re speculating on every little thing. Hopefully it’ll be resolved soon and you can go on to enjoy your summer :).

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

If multiple tests say you aren’t pregnant, then you aren’t pregnant.

Don’t bother calling the doctor, they aren’t going to do anything just because you a week late. I randomly didn’t get a period for 3 months and when I went to the doctor they still told me to wait another month before they would consider doing anything. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I agree that you probably ovulated late. I’d wait a week before taking another test.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

bearb1 :  sorry you’re in limbo. Late periods are a total mindf*ck. My guess is you’re having a really off cycle. That can happen when you have a lot of stress or a major schedule change. In your shoes, I’d hold off on the daily testing and test every 3-4 days until your period shows. It’s fine to not track if that’s not what you’re interested in, but I’d invest in a large pack of internet cheapies so that you can test more frequently without emptying your bank account on FRERs.

Also, if you have another cycle like this with random mid-cycle spotting, I’d definitely mention it to your doctor, especially since you’ve had a MC in the past. I had a few months like that and my OB brought me in to make sure that there wasn’t any retained tissue causing it. It turned out to be another issue, but it’s not something to be ignored if it recurs.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee

Keep in mind that occasional mid cycle bleeding can also mean absolutely nothing.  I remember before TTC thinking I had NEVER had occasional mid cycle spotting or bleeding until TTC and suddenly I was hyper aware and noticed the occasional extra long cycle or unexplainable drop of blood not to mention sore boobs, etc.  Good luck!

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

hikingbride :  I have an honest question, with my anxiety, this is unimaginable to me. I actually had my iud removed because not having a period was messing with my head. I can’t imagine not getting a period for that long, I feel like I would be in a downward spiral of pregnancy tests

How did you handle that? Anxiety complicates how I would react, so I’m curious about how you handled that situation.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

Sansa85 :  If you are really worried about it, you could try cycle tracking. Then you would know when you ovulate, etc. I think it helps me deal with worries. 
Also, you could always buy a 50 pack of test strips on Amazon, it’s like 20 bucks (probably less in the US) and then if you’re worried you can test. 

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