(Closed) Ok guys, CD44, no AF, last BFN on CD40

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

How frustrating!!

I bet you could just get an HCG test at a local walk in clinic – that would tell you if you are pregnant or not (since apparently some women never get a positive on a home pregnancy test). 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@OttawaBride2011:  I agree with Winniewolf – you should be able to get an hcg blood test anywhere, or they’ll at least give you orders to go to a Quest Lab or something.

Is your doctor by any chance in a practice with other OBs that maybe could see you sooner?  I’ve had to do that before.  I would just think that it would be nice if you were able to see an ob/gyn who could physically examine you too.  It would probably be a lot easier for an ob to figure out what the “holdup” is.  And also take steps to induce your period if need be. I read that sometimes a cyst can hold up your period (please I hope I’m not freaking you out!), so I am just hoping they can fit you in at your ob office with someone!

I found this on the peeonastick lady’s website, and I found it very interesting….Not saying this is what is wrong with you!  Just thought I’d share it, and I hope you can get in to see your doctor!

 

My period is really late, but my HPT’s are still negative. What’s up? For women who chart their fertility: One of the main causes of a delayed period (extra-long luteal phase with high temps) with negative pregnancy tests is a luteal cyst. In a nutshell: when you ovulate, your egg ruptures from a small follicle. This follicle is known as the “corpus luteum” (literally means “yellow body,” named for its color, and is the origin of the term “luteal phase.”)

Anyway, the corpus luteum produces progesterone. In the event of pregnancy, this progesterone will support the growing embryo until the placenta takes over and makes enough progesterone for itself. Then the corpus luteum shrivels up and stops functioning.

In the event that there is NO pregnancy, the corpus luteum also shrivels up and stops functioning– ending the luteal phase. The drop in progesterone causes your period to begin.

SOMETIMES, however, there is no pregnancy, but the corpus luteum turns into a small cyst and continues to secrete progesterone long after it’s supposed to stop. This is called a luteal cyst, and is responsible for too many false hopes! (Progesterone also causes PMS and pregnancy-like symptoms, such as tender breasts.) If this is the problem, it’s simple to resolve (usually a single injection takes care of it) but your doctor needs to see you! Note: this type of cyst is not the same type associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS.) Women with PCOS are no more or less likely to develop a luteal cyst, and women who develop luteal cysts do not necessarily have PCOS. Luteal cysts do not cause false positive HPT’s.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@OttawaBride2011: ME!!! EXACTLY!!!!

NO IDEA what’s going on. I’ll stop yelling now.  🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@OttawaBride2011: Aw, that sounds frustrating. I just hate that not knowing feeling. Have you taken a HPT recently? A lot can happen in 4 days – maybe it’ll be positive now?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@OttawaBride2011:  Good luck!  I keep forgetting that Canada has a much different healthcare system from ours in the US – sorry!  I hope you get some answers!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@OttawaBride2011: tell me your results. I’m banking on that cyst thing that you were posted. I just dunno. I’m living vicariously through your experience here. 🙂

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@OttawaBride2011: boo. are you having any symptoms? Either AF or pregnancy? Or just no period?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@OttawaBride2011:  Not even a blood hcg test?  OMG, how frustrating!!!!  I’m so sorry!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@OttawaBride2011:  Crap!  Is there *any* way that could be implantation spotting?  If it is, you should be able to test positive by early next week, it’s usually like 2-3 days before the hcg will show up in urine.  And it would definitely show up on a blood test.

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