Thought I was pregnant, but now just sad and confused :(

posted 7 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
2446 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Implantation bleeding is actually very rare. I’ve been pregnant 3 times now – the first ended in a CP but I didn’t have any spotting/implantation bleeding until after a positive test. The second ended in MC and again, I had implantation bleeding around 4 days after my first positive test/beta. The third, current pregnancy, I am 17 weeks and had no implantation bleeding (but went on to have a subchorionic hematoma bleed between weeks 5-6).

Regardless, 7DPO is too early for implantation bleeding to occur….and if it was from implantation, would not be brown. Brown signifies old blood, and implantation generally occurs from day 6-12 after ovulation. If by some chance you implanted on day 6 or 7 (also rare, it generally happens after day 8 because the fertilized egg is still in the tubes) – then I would expect bright red bleeding, and for it to stop pretty much immediately.

Basically, you would have a positive test if it had been implantation and an early miscarriage. Spotting before a period is quite common and can last anywhere from 1-7 days.

ETA: keep in mind that a fertilized egg is literally smaller than a poppy seed at implantaion. For it to implant and burrow down, it doesn’t really disrupt your lining enough to have an elongated bleed.

Post # 3
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

To my knowledge, implantation bleeding wouldn’t last for 5 days. Truthfully it sounds like pre-period spotting. I get it sometimes 5 days before my period, sometimes 3 or 4.  Do you typically not spot before periods?

Post # 4
2088 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

doesn’t sound like implantation bleeding. do you normally spot before AF? can you upload a pic of your chart?

Post # 5
38 posts

I had implantation bleeding but it was a few drops on DPO10, after I had had a very faint BFP on DPO 9. My mother had implantation bleeding for all her pregnancies so it seems in my family it’s not that rare but for none of the pregnancies did they occur so early, or for five days.

Really hope you get your BFP soon! Unfortunately it just sounds like this month was a weird month.

Post # 7
2088 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Really hope you in get a Christmas baby bfp. Good luck to you!

Post # 8
162 posts
Blushing bee

AddyLynn :  AddyLynn :  Consider is a trial run of your body sinking up with your mind (wanting to be pregnant). I’ve always been regular and set like a clock; now that I’m ready, my body is playing tricks on me as well. Good luck and stay positive.

Post # 9
6427 posts
Bee Keeper

If it helps, I had clock work periods- UNTIL I started ttc! I think it subconsciously stresses you out a bit and messes up your cycle. 

It didnt matter though. Even with my bit of spotting like you decribe and periods going short to long cycles seemingly randomly we got pregnant around the same time you are now. And I’m an old bird at 39!  Baby now due this summer. 

I found kindara helpful app to understand my general trends of ovulation (used it before ttc to get some background data so to speak and to make sure I still ovulated) but I stopped temping after a while as I was getting all edgy about it. 

Maybe use your app for recording your periods and sex but try not to overthink it. Maybe give yourself a deadline, say Christmas and just get tests and stuff after then and in the meantime have fun and make sure you’re having plenty of sex – bet you’ll be pregnant soon. 

Post # 10
8176 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

when i started ttc, i started spotting 2-5 days prior to af arriving.  it was weird. i didn’t know why it happened.  gyn said it is nothing to be concerned about.

however, it took us 2 years and IVF to get pregnant.

ask your gyn their thoughts.


Post # 11
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had spotting for several days before my period started and I had a bleeding blood vessel on my cervix.  They cauterized it and it went away.  It happened randomly.  A similar thing happened again 6 months ago and the doctor called it cervical ectropion/erosion.

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