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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:12 AM   1
AggyEcon
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For those who never tested positive on HPT


I originally posted this in the 1rst Trimester section and it was suggested that I also post it in the 3rd Trimister section by a fellow member. I hope this OK and that nobody minds. There's really no proper section for my question!

If there is anybody who never tested positive with a HPT/urine test, I would really like to hear from you. Unlike a lot of other people on here, I'm starting to think I'm in denial that I actually may be pregnant. Sorry if the following is TMI!

My last NORMAL cycle was back on March 9. I usually have periods that last 6-7 days, pretty heavy with obvious tissue discharge, bloating/cramping in the first two days and no other real PMS symptoms to speak of. My cycle lengths run around 26-28 days. Following this last normal cycle, I began having very abnormal cycles that are only lasting 21 and 22 days with bleeding that only lasts 3 days...no real flow to speak of, so I'm not sure if you would call this spotting or light bleeding. This may sound wierd, but neither of them had the right 'smell'....I can always tell the day before my period is going to come by the distinct smell (hopefully, someone can relate to this and I'm not the only one that notices this!!!). AND there is no tissue/clots which is very wierd. On top of that, cramps have been lasting for weeks at a time with headaches.

This last episode of bleeding began on April 27th, and was very light with a more watery pink and brown color. I had cramps probably about 5 days prior to any bleeding and it lasted for 2 days....stopped.......then started again for about 2 hours (really pink stuff only when I wiped) and stopped....no tissue/clots the whole time. What bothers me is that the day before this bleeding, I bloated out huge. My bottom abdomen is so bloated that it's hard and when I eat, even if it is a little bit, it's like the bottom part of my abodomen is so bloated that the top gets really full (hope that makes sense). Well, the bleeding has stopped and I am still bloated horribly and cramping off and on. It's wierd b/c I can't suck the bottom part in anymore. Also, my BBT's have never dropped since the last time I ovulated. I've been running a low grade temp for a few weeks during the day (around 99.5). I also check my cervix for fertility reasons and have noticed in the past few days that my cervix feels different. It's super high/soft and is almost like it has tucked itself way up there and is tender.

I've taken numerous HPT's (I was lucky enought to get one of the 3-liner FRERs!) and all are negative. I know my mom didn't get a BFP with my brother using a urine test, but that was back in the 80's, so not sure if that is applicable...but it may run in the family? I'm just scared I guess and don't know what to do! Everything is just so wierd.

At any rate, if you've never been able to test positive on an HPT in your first trimester, what made you think you were pregnant and why did you finally decide to go to the doctors knowing that they would think you are crazy! (This is what I'm afraid of). Please share your experience.



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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:24 AM   2
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Not me personally but my cousins gf with all 3 of her girls. Urine tests wouldnt come up until around 12 weeks. The best thing you can do is go and have a blood test, the dr isnt going to think your crazy.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:31 AM   3
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Do you know what made her go to the doctors and ask for a blood test? Most women would just assume that an HPT is correct and not worry about it. Did the doctor give her any reason of why the HCG wasn't registering in her urine?

Thanks for responding to my question Calais!



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Old May 2nd, 2010, 09:29 AM   4
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when i was pregnant with my 2nd baby , i had morning sickness and at the same time i was seeing my period , so i went for a blood pregnancy test and it was confirmed that i was pregnant and that all the bleeding was just spotting. so i suggest you go for a blood pregnancy test for an accurate confirmation cos urine pregnancy test does not always show positive until the pregnancy is about 6-7 weeks old, but the blood pregnancy test shows positive even if you just conceived an hour earlier. best wishes



 
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:22 AM   5
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Do you know what made her go to the doctors and ask for a blood test? Most women would just assume that an HPT is correct and not worry about it. Did the doctor give her any reason of why the HCG wasn't registering in her urine?

Thanks for responding to my question Calais!
Well her periods were playing up and she was throwing up daily. Same with all 3 pregnancies. Ive never asked her why they didnt show up.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:53 AM   6
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Never happened to me personally, but on a pregnancy forum I used to belong to when I was pregnant with my first son there was a woman who started a similar thread. In her case she wasn't getting a BFP on a HPT - she finally got her BFP on the HPT at close to 12 weeks I believe. There were a few other women who had posted similar experiences. I would just tell your doctor that you suspect possible pregnancy and would like a blood test. Better to find out before you go too long without proper care.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:33 AM   7
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i had a v faint positive on a hpt about a week after my period was due, but had some spotting so was sent for a scan. they done a pt before the scan and the line was so faint it was barely even there, the sono said 'oh i think its negative, but wel do a scan just in case' and lo and behold here i am lol so not quite neg but not positive either. are you getting any kind of line at all even v faint?xx



 
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:44 AM   8
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It's one of those lines that I think is just in my head, ya know? The only way I can see it is in natural sunlight, so I'm pretty sure it's just the antibody strip. I would post a pic, but my phone camera just makes everything blurry. When I had the 3 line FRER, the pink lines popped up immediately and scared the crap out me...lol. Now, I just have the blue dye tests and those are so hard for me read. I just had a yearly exam done in February, so I'm hoping that if I schedule an appointment with an OBGYN that they'll not want to just do that again....everything on my last exam came up perfectly normal....no infections/STD's, cancer cells or obvious cysts ect.



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Old May 2nd, 2010, 13:25 PM   9
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I've been pregnant six times, and have had my period two of those times. I've also had several negative HPT's with this pregnancy, and with my first son. I actually needed a blood test to confirm that pregnancy. So it does happen. If you feel like you're pregnant, and your "period" just doesn't seem like a period, you should listen to your body and get a blood test. Good luck. :-)



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Old May 2nd, 2010, 14:24 PM   10
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Thanks Saturn. What made you go get a blood test? Before I started thinking about this the other day, I always just thought if you got your 'period' that you weren't pregnant...obviously not true, but you get my point. Why did you think to go get a blood test or why did you think you may be pregnant given that conventionally, one wouldn't?



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