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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 13:52 PM   1
Tina25
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Period then spotting then positive test.


Hi, basically I had a miscarriage at the end of June this year and have recently started trying again. I thought we where unlucky this month as I came on my period on 16/09 for three days. It was light but nothing unusual. Then three days ago I started light spotting. Today I took a pregnancy test and it came up positive. I've had no bad pains or cramps, not even thru my period. I don't know if I should get my hopes up or prepare for another possible miscarriage.
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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 13:58 PM   2
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Hi, Sorry to hear about the misscariage earlier this year, I know they are very usetting. I've had the same thing, very light period for only 3 days, no cramps or anything either. which is really unusal for me. I would say at this time its probably best you goto your doctor, get the pregnancy confirmed, just to be on the safe side. Hopefully Everything goes well for you and Congrats on the positive



 
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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 14:14 PM   3
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Sorry about your earlier MC. I know how awful that can be. Congrats on getting back to TTC so quickly!

This info might help you (I'll try to make as much sense as possible!):

Short periods, light periods, and spotting can occur at your normal AF time even if you have conceived. This happens because of falling progesterone levels. When you ovulate, an egg is released from a follicle in the ovary. After the egg departs, the follicle remains active and produces progesterone for about 14 days, give or take (whatever the length of your luteal phase). If the egg does not get fertilized, the follicle dies, progesterone level falls, and you start your period. If the egg is fertilized and implants, it signals to the follicle to keep on producing progesterone to keep you from starting your period. However, in some case, the egg takes its sweet time about implanting and does not send the signal to the follicle as early as would normally occur. Not having received a full signal to keep producing progesterone, the follicle begins the process of shutting down (starting your period), yet at the same time, the egg, now implanted, sends word that you are in fact the proud owner of one fertilized egg! This causes the follicle to up the production of progesterone again, eventually stopping the spotting and getting everything ready for pregnancy. The duration and flow of your spotting/light period is determined by how late the egg actually implanted. Once signaled to stay active, the follicle will continue regulating progesterone levels until the placenta begins establishing itself and your HCG level rises.

Also: Some women are known to spot (while pregnant) around the time they would normally ovulate or menstruate, especially towards the begining of pregnancy. This is generally pretty darn harmless and not a big deal. --However--, you should definitely head to your doc, as any bleeding while pregnant should be checked out just in case.

Btw: Congrats on your !!!!!! Sending LOTS of your way! Good luck, hunny!



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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 14:26 PM   4
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i think you're pregnant



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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 17:30 PM   5
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So a similar thing happened to me and I never spot before my period and my period was pretty light. I took an HPT the day after my period was done and it was BFN and my temp's are in the 97's (first month temping so I dont know what normal is). Do you think there is a chance I am pregnant and tested too early after my period or is that just a stupid thought?!?!



 
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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 18:20 PM   6
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I was disappointed when the visited two day early because I felt like I didn't even get a chance to take a test but I have a reason to now! I think I will take one every month (cheap test from the $1 store) just to let myself know for sure!

I did have the visit but she came extremely early (5 days earlier than last month, two days earlier than the month before that) and only stayed 2 days and normally stays 4 days so it was different than normal.



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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 18:49 PM   7
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I used to be an OB nurse. I had an OB tell me that 25% of his patients bled during the early stages of pregnant. While it is not the norm, it happens often and those women carry on to have healthy pregnancies.

You could call your doctor and get him/her to check your hormone levels and make sure they are rising.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 00:01 AM   8
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You're definitely pregnant, I finished a four day period a day before my 2nd BFP!



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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 01:21 AM   9
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I had this happen last week. I had 5 days bleeding first two days where kinda heavy, than it stopped nothing, than went to spotting. No flow. I still have not had a full blow positive test. But, congrats to you! Its possible for it to happen.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 05:29 AM   10
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Thank you so much ladies!!!! I've taken another test to be sure and it's positive again so off to the doctors on Monday.



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