Ummm...BFP? WTH?

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Leah261's picture
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Ummm...BFP? WTH?

Okay ladies I'm finding myself very very confused today and would like to know what you all think. I've come to trust you all so much and you've all become my friends and I really feel like I can talk to you. So AF came yesterday..or so I thought. It's still possible that it really is AF but I'm not sure. Yesterday afternoon I started spotting...which is always how AF begins for me. Usually it would have picked up by now but it hasn't really. It's not enough to reach the pad and it's mostly only there when I wipe. Also it's brown, sometimes there's a little red but mostly it's just brown.

Well I woke up incredibly nauseated this morning and felt just awful. I felt bad last night too and AF usually doesn't affect my stomach like that. I'm supposed to start my next round of Clomid Thursday so I thought I'd use a dollar store test just to see what I got and be 100% sure that I wasn't pregnant. Well I got a positive test. The line isn't all the faint either. It's hard to get a great picture but in person there is no doubting it. I drank a bunch of water and took another test and it was negative but maybe my pee was diluted...I don't know. I'm going to post a picture here and tell me what you ladies think...and if it is really positive...why am I bleeding?

kridda_88's picture
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You can have spotting like that and still be pregnant. I did that with my first DS, it could just be left over blood and tissue that didn't come out after your last period.

I would maybe try to hold your pee for as long as you can, don't drink a ton of water just your normal amount, and get a FRER. From what I can tell that looks like a BFP to me. Either that or talk to your doctor. The spotting can be completely normal in early pregnancy, and for some women through the entire pregnancy.

lemonlemon's picture
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I'd go get a FRER and POAS again!!!

I bled with DS for 3 days so I assumed I had my period. I even had cramps and all..

Leah261's picture
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How much did you bleed? I just went to the bathroom and the bleeding is heavier. It's not what I'd call heavy by any means but is more of a flow now for sure since some of it is reaching the pad...it's still more brown than red though it's redder than earlier...I HATE this! I had a dollar store test positive a few months ago (we think I had a chemical then) and this one is so much darker than that. Plus I took it after I started bleeding. Now I'm just confused.

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I had spotting for about 4 weeks with my first pregnancy. It can be totally normal. I hope this is it for you!

Aggiegirl06's picture
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That does look like a BFP to me too, but I'm weary of dollar store tests. I agree with PP, go get a FRER!!!
The spotting could be normal (up to 50% of healthy pregnancies have some sort of bleeding 1st tri) and I hope that's what it is for you. Call your doctor tomorrow if it's still weird, maybe they will see you early so you don't have to agonize until Thursday? GL and I really hope you get to stay here!

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I'd go in for a blood test

Leah261's picture
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Well I think it was a false positive. I started bleeding much heavier just a little while ago and I'm cramping pretty fiercely too. Oh well. I figured it was probably false anyway with the bleeding...just kind of frustrating. It's an evil halloween trick I guess.

pam111's picture
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Aw, I'm sorry Sad

Did it come up within the time limit or was an evap?

Leah261's picture
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It came up instantly. Probably just a few seconds after I took the test. I was sitting there watching it and I thought "Hey that's a line. I bet it'll go away" But it kept getting darker and darker and more obvious and the dye was sort of crazy looking it was all smeared...I hate how those tests do that, but as the 3 minutes or so went by the rest of the smeary dye faded but neither line did. I could always see the line though. I'm still feeling really queasy and just like crap overall. Still have a lot of breast pain and stuff like that. I don't feel like my symptoms have gone away at all. I'm so confused.

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That sucks. It might be a chemical pregnancy.

That being said, I had spotting (red and brown) and strong cramps when AF was due after I got by BFP at 10 DPO. It went away after a few days and all is fine. I would recommend taking another test in 2-3 days just to make sure before taking the chlomid.
By the way I spotted again after a month when my next AF was due, and I had cramping then too.

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"science_gal" wrote:

That sucks. It might be a chemical pregnancy.

That being said, I had spotting (red and brown) and strong cramps when AF was due after I got by BFP at 10 DPO. It went away after a few days and all is fine. I would recommend taking another test in 2-3 days just to make sure before taking the chlomid.
By the way I spotted again after a month when my next AF was due, and I had cramping then too.

It's good to know that this happens to some people and everything is okay. I'm just completely confused. I'm thinking either chemical or false positive right now. I'm probably going to test again in the morning with FMU just to see what happens. My bleeding got heavier but it's still mostly there when I wipe. There's a good bit of it there when I do but no clots and it's not bright red or anything. Not much of it is making it to the pad. There's maybe 6 drops on the pad that I've worn all day long so I still don't really know what to think. I'm just going to wait it out and not get my hopes up too much. Thanks for the support. Smile

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Test again in the morning. If pos then, call your dr and get blood work asap. You can have a lot of bleeding and still be pg. Now, a little tmi, but did you have sex right before "af" arrived? Sometimes, the cervix can bleed from that. If it makes you feel better, with my second ds, I went to the er at 8 or 10 weeks with heavy bleeding and a clot ds 2 is now sitting in my lap.

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Actually no sex before the bleeding...I just thought it was normal AF until I woke up this morning still feeling like I was going to throw up. I went ahead and tested thinking it'd be best to know for sure because I'm supposed to start Clomid Thursday. I certainly wasn't expecting anything. I about fell over when I saw it and just stared at it for a while because it just didn't seem possible. I took pictures and inverted it and I realized I could still see it. I hope I am but I just don't know. I've never been so confused in my life. Poor DH is so confused too. I'm going to go ahead and test in the morning and I may call the doctor anyway even if it's BFN just to let them know what's going on even though I go in on Friday. Thanks so much for all the support and info. ladies! I really appreciate everything you've said! It's helped me get through this day! Smile

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I'm sorry this is so confusing! I had a chemical pregnancy before I had DD and I had my "period" for 13 days and realized it wasn't stopping so i called the obgyn and he said to take a test. I did and it was a blazing positive so i got all excited but it turned out to be a chem preg and my #'s were going down. I did bleed a little with DD though in the 1st trimester and everything was fine after that and she is perfectly healthy so you never know! GL and KUP!!!

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Oh, man, the saga continues for you. I'm sorry you are in this situation. Spotting is normal, I spotted enough to think AF was coming with DS, right around the time AF was due. It lasted maybe a day or 2 and stopped. I did read that clomid can slightly increase your risk of a molar pregnancy (where the egg doesn't have a nucleus and the sperm just replicates itself inside the empty egg--jeez, there are so many strange things that can go wrong). I hope it isn't that though, but it could account for the bleeding and the pos test (hcg levels continue to go up with a molar pregnancy). Maybe call your doc and see if they can get you in sooner to see what is going on? It would be driving me batty too.

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Just wanted to update and let you guys know that it looks like it was probably a false positive. I think I just got a funky test or something because I took one this morning with FMU and it was BFN. There wasn't a trace of anything there. I've also already been through 4 tampons already today which NEVER happens for me. This is probably the heaviest period I've ever had but I'm not passing a lot of clots and it's not bright red or anything so I think it's just normal and I got a weird test. I'm okay though. I feel like I got my answer and that's what I wanted more than anything. I'm looking on to the next cycle and trying to be calm and positive about our chances. I did go ahead and call the doc just to let them know what happened in case they were concerned about anything. I'm waiting for them to call me back now but I don't think it's anything to worry about. Thanks for everything ladies and all the wonderful support and encouragement. I wish you all so much luck and sticky vibes for your future! Smile