Another spotting question

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Another spotting question
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Tue, 12-27-2011 - 11:10am
Today is CD 28. I had some really light spotting on CD 16, thought maybe it was from O. Now I've had a little spotting again on CDs 25, 26 and 27. It's very light, basically one little spot of brown each day. I've also been getting BFNs so I'm expecting AF within the next few days. This is unusual for me. Now, this is my first full cycle since my d&c, maybe its related? However, I've had two early m/c this year, then with my third pregnancy all my levels were ok until I started spotting at 6 weeks, then we discovered my progesterone was dropping (ended up with d&c at 8w3d). Doc and I decided that since my levels were ok in the beginning last time I would only start supplements if my progesterone was low if I got a BFP, but with having the spotting this month now I'm nervous that its too low to start with. If it were you would you ask for a CD 21 progesterone check?? Sorry this got so long.

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Tue, 12-27-2011 - 1:39pm
I don't see the harm in asking for the b/w. Considering your history, your hormones could be a little wonky & causing the spotting this month, but you never know. Getting it checked will probably give you some peace of mind so I think it'd be worth it.
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Registered: 07-24-2011
Tue, 12-27-2011 - 5:37pm
I saw ask. What can they do say no? At least you can say you tried or that you have piece of mind.
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Registered: 08-17-2011
Tue, 12-27-2011 - 6:14pm
Yes ask. You have more than enough support to validate your request. I am going to the OBGYN tomorrow and I am asking her for bw after O because I think my spotting before AF may be due to low progesterone and I want to be certain it is not.
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Registered: 07-10-2008
Tue, 12-27-2011 - 7:09pm
As someone who went through the same thing for too long without asking, I say ask. It can't hurt anything. If its normal, great, then you have peace of mind. If its low, at least you can get on a supplement and its a quick fix. Keep us posted!
 
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Registered: 10-20-2008
Tue, 12-27-2011 - 10:13pm
Thanks ladies. I will likely call tomorrow. There is no rush since I won't O for another two weeks yet (AF arrived tonight, see mini rant below) however, I am vacation this week so its easier for me to call in private instead of trying to figure it out while at work. Thank you again.

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 6:26pm
I just spoke with my doctor, she said with my history she has no problem with me taking progesterone supplements the second half of my cycle. So, no need for the blood test, jumping right into supplements. I'm fine with that. Hopefully it will calm my nerves a bit if/when I got get a BFP again.

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:16pm
Yay :) Bring on the progesterone & an icky sticky bfp!!
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Registered: 08-17-2011
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:25pm
Great news. See it paid off to ask when in doubt.:)