Need advice on period and hpt's..please.

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Need advice on period and hpt's..please.
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 3:42pm
I am so confused, I am hoping someone could help me out.

Last month about 6-7 dpo, I had spotting. It was very light and lasted for about 2 hours. I was ecstatic because my DH and I have been ttc, and I was thinking IB. I took a test at 13 dpo, it was neg than AF visited about 15 dpo. So, I gave up for last month and started bbt-ing (I had not done it for a few months). Then things got strange. My period lasted maybe half the time and was much lighter (although I had cramps the first day, as usual). Considering my periods are light anyway, I chalked it up to being lucky. However, my breasts have remained tender and are growing. Also, my temp's are rising and are about 1 degree higher than usual at this time. Shouldn't they be bottoming out right now? I took a test this morning and it was neg. When I was pregnant before, I had very low HcG levels. Souldn't it be ++ by now, though?

Aaack, I am so confused. I don't know what to think.

Thanks for any help!

~Laura
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 5:10pm
I'd go into the doctor for a blood test. It is possible that you have a chemical pregnancy or something so I'd want to chat with a doc just to be sure anyway.

When I got pregnant the last time, I too had thought perhaps I was pregnant and gotten my AF anyway. We had been trying in May and I was so sure I was pregnant. AF came though... although it was pretty light. We stopped trying after that and even started using condoms for birth control. We decided at the end of June to start trying again (we had been talking adoption in the month between) so we were just waiting for my cycle to end so we could start. My cycle never ended. I was a couple of weeks late (ie - 6 weeks pregnant) and was STILL getting negative HPTs. I was starting to wonder if I had been pregnant all along from May because I was actually feeling much more pregnant and we had been using birth control for the last month. HPTs are said to sometimes give negative results if you take them after being pregnant for a LONG time... so I gave the docs a call. I got a blood test and sure enough I was pregnant. I went in for an ultrasound to find how far along I was. As it turns out, I had gotten pregnant while using condoms, so that AF was really AF. I still don't know why I couldn't get a possitive HPT. It's rare but sometimes those suckers just don't work. I've actually never seen a possitive HPT because I never even took one when I was pregnant with my son.

-Robyn

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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 9:19am
Has anyone else ever heard of this?? Thanks! ~Laura