Ovulation spotting?!

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Registered: 11-08-2005
Ovulation spotting?!
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 9:26am

My DH and I are infertile. It's been over a year and a half. I have done some first testing for obvious things - all good. DH is going for a semen test on--Valentine's Day!! That stinks.

I just starting tracking last month and I had a perfect cycle. So at least I know I'm ovulating.

So onto month 2 tracking. My temps have been low even though I should be Ovulating soon. I thought it was my bbt so I bought another one yesterday. Still low on that one. My temps are low anyway (97.02 low, only getting as high as 97.4 after O) but I've already had 2 temps below 97. I should be Ovulating TODAY but the last few days my temps have still been low AND no sign of a positive on OPK.

My concern: On 1-27 there was BLOOD in my cervix when I was checking it. A slight line showed up on OPK only once that day, darker than the others but nowhere near positive. The blood was bright red and fresh. It wasn't a flow, just a spot of blood. Later I could still get some tan-colored cm (which wasn't EWCM consistency either - just very watery). 1-28 I spotted tan cm only once and I think it's gone now.

So I did research and read that in some rare cases, you can spot right before O and that it actually was a VERY GOOD sign of high fertility because the egg was breaking through the follicle wall, etc. So okay, then that's a great sign right.

Well my temps are still LOW and my OPK is still clearly negative. So now I am worried. If I ovulated early (on 1-27) my temps should have gone up - and they havent. If I am due to O today or tomorrow, why is my temp still so low and why is there absolutely NO line on OPK - it should be getting increasingly darker!

So I have no idea what this all means. And, i don't know if it's just in my head, but I was kind of achy down there like I was about to have AF - so that could also be ovulation cramping - so if it was, what happened?! I just stopped Ovulating!? Great, another anovulatory cycle.

It's the blood that concerns me though even if I did not ovulate (it's happened before). But why the blood? Cry

My doctor is completely useless - i think I need another one. She is just the assistant and I can't see the real doctor and when I do go there they tell me they can't do much until they see at least 3 month of tracking! So I'm pretty lost right now.

If I don't see any changes in the next few days then I know I didn't Ovulate. Great - another month gone.

Thank you for any thoughts!

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Registered: 03-03-2013
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 10:44pm
I've had what I thought was ovulation spotting on cd15, 19, 20 then finally had the temp rise on cd 21. Every time it was either pink on the tissue or fine red striped lines on the tissue.
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Registered: 11-08-2005
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 1:13pm

Hi Abby2011,

It could be a possibility but I am always checking it and I have never irritated it before. And a coincidence when Ovulation is just around the corner? I don't know...

I usually have a 33 day cycle. Day 1 was 1/9. So O would be around 1-30; spotting was seen on 1-27 so that would be accurate.

I'm more depressed now because if it were O spotting, I should have O'd by now. My temps are still low AND opk negative. I am now 2 days past my expected O date :( Although CM is watery, I haven't experienced much, if any, ewcm at all. Any cm is a mixture of watery and creamy.

So it is looking like I am having another anovulatory cycle. I just had one 2 months ago. Cry

I really am not sure what is going on. I was hoping this month would BE IT, and my DH wouldn't have to go for testing on Valentine's Day and I wouldn't have to start doing invasive, expensive testing.

My DH says I need to relax and stop worrying and stressing and then it will happen. But it is near impossible if I need to take my temps early every morning and pee on sticks twice a day and keep track of cm and BDing the right times--- how is any of that not causing me stress!?

My mom told me I shouldn't worry about bbt or opk's and just let it happen - but if i don't keep track, no doctor will run any further tests if I don't show them records. so as much as I would like to not have to keep track of anything, I also have to be realistic that I may need medical assistance to get pregnant so I need to keep track. Undecided

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 1:57pm

Could you have irritated your cervix when you were checking it? That was the first thing I thought of when I read your post. I have heard of ovulation spotting, and it also could be a possibility. What date was cycle day 1 of your cycle?

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