What are the odds?

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Registered: 08-02-2007
What are the odds?
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Fri, 07-22-2011 - 1:55pm
Hey ladies. I'm not necessarily trying to conceive buy my husband and I aren't exactly trying not to. But I was just curious about my current situation. I stopped taking bc the beginning of this year (which I had been on since DS was born in '08) in the hopes that when we were ready to ttc this year, there wouldn't be any problems. But my husband also suffers from hypogonadism, and due to the injections he's been on since last year, our odds of conceiving right now are practically nill.
So, for the past several months we just haven't been worrying about conceiving. And we've been intimate just before or during ovulation, with no result. Now, my question is, what are the odds I could be pregnant? The last time we were intimate was on June 13 during ovulation. Exactly eight days later, I started spotting, 7 days before my period was due. But the spotting lasted for a little more than two days before getting heavier, and basically turning into a regular 4 day period. I just figured my cycle changed and I got my period early. Now nearly a month later, I'm 2 days late. I haven't had any streaking which is normal for me a day or two before af. And my nipples were actually a little sore a good week before my breasts started hurting. I'm almost never late, so I'm wondering if what I thought was my period last month, could've actually been implantation bleeding. It was a little too heavy for the norm but, seriously, what are the odds?

P.S. I'm still expecting my period to just sneak up, but curiosity has got the better of for the moment ;-)
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Registered: 12-14-2009
Fri, 07-22-2011 - 2:55pm
Implantation Bleeding is actually more rare than what women think. It does happen but it's actually a rare occurance and if you were getting spotting, it would be so light, that it would be doubtful you'd need anything, much less it turn into a full on period. Unfortunately, our bodies really stink at times because we can randomly be late for no reason....usually late ovulation which can occur for a number of reasons. I know myself would always be on time but one cycle it was 14 days late with no explanation and other times I had shorter than normal cycles. If you're really thinking you might be pregnant, which is still possible since there are those pregnancies that women experience that they bleed throughout, like a friend of mine, if you're 2 days late, a First Response Early Result would be pretty accurate for you. You might try testing with FMU. If you haven't gotten it in a week or so, I'd consider calling my Dr. and see what there thoughts are. PMS symptoms are a lot like Pregnancy Symptoms so it's hard to go by just those. Best of luck to you!!

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Registered: 08-02-2007
Fri, 07-22-2011 - 3:13pm
Thanks. I didn't have pregnancy symptoms with DS with the exception of drastically sore breasts a few weeks in. So I've never really given them much clout. But you never know. I just thought it was strange, and anything's possible. I was just curious if anyone else has had a similar experience.
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Registered: 08-29-1999
Sun, 07-24-2011 - 5:36pm
I had implantation bleeding, but it was just spotting, pink on toilet paper really. I was SURE AF was on her way and I was PISSED because she was early, then nothing happened.

I am not going to say that it is impossible, but I will say it is very rare that you would get a full 4 day period for implantation bleeding. I have heard of women who bleed every 30 days the whole time they are pregnant though. The best thing to do is POAS and if you still don't get AF, see your doctor.

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Registered: 08-02-2007
Sun, 07-24-2011 - 5:50pm
Thanks ladies. AF showed up today, finally. Someday we'll add to our brood, I was hoping that we could let nature and fate take its course but, unfortunately we'll probably need the help of an Endochrinologist.