Did not ovulate, spotting

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Registered: 02-23-2012
Did not ovulate, spotting
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Thu, 07-12-2012 - 6:02pm
Well hubby and i have been planning on waiting 5 more months until trying, but decided when we run out of condoms (one left) we will go ahead and start. Well I've been spotting for 3 days now (heavy, but NOT period). I did not ovulate either. At first I thought I was ovulating, but I don't spot like this during ovulation. I've been keeping a period tracker and everything has been right on track until now. ugh! Just wondering if anyone knows what this could be.
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 11:36pm

Yeah I would def also recommend fertility friend--it was a lifesaver and really helped me learn my body during the 3+ years we were TTCing my son!  

And you aren't out until the fat lady sings!!  Some people don't test positive until after their period is already late so you never can tell!

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Registered: 02-23-2012
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 9:48pm
I tested today. Negative. I think it's the TTC thing too because we decided to start earlier than planned. I'm just recording everything which might not be helping, you know.
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 9:27pm
Momnanny wrote:
 DH says it's because we are not using condoms anymore so my body of getting used to everything. do you think it could be?
Sort of--I don't think it has to do with the condoms but in (wow like 5 years?) of being around TTCing boards on IV I can tell you FOR SURE that TTCing introduces a new sort of situation/stress into your body and a lot of people's bodies do react to it.  I have seen people who are starting to TTC who have never had a cycle beyond 28 days suddenly have a 50 day cycle, or whose cycles change length altogether and permanently in one direction or another--basically it's a brand new world/ballgame.

If you did O when you were spotting, the cramps could be implantation--how long ago was that?  Have you tested?  Good luck!

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 9:22pm
I'm still confused because a week later I got really bad cramps for one day. I thought ok here is AF....new cycle, but then nothing no cramps, no period. DH says it's because we are not using condoms anymore so my body of getting used to everything. do you think it could be?
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:48pm
Momnanny wrote:
 Well I've been spotting for 3 days now (heavy, but NOT period). I did not ovulate either. At first I thought I was ovulating, but I don't spot like this during ovulation. 

Well, I just wanted to say (and you've prob figured everything out by now but figured I would throw it out there) that this happened to me and it WAS because I was Oing.  It had never happened to be before--never in 3 years of tracking my cycle or in my memory before had I ever spotted during O but then I randomly did.  

Also it happened to a friend of mine and had never happened to HER before, either.  So sometimes as we get older or other changes happen, new things can happen in our cycle that we've never experienced before but it doesn't mean it can't happen.  

HTH!

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