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    Asked Jul 18, 2004, 01:30 PM 308 Answers
    I had my last period June 17 - 20, we have been trying to get p and this month I was 3 days late. I started bleeding very lightly at first then it got a little heavier, then light again, the bleeding only lasted a day and half. I also had some cramping.
    Has anyone ever had this happen before? If so is it my period or implantation bleeding?

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    Jun 7, 2005, 10:39 PM
    To blossum
    Hi, well I was 5 weeks pregnant and I took 3 pregnancy tests.. all negative. I went for a blood test and my levels were already 3400 mIU/ml... so it made no sense why the urine pregnancy tests didn't work. I did get light spotting and mild cramping, but it was very obvious it wasn't a normal period. I am 11 weeks now and I still don't have any symptoms. My boobs are gettting bigger but they are not sore. Ive also had irregular periods going up to a 52 day cycle.. so anything is possible. If your really worried I would go for a blood test.. at least then you will know forsure. Sometimes worrying about your period delays it as well. Also I know its dissappointing to get a negative test and still no period.. you still feel unsure.. not to mention it gets expensive. Oh, when I should have got my period, my cervix was high and very round and closed, I believe if your period is coming it should drop... well it usually did for me. Good luck!
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    Jun 8, 2005, 12:21 PM
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    Any one that could help me please? I had sex with my boyfriend on June 4th, today is June 8th, m period is due June 13, but usually is a week late anyway, today I woke up with spotting, I took a hpt and it came back negative, but I am worried, I read that you can spot sometime during ovulation, and maybe that is all that is it, should I wait until Tuesday and redo the hpt and see, and just wait or do I go insane.
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    Jun 8, 2005, 03:43 PM
    OK for everyone inquiring you can take a pregnancy test as soon as 4 days before your missed period... take the test... light bleeding can occur in pregnancy... may come from implantation then again it can come from your cervix etc... the best way to know is to take the pregnancy test and follow up with doctors visit... light bleeding is OK heavy bleeding with cramps is a problem if you are pregnant
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    Jun 15, 2005, 07:50 AM
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    Hey, I know that my girlfriend experienced the same thing when she was pregnant, before she even knew that she was pregnant. Her son was really clingy and her husband was sicker than a dog. She needless to say had no symptoms of pregnancy what so ever her husband had them the whole nine months. We just figured that their strong bond in their marriage did that. He did not mind that much ;) . Don't let no one discourage you. You would be surprised of some of the major changes pregnancy can make occur in your life. The doctor told her that children can sense pregnancy and will either become very clingy or comletely withdraw from the mother. An old wives tale says that the already born son will cling if the pregnancy is a girl, and will withdraw if the pregnancy is another boy. I don't know but good luck.
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    #25

    Jun 22, 2005, 01:47 PM
    Worried
    My period is a week late, three days before it was due I started to spot, and feel sick, then it went away the day my period, was suppose to come, I took a hpt, the day after it was due and it was negative, now a week later, I redid the test and it was still negative, could I just be missing a period, since my diet change, working more, my stress level is up. But the some times I feel sick to my stomach for the last two days, but I have been haven some of my pms sysmotoms, and thinking it just that... do you think I could be pregeant even know I have had three negative hpt.
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    Jun 23, 2005, 06:52 AM
    To worried
    Hey if you don't start real soon yeah I would suspect pregnancy. It could be from the stress and work, but usually you would think you would not spot you would just be late if it is from stress and work. You know? The spotting if it is a light pink or dark brown, then it could be implantation bleeding. I noticed the more I wait for my monthly the more I wait and wait and wait. So I just forget about it and it usually comes. But it really could just be from your stress levels. If it don't come within a week or so I would go to my doctor, see what he says. You could get a blood test done. I have heard that a blood test can detect pregnancy within like 2 days of conception.
    Good luck to you worried. ;)
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    #27

    Jul 6, 2005, 08:30 PM
    Confused
    On June 4th I had intercourse, then on June 8th I spotted for a few days, my period was due on June 16th nothing happen, I took three hpt test and they were all negative, then I had intercourse on June 18th, but on July 1st I have a lite bleeding for five days like a normal period, and the week before July 1st, I have pms syptoms. I retook a hpt and it was negative again. But since June I have lost 30 pounds, and been under a lot of stree, everyone tells me that I am not pregeant and it just from losing 30 pounds really fast and being under stress? Any ideas, please let me know if you think I could be or just my body doing nuts
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    #28

    Jul 14, 2005, 11:23 AM
    Late implantation??
    Hi,
    I had a surge on June 28th. So if id od on June 29th, then tday is 15dpo- the time I should have had my next peiod. But I saw some light bleeding tday in the morning. I was on clomid for the 1st time this time. I took several hpts and all showed -ve.. could this be implantation bleeding? Or am I really starting af. I am soooo very confused.. please help. Anyone had spotting 15 dpo or later..
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    #29

    Jul 22, 2005, 10:38 AM
    6 days late
    I had my last mp on June 17 and I am now 6 days late. I took a hpt twice and both are negative. I have some of the simtons ,but not all of them. I am not shure what do?
    My boobs started to hurt a few days ago I get cramping but like a period cramp. I am more tired I did not get any acne and my boobs did not hurt a week before my mp. Whitch it normally does. I am every 30 days on my mp like clock work so when it did not come I was surprised. I did spot for a week before my mp so I don't know if that has anythimng to do with it. My husband I have been trying to get pregnant for 7 months now. When I took the second hpt it was negative but with a little bit of blood not enough to fill a pad or a tampon. So I am very confused at this point. My Gyno said wait 7 days to see what happeneds and this is day 6 what's the difference if it's one day. So I guess I will have to see and wait what hapeneds any feed back would help on this.
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    Jul 22, 2005, 11:33 AM
    I don't know what to think
    :confused: My first day of my lmp was June 18th. I happened to go to the hospital and was admitted for some other issues. Well on June 28,29, July 1st we had sex then again on the 5th. A week later we did again. My period was due on the 18th of July its not the 22nd. I have been really sleepy for the past week or so even when I just wake up I'm still tired, boobs hurt not just sore they hurt, I feel sick at times but not to the point of puking. Little headaches now and then all within the past 2 weeks.Im still late though. This morning I went to tinkle and I wiped and saw like a faint pinish color with like blood streaks I was like well its starting. Then I went to tinkle about 30 minutes later because I have been going like a water faucet(lol) then I wiped it was nothing there. Then again it was mor pinker but still had the streaks. I put a pad on and nothing is on the pad still and I have seen it every time I wipe. Its not heavy even when I whip say 3 times you can't even see it on the tissue anymore. But I feel a little cramping but not like period cramp just like gas or something. I just don't know what to think or do. I am going to get a ept today and see what that says. I have kids and this has never happened before even though I have 5 now I want to have another one so bad cuss they say I might not be able to have any in the future if I continue to have abdominal issues.
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    #31

    Jul 23, 2005, 12:21 AM
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    HI. Well when my period was about a week late, I had mild cramping for a few days and verrry light spotting. My periods are very irregular but when I do get my period I don't spot like that, so I had a feeling I was pregnant, it just wasn't normal. I have a friend who had hard cramping when she missed her period and it turned out she was pregnant too. I had no pregnancy symptoms either, I felt totally normal. Im 4 months and I still don't have sore boobs. If you are anything like me, I would say you are pregnant. Three urine tests did not work on me so I would suggest getting blood work done, its more accurate and can detect lower levels of hcg. Perhaps you are under stress, which is making your period different. The only way to truly know is to get blood work done, the body can act strangely sometimes, especially when that is all you can think about. Good luck and I hope you are pregnant! ;)
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:13 AM
    I had my last mp on June 21 2005, had intercourse with my boyfriend on July 8,9, 10, & 11th. My mp was due on the 19th of July, I started bleeding or spotting on the 23rd and it stopped the night of the 24th. I had mild cramping. I usually am heavy for 4-5 days with bad cramping. I have to use the bathroom all the time, 3-4 times in the middle of the night. I have also been very tired, where I have no energy to do anything. I got off the pill in May and was wondering could the bleeding or spotting be different because I'm off the pill? If anyone can help please do. Thank you!
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    Jul 26, 2005, 12:28 PM
    Hi Chantelly111. When I went off the pill I would sometimes go a long time without getting my period. I could go up to 55 day cycles, so you, sometimes going off the pill screws up your cycle and it takes some time to get back to normal. Were you regular before you went on the pill? It took about 2 years to get my cycles back on track. However when I got my period they were normal bleeding, just like when I was on the pill. I do remember when I was first pregnant I had to go to the bathroom a lot in the night and I never had to do that before. Now Im back to normal but it seemed the first few weeks I was pregnant I had to go a lot. You may be pregnant or your cycles are irregular due to going off the pill. I know a lot of girls who were irregular after going off the pill. I didn't really have any other pregnancy symptoms until I was 7 weeks or so, but a lot of my friends felt morning sickness right away. You will know if you get morning sickness, the feeling sucks. If you feel it, then I would say you are pregnant. I would defiantly take a test since you did get some cramping and light spotting. For me, the pill just made me irregular but I always bled the normal/same amount when my period came. If you were getting a true period I would think you would bleed more since the blood does need to come out. Take a test or go get some blood work done, then you will know forsure. Thinking about the symptoms will only drive you crazy. If you want to be pregnant.. good luck :)
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    Jul 26, 2005, 01:48 PM
    Thank you Sherri for your info. I made a doctor's appointment today to get blood work done. Only because thinking about it and wondering is driving me crazy. My periods were regular and I have always been heavy flow, off and on the pill. I finished my last pack of pills in May and in June I had a regular period. So then July comes and I only bled for Thursday and Friday which is not normal for me. But like you said it could be because I just got off the pill. Usually I just have very very bad cramps and have a very heavy flow for at least 4-5 days. The only symptons I'm having is using the bathroom a lot, waking up feeling like I have held it forever and I have had some dizzy spells, bad headaches, very tired and the abnormal bleeding. Do you know how long it takes to get back the results from a blood test? I do hope to be pregnant. Thank you Sherri. I will talk to you soon.
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    Jul 26, 2005, 02:45 PM
    Hey Chantelly1111. Well it only took an hour for me to get my blood test back, but my blood test was done in Venezuela. Im actually from Canada and my friend from there got her results back the same day, so normally I don't think it takes very long. When you go for your blood work and if you are pregnant, ask them to check your hcg levels too, if you want. I had to ask for this cause there are 2 tests they do, one just to see if you are positive or negative and the other test actually checks the amount of hormone you have. I thought I was only 4 weeks pregnant ( when you should miss your period) but my hcg levels was showing 5 weeks. When I went for my ultrasound, sure enough, I was showing a week extra. I just thought it was neat and to figure out when I actually conceived. Here is a website to look at, shows the levels http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth/hcglevels.html
    I so hope you are pregnant! Keep me posted! Talk to soon :)
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    Jul 26, 2005, 02:52 PM
    HCG levels if anyone is interested :) I took at urine test 3 days before blood test and my blood test said 3400 mIU/ml. ( Urine test was negative) . I thought I was only 4 weeks pregnant, but ultrasound confirmed I was 5 weeks :)

    3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml
    4 weeks LMP: 5 - 426 mIU/ml
    5 weeks LMP: 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml
    6 weeks LMP: 1,080 - 56,500 mIU/ml
    7 - 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 - 229,000 mIU/ml
    9 - 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 - 288,000 mIU/ml
    13 - 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 - 254,000 mIU/ml
    17 - 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 - 165,400 mIU/ml
    25 - 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 - 117,000 mIU/ml
    Non-pregnant females: <5.0 mIU/ml
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    Jul 27, 2005, 04:19 AM
    My period
    Can anyone help me. My period was on 8/7 and lasted 2 days with very light bleeding. Now I have a period again 26/7 which its very light nearly gone.
    I did two pregnancy tests but both were negative. Could I be pregnant.
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    Jul 27, 2005, 04:41 AM
    My period
    My period was on 7/8 very light, now I have another period 7/26 very light hardy any. I tooked two pregnancy tests both negative. Could I be pregnant?
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    Jul 27, 2005, 07:34 AM
    Hey Sherri, I went to the doctor but all they would take was a urine test and it came back negative. They said they also tested to see if I had a urinary track infection and it came back negative so they couldn't give me a reason for why I was using the bathroom so much. The doc seems to think that the bleeding I had for a day and hlaf was my period and that my body is just getting back on track from going off the pill. So I guess I'm not pregnant. I'm dissapointed but OK. There is still time. Thanks for all your information and if anything new happens I will keep you posted. Talk to you soon :)
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    Jul 27, 2005, 10:56 AM
    I am a week or less (anywhere from 5-7 days late) late for af. I had brown spotting on Friday and a bit Saturday with some dark red but not af just when I'd pee nothing on a pad. And very minor again on Sunday. In total it would maybe fill 1 regular tampon by my guess. My af is normally 2-3 days with regular flow using about 5 tampons a day and they'd be full.

    I've tested many times with bfn every time. So confused! I've only been late when pg I am a regular cycle girl and have 26-28 (max) cycles depending if I O on cd12 or 14 (normally 12 so 26 day cycles).

    I went to the dr yesterday and he said to wait another week. If no af (he doesn't think that spotting was it just either trying to come or implantation) they will do another test via pee and if that is negative they will give me blood test for hcg levels! So looks like I'll know in a week or less! He said if I'm not pg it could be the stress of trying to conceive causing it to not come on or stress in general. I said I've had more stress than this cycle (dd was sick dh in school work etc.) as I've been pretty relaxed this cycle compared to most. But we'll see. He also said if I'm not pg he's going to rever me to a specialist and they may do some rounds of clomid and monitoring (u/s on ovaries and such) so I'm pretty happy about the apt regardless of being pg or not!

    Has anyone ever had this happen late spotting and bfn?

    Theresa
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