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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: EARLY PERIOD OR IMPLANTATION? BEEN TTC SINCE MISCARRIAGE


 milolayne - Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:40 am

I am on cycle day 28...11dpo.I started spotting CD26, brown kind of mucus. Woke up CD27 with bright red blood. Have had cramps for 3 days previously. I've been a regular 28 days, except the last three cycles I used progesterone supplements, b/c of previous micarriages....so my cycles were a few days longer. I had taken a few of the online early pregnancy strips test and had what I thought were faint positives. Even one this CD27. Do you think I could have just started my period 2 days early (on day 26?) or maybe the progesterone screwed me up? or maybe it's implantation bleeding? It's bleeding...not as heavy as a normal period...no clots (yet anyway). Was just holding out for a last bit of hope. Have been ttc since my miscarriage in January at 11 weeks. Very depressing. My luteal phase my be even more screwed up.
 Shelly S, RN - Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:35 am

Well, I can tell you that implantation bleeding usually occurs 5-10 days after fertilization. You window of bleeding *could* be considered as implantation bleeding, or a period, it is so hard to say. It can be a period because you were a couple days near the expected period date. However, you are also still in the 2WW, and it could be the implantation.

Was this bleeding heavy? Do you need a pantyliner, of pad? Or is it "spotting"?

The sure way to know is an HPT. If I can make a reccommendation, I would try "Answer Early" or "First Response Early Results". Both of these tests only need a small amount of the pregnancy hormone Hcg to detect a +. A standard test can take 50-100 mUI of Hcg to register, these take 25mUI. As far as the strip tests from the internet, I personally have encountered a lot women reporting false results with them. I am not saying your strips are bad, but trying a store bought test can provide further interpretation.

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