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13 DPO with pregnancy symptoms but no positive HPT?
Ok, my last period was July 21. I don't chart or temp but I have clear cervical mucus during ovulation. The mucus showed up on Aug. 4th. Hubby and I had sex during this time. My next period is due Aug.18th. I usually have brown spotting a few days before I have any "flow". So far, I haven't seen anything except once on Aug. 12th and that was on tp after I wiped. Nothing since then.
Here are my symptoms:
Pain in my sides and a tugging/stretching feeling in abdomen. It's been uncomfortable to lay on my sides at night.
Almost threw up a few times during meals.
Breasts feel fuller and heavier. Nipples have been a little sore and there is pain in the sides of them.
Tired and sleepy
Yellowish discharge (never had that while waiting for AF)
My periods are usually pretty regular and w/o many pms symptoms. Normally it's just acne and horrible migraine.
Taken 3 HPT's since 11 DPO and they've all been negative. Anyone else have similar experiences?
The spotting on Aug. 12th was pinkish/brown and very scant on the toilet paper.
your testing to early wait until your period is due its still 4 days away
during ovulation dark brown in mucus what is this?
its not real heavy to where it leaves stains on panties or anything only when i wipe i get this brown discharge on the toilet paper, and some clots..i have never had this happen, what could this mean?
Hmm are you sure the clots aren't cervical mucus? Or are they blood clots? If it's literally a couple spots of blood and some cm, it could be ovulation bleeding which some women do get. If it's actually blood clots I'd go see the doctor because that isn't normal. You shouldn't be bleeding apart from your period and possibly a few spots at ovulation and implantation.
What are the stages before Ovulation and what happens after?
Can anyone tell me what happens when you get ready to ovulate and after ovulation? What occurs afterwards?
.The First Days of the Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle actually begins with the first day of your period. During this time, estrogen levels in your body are extremely low. This signals your body to produce FSH. As the levels of FSH in your bloodstream rise, approximately 20 follicles inside of your ovary begin to mature. One of these follicles will begin to secrete estradiol, a type of estrogen, while the weaker follicles die off. As your period ends, your body will prepare for ovulation by creating a thicker uterine lining, appropriate for implantation. Your cervical mucus will also change, from thick and clumpy, to thin and slippery.
Ovulation occurs around the 14th day of your menstrual cycle. During this time, estrogen begins to rise rapidly, peaking about a day before ovulation. As your estrogen levels peak, your body will experience a surge in LH, triggering your ovaries to release an egg from its follicle. This egg will enter one of your fallopian tubes and travel towards your uterus. The leftover egg follicle gradually shrinks, becoming the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum secretes progesterone, helping to prepare your uterine lining for pregnancy.
If your egg is not fertilized after ovulation, your body will progress into the menstrual phase of its cycle. During this stage, the unfertilizied egg is expelled from the vagina along with the uterine lining. This is your menstrual period. Typically, menstruation lasts between three and seven days, though it can last as long as ten days. Your menstrual blood may change in color, ranging from bright red to deep brown. You may also notice some small clots in the blood. This is because your menstrual fluid is actually comprised of various cells and tissues. During menstruation, hormone levels drop, signalling the cycle to start all over again.
I googled stages of menstrual cycle. You should too.
Also read the book, taking charge of your fertility. It will educated you beyond what you ever thought you'd know.
What does a white discharge mean after my period?
I had sex during my period and now that my cycle is almost done I had a white vaginal discharge could it be a yiest infection?
It means you are normal. Your vagina is self-cleaning and after sex besides semen trying to run out of you, your body is trying to clean itself out - from your period and from sex.
Once you start puberty a white and/or clear wet mucus discharge is normal. In my day they just called it discharge, now they call it cervical mucus/leukorrhea. It's part of the female reproductive cycle. The vagina is self-cleaning. This same discharge increases the closer you get to ovulation and when you are sexually aroused.
Your normal white/clear discharge will turn yellow or dry yellow when exposed to air. If it is coming out yellow, then you probably have a bacterial infection and need to see a doctor.
Different Types of Discharge:
White: Thick, white discharge is common at the beginning and end of your cycle. Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection.
Clear and stretchy: This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating.
Clear and watery: This occurs at different times of your cycle and can be particularly heavy after exercising.
Yellow or Green: May indicate an infection, especially if thick or clumpy like cottage cheese or has a foul odor.
Spotting Blood/Brown Discharge: May happen right after periods, and is just "cleaning out" your vagina. Old blood looks brown. This may occur when you are ovulating/mid-cycle.
Different types of infections, which a girl can get at any time:
Signs of yeast infections:
White, cottage cheese-like discharge
Swelling and pain around the vulva
Buy Monistat 7 over-the-counter
Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
Itching or burning
Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva
See a doctor
What does bleeding during ovulation mean?
I've been experiencing light bleeding for the past 2 days, yesterday it was brown in my underwear and light pink when I wiped. Today its light pink when I wipe and a bit in my underwear to where Im using a panty liner. I just figured out Im around ovulation time, or just past a day or two ago..
It is considered a fertile thing to spot or bleed during ovulation. However, it is possible that you are seeing what is called implantation spotting rather than ovulation. Detecting and pin-pointing ovulation is very tricky or can be. Is it possible you could be pregnant? In the TTC section lol I assume you're trying;)
I say test in the next few days with your first morning urine. This sounds more like ovulation spotting and more in line with implantation when the baby burrows into the uterine lining. HAHA wouldn't that be a kick!
It depends on how you figured out your ovulation too of course. If you are charting and doing the basal body temps, reading your cervical mucus and or taking OPK's you have more a chance of pin-pointing your ovulation. In that case, I would be more inclined to say you are just really fertile. However, if you used an on-line ovulation calendar, those are not very reliable.
Especially since you are still spotting the pink today. Test in a few days, in most cases you get a positive pregnancy test a few days after the implantation as it can take a few to build up enough of the hCG. I had only one small pink blip in my undies with our second child. Then tested in a few days and got 2 DARK lines! I followed up with a Quantitative Serum test and found I had a very strong hormone count at 10,145! In fact, they were concerned it was so high lol. I felt really sick too and that helped to explain it. I was only 4.5 weeks though when I got my BFP. You never know:)
Time to test! I like the Dollar Tree tests. They detect 20-25ml/U and so are about as sensitive as the name brand early results. Use your first morning urine and read the results in the 3-5 min. I never needed even 2 min myself:)
Best of luck and blessings