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Confused? Is it just wishful thinking?

By Anonymous June 18, 2014 - 4:40am
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So on may 18 i had AF (do have irregular periods so im not always ure when i will ovulate or get my next period) and maybe a week ot two weeks after that my bf and i had sex. On june 14 in the morning after i pee i wipe and had light brown spotting then that night i went to the bathroom and had bright red bleeding not like my usual but i did put a pad to sleep the next morning june 15 went to the bathroom and the pad had a long streak that was brown almost black never had that happen to me before and when i wiped again i had brown spotting. The spotting stopped until afternoon again i saw spotting but it was light brown with very faint pink this then stopped again after maybe an hour on june 16 i saw only one spot on my panty liner and when i wiped there was no more spotting and i havent had any spotting or bleeding since then. I havent had any pregnancy symptoms at all but I decided to take a HPT june 18 in the mornin and it was negative. Could this have been implantation bleeding, or just my mind playing games, or did i take the test too early?

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Hello Anonymous,

Having irregular menstrual cycles can make it difficult to calculate when you are ovulating and when to know if you are late.

What is AF?

Implantation bleeding is scanty, pink to brown in color and last only a few days. It occurs about six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized.

Levels of hCG, which is the hormone produced only during pregnancy, can be detected in urine about 12 to 14 days following conception. In blood, it is detectable about 11 days following conception.

If done correctly, the home pregnancy test should have picked up hCG by now and given you positive results if you are pregnant.

With your history of irregular menstrual cycles, it might be wise to check with your physician regarding the spotting.


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