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Am I expecting?

Ok so the month before last I had gotten my hopes up for nothing. This month my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex (multiple times) 3 days before I ovulated. He ejaculated (sorry T.M.I) that was about 2 weeks ago. My breasts are now sore to the even slightest touch (especially the nipples) my areolas are darker and larger, and my breasts a bit bigger. I have also (with in the last few days) have had spells of dizziness and nausea. Also, my discharge when from a large amount to none at all and with a diff. odor, NOT strong by any means. (which is VERY unusual for me) My moods have been up and down, I'm weepy at the smallest of things, so tired ALL THE TIME, yet at night I have trouble sleeping. I feel fluttery feelings and crampiness (NOT AF type, its deeper and diff. first accompanied by short sharp pains. I am some what constipated. I also have found that I feel dizzy-headed when I wake up and that I urinate quite often. My lower abdomen feels hot and bloated. I have lover back aches and odd skin breakouts.

I also have been taking prenatal vitamins in the weeks leading up to and after ovulation and continue to take them.
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Yes I would test...after you ovulate there is the tww...two week wait...which is the time from when you ovulate until you start your period..I was only 10 dpo ( days past ovulation) and I got my BFP! I would test now and if nothing shows up wait unitl you have actually missed your period and test again with first morning urine..good luck and let me know how it turns out
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and another thing, I have heard that I can take a test two weeks after the unprotected sex/ovulation. So does this mean I can take the test before I miss a period since it isn't due for days? It has been 2 weeks since the sex.
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Yes I would test...after you ovulate there is the tww...two week wait...which is the time from when you ovulate until you start your period..I was only 10 dpo ( days past ovulation) and I got my BFP! I would test now and if nothing shows up wait unitl you have actually missed your period and test again with first morning urine..good luck and let me know how it turns out
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Thank you! Congrats on the BFP!!!
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Test and let me know how it goes for your
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Oh gosh this may be TMI again but I just went to the bathroom and wiped and on the tissue paper there was a streak of pink with brown, verrrrry light and only enough for one wipe... Is this ok? Could this be implantation bleeding??? it is about a week and a half or so from my next due period... :/ haven't tested yet. Will on Wednesday.
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now its a heavier flow :/ Still not as much as a period but I have hear stories of women having implantation bleeding flows like a period and mistaking it for one...
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Implantation bleeding is not that common...I know its hard when you are ttc because you are so much more intunded to your body..I know I was...I thought everything was because I was pregnant! Is the blood red? You said at first it was pink with brown...brown would be old blood and you might be starting earlier...when we started ttc my periods became so orregular I think from the stress of ttc...let me know how it goes
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Well I did some research and apparently implantation bleeding happens in every 1 out of 3 women. It can last andwhere from an hour to 3-5 days. It can range from being crampless and light to the point that you don't notice it, to crampy and a flow just a hair less of a regular period and often most women mistake this for a period. It started last night night as just some liiiiighhhhhttttt light pink with some brown, which for me is NOT normal. When my period comes its full on blood flow. This morning it was a little heavier because I had been laying down all night so that would have allowed it to build up. About 10-15 min after i got up and noticed it was DARK and a bit heavier, i wiped again and it was barely there at all, just brown with a tinge of light pink. From what I've read, Light pink is fine but brown is better. Basically its fine unless its bright red and heavy.
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Ok I would wait and test if you are still thinkin you are pregnant..
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Idk... It's odd because I NEVER bleed before my period is expected, especially more than a week before it's expected. Implantation bleeding is said to occur any where 6-12 days after O wich I'm still in that frame. And another odd think is that it is on and off and light. My periods are heavy and bright red from the start and this is light, mild cramps (with AF I have to pop tylenol every few hours) and It's old blood which is a good sign.
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and another thing thats diff is that right before my period my lower abdomen gets cooler than the surrounding abdominal area because of the excessive blood in the uterus... but its just as warm if not hotter than it has been...
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And also, this is the first time I've had this happen as well. As this would be my first child and my boyfriend and I have been trying for 2-3 months, its a bit nerve wracking...
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Ttc is very stressful my fiance and I were trying for 7 months before we got our BFP...my cycles were all messed up from the stress of it all...one month it would be really heavy and my cycle would be 30 days then the next month I would have a 24 day cycle with really light bleeding that was just pink...so I know the frustration...just wait and test...
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I think waiting it out is the most stressful part :/ its awful!
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Implantation happens to about 30% of women and is NOT similar to a period at all. Many women think any form of bleeding is implantation and it's not. You have to think--an egg that is smaller than a period is NOT going to cause large amounts of bleeding.

My advice--stop looking into signs and symptoms, they mean NOTHING. I know many women who get thenselves depressed because they look into everything they feel, and assume immediately it's due to pregnancy.
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Turns out my doctor said this sounds like DECIDUAL bleeding which is the #1 cause for a period-like flow in the beginnings of EARLY pregnancy around the time of your expected period if not EARLIER. It's when your hormones get all outta whack ,and your body decides to shed part of your uterine lining because of this, this all happens BEFORE the placenta ect... has attached and is not proven to be harmful to mother or baby. Since your hormones get all screwed  up it can cause urine tests to be false negatives, as well as some blood tests. Doctors recommend getting an ultra sound if this is what you think you have. Furthermore, Decidual bleeding is fairly common and happens between 48-50% of healthy pregnancies and Decidual bleeding is not the most common term for this type of bleeding, doctors usually just call it "first trimester bleeding"

Decidual bleeding IS similar to a period, the blood, unlike implantation bleeding WOULD be red, as it IS fresh blood. Decidual bleeding mimics a light-moderate period to a tee and can happen for the first 3-5 months or pregnancy. It usually only lasts from 1-4 days.
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I have an ultra sound sched. for this Friday.
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source:

http://www.primehealthchannel.com/decidual-bleeding-symptoms-causes-and-complications-during-pregnancy.html
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Decidual Bleeding Complications

Some women may suffer from a future miscarriage due to this condition. However, most sufferers of this condition may have normal, healthy pregnancies. Some women suffer from bleeding for a few days around their expected menstrual periods. This can particularly occur during the first trimester (first three months) of pregnancy.
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Decidual Bleeding occurs due to hormonal imbalance in pregnant women. This leads to loss of some parts of the uterine lining. This is particularly common in early pregnancy, prior to the time when there is complete attachment of the lining to the placenta.
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I bled nearly my entire first trimester, and it was only because I have low preogesterone levels. I went on progesterone supplements because otherwise I would have miscarried. I also had a subchorionic hematoma, and it showed up on the ultrasound at 4 weeks. I also tested positive with hpt and with blood work during this time. I know a lot of women who suspect they may have implantation/decidual bleeding and it turns out that they were getting their period.

If I were you I would stay off of google and relax until your appt on friday. However, an ultrasound can not show anything until your hcg levels are in the thousands, and if they were, it would show on a blood test.Try not to put much faith into the symptoms that you have. I was ttc for 14 months and there were times when I thought I was pregnant, and I wasn't.
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Let us know how your scan turns out
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BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 weeks 3 days :) Sorry I didn't reply sooner I've just been rejoicing a bit lol! Thanks ladies!!!
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Congrats! I'm super excited for you
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