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pregnant? slightly bloody mucus vaginal discharge. not sure

my husband and i have been trying for a baby for a little over a month now but its been difficult due to my very irregular periods. over the last few days ive had some cramping and today i had slightly bloody mucus vaginal discharge. not sure if its my period (never had anything like this before when it comes though) or implantation
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replied December 22nd, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment whether the symptoms of spotting and abdominal cramps that you describe are due to ovulation or implantation. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
For pregnancy to result, it is important that you have regular periods (indicative of regular and periodic ovulation). If you have been trying for pregnancy and have not been successful within 6 months of trying, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal derangements, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially rule out acrosomal protein defect if all other parameters are normal). Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If required, or if 3-5 cycles of conservative treatment fails, option of IVF or ICSI should be considered to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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