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Why did I have a couple of strange scanty periods since I have been trying to get pregnant?
I have been trying for the last two months but prior to trying I had normal cycles lasting 25 day and periods that lasted 5-7 days on a regular. However the last couple of periods have lasted 2 days with 1 day of spotting. My cycles are now 27-28 days long. Are there any known cases of women that have experienced the same things after TTC? I figured if it happens again I will just go to the Dr. Oh yeah I have done the HPT both months and it was negative, I have also had my hormones tested so I know it is not menopause; Oh yeah I have gained 5 pounds since I have started 8 weeks ago. Please Help?

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replied July 19th, 2011
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Shorter and lighter periods along with weight gain and spotting could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. The urine pregnancy test (UPT) kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. They can also show false negative results during early pregnancy. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate. UPT should always be done on early morning first urine sample as the concentration of pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be highest in this sample. You can consider repeating UPT on early morning sample to see if it turns positive. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy if you suspect to be pregnant. If pregnancy is suspected, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets confirmed, get ultrasound scan done to confirm the gestational age. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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