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scanty stain after fertility drugs

hi. im 28 yrs old. my boyfriend and i are planning to have our baby.. i consulted an ob and it was found that i have a retroverted uterus, in able for me to conceive she advised me to take fertility drug twice a day for 5 days beginning on the second day of my period. last friday, april 19,2013. before i take a shower, i noticed a blood spot on my underwear, so i thought that i will be having my period then. saturday morning when i woke up, i felt some cramping below my abdomen.. then i felt the urge to urinate to found out that theres blood on my undies.. i concluded that it was my period but then the sanitary pad wasnt soak at all with blood, it hasnt even filled the half of the sanitary pad. then come sunday, i woke up with only a little brownish discharge on the pad. i put again another one, but no blood flowed during that morning,, in the afternoon there it was again, a scanty blood stained on the pad. then the next morning, monday, no blood again and no discharge at all. it was all clear.. what does it mean? i consulted the ob about this, she advised me to have a pregnancy test, so i took the test but found negative,,im confused? it is possible that i am pregnant? i have a 28 cycle period..btw, we had intercourse during my fertile days. pllllllssss help
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replied April 30th, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Retroverted uterus is not a contraindication for conception, and also not a factor affecting fertility, because, once you get pregnant, the Retroverted uterus gets corrected on its own as the uterus grows with the growing baby and becomes a abdominal organ. If you had been on fertility treatment, then the symptoms that you describe (spotting, abdominal cramps, brown discharge, lighter periods/bleeding) could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. If you suspect pregnancy chances (as suggested by your symptoms), or if periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, 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). Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 18-20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods) and you can get false negative results with urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy, as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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