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April 9th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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My cycle is usually 28-30 days long. Sadly, the last time I actually marked my period on a calendar was in February 9th. Today is April ninth and still no period. Making me anywhere between 4 days late to right on time to start today.

Now here's the strange part I need some experienced mommies/mommies to be to help me with.

On the 25 of March I experienced some pretty bad pain from my lower left abdomen to the middle of my lower abdomen. This was a week after what I thought was me ovulating so it was strange. It lasted for about a day and it was nothing like ovulation. I thought it might be a UTI because I kept wiping some clear discharge with dark brown laced in it. I sometimes spot when I ovulate but it's usually light pink- no clear w. brown. It went away and I thought nothing of it since i haven't experienced any other symptoms.

Flash forward to three days ago when my period was due- I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like I'm gonna get my period, cramping. This is normal for me so I just got up and put a pad. Well since then I get this feeling like I'm gonna get my period every night- cramp for a bit and it's never there in the morning. No other clear symptoms though- I've been tired and thirsty... but I don't feel like I should jump to conclusion and atribute that to anything. Also been getting this pulling butterflies in my stomach but again- I've been freaking out over not getting my period so don't know if this is a symptom or just my body playing tricks on me.

Sorry for the long detailed story but I searched all over the web and nobody mentions ovulation being as painful as it was for me and the discharge from it being clear/brown.
I was thinking of waiting 'till the 11th to test. Just because I didn't mark my period for two months and I don't want to freak out my husband prematurely.

What do you mommies think? Could I be pregnant? Anyone ever experience something similar to this before? Should I wait or test right away?
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April 9th, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I say take a test
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April 9th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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I say take a test
I kind of want to but I'm also kind of scared to. I think that tomorrow when I'm "officially" late according to the last date I kept and the 30 day cycle estimate then I'll take the test. Husband and I weren't planning so I only have one test lying around the apartment- would want to make it a good one at a good time.
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April 9th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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So I caved and took a test, thing is I over saturated it (a lot) so I don't know how accurate the test is. At first I had a really..REALLY faint line (some would argue even a ghost line) it then disappeared. So basically it told me nothing. I think I'll wait another day before I ask my husband to go to the dollar store and get more. Don't want to scare him just yet
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April 10th, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Took two different brands of dollar store test this morning- both negative. It wasn't morning urine. And I am now anywhere between 1 day to 5 days late. Should I trust the test? Or take another one tomorrow w. morning urine? Anyone here has gotten negatives after a missed period? I'm at a loss as to whats going on.
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April 10th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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I'd spend the money and get a first response test and do it with morning urine.

I had a negative the first time I tested when I was pregnant with our daughter. It was the Target off brand and I was really about 4 weeks pregnant (which should have came up then). But, I'm wondering if I was just reading it wrong at the time. I'd say wait and bit and get a first response test and then do it with morning urine. And to prevent the test from being over-saturated with pee use a plastic disposable cup and collect your pee in that and then just dip half the tip in the urine and do according to directions.
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April 10th, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the solid advice. It's my first time having to deal with the real possibility of being pregnant so I'm kind of freaked out (not in a bad way but it wasn't planned so kind of scary)
My husband got me a good load of dollar store tests which I will use again tomorrow w. morning urine. If I still don't get a positive and my period is still missing after that I will definetly just go ahead and get a first response. It's really hard to not know what's going on. I was sure I would get a positive but now w. the two negatives and a missing period I'm just left confused and hoping something will happen one way or the other
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So what happened??
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