Originally Posted by Limabean1975
Laurie...hmm...that sounds pretty weird. Did you ever get that blood test? I wonder if you might want to at this point, just to know what's going on?
I never did the blood test because I got a BFN on a FRER with FMU. So I just figured that I defiitely wasn't pregnant and AF was just unusually late.
But now with the heavy clotting, I'm wondering if it wasn't a Chemical pregnancy...? I had really heavy clotting like this when I had a Chemical in March.
I thought about taking the blood test, but honestly at this point, I'm not sure it would really do me any good. For one, if there was any hcg left in my system, you'd think that a First Response ER test would pick it up at this point. So, if the First Response isn't even picking it up 5 days after my period was due, then I probably stopped producing the HCG a while ago... and whatever was left over is probably gone by now...
That's my thinking, anyway... I could be totally wrong.
Besides, even if it was a chemical pg, there really isn't anything I (or a Doctor) can do. And I seriously am OK with it. Not that it doesn't hurt a little... but if I wasn't charting & keeping an eye on my symptoms, I probably wouldn't even know that this happened and would've just thought it was a heavy period (like so many other women do). Plus - I didn't have to go thru the whole "BFP" and telling my hubby process... otherwise, I'd probably be devastated. But I didn't have to go through that, so it makes this a little easier to take.
I think I might post a thread and get some thoughts / advice from women who have experienced Chemical pregnancies and see if they think it could have been one...?
Sorry I'm being such a Debbie Downer!!!!