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Confusing as heck AnnGiggles TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Utah 234 posts
13th Sep '12

I don't know where else to put this but the other day I sent my oldest sister a txt saying that the test was a false positive, I got my period. She called me this morning and asked me if I was sure that I am not pregnant because it is possible to get "period" like bleeding during pregnancy. Is that true? Can you get bleeding duing pregnancy? I am really freaking out here and I hate how confusing this is...

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Sep '12

You are more likely to have period like bleeding than get a false positive. You should test again or have the doctor do blood work.

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66646 posts
13th Sep '12

You can bleed, but it's not your period. Maybe you should get a blood test done?

Love my 3 kids Due July 27; Ohio 812 posts
13th Sep '12

It is very possible to have period like bleeding during pregnancy. i have worked with a few girls that didn't find out until they were 5-6 months pregnant because they thought they were still having their period.

AnnGiggles TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Utah 234 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" You are more likely to have period like bleeding than get a false positive. You should test again or have the doctor do blood work."


My question is if I do retest should I do it tomorrow morning or wait another week? I only have a digital test left. I might go do a blood test if I can get the money for it

Shanon Hutchens Due June 22 (boy); 2 kids; Seymour, Tennessee 543 posts
13th Sep '12

with both of my kids i had a period like bleeding after i got pregnant. Id test again

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting AnnGiggles:" My question is if I do retest should I do it tomorrow morning or wait another week? I only have a digital test left. I might go do a blood test if I can get the money for it"

if you already had a positive do it first thing in the morning

AnnGiggles TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Utah 234 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting Shanon Hutchens:" with both of my kids i had a period like bleeding after i got pregnant. Id test again"


Oh wow.. kinda seems like this is more common than people think

AnnGiggles TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Utah 234 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" if you already had a positive do it first thing in the morning"


Well the problem was after the first positive, I got a negative, then another positive after that one. Is that common too?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting AnnGiggles:" Well the problem was after the first positive, I got a negative, then another positive after that one. Is that common too?"

yea depends on when your testing. First pee of the day is the best.

Shanon Hutchens Due June 22 (boy); 2 kids; Seymour, Tennessee 543 posts
13th Sep '12

I would deff test in the morning Cuz that doesnt make since for you to get + then - and then a + again... so test in am or go see a doctor sweety..

MommyofAlex&(almost)Aiden 2 kids; GARDNERS, Pennsylvania 1408 posts
13th Sep '12

A woman I worked with had her period for months, I forget why she decided to take a pregnancy test - I think she might've been late on her period. She was pregnant...5 months pregnant.



It's not a true period - but our bodies can fool us!!



You can't really get false positives - it is more likely a chemical pregnancy rather than a false positive if you're not pregnant now. I'd test again/get a blood test. :)

TCJ ♥ 1 child; Dunlap, Tennessee 3200 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting AnnGiggles:" Well the problem was after the first positive, I got a negative, then another positive after that one. Is that common too?"


If you got two positives and one negative, I'd say you're pregnant. It's more likely to get a false negative, than a false positive I've always heard.



About the bleeding though, I had light bleeding for a week straight when I was around 6-7 weeks along. All I can guess it was, is implantation bleeding. Which some people get, some people don't. It's normal though.

Jynxd Blyss Due November 11 (girl); 4 kids; Australia 907 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting AnnGiggles:" Well the problem was after the first positive, I got a negative, then another positive after that one. Is that common too?"


It's common to get false negatives, Not so common to get false positives (It does happen, But not overly often, You either have HCG levels or you don't, There isn't much mistaking them) Lots of women have bleeding during pregnancy, So i'd def go to the docs to find out for sure, Rather than worrying your positives are negative. The bleeding could be nothing, Or a loss after a positive.

AnnGiggles TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Utah 234 posts
13th Sep '12
Quoting MommyofAlex&(almost)Aiden:" A woman I worked with had her period for months, I forget why she decided to take a pregnancy test - ... [snip!] ... more likely a chemical pregnancy rather than a false positive if you're not pregnant now. I'd test again/get a blood test. :) "


Hmm that's different. These things are so dang confusing lol