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I was spotting (light brown) on and off, but it lasted up to 9 days. I don’t believe that I had a period, due to having PCOS I have VERY irregular periods. When I do get them, they generally last 5-7 days, are heavy for the first 3 days and then lighten up, and I’m usually in a terrible amount of pain. I have had a chemical pregnancy before, the bleeding and pain was much worse than the spotting I had the other week.
7 days after spotting finished I took a test and it came back instantly very faint. 2 days later I took another one and it was lighter than the previous one. 2 days after that I took another test and it came back bold negative.
I have been eating less but my stomach has been bloating and is feeling hard and very full. It’s been hurting to do normal activities like bending over, laying on my back and standing up after sitting on the floor. Occasionally I will get pains in my lower abdomen and its now become normal for me to feel tweaks, twinges and pulling sensations. I have been gassy, had reflux, moodiness, back pain and I have been more tired than usual.
Has a faint positive turned into a negative for anyone else? Did you find out if you were actually pregnant? How long did it take to get the obvious positive? Can you get a faint positive after implantation, then it come back negative, then positive again further along?

(My GP is 40 minutes away and is booked out for the next 4 weeks, I have tried to get into one closer to home but they currently aren’t taking new patients due to being in a Covid Hotspot. The internet is really my only solution right now.)


Posted anonymously, 13th August 2021


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  • Sorry I don’t have any answer, just wanted to say hope your going alright and personally I would call your gp and tell them you need an earlier appointment and explain everything. If you still get know help us to speak with the centre manager.


  • I would actually be inclined to consider casualty – it sounds like you could have something majorly wrong going on if you’re not pregnant.


  • If you’re in pain you should get checked out sooner to rule out anything potentially serious. I had an ectopic pregnancy that only showed up on a pregnancy test first thing in the morning, any other time of day it would read negative for a week. I ended up needing surgery. Your symptoms sound different to mine, but if your body is doing strange things and you’re concerned you should get checked out, are you able to book a Telehealth call with a different doctor?


  • Sorry can’t help but I can’t believe you need to wait 4 weeks to see your gp…


  • Wow, you really keep on top of everything. I hope you find a conclusion soon


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