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very anxious, late period or worse?

(11 Posts)
icedfingers Fri 27-Jun-14 19:14:51

Hello everyone.

I'm looking for some advice, I'm so very anxious I really need reassurance rather than scare stories, as I've read lots on google already!

I had one spot of blood in my underwear a few days before my period was due. I automatically wondered if I was pregnant, and when my period didnt come I took it as a definite.

Stupidly I never took a test, I was worried about the outcome and burried it in the back of my mind.

18 days after my period was due I started to bleed. I did a test that day and it turned negative straight away.

I've had the normal cramping I usually get but the period has been quite light, I'm on day 4 and it seems to be tailing off which is normal, but its usually a tad heavier.

I am so worried because of how late it ia that it may be an ectopic bleed rather than a period. The test i took was a 25ml/U sensitivity so I assume levels need to be under 25 for this to turn negative, is this too low for am ectopic at 6/7weeks from LMP.

Ive also had terrible diarrhea with this period, though I usually get it beforehand. I also have IBS which flares up in stressful situations.

I cant concerntrate on anything due to fear of dying due to a tubal rupture. No drs appointments and dont live close enough to an OOH/ A and E unless its a 999 ambulance job.

I just needed to sound off, sorry for babbling. I suffer from anxiety and I'm kust in turmoil. Can somebody ease my mind?

JennyBlueWren Fri 27-Jun-14 19:36:39

Are your cycles always regular? Mine often vary by a few weeks and especially with the negative test I would take it as a late period.

GingerRodgers Fri 27-Jun-14 19:40:33

I'm sorry but it could have been a very early (possibly chemical) miscarriage. It could also be your cycles messing about.
If it was ectopic, you'd be getting a positive result on a test. You'd also be in a LOT of pain.
I'm really sorry op, I hope you feel much better soon.

icedfingers Fri 27-Jun-14 19:50:32

They are usually quite regular, occasionally theyre light, most of the time theyr'e a little bit heavier. I'm obviously hoping its just out of whack for a month, hopefully just one of them things.

I was just totally convinced because of the spotting and missed period, it wasn't the result I was expecting. No abdo pain though, fingers crossed. Thankyou everyone. X

icedfingers Sat 28-Jun-14 01:19:57

Okay so I've just read somewhere that any late period would be heavy as there is extra lining to expel, and as mine is light does this mean it cant be a period?

I'm losing so much sleep over this sad

differentnameforthis Sat 28-Jun-14 01:29:07

OP, if you are losing sleep & are worried, perhaps you need to seek medical advice?

Taura Sat 28-Jun-14 08:06:53

Call NHS direct/24 if you are in the UK.

icedfingers Sat 28-Jun-14 08:40:52

I will try and see a GP on Monday. Just an agonising wait until then sad

Coconutty Sat 28-Jun-14 08:43:52

Late periods aren't necessarily heavier.

Go and see your gp to get your mind put at rest.

GingerRodgers Sat 28-Jun-14 09:26:51

I really wouldn't worry about ectopic at this point op. You'd be in a serious amount of pain and it would have happened by now if you were 6/7 weeks by lmp.
Be aware the gp is likely to say it's just a late period if no test is positive and pretty much anything can delay af from stress to diet.

icedfingers Sat 28-Jun-14 14:55:30

Thank you all for your advice.
I thought it was tailing off and today (day 5) it is switching between red and brown blood when wiping.

However, I popped to superdrug and did a 10miu early test which was another negative, so this reassures me greatly as i assume it would be pretty rare to be 6/7 weeks since LMP with hcg under 10? I hope so anyway smile

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