Spotting, missed period, but negative pregnancy test

Simone - posted on 06/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I had a my second child three month ago and I am nursing full time, but got my period back about a month ago. Then I think I got pregnant and had some spotting, which could have been implantation bleeding over a week ago. Now my period is past due for a couple of days, but the home pregnancy test is still negative! I read that a negative pregnancy test could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. I will see my doctor tomorrow, to find out more. My son didn't nurse for long intervals in the beginning, but is now. Could the nursing suppress my period? Did anyone know another reason for light spotting during cycles? I am really concerned and would appropriate your help!

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Michelle - posted on 06/15/2009

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I had about 6 negative home tests with my 2nd pregnancy until i was 7 weeks when i got a positive....sometime its just takes time for the hormones to register...but it may just be that your baby is fully feeding now..

Teri - posted on 06/15/2009

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I also had similar problems while breastfeeding my daughter. This went on for months while she was nursing. I will warn you though, when I skipped my period at 8 months, I was pregnant again! I even had 2 false negatives from home pregnancy tests. Nine months later, I had my son. False pregnancy tests doesn't mean an ectopic preg. Just means the pregnancy hormones are strong enough to show a positive.

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Simone - posted on 06/16/2009

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I just got my period, so I think everything is OK with me, but somehow, I wish I would have gotten pregnant :-)

Kelly - posted on 06/15/2009

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Yes, full time breastfeeding can delay periods, and then when baby reduces feeds your menstrual cycle may a bit all over the place. but do go and see the doctor for your own peace of mind:)

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