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Clearblue still showing 1-2 weeks at 6 weeks

I know I know I should stop testing but...

I bought a bumper pack of these Clearblue with conception indicator at Costco when we started this round of IVF.

Had our EC on the 11th October and a 3DTx2 on the 14th.

I tested using cheapy internet strips from the morning of transfer to test out the trigger. Trigger left at 5DPT and surprisingly at 6dpt I started to get faint lines. Lines progressed although were never as dark as the control line. on the OTD I used one of the Clearblues and got my pregnant 1-2 weeks (which I thought should be 2-3 but I was happy enough).

At 5 weeks I woke up and felt different, can’t explain just different. Took another Clearblue and still said 1-2. Absolute panic set in and I’ve been off work since wait to MC.

1 week on and today I should be 6 weeks and started to get some symptoms back, only mildly. Took another this morning and still 1-2 weeks.

All were done at same time using first of the morning. No bleedy, spotting or cramping. I have told my clinic but as but said unless I start to bleed then no need for blood test or earlier scan (booked in for 7w).

I’ve pretty much lost hope this is a viable pregnancy. Anyone else had similar?

UPDATE

Before my 7w scan yesterday I took another Clearblue and said 2-3 weeks. So obviously progressing but too slowly. As we expect the scan did not find a heartbeat, in fact couldn’t find a sac either only found what they described as a 4mm cyst.

It’s a bit of history repeating for me as my last pregnancy 8 years ago was the same. HCG rose but nothing found and so it was 50/50 belighted ovum or ectopic hiding somewhere they couldn’t find. I’m back for another scan and bloods on Monday and it’s likely gonna be the same story. In short as much as people say not to trust these Clearblue they have prepared me and allowed me to come to terms with what’s happening sooner.

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Hey, try not to get too hung up on these things. The digital ones are a bit of a gimick and lots of ladies on here have had similar experiences where they're pregnancy was progressing ok but the digital reading wasnt changing!xx

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Thanks. It’s so hard. This wait is definitely worse than the TWW

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I know exactly how your feeling and I know we shouldn't be testing but we do because we want this so bad.

When I found out I was pregnant it was with them internet cheapies and they we're driving me mad they never get dark ever always faint. So I bought some frer they were good and dark and the test line started getting dark and control one started getting light which was reassuring I did a cb and that said 2-3 weeks did one a week later and that says 2-3 weeks. From lmp I should be 6wk4 days from my early scan I should be 5wk6 days today I took the last clear blue on Sunday I don't have no confidence in this pregnancy also due to lack of symptoms and instinct I'm trying to hold off the tests but tbh I probably will do one on Friday or Monday just to brace myself for the outcome if my scan. I just wanted you to know that I know how you feel and that Cinderella is right clear blue get a lot of bad press on here.

I'm here if you want to chat.

💗🤗😘

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Thanks Hun. I’m going to hold off doing another until the morning of the scan to take my last one. Good luck for the 13th xx

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Thanks hun. When's your scan? Xx

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15th. This is soooo much worse than the TWW!! X

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100% agree although I haven't done ivf I can totally imagine it's the worst good luck for Wednesday a week is such a long time. I'm here if you need to chat whenever 💗🤗😘

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I’m also obsessed with testing, so I understand how you feel! I’ve read lots of reviews on the clear blue digital saying that it gets the weeks indicator wrong, people who have had scans to confirm they’re 7 weeks still getting the 1-2 results on those tests.

So try to relax (as impossible as that is!) and just wait for your scan when hopefully all will be well 😀

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Thank you. I’ve googled to death so stepping away from it now but never found any good stories for 1-2 weeks a few for 2-3 but time will tell I guess. If I’m honest I think the progesterone pessaries are stopping the inevitable x

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Just an update. Before my 7w scan yesterday I took another Clearblue and said 2-3 weeks. So obviously progressing but too slowly. As we expect the scan did not find a heartbeat, in fact couldn’t find a sac either only what they described as a cyst.

It’s a bit of history repeating for me as my last pregnancy 8 years ago was the same. HCG rose but nothing found and so it was 50/50 belighted ovum or unconfirmed ectopic. I’m back for another scan and bloods on Monday and it’s likely gonna be the same story. In short as much as people say not to trust these Clearblue they have prepared me and allowed me to come to terms with what’s happening sooner.

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So sorry xx

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So sorry to hear this, take care xxxxxxxxxxx

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I'm so sorry to read your post and now your update. I wanted to reach out and the same thing happened to me with my first ectopic pregnancy (have had 3 in total) I kept testing with clear blue and kept @2-3 weeks I didn't get it but knew wasn't right. Just wanted to offer my support if you would to talk I have been through all 3 ectopic pregnancy outcomes or surgery wait and see and methorexane xx

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Thank you so much this means a lot. I went for my bloods today (finally) and we’re just 300 so well under for 7wks. Likely the ‘cyst’ would have been the sac but they can’t say for sure so right now it’s classed as pregnancy of unknown location. Very much like last time. Back on Sunday for more bloods. The mystic meg in me predicts it will rise but not enough. They didn’t give me a choice last time and had to have methorexane which I don’t want this time. I.D like to stop the progesterone and leave it a few days see if will happen naturally. That said I tried naturally on my MMC but didn’t go very well. Did you know 100% with yours that it was ectopic? Sorry just realised I ranted!

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I'm so sorry to hear this it's truly heartbreaking it's good that they are monitoring you so closely my local EPU did the same. The first was found on a scan as was in lots of pain so went in for early scan had surgery 2nd - never saw anything PUL like yourself and monitored every 2 days HCG levels just to let you know mine took 2.5 months to get down to non pregnant I would not recommend but this was my experience everyone is different and obv react differently 3rd same again PUL but knew from HCG was ectopic I had methorexane as as horrible as it sounds I just wanted it over with I was so low by this point it was Xmas and didntn want to go into the NY with a non viable hanging over me. I'm sorry you have had to go through this awful a 2nd time I'm thinking of you and if you need anything you wheee I am xx

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Im so sorry, thinking of you!xx

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So sorry 🙁 Thinking of you xxx

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Really sorry to read this hun it's so unfair. Sending you big hugs and lots of love 💗💗😘

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