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UPDATE - False pregnancy test results - cycle after IVF

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Hi Everyone -

Thanks for all your kind messages after my earlier post. You guys are truly amazing.....

I spoke to the fertility clinic and the GP and they both said it looks like it is a positive....fertility clinic have already cancelled my frozen cycle due in a few weeks (which I didn't want them to do just in case). Doctor reluctantly sent me for blood tests which I just had....and have an early scan booked for 29th June - which should be 6 weeks....

Fingers crossed - but don't believe it!

xxx

Original message.....

Hey Guys,

Has anyone had a late period cycle directly after failed IVF and got a false positive?

My period is a few days late - which is to be expected I think after failed cycle so just did a test this morning as I found it in the drawer - a cheepy Sainsbury one....

Just not sure if hormones are back to normal etc....I showed ovulation on day 17 - but we only had sex a few times this month and weren't really trying as my OH was away and so was I....

I have a feeling my hormones are still up the creek....

Anyone had a false positive like this?

x

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Did you get a positive test? My AF was right on time after my failed ivf in April...as soon as I stopped the vaginal pressaries the day I got my BFN. All meds and stuff should out your system by now? Did you have a chemical or just a BFN? Oh my gosh maybe your preggers! Can you take a photo of the test for us? 😄

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it can't be a positive - we barely had sex this month....and I feel like I am getting my period....

I have never read a positive test so I might be getting stressed over a negative result!

I added the photo...

This is my first cycle after IVF so I am sceptical...

xxx

Aleelilook
Aleelilook in reply to Hidden

Morning lovely! I’m no doctor but I’d say you are pregnant! Remember everything is thrown out after ivf so you could have ovulated at a weird time etc etc. Plus the hcg from the trigger shot is well out of your system....... xx

Niki_B
Niki_B in reply to Hidden

That looks positive to me!! Omg go get some more tests now! Lol. I'm in New Zealand it's 8:16pm I will be glued to this site waiting for your reply/test!! 😮😂😘😍

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Hidden in reply to Niki_B

haha Well I uploaded more photos.....waiting for the clinic to phone me back...

Clear Blue said pregnant 3+....

Let's see what my consultant says - think bloods are the only way to really know?

I don't believe it as we literally just had a failed fresh cycle....I don't think it can happen...

x

Niki_B
Niki_B in reply to Hidden

Holy crap hun!! Omg how amazing is that!! I'm so freaking happy for you! Wow! When will you get bloods taken? Xx holy moly! Must feel so surreal! 😍😍

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Hidden in reply to Niki_B

I don't believe it so not getting excited - just waiting for the clinic to call....

oh man....stress.....

x

Niki_B
Niki_B in reply to Hidden

I can't see how it could be false?! Have they screwed your bloods up and you've been pregnant all along?? So weird!

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Hidden in reply to Niki_B

I honestly don't know how these bloody tests work - years of negatives...so...

I will only believe it when i get a blood test - haven't had one yet - but not sure if they do on the nhs.

Will keep you updated :)

I’d say go out and get some more tests.. stranger things have happened.. 🤞 xx

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Yes I got some more sainsbury ones and then when boots opens will get another brand....

I have no wee left! (TMI)

Maybe this brand is a bit crap....

x

Tugsgirl
Tugsgirl in reply to Hidden

You should have saved your fmu lol. Good luck xx

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Hidden in reply to Tugsgirl

oh man you are right.....

Hopefully it doesn't go away on the next one - the test might be old.....as it was in the back of the drawer...

x

Tugsgirl
Tugsgirl in reply to Hidden

I don’t know if they work that way.. There must be hcg in your urine for a positive which is why it’s almost usually impossible to get a false positive test, a false negative is possible however. Not sure if an out of date test can give false positives xx

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Could you go get a blood test Hun? I concieved the 2nd time in a month when I hardly saw my husband. I also felt 100% like my period was about to arrive when I got my BFP via IVF 😘 xx

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I will do a few more test's today.....so strange....

I don't think it can happen this soon after IVF if hormones are bonkers....

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Hidden in reply to Hidden

It's definitely strange. Keep us posted on what the Boots test says 🙂 xx

Omg!!!!! I really hope this is good news 😘 I don't think it's unheard of that some people fall naturally after they've tried ivf. Can you phone the clinic and see what they say? They may even ask you to get your bloods tested. Finger crossed hun xxx

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Hidden in reply to elle80

yes I just phoned them - I don't think it can be. Unless my OH sperm lives for about 10days....

How are you? Hope your little one is progressing nicely? :)

xxx

elle80
elle80 in reply to Hidden

It must be so confusing for you.. It's such a strong line! What did the clinic say? I really do hope this is a positive!! I have my scan on Wednesday, so hopefully we will be able to tell people. Still don't feel pregnant. And my cat has been really poorly, he had to have a stomach surgery, but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong!! He might have a heart condition!! Don't know, but I've been so upset and he's been so poorly. I've literally cared about nothing else! Xxx

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Hidden in reply to elle80

Yes it is confusing - hard for ivf people get a positive and we cannot contemplate it being true....let's see. The clinic is getting back to me later I just left a message....Did a clear blue and got 3+ pregnant.....

Are you nervous about your scan? It will be amazing to be at that stage that you can tell people. Let me know how it goes.

Your poor cat - hope they can help him. Maybe it is taking your mind of the scan. Hope you are not too stressed about him.

xxx

elle80
elle80 in reply to Hidden

It's so weird! Was your period normal last month!? I really can't imagine why you've got these really positive tests if you aren't pregnant, is it possible to ovulate twice in one month? I really hope you get some answers. If the clinic aren't much help, phone your doctors and ask them to do bloods!! The not knowing must be torture.

I was nervous about my scan, but worrying about my cat, has literally made me not care about it. I know that sounds strange, but my cats have always been my babies and I still don't believe I'm pregnant lol. So I just feel weird atm. My belly and boobs look pregnant, so I'm just going with what will be, will be. Xxx

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Hidden in reply to elle80

I know - pets are family. So distressing for you. You give them so much love that it is so upsetting if they are struggling.

So good your belly and boobs look pregnant haha proving it :)

Hope the scan goes well - it will be exciting to be at this stage.

Sending cuddles to your little cat - I would be the same...

xxx

elle80
elle80 in reply to Hidden

Aww thanks hun, you're very sweet. I'll be thinking of you today xxx

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Hidden in reply to elle80

fingers crossed - I hate my clinic they are a nightmare to get back and not sure if they even do bloods to confirm....

Will keep you guys updated....

xxx

elle80
elle80 in reply to Hidden

Any news?? 💙 Xx

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Hidden in reply to elle80

Spoke to GP she said I am 4 weeks....and booked me in for 29th June for an early scan.

I begged for bloods and she said ok after some convincing....so just had those done at the hospital now....

She said don't worry about the bloods - if I had a positive pregnancy test and so many then it should be fine.

I feel a bit dazed....

xxx

elle80
elle80 in reply to Hidden

Oh my flipping god!!!! This is just so amazing. I'm not surprised you feel dazed. So good that they have done bloods and booked you in for a scan. I so hope the next 11 days whiz by. I am so happy for you, I want to give you a massive hug lol. Eeek 😀 xxx

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awww hug received! :)

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That would be Amazing! Eeeek. Keep us updated? Xx

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Hidden in reply to Camillage

Will do - let's see what the clinic say. Just went to shop for clear blue digital and got another positive with 3+....

Hope it doesn't go away....

:(

xxx

Oh wow - it definitely looks as though you are pregnant! Fingers crossed - that’s amazing! Keep us posted 😊 xx

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Hidden in reply to Caza2009

Will let you know what the clinic say - would be a freaky timing if it is true....

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Oh wow! This is crazy!! Please let it be true. I tested negative the cycle after my chemical pregnancy from IVF and hoped for this kind of miracle! Fingers crossed for you xx

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The clinic just got back and said it could be true - I have to call GP now and see what they say and hopefully they do a blood test....

god what a rollercoaster...

x

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Looks positive to me!! Sounds like you are one of those lovely stories you hear of people conceiving naturally after IVF. If your clinic won’t do blood test, you can get it privately- probably will cost you the same as the all the pregnancy tests you are buying!! Sooo excited for you xxxx

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Hidden in reply to Hidden

oh maybe I can do the private bloods - will check and see if there is anyone local that does it....

The clinic said it could be a proper positive....

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Have everything crossed for you that this is a positive!! I know that people go on about it all the time (and it's highly annoying for us ivf-ers) but it does happen!! My brother & SIL were trying for about 7 years, had 2 failed rounds of ivf and after 2nd round got a positive the month after (now their 3 Yr old son!). Apparently all the residues of drugs in your system can make you more fertile. I had another friend who was ttc years to have first baby and she became so fertile after that her 3rd baby was conceived while she was on the pill. So I wouldn't worry too much that you haven't 'been trying'. Stranger things have happened! 😊 Good luck for your blood test - hope it's a good one xxx

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Hidden in reply to Lilli79

Aww thanks for sharing these stories. An old friend of mine tried for 8 years she had a failed ivf and a month after she conceived naturally...I remember her telling me the story and I thought she was bonkers haha

Well - It could be!

Blood test here we come - waiting for the GP to call me back. My clinic were really positive, I was expecting them to be cautious.....

xxx

Keeping my fingers crossed for you for you x

Fingers crossed for you but this looks very promising 🤞🙌 xxx

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Fingers crossed :)

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Oh I hope this is it for you! Will be checking in for results, got everything crossed for you! x

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Hidden in reply to Hidden

Aww thanks :)

Just waiting for the gp now - hope they let me have a bloodtest for confirmation.

Xxx

Well this is a very strong test result! Congratulations! I wonder if you were pregnant from your IVF round, but that it took your hcg a while to rise? All a bit of a (very welcome) mystery 😊xx

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I don't think so re the IVF it was a BFN - not even a chemical....I had sangria in Spain last week! (but not very much)

Waiting for GP and hopefully they send me for bloods....

hmmmmm.....

xxx

Oh wow this is amazing things are looking like it's a.good sign but bloods will 100% prove it. 🤞🤞 please keep us updated x

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Hidden in reply to daydreamer89

Will do! Will pay for private bloods if my GP doesn't send me for bloods...

Will keep you guys updated.

xxx

daydreamer89
daydreamer89 in reply to Hidden

Good luck lovely. Very rare to get a false positive. I don't blame u I paid for private bloods myself at one point well worth the money for a bit if reassurance xx

Oh gosh! This is exciting! Got my fingers and toes crossed for you :) xxx

Looks like a positive to me!! Congratulations!xx

Amazing news! Hope it all goes well! 🤞xx

Yay. Amazing and a great update xx

How exciting!!! :-) congratulations xx

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What amazing news! Congratulations! Xx

Wow congrats! Best news ever.. pray the pregnancy progresses well xx lots of positivity and love ur way x

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Hidden in reply to Sk1817

Aww thanks for your lovely message.

Fingers crossed 🤞🤰

So amazing! Let us know what your bloods say xx

Awwww how lovely is this congratulations amazing news xx

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Hidden in reply to Rachael_

Early early days - so keeping head from going into overdrive....

Xxx

Awesome update!! How very exciting!xx

I know several people who got pregnant naturally very quickly after a failed ivf, all said they think ivf kick started something in their bodies. I think this could be what has happened to you too.

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Hidden in reply to Lizzielizzielizzie

Yes I think so - early days so trying to keep calm for 6 week scan next week.

Xxx

This is fantastic! Congratulations xx

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Hidden in reply to WeeMrsH

Thanks 😃

Fingers crossed for 6 week scan!

Xxx

Wow amazing! Congratulations, wishing you well for the future 😘 Xx

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Hidden in reply to NB610

Thanks so much 😀

Incredible! Read this the other day and thought I would come on again today to check the result, Fantastic news, congratulations 💕

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Hidden in reply to Wilburbear24

Anxiously waiting for 6 week scan 😀 🤞🤞🤞

Wilburbear24
Wilburbear24 in reply to Hidden

I’m not surprised, it’s only natural to feel like that. I have to say at nearly 32 weeks pregnant the worry doesn’t go, it eases slightly but I’ve just come to the conclusion I need to trust my body. Wishing you best of luck! Got my fingers crossed for you xxx

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Hidden in reply to Wilburbear24

Oh you are nearly there 😀 hope you had a good pregnancy and the rest goes well too.

Yes it is strange feeling - I am symptom spotting like crazy afraid my period will come!

Seems like every milestone is stressful for the ladies on here - each stage in IVF and pregnancy.

We are actually 6 weeks today so our scan will be 7 weeks...our Gp maybe going from suspected ovulation. 😀

Thanks for your well wishes - keep those fingers crossed for us.

Xxx

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