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UPDATE - False pregnancy test results - cycle after IVF

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

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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? ๐Ÿ˜„

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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

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Morning lovely! Iโ€™m no doctor but Iโ€™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

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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!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

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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

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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! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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

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

x

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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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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 :)

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Iโ€™d say go out and get some more tests.. stranger things have happened.. ๐Ÿคž 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

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You should have saved your fmu lol. Good luck xx

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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

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I donโ€™t know if they work that way.. There must be hcg in your urine for a positive which is why itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜˜ 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....

x

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It's definitely strange. Keep us posted on what the Boots test says ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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Omg!!!!! I really hope this is good news ๐Ÿ˜˜ 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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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

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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

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Any news?? ๐Ÿ’™ Xx

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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

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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 ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

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awww hug received! :)

xxx

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

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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

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Oh wow - it definitely looks as though you are pregnant! Fingers crossed - thatโ€™s amazing! Keep us posted ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

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

x

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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 wonโ€™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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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....

x

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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! ๐Ÿ˜Š Good luck for your blood test - hope it's a good one xxx

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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

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Keeping my fingers crossed for you for you x

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Fingers crossed for you but this looks very promising ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ™Œ xxx

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Fingers crossed :)

X

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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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Aww thanks :)

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

Xxx

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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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

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Oh wow this is amazing things are looking like it's a.good sign but bloods will 100% prove it. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž please keep us updated x

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

Will keep you guys updated.

xxx

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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

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

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Looks like a positive to me!! Congratulations!xx

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Amazing news! Hope it all goes well! ๐Ÿคžxx

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Yay. Amazing and a great update xx

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How exciting!!! :-) congratulations xx

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What amazing news! Congratulations! Xx

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

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Aww thanks for your lovely message.

Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคฐ

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So amazing! Let us know what your bloods say xx

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Awwww how lovely is this congratulations amazing news xx

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

Xxx

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Awesome update!! How very exciting!xx

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

Xxx

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This is fantastic! Congratulations xx

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Thanks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Fingers crossed for 6 week scan!

Xxx

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Wow amazing! Congratulations, wishing you well for the future ๐Ÿ˜˜ Xx

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Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜€

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Incredible! Read this the other day and thought I would come on again today to check the result, Fantastic news, congratulations ๐Ÿ’•

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Anxiously waiting for 6 week scan ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

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Iโ€™m not surprised, itโ€™s only natural to feel like that. I have to say at nearly 32 weeks pregnant the worry doesnโ€™t go, it eases slightly but Iโ€™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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Oh you are nearly there ๐Ÿ˜€ 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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

Xxx

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