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Long high temperature period, but negative pregnancy test - should I be worried?

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euroblonde Posted: 12-01-2010 10:58 AM

Hi,

This is my first time on this forum but I have been charting since about 8 cycles, and have had no success getting pregnant yet, probably because I am off the pill, after having used it for more than 10 years. Until now, I had O around day 20, and then a relatively short lp (around 10 days). This time, I had O after 25 days with a moderate temp rise, and secondary temp rise at 14 days post-o. I am now 15 days post-o. I took a test on day 8, day 13 and today (day 15) and they were all negative. I have other weird signs like some mild cramping and painful nipples. Should I be worried? Is there something wrong? With such a long high temperature phase (5 days longer than usual and I have no other illness), should I not be pregnant now?

Thanks a lot for your answers!

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pierski777 replied on 12-01-2010 11:08 AM

can you post your chart for us to view?? 

I am in the same boat as you...according to the system I O'd on CD21 which would now make me 21dpo w/ negative tests...if i O'd later (i'm thinkn cd29) that would still make me 14dpo today so i'm just as confused as you!

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dj rayne replied on 12-01-2010 11:33 AM

Pierski _ To me, without charts to compare to I'd say CD40 is also likely. You'll have to just keep temping and see. OP, can you post a chart? Without seeing how everything lines up it would be hard to say.

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pierski777 replied on 12-01-2010 11:49 AM

dj rayne- I was thinking the same thing about CD40, but i had NO CF at all! It's been basically dry dry dry ...not sure if that makes a difference for O or not though?

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euroblonde replied on 12-01-2010 12:07 PM

Hi and thanks!

Here's the link to my chart http://www.tcoyf.com/members/euroblonde/charts/1.aspx

Normally, I chart on paper, so I just filled in this one on the site.

My other cycles so far have all been 30-35 days long, generally O happens at 20-22 CD and then LP is around 10 days. It's pretty much like clockwork... that's why this one is so weird!

 

Thanks for your help!

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dj rayne replied on 12-01-2010 1:10 PM

15 day Lp isn't out of line with normal and even if you are used to 10 day LPs it could be something changed giving you a better O and more progesterone. See what happens. It could be that AF is just around the corner, Your urine is too dilute for a test to pick up the hormone or a cyst that should resolve but is pumping more progesterone than you are used to into your system which can lengthen LPs and cause some PG type symptoms.

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dj rayne replied on 12-01-2010 1:15 PM

Pierski, it could be that CF is where it needs to be but not sufficient enough to migrate down to where it is noticeable. Depending on your hormonal balance you can O and not have  CF. For some women it is normal to have EW 2-3 days (or even up to 5 days) prior to O and as long as they BD from the start of CF to O then they are covered. EOD is fine as is every day, I wouldn't go more than every 3rd day though.  Amt and timing are dependant on estrogen production and  e/p ratios. Try an internal check.

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