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Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby GAPeach317 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:51 am

Hi Ladies!

I haven't been here in over a year, so I had to re-create my username, but I am back! :)
I am here for the experts and well-wishers. :)

Some background: DH and I have been trying to conceive for 6 years. I do not have PCOS or endometriosis. All tests for me and him have come back normal, which puts me in the category of "unexplained infertility". I ovulate perfectly, progesterone levels are great, egg supply is high. No idea. BUT - this is the year of the baby - so we want to try for 3 months, and then will pursue IVF or adoption. :)

Now, what I really need your help with!

On Christmas night (6DPO) my husband and I had sex, and then immediately after I had sharp pains and cramping in my uterus. I thought maybe he just went too deep and hit the cervix, but it lasted awhile. Since then it turned into abdomen bloating and soreness. Some light cramping and low back pain. Now it's a weird feeling (unlike I have ever felt before) in my low abdomen. It's not really a cramping or bloated, but more of a full heavy feeling. It's rather annoying and although I am *hoping* it's a pregnancy symptom, I am concerned something else is going on! Bowels seem fine, so no idea what it could be?! I also ALWAYS have sore boobs on 7DPO and nothing!?

Thanks for your input!

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby beckyrae88 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:40 pm

Hello, and welcome back! I was also on here a while ago when ttc my son. 6 years is a LONG time to wait especially with an "unexplained infertility" diagnosis! I really hope your symptoms are a sign of pregnancy! Having said that, I have also experienced what you've described and I was pregnant, just 14dpo (but I already knew for sure I was pregnant at the time). I felt crampy and bloated and it was very uncomfortable and it happened during sex. I'm hoping this is promising for you! I'm not sure why it happened to me... I get really crampy in early pregnancy anyways so maybe sex just irritated my cramps more than usual?

I tested at 8dpo and got a super faint positive on a wondfo, blazing positive by 10dpo. You should be able to test soon!! FX!
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby GAPeach317 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:03 am

Hi Becky!

Thank you so much for your response! :)

Yesterday I was back to normal, just light cramping and lower back pain. I am less hopeful now, but still FX that it was related to implantation! I tested on 9 and 10 and they were both BFN... I will wait until AF is due (on Monday) to test again!

I have decided to take action this year, but sadly it means all of tests have to be redone. :( 2017 is the year of the baby! :)

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby katbagley88 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:53 am

Isn't frustrating being in the un-explained infertility club! I'm in the same position, been trying for 5 years all tests were normal apart from me having iron and vitamin B12 deficiencies (which can seriously affect fertility apparently!) unfortunately for me cramps are an af symptom, but I hope they're good sign for you :)
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby GAPeach317 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Hi Kat!

Thanks for your response. Would love to hear more about your journey and your plans for TTC. Have you addressed the iron and B12 defeciencies?

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby katbagley88 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:44 pm

Sure! I already have three boys aged 9,7 and 6 two are from a previous relationship and my youngest I had with my husband. I fell pregnant again when my youngest was 10mths old in august 2011, unfortunately I miscarried in October 2011 at 10 weeks, we started trying again that December for about 2 years with no success, so we went to see a doctor we had tests done everything was 'normal' so we kept trying, still no joy, after another 2 years I started taking opks so I could see when I was O'ing, but still didn't help. In august this year, I started temping but my temps were never very high and I didn't have 3 days of higher temps to confirm ovulation, so we went back to the doctor, we had our tests repeated and they found I was deficient in iron (my level was only 7.2!) vitamin B12 and folate (B6) I was told again everything with me was fine my progesterone level was normal as were my FSH levels my thyroid was fine i tested negative for ceoliac disease (which can also affect fertility) hubby's sperm analysis was normal so my doctor was pretty confident that it was the deficiencies that were the problem, being deficient in one or the other isn't too bad but all three isn't good! Dr said it can cause temporary infertility because folate and vitamin B12 are vital for cell development and iron for oxygen and blood flow.
I've since had a course of vitamin B12 injections and I've been put on iron supplements and folic acid (the synthetic version of folate) I recently had my levels checked and it was 11.14 which is normal :) so yes its been addressed. I'm yet to get my bfp, Dr said it could take up to six months post treatment for my fertility to return to normal but in most cases it can return imeditatly (if that is what the problem is)

We're just going with 'if it happens it happens' at the moment I've spent years obsessing and I dont think its helped one bit. My doctor just advised us to have sex every three days through my cycle so that's what we've been doing. We've both on a pre conception multi vitamin as well and after new year I'm changing my diet too, mostly stuff that contains iron and B12 to maintain my levels, hopefully then I won't have to stay on meds. If in six months and I'm still not pregnant we will speak to the doctor again.
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby GAPeach317 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks for sharing!!!! I am having blood work this month and will look forward to seeing my levels for those three things!

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby katbagley88 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:34 am

To be honest I dont know how i didn't click sooner as being deficient in any of those makes you feel really rubbish! I just put my exhaustion down to looking after three kids and working 40hrs a week! I do feel so much better now though so even if I dont get a bfp at least I feel healthy again!
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby GAPeach317 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:16 am

That's great to hear! FX that you get your BFP SO SOON! :)))

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
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Re: Strange feeling in lower abdomen?

Postby katbagley88 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:29 pm

Thank you! Hopefully it won't be long :)
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