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Positive Pregnancy test, but spotted the day I took the test..?

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Since my husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 6 months now I seem to get a head of myself with the pregnancy test and start testing even before my missed period. This time I was about 3 days before I was expected to start my period and I got a positive pregnancy test (it was a faint line, but it was noticeable). Of course, both my husband I, are excited but that same night I noticed very light spotting when I used the bathroom. The spotting lasted through the night. I took another test the next morning and still got a positive with the blue line even darker then the day before. I took another test today still positive and even darker. Now mind you, my expected period isn't until tomorrow, one more day. Could I be getting false positives results? And if not, what could the spotting be an indication of? I called my doctor and they won't see me for my first appointment until April 1st, that seem far away and for this being our first baby, I feel I have so many questions I would like answered now, not a month from now. Is that normal as well, scheduling a doctors appointment a month away? Thank you for your help! Hope my question wasn't too long and confusing.

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Unless you are using fertility treatments, there is really no way to get a false positive. What you saw was most likely some implantation bleeding, which is a small amount of blood that is dislodged as the egg is implanted. the amount of implantation bleeding you have depends on you, it's different for each woman and can even be different for each pregnancy. (I only remember it happening with my first pregnancy, and maybe my second.)as far as the wait for your appointment, that's normal. Most doctors don't want to see patients until they are at least 8 weeks old. Some wait even longer. Yes, it does seem like a long time to wait, but until at least 10 weeks (at the earliest) you can't even hear the baby's heartbeat and if you're young, you won't get an early ultrasound. To be honest, there isn't a lot going on and there really isn't anything your doctor can do or tell you until closer to the second trimester. You can do some genetic testing between 11 and 13 weeks, but that's it. So don't worry about having to wait. I know it can drive you crazy, I've been before a few times before, but that's just how it is. I had to wait until I was 13 weeks before I got to see the nurse in my midwife's office, and the it was another two before I got a dating ultrasound and actually saw my midwife.

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