I'm 6 + 3 as of today. I'm really upset because I don't know what's going on with my body?
Three days ago I felt some abdominal cramping. It felt like very mild period cramps. This was on and off for a few hours and stopped before I went to bed.
The next morning I woke up and had brown CM / discharge only when I wiped.
Yesterday morning it turned to dark red blood. I went to the A&E - they referred me to the Early Pregnancy Unit.
At the EPU I was given a trans-vaginal scan. The doc giving the scam said I only looked 4 + 5 to 5+2 weeks. He asked it I was sure of my LMP. I told him I was fairly sure.
He said it was too early to hear a heartbeat; so he booked me in for 2 weeks later so he can see how the embryo is growing.
Other than that he said everything looked ok (not ectopic). He said he couldn't tell me the reason why I'm bleeding - but not to worry as it isn't uncommon.
Later that day the cramps returned. They felt like normal menstrual cramps. It hurt but it wasn't unmanageable. And they certainly weren't the worse cramps I ever felt. It just felt very uncomfortable being crampy on the bus instead of snug in my own bed.
I took some painkillers and the cramps eventually subsided. By then my spotting had turned bright red. It wasn't enough to fill a panty-liner but I was sufficiently freaked out.
I woke up in the middle of the night feeling nauseous. No cramps, but I felt like I was going to vomit. I ate an apple and went back to bed.
The bleeding continued when I woke up again. This time I filled one panty-liner. I went to my GP to ask for my HGC levels to be tested. She said there's no point because if I miscarry I'm likely to do so before the results of the HGC come in (as 2 test, a week apart are needed - so i was told). The doc has written me off work for 2 weeks and told me to get bedrest. No stress, no lifting heavy things, no exercise. Take taxis instead of the tube, etc.
The cramps have returned just now. And I've realized that my BBs which were very sore for the longest time no longer hurt.
I feel really confused and upset.
Am I having a miscarriage?
Had anyone been through anything like this before?
Can you bleed red and the baby still be OK?
Will the bleeding stop?
My work wants to know the exact reason why I'm out of the office but I don't want to say anything about the pregnancy. My fit / sick note just said, "unwell"
MC or not... maybe hun, I will be honest. There are however a number of things to explain what's happening (my dates got pushed back the exact same as yours, with my son), bleeding can be a subchorionic haematoma, and the cramps are fairly normal especially for first pregnancies (round ligament pains).
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do at this point except wait. I will say that I had this identical experience with my son (bleeding, 6+5 being pushed back to 5+6), and he is now 2 years old. However, it is also a sign of an MC. So ... no answer for you, sorry.
From my own experience........ I suffered a mmc 2 years ago, I was 6/7 weeks and had bright red bleeding (not much at first really, but it did get heavier like a normal period) along with cramping, my early pregnancy symptoms vanished as well. I just had a gut feeling that something was wrong. Got checked at the EPU and they confirmed a mmc.
That was my experience tho - I don't want to scare you as some people go on to have healthy babies after experiencing bleeding in early pregnancy!
I have not experienced that; however I have heard of woman bleeding bright red and everything is okay. It is just a bleed around the sac. I don't want to give you false hope, but don't give up until you know for sure with out a doubt. Good luck, and hopefully your little one is just giving you a heck of a scare.
It could be breakthrough bleeding as your still early its very likely I had horrible cramps and bleeding but turned out it was a subchronic hematoma and a cyst. Try to limit your activities and relax I found warm bath helpful for the cramps, I know it easier said than done but try to be as positive as possible and hope for the best I have my fingers crossed for you . As for work you don't need to disclose any further information the sick certificate is enough for them to take the Drs word for it! X
Thanks, everyone. This is Day 5 and I'm still bleeding. It's not enough to fill a whole pad, but it's enough for a pantyliner. I haven't passed any clots yet. Cramps seem to happen right after I eat. It doesn't help that I'm bloated and constipated.
I guess I have to wait and see what happens. I'm already bored of bedrest. All I keep doing is googling, "miscarriage signs"
I'm sorry you are going through this - maybe my experience will help you!
I am currently 8 wks 3 days and I had spotting from around 4.5 wks! It has been all the colours you could think of including bright red and I even passed a couple of small clots early last week!
The prob is that nobody is interested when you are so early - however your doc is wrong about your HCG - you have 2 blood tests 48 hours apart, and your hormones should double in that timeframe! That is the first thing I had done but not wothout my struggle!
My doc or EPAU would not even see me when I first starting spotting - luckily I had an appointment already scheduled with my gynae and when I told her I had been having light cramps and spotting she referred me to EPAU and they couldn't turn me away! First thing they did was a HCG test (2 in 48 hrs) as my hormones doubled they booked me in for a scan a few days later. As with you they couldn't see anything other than a sac so booked me in 10 days later (7+3) where I saw the heartbeat!
I continued spotting after this and even head a heavier bleed with clots so booked myself in for a private scan last weekend - baby had grown as it should was measuring 8 weeks and had a strong HB!
I have stopped spotting the past few days but still experiencing some cramps but just trying not to stress!
It doesn't always mean bad - demand the HCG test for your own piece of mind - if you are miscarrying your levels will drop but at least you will know!!
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