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Advice about cramping and back pain at around 4 weeks, worried!

(30 Posts)
Magpie78 Mon 23-Sep-13 19:29:45

Hello everyone, hoping you can help am 4-5 weeks and for the past few days have been having what feels like mild period pain coupled with back pain, kind of in the middle like a pulled muscle.
Is this normal, panicking a bit!
Thanks

MammySam Wed 25-Sep-13 22:55:58

Hi Magpie we seem to be in a similar situation. I've had pains and have been on and off to EPAU since Monday 16th sept. had a scan last week and no pregnancy was visible, had another scan today and there was a sac but no yolk or heart beat, however that could mean I'm not 6+3 but more like 5+3 which could be quie possible.
However my HCG levels are not doubling as they need to be (had 4 sets of blood tested) and they were at 690 on 16/9 and today 9 days later a only 3000 when they should be more like 11,000 if they had doubled.
I hope all goes well with you and your HCG is doing what it needs t be, however the point of me telling you all this is that even if it isn't doubling the guys looking after me still seem relatively positive that the pregnancy may continue, however they are keeping an eye on me just in case. I'm back next week for another scan and more bloods.
Best of luck with your scan, hopefully you'll be 1000 in a couple of days if your HCG is OK!
Sam x

Magpie78 Thu 26-Sep-13 08:13:26

Thanks guys, am going back for repeat bloods tomorrow so fingers crossed they are doubling. Xx

mymagaret Thu 26-Sep-13 13:25:32

Hello,
Just for a little bit of a positive. I had horrendous reccurring period like pains for the first 6 weeks (i never get pains) I was positive it meant something was wrong. I even bled several times and would panic so much and be in constant tears. I wasn't in a position to get myself checked out either so just had to wait.

I am now 28 weeks pregnant with my very wriggly healthy baby! So all that worry in the early days they give us can turn out to be just that.

Fingers crossed for you smile

mymagaret Thu 26-Sep-13 13:26:00

that meant to say *i never normally get period pains when not pregnant

Magpie78 Thu 26-Sep-13 20:49:01

That has definitely made me feel better, I hope that happens for me too x

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