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Bleeding and scared

(33 Posts)
Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 10:39:12

I am 4 weeks pregnant and have light blood when I went to the toilet.

I rang the doctors who said it's not a guarantee of miscarriage but I did also get a severe cramp in the night.

It's obviously so early nobody knows yet but my sister says this can be normal. I am however petrified.

Has anyone else had this ?

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 10:57:41

I had a clot and cramping last Friday. Didn't POAS till Sunday and am now waiting for BetaHCg results. Ill hand hold with you.
My GP was lovely. Said it was probably pooled implantation blood and not to panic. Do you have any other symptoms? Are they still as strong as they were?

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 11:05:20

Hello catpuss

Apart from some sickness I have not really had any symptoms so just don't know have been reading on here about implantation bleeding so am just keeping my fingers crossed it's that.

This is my first pregnancy and I am only a few weeks pregnant. I am in Irlenad and have not even had a scan yet as last period was due 5th December.

I am more hopeful after reading previous threads on here,

Now I am just off to look up poas!

stowsettler Tue 08-Jan-13 11:17:02

Fingers crossed for you. I had a very bad cramp in the night at about the same time (but admittedly no blood). Turned out it was implantation I think, am now 34+6 so hoping a similar outcome for you.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 11:22:07

Pee on a stick! grin
Ill hand hold with you. Although I have the full gamut of symptoms and feel dreadful, I really need the results of the BetaHCg to really feel safe!
I think that spotting/bleeding is actually quite common. Ive heard hundreds of stories about women who thought they were having sometimes quite heavy periods who were actually pregnant. A friend of a friend has just had a baby. She didnt find out she was pregnant until she was 36 weeks!!! Had been having periods the whole time! shock

greenj1 Tue 08-Jan-13 11:28:35

I'm here and holding your hand, sounds like implantation to me and early bleeding is very common. It is very scary but we are all here if you need to talk xxx

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 12:54:00

Thank you all so much. This is only my second post and it isn't a great start!

I have had no further bleeding (as going to the bathroom to check every 15minutes!) and it was so so lite.

I hope it it just implantation but will do another test at the weekend just to be sure.

I feel sick again since this morning and have never been so pleased to want to throw my guts up!

Thanks again ladies I am going to rest up today and think positive.

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 12:57:00

Catpuss hope you're results are positive (also had to google the beta thing) too when are they due?

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 13:21:31

Well Im now firmly part of this thread with you if youll have me! I had some pinkness this morning. It totally freaked me out! Ive spent the last two hours rechecking, stressing and talking to my embryo! I had one more CB digital hidden away, so I have just POAS. ?It says 3+. Yesterday it said 2-3. Thats good right? Means my hormone levels are rising? I am in such a stew. Ive had quite bad nausea, metallic taste and sore boobs already, and everytime they ease off a bit I panic! Im off out now. Ive decided that theres nothing I can do but not think about it. Ive got my second blood test tomorrow, and if that comes back raised then maybe I'll be able to calm down a bit. Its more horrible because I havent told anyone yet other than my best friend, and she is busy, so I dont have anyone here to hold my hand! DP will absolutely freak, so im waiting until after the blood test to tell him. I had a lovely supportive thread going on in chat, but its petered out now. I dont want to bump it and look needy! blush

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 13:31:12

Catpuss unfortunately only time will tell! I know it feels like some of the longest hours of my life!

I hope your DP freaks in a good way when you tell him!

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 13:33:02

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html I found this useful. The increase seems to be positive for you!

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 13:43:55

I know! I've had 2 Dcs already, and I read EVERYTHING! not always a blessing I'm still feeling bloody awful! Like you I'm so grateful to still feel ill! confused I do have a cervical erosion which often causes spotting. I'm just coruscating on that right now! Have you seen anymore?

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 13:47:25

No nothing since and am doing nothing today! Have horses so no riding or mucking out for me just indoor time!

I feel less panicked than I did when first saw the blood. Just have to live in hope now!

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 13:54:25

I'm not doing any of that! I've just got a bit of poo picking. Dd13 can flipping well do the rest! Im not eating well right now and am more than a little wobbly! I think we should start our own optimism based antenatal quiche!

Somersetlady Tue 08-Jan-13 14:05:48

It's a beautiful day here i'd live to go for a ride but too scared after this morning!

How old is dc2?

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 14:32:52

DS is nearly 17, dd is nearly 14. I'm an old bird of 37 nowadays!

Hanikam Tue 08-Jan-13 14:40:00

Eeeek how scary! I'm same age and preggers again. Had spotting around time period would have been, and again after sex. I think I'm about 7 or 8 weeks now, so I'm resting when possible and trying not to check undies every 5 minutes.
I'll hold hands with you. It's been 6 years since ds2 was born. A long time.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 16:00:30

Ooh, we are now a quiche of 3! grin I've just checked, nothing new!

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 08-Jan-13 21:19:29

How you doing guys?

Hanikam Thu 10-Jan-13 11:01:39

Bright red blood this morning after school run, and now mild cramping pains. Feeling a bit scared tbh, and hanging out on MN for reassurance.

Have called the GP surgery, and the midwife will ring around 1:30.

Somersetlady Thu 10-Jan-13 17:48:48

Hope you are ok Hanikam.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Thu 10-Jan-13 18:51:00

Best wishes Hanikam. Xx

Hanikam Fri 11-Jan-13 11:11:50

No not ok. Went to A&E on midwife's advice because bleeding and cramping got progressively worse. Very strangely, their urine preg tests came back negative so me an DH were quizzed over was I preg or not? I'm sure the triage nurse thought I was faking!
Anyway, they did a blood test, which was positive, so after 4 hours in emergency I was taken to the gynae ward. More blood tests, internal exam (horrible, lots of pulling). Gynae says she's almost 100% sure it's a miscarriage.

Now I'm at home, had a hot bath, lots of painkillers, bleeding isn't very heavy, only one pad every hour or so and not too many clots. Sorry if tmi.
Very confused and avoiding my own emotions ATM. DH had to go to London today and promises to be home early. BIL took kids to school. If I talk to anyone I'm just going to cry, so I'm avoiding people. Will have to go out later.

I have to back to gynae to have another HcG blood test exactly 48 hours after the first one, so 10pm Saturday night. If HcG levels drop, MC for sure and I know in my heart it is MC.
They wAnt me in every 48 hours till HcG levels fall to 20. Currently at 118. I can't go through this again. It's too painful.

Purplelooby Fri 11-Jan-13 17:00:10

Oh hanikam I am so, so sorry. Holding your hand right now.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 11-Jan-13 23:27:03

I'm so sorry Hanikam. {{hug}}

Hanikam Sat 12-Jan-13 11:08:12

Thank you for your hugs! DH has taken kids to football and is expecting me to go over as well, instead of " moping at home"

I know he means well but I'm feeling really drained fragile and not up to hanging about on a freezing sideline.

roxyroo89 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:07:33

Sorry you are going through this, horrible isn't it!?

I'm 5+3 :/ a few days ago I had terribly heavy bleeding and clots the size of my palm, emergency doc referred me to the EPU and had an internal scan, they couldn't see why I was bleeding..... But they said the baby had implanted too low and they need to wait and see what happens, I have a scan next Friday but Im not too hopeful of anything being there. Pregnancy symptoms seem to have gone too sad

MrsRV Sat 12-Jan-13 21:40:58

Not sure if this may help reassure any of you who have had bleeding, but I had unexplained bleeding & cramps from about 8 weeks on & off until about 34 weeks. Had scan after scan & internal after internal. I had a healthy baby girl 3 days overdue! Feeling your pain xx

Can I join this not so happy band? I'm maybe 6 weeks and have woken up with cramping and some brown discharge. Been resting up for a few hours and its not too painful but I'm not feeling very hopeful. It seems such an uncertain time for all of us, these first weeks.

Am I alone in thinking if it is the worst then I'd like it to happen quickly so we can try again? Reading these miscarriage threads does not make for cheering news. hmm

Thinking of you others in the same boat this weekend.

winner38 Sun 13-Jan-13 17:49:12

I am about 5 weeks pregnant, and on Thursday evening I started light bleeding, and having a little stomach cramps. Friday I went to the Early Pregnancy Unit and they said that I'm still pregnant and that the I need to return back in 10days. I am really scared, as I have continued to have a flow of red blood, and only this morning I had a small pea size blood clot.

flyingsprocket Sun 13-Jan-13 21:18:30

Me too. I'm 11+5, good healthy scan on Friday but I've been bleeding & cramping since yesterday morning. Went to A&E and I'm waiting for EPU to contact me in the morning when they open.

Good luck everyone

winner38 Mon 14-Jan-13 09:32:20

Dear flyingsprocket
my thoughts are with and I will be thinking of you.

flyingsprocket Mon 14-Jan-13 14:44:40

Thanks winner38 the EPAC contacted me first thing & I had a scan at 10am. Everything's ok thankfully. The offered no explanation for the bleeding. I hope it works out for you x

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