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Bleeding at week 5 - should I be worried?(3 Posts)
Apologies in advance for the long post.
Until yesterday I thought I was a lot more pregnant than I am! Due to a v light period in May I thought I was 8 weeks and I am actually more like 5. Hence when I started bleeding yesterday morning, my doctors referred me for a scan at the Early Pregnancy Unit to check all was OK.
My doctor was really good and said it was probably nothing at all to worry about. She said, as she could see I was anxious, she would refer me to the clinic.
Personally I thought a bit of bleeding was normal (although this is more like a browny discharge) and I had dismissed the occasional pains as wind or my body settling in to become a mum. However, my partner insisted I go along.
When I got to the clinic and they did the scan, the sonographer said "I'm really sorry I can't see a baby", quite bluntly. Obviously, this worried me, but I knew I had not miscarried as all I had had was a few dots of brown blood. Literally hardly anything.
She recommended an internal scan and said that it looked like a 4-5 week pregnancy so they could not tell anything about the baby's health but that I was "bleeding quite heavily". I asked if this meant I would miscarry and she said she didn't know and would not be able to tell for another two weeks.
I just wish she had not told me about the bleeding at all (it is not coming out by the way!!) as now I am worrying. Has this happened to anyone else? Should I be preparing myself for a miscarriage?
This is the first time I have been pregnant, so would really appreciate the benefit of your experience.
Hi, definitely a good sign its not a lot of blood and brown blood is old blood-also a good sign. My sister in law was about the same pregnant as you and had bleeding like a period for 5 days and is now getting negative tests. I have never had a miscarriage myself but would say if its only brown discharge, its a good sign
Thanks, unfortunately after a little while it turned red and we lost the baby. I guess every woman is different. x
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