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If this isn't implantation bleeding, what the hell is it?!

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Shnook Wed 10-Apr-13 23:14:45

Right - with 1st baby, cycle was always exactly 27 days. Had few pink dots of spotting a few days before period due and that was that -pregnant -great!

TTC again now and periods are less consistent - every 26-29 days. Did ovulation test on day 8 and it was +ve although I was sceptical as period only ended 2 days before and although the lines matched they were quite pale. Did the deed though and next day OT was -ve.

Now on day 12, I have been bleeding all day. Started only when I wipe - first red, then watery red. have put a pad on tonight and thats got brown staining but again when I wipe, its watery red. Surely this is all too early too be an implantation bleed?? So what is it? Should I be concerned??

lia66 Sun 12-May-13 22:57:58

Oh I see sad well if you're only 4 wks then I'd say the pos hpt is good.
I guess in London a private scan would be fairly expensive. If you could get to Kings Hill in Kent it's £50 for a scan. Kent medical imaging I think it's called x

lia66 Sun 12-May-13 23:00:14

When was your period due discounting all the bleeding?

What day of cycle are you on now?

Shnook Sun 12-May-13 23:23:43

If we discount the 2 lots of weird bleeding, lmp was 30th March so next one wouldve been due somewhere around 25th-28th April - so I suppose i'd be on about day 17-20 of my cycle. Dr is counting the first weird bleed (10th April, 6 days long, V heavy - more so than a period) as lmp. Hope you can follow all this - losing track myself...!

Yes, I can get to Kings Hill. £50 is fine -thought you were going to say some ridiculous amount!

lia66 Mon 13-May-13 00:41:27

Perhaps give the a call tomorrow then, they were very accommodating to me on the times I've been to them and very sweet when all was not well.

I suppose I can see docs thinking but no one knows for sure what that bleeding was all about. Could have been a twin pregnancy for instance and you're now approaching month 2 with the surviving twin.

Docs are not pg experts.

Let us know how you get on x

lia66 Mon 13-May-13 00:42:11

And I have my fingers very firmly crossed for a positive outcome .

Shnook Mon 13-May-13 15:27:32

Thanks so much lia66. Interesting what you say about twins. I will give them a call and post an update.

BNmum Tue 14-May-13 12:24:38

How are you feeling today Schnook? Are you still bleeding? Thinking of you and hoping it all goes well.

Shnook Tue 14-May-13 12:55:03

Hi Bnmum. I'm feeling fine, thank you so much. The bleeding stopped Sunday. So it lasted 6 days..exactly the same length of my periods but absolutely nothing like a period.

Here's the weirdest thing....i have a bump....not a small bump, a big enough one that people at work are staring at it. This has literally appeared almost overnight! Surely I can't be 4wks (or 5 as it would be now) and already have a bump??!

Lia66 -having spoken with my hubby, now the bleeding has (hopefully) stopped we've decided not to get a private scan and instead are going back to the Dr earlier...esp now I think I'm further along than I thought. But if I feel worried, I will def take your advice and get a private scan.

BNmum Tue 14-May-13 13:10:23

That's great news Shnook. Maybe twins are on the cards? Keep us posted.

Shnook Tue 14-May-13 13:40:27

You read my mind - oh God!! Thank you so much for your kind words, by the way smile

In terms of ectopic risk, do MNers think its a good sign that bleeding seems to have stopped, it wasn't heavy and I've not had pain? Or do I still need to be a bit wary?

Liquoriceallsort Tue 14-May-13 13:56:08

I've been watching this story... What lovely news that everything turned out well smile no helpful input from me I just wanted to wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy xx

lia66 Tue 14-May-13 14:55:50

I have no personal experience of ectopic but from others stories I would expect you be in pain by now and bleeding. I'm no expert though.

Its not uncommon for some women to have breakthrough bleeding when their period would have been due during the first trimester of pg btw. It's not "normal", any bleeding in pg should be checked out, buts it's not uncommon.

I shall keep my fingers crossed and look out for an update from you in due course.

Ftyap - for today, you are pregnant smile

BNmum Tue 14-May-13 15:39:26

Do twins run in the family? I also don't have any experience of ectopic but I would think it would be causing you a lot of discomfort by now.

Shnook Tue 14-May-13 15:48:29

Ladies, thank you all for advice, well wishes and taking an interest -youve been a God-send. Hopefully, i'll have a healthy scan and all will be well - will keep you posted. We shall see re twins...!

Mythreeknights Tue 14-May-13 16:11:41

Shnook I'm following this with interest. I had a BFP yesterday but have had brown discharge all day on and off. Not enough to go through a pad, but enough to stain my knickers. I'm in theory 4 weeks pg, maybe 4+2. I have never had this before (I have 2 DSs), and my plan is to leave it til Friday then re-test and take a judgement then. I know what you mean about remaining detached from it as it is so early on, but still, it's frustrating that the waiting from the 2WW is now ongoing! Good luck and keep us posted.

Shnook Tue 14-May-13 17:08:59

Hi mythreeknights. Hopefully its just an implantation bleed? You're patient waiting til Friday - I tested every day I bled, it's cost me a fortune!!

Really hope it's all ok for you. Keep us posted! smile

Mythreeknights Wed 15-May-13 14:44:44

Thanks Shnook - I'm still spotting a little but not much :-) My boobs seem to have doubled in size overnight so I'm happy to leave off the testing until Friday - as you say it is flipping expensive! How are things with you? Have you got an early scan booked in?

Shnook Wed 15-May-13 15:55:00

Sounds promising - really hope you confirm your bfp on fri smile.

Im ok, feeling knackered though! Cant see Dr til Tues so scan won't be til after then. Still not bleeding though so just hope that continues.

BNmum Wed 15-May-13 20:33:16

Best of luck with both your pregnancies mythreeknights and shnook

Shnook Wed 15-May-13 20:48:47

Thank you smile

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 16-May-13 23:59:14

Ectopic may only show as bleeding for a while. Pain kicks in between week 6 and 11 IIRC. I MC an ectopic in Feb at nearly 7 weeks. I just had a few twinges.
Crossing everything for you. smile
And, buy £1 shop tests. Very sensitive, and very cheap. They kept me sane and solvent! grin

Shnook Thu 23-May-13 19:35:44

Update- had a scan. Am 6 weeks and all looks normal at this stage - just hoping it stays that way smile

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 23-May-13 21:51:20

That's marvellous. grin congratulations!

Shnook Fri 24-May-13 08:30:48

Thanks Saggy!

BNmum Mon 27-May-13 08:12:41

Whoop whoop! Just thought and check in for an update and I'm over the moon to see that all is well. Best of luck for the rest of the pregnancy! Xx

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