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GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 00:29:34

i know i probably won't get many responses, due to the time, but i'm just back from hospital & i have no idea at all.
i'll try to keep this short :-

over the last fortnight, i have done 3 pregnancy tests, each with a faint positive result. i have also had multiple pregnancy symptoms.

today, i was at the GP, & was told to hand a urine sample in on monday morning.

however, about 6pm tonight, i started with browny-dischargey-blood, which quickly became bright red, "fresh" looking blood.
i did another test, which was negative.

as the evening wore on, the bleeding & pain became much worse, so called nhs24, who told me to make my way to hospital asap, which i did do.

i was seen by the nurse, was asked for a urine sample -tmi alert- which ended up being more blood than urine. nurse did the test, and informed me it was negative, but there was confusion due to the 3 faint positives i'd previously had. i was sent back to the waiting room to wait for the DR.

while waiting, she came running out the room, shouting my name, asking me to look, & "is it just my eyes" etc. the pregnancy test had a very pale positive.

in the end, i've been told to hand in my sample on monday, & get my gp to contact the epu & arrange a scan so we can find out what on earth is going on.

i'm wondering if anyone else has been through anything similar, and what the result was?

at the moment, no-one seems to know if i am pregnant, but am miscarrying, if i'm pregnant, and baby is fine, or if i'm not pregnant, all the test are dodgy & i'm just having a very nasty period ( which seems very unlikely to me- especially as i'm having a lot of symptoms, in addition to the faint positive tests.)

TIA for any replies.

jasper Sat 27-Aug-11 00:41:27

My goodness, how nerve wracking for you.
When was your last proper period? Does the current bleeding look/ feel like a period?

hopefulgum Sat 27-Aug-11 00:52:25

Why aren't the doctors ordering Beta blood tests? That's the best way to test if you are pregnant and if the pregnancy is viable.
There are two common types of hCG tests. A qualitative hCG test detects if hCG is present in the blood. A quantitative hCG test (or beta hCG) measures the amount of hCG actually present in the blood.

Ask for a quantitative blood test(it will be done once then another 48 hours later I think).

That way you will know for certain.

I do hope you have a good outcome.

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 00:53:43

i've not had a period for about 3 months- i used to have very erratic periods before i had my son, i think they're going back to "normal" (for me) now.

its just red blood, but very runny, (normally mine is very thick & clotty) and the pain is immense (i've always had really bad cramps etc, but nothing like this)
it just doesn't feel "right" you know?

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 00:55:19

maybe they'll do a blood test on monday? if not, i'll mention that to them, & see what they say, thanks.

jasper Sat 27-Aug-11 00:55:52

do you have an instinctive idea of what is happening?

EverSoLagom Sat 27-Aug-11 00:59:37

If you are in a lot of pain you should insist on getting some help before Monday. Hope you're ok OP.

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 01:10:16

i don't know what to think to be honest sad

whether i am pregnant or not, i am certain that i WAS.

i have all the symptoms i had first time round, plus all those tests... false positives are meant to be really rare, aren't they?

they won't do anything before monday, the only nearish hospital to me with ultrasound equipment don't have any sonographers in at the weekend, it's a blanket policy. the out-of-hours doc said i could take some paracetamol, but no ibruprofen "just incase".

i'm worrying, due to the fact i had a gum infection about 3 weeks ago, & the dentist prescribed me medicines which he made sure i wasn't pregnant before prescribing (i'd had a negative test about 3 or 4 days beforehand) i took the med for a day & i half, then stopped because it made me feel so ill- then the following week i got my first faint positive- what if its that? what if the medications caused this? would it take this long, or am i clutching at straws here?

jasper Sat 27-Aug-11 01:13:56

did the dentist prescribe Metronidazole? (Flagyl?) That won't have done you any harm. I suppose you just have to sit tight till Monday. Good luck !

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 01:19:07

yes, that and penicillin.

whoo, that's relief.

thanks to everyone for the good wishes. i guess i do just have to cross everything & hope for the best.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 27-Aug-11 02:25:31

I'm really sorry, I don't know what to suggest that hasn't been said already. Whatever else, I think you can take it that you were pregnant. Yes false positives are rare and it sounds like the right things were happening. Whether or not you still are I couldn't say.

Things like this always happen over a weekend sad just to torment you that little bit more. Do you have any idea of how pregnant you might have been? Have you got someone with you this weekend?

AgentZigzag Sat 27-Aug-11 02:36:45

I can't suggest anything futher either, but just wanted to give you a hug and let you know I'm thinking of you.

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 09:10:28

tried to post last night, but mumsnet wouldn't let me!

gwen, i'm really not sure, due to not having a period for months. i'm guessing 3-4 weeks, but i don't have a clue.

dh is here, but he'll be going to get dsd soon (if he gets her, thats looking a bit uncertain at the moment) so i'll be having to paint a smile on.

agent, thank you for the hug, it's much appreciated.

around 3.15am, i went to the loo & there was something on my pad which looked a bit like a blood-soaked tampon string, but fleshy, if that makes sense. it was maybe an inch or so long. when i wiped, a couple of clots were on the paper, and when i looked in the loo the bottom of the bowl had a fair bit of clotty-looking purplish blood.

sorry to overshare, i know it doesn't make for pleasant reading, but can i take it that i am definitely miscarrying, then?

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 09:17:17

Sounds like it glittery espeically bearing in mind the pain you describe sad

I mc and because it was "incomplete" I was still getting faint + 3 months later!

Its horrid, I am very sorry they have left you over the weekend and didnt do th hcg bloods.

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 09:34:34

oh, i'm sorry to hear that, becaroooo sad

just went to the loo, and lots more little clots. the dog's been following me about like a shadow the last couple of weeks, she followed me in, sniffed at my pad, and before i could push her away from it, she put her ears & tail down, and ran. straight into dh's legs. tried to go round him, couldn't, so sat down cowering. i called her over, and she came, still shaking, and was giving me five and licking my hand, but still with the ears down & shaking a bit. she's not came near me since sad

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 11:35:19

Make sure you get yourself to the OHGP if you experience any of the following:
Fever
Vomiting
Rt sided shoulder pain
Severe rt sided abdo pain
Take care - ibpuprofen and chocolate hot water bottle should help x

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 11:36:04

Animals are very tuned into illness/injury in humans IME sad

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 11:55:18

thanks becaroooo, the out of hours/hospital never mentioned any of those symptoms, i'll be aware.

the one thing the DR did say was to take paracetamol, not ibuprofen just incase.

(i guess just incase i don't miscarry- there was a bit of a language barrier so both of us had trouble making ourselves clear)

the pains eased somewhat, i'm torturing myself as to whether to do another test to see whats what.

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 11:59:27

sigh...not surprised tbh...care for women who are mc is woeful IME (been through it a few times sadly)

Wrt to the ibuprofen the Dr made a good point.

The symptoms I mentioned are all indicators of ectopic pg, which would need emergency treatment.

At this stage the only definitive answer would be an bloods test to measure your hcg levels. If they are lower than expected/normal you will have mc.

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 12:11:46

hmm the faint pregnancy line came up before the control line, but by the time the control line came up, the pregnancy line had disappeared confused

i'm just going to have to be patient, aren't i? sad

thing is, if i have lost the baby, i'll need an anti-d injection, i'm rhesus negative.

i don't know what to think/feel/do. i feel so shit, and cheated. sad

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 14:46:09

Yes, I know. Really I do.

<<very un MN Hug to you>>

I think you need to get in with your GP 1st thing tuesday and find out definitively.

So sorry you are going though this x

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 17:42:52

thanks for the hug, becaroooo.

is it normal for the blood to slow down, and the pain to increase?

then a few hours later, reverse itself?

i'm sorry to ask so many questions, i just don't have anyone i can ask in RL.

dh is just taking dsd home- had to go hide in another room occasionally, in the end he told her i had a sore tummy. i got a hug & kiss for that smile

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 19:09:07

Depends glittery

If the pain becomes very bad or one sided, humour me and ring nhs direct would you???

Have you been monitoring your temp?

GlitterySkulls Sat 27-Aug-11 19:22:49

i'll phone nhs direct if needs be, don't worry.

i did take it earlier as i felt really hot & sweaty, but it was only 36.1, so...

i just feel so fecking useless, i can't stand the uncertainty.

Becaroooo Sat 27-Aug-11 19:28:54

Its an awful feeling, isnt it? I spent the whole weekend sobbing on the sofa after my last mc the week before xmas 2007 sad

Always seems to happen over a weekend/bank hol too hmm

If there is an EPAU (early pregnancy assessment unit) locally you should be sent there for a scan and bloods by your GP.

I was scanned and there was no RPC (= retained products of conception) and my hcg levels were back to normal.

On a lighter note, I got pg again straight afterwards and my ds2 is now nearly 3! smile

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