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I don't know if I was pregnant, is it possible I miscarried?

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Bunny38 Sat 01-Aug-15 04:30:51

Hello everyone, I hope it's okay for me to post here, but I don't know what else to do, I hope you ladies can help me.

Okay, so I think I may have miscarried, but it could also just be a strange period, or effects of a contraceptive implant that I had inserted 2.5 weeks ago. I last had sex 6-7 weeks ago, the condom did slip and come off after ejaculation, although no obvious sperm escaped. I'm sorry for the details, but I think it's important. I was due my period on the 18th of July this month, but I did not get it.

So I first noticed very light watery blood when I went to the toilet, on the tissue, I had it a few times that day and then it stopped for 2 days. Yesterday morning I had it again, and then it progressed in to brown blood with brown clotting last night, I've had no large amounts of red blood, usually brown blood and brown clotting only appears after a period in my case, but this time it's happening in the beginning, which seems odd to me. I feel rather unwell at the moment, hot and cold flushes, faint, dizzy, sickness, headaches, muscle pain everywhere, constipation/diarrhea, and I'm having cramping, that started out as a barely noticeable ache 2 days ago, but it's slowly getting worse. I'm very abnormally hungry all the time, never feeling full, and I'm bloated and gained weight, I don't know if this is a symptom of miscarriage or not, but I know it is for a period. I've had these symptoms and very light watery bleeding for 4 days now on and off, and brown clots started yesterday evening.

I took a pregnancy test earlier today, it came up negative, I have a spare one which I'll be taking when I wake up tomorrow morning, just to double check. But I'm wondering, if I was pregnant before having my implant inserted, and now I'm miscarrying. If I was currently miscarrying, would the pregnancy test show up as positive, or negative? I've read on some websites that the implant can fatally harm the fetus, and on others it says it will not harm the fetus at all, I'm unsure which is correct.

I'm more than likely worrying over nothing, and just having a very strange and irregular period from side effects of the implant, but I've had an implant before and I never had this kind of bleeding, it's completely new so therefore I'm curious yet terrified.

I'm unsure as to whether I should go to a doctor, I would feel very embarrassed going all the way there, worrying my family etc over a period, I just need to know if these symptoms are miscarriage typical or not, it would be a huge help to get some advice from you guys, to see if it is worth checking out or not. I'm unable to sleep at the moment because I'm worrying about this. If I do go to a doctor, what tests should I expect to take, will they know if I've miscarried?

I hope this is not a miscarriage, if it is I had no idea I was pregnant, I have a feeling in my gut that it is and I just feel so sad and guilty for not knowing. Although I am 20 years old and I don't have a settled life with my boyfriend yet, and I'm seriously not ready for a baby, it still doesn't make it any less heartbreaking.

Thank you so much for reading, and double thank you if you replied to this, any help is appreciated.

IFinishedTheBiscuits Sat 01-Aug-15 22:37:54

Hi Bunny,

I don't know for sure, but I think if you'd been pregnant, the test would probably have been positive? Tests can take a while after a miscarriage to turn back to being negative, because it takes a while for hormone levels to drop.

Did the test definitely not have a very feint line?

Brown blood can mean old blood so possible your period was just delayed for some reason?

But would probably give your doctor a call on Monday just to check.

IFinishedTheBiscuits Sat 01-Aug-15 22:41:36

Actually Bunny, have just thought, occasionally I think ectopic pregnancies may not show up on a pregnancy test? Don't want to scare you but I'd just call doctor to set your mind at rest.

eurochick Sat 01-Aug-15 22:43:26

When I miscarried the tests were positive for quite a long time after the bleeding stopped (I bled for two weeks). Hopefully it is all just due to the new contraception sand will settle down.

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