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Irishmummy2012 Sat 20-Feb-16 01:07:53

I'm not sure if I am miscarrying. I didn't even think I was pregnant I have a copper coil in since January. But I stated bleeding 1 week ago today but it was brown and light and the last few days it's become very heavy red and full of clots.
I'm so confused. What do I do? If I am I couldn't be more than 5/4 weeks if even.
Sorry I know this all sounds so silly but I'm in pain like no cramps Iv had before and I don't know where yo turn to.

Irishmummy2012 Sat 20-Feb-16 01:09:20

Sorry should have added the coil was fitted 2nd of January but only bled 3 days after it as normal after a coil fitting.

FastWindow Sat 20-Feb-16 01:12:03

Youve been bleeding for a week and you just got the coil, it's probably just the body adjusting to the coil. I had (and have) significantly heavier periods after the coil.

Could you be pregnant? I mean technically, within dates.

Irishmummy2012 Sat 20-Feb-16 01:16:04

Before the coil was fitted we weren't using anything and in December we did have an accident night but I never had any signs flagged at my pre coil testing ie smear sti tests but would that have showed anything. I never thought I was but with the amount of clotting Iv started to worry.

Irishmummy2012 Sat 20-Feb-16 01:17:16

Sorry I know I probably sound so stupid and silly but I'm just so confused and I don't want to google it as it will just scare me.

FastWindow Sat 20-Feb-16 01:43:53

When you have your coil, they ask you if you could be pregnant. What did you say?

FastWindow Sat 20-Feb-16 01:45:50

If you are in a lot of pain, that's not normal. Ring 111. Would you?

magnificatAnimaMea Sat 20-Feb-16 03:28:57

You should see your GP when you can.

In the meantime, you have three levels of escalation:

If it's "just" really bad cramps, and lots of red blood - it's probably either coil-related or a straightforward miscarriage.

(1) If you are in a lot of pain, ring 111 and/or go to your local out-of-hours clinic (I'm assuming you're in the UK and thus it's Saturday night for you)
The out of hours clinic should be able to do a pregnancy test for you.

(2) If the pain becomes so strong you can't cope, or if you are soaking through a maternity pad in about half an hour, get yourself to A&E quickly.

(3) If you start having pain in your shoulder, or excruciating pain on one side, call an ambulance. That could be an ectopic pregnancy, which is very serious and progresses quickly to being life-threatening. However, these are VERY RARE in comparison to a straightforward miscarriage (which feels utterly shit, but isn't likely to be life-threatening).

Good luck flowers

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