Had a scan on Friday because of some spotting, showed a heartbeat and the embryo was fun. Bleeding got worse at the weekend and had a another scan this morning which showed that the embryo had grown and there was a good strong heartbeat. This afternoon I have passed some clots so firstly can the embryo be miscarried only 3 hours after a healthy scan and if not what is going on?????
You can get blood clots (revolting large ones) from uterine infections; might be something completely unrelated to pg. I've had 7 m/cs and IME very unlikely that the clots could be the embryo if scanned only 3 hours ago. I guess another possibility is that you may have had 2 eggs fertilised and one miscarried whilst other is there safe on scan...
But am not an expert...hopefully there will be a medic along in a minute....
Try to relax. I know how stressful it all is. Last time I bled heavily during a pg was when I was pg with my DD, who turns one next month, so not always a sign of doom. x
I know someone else online who had an awful early bleed- literally gushing. she was convinced it was a miscarriage but it wasn't and she is now 28 weeks pg!
I think they said that part of the placenta had come away and a blood vessel had burst which is why there was so much blood- and clots are just a natural addition to that amount of blood loss.
so, a big bleed doesn't necessarily mean m/c.
hope all goes well
Just in case it helps: I bled from week 5 to week 9 constantly and was sure I'd lose the baby. No clots, but lots of red bleeding. I am now 26 weeks. A HB is a very good sign and I hope everything will work out for you. Lots of stength -- it's a horrible anxious time.
i lost clots in the first 11 weeks when carrying dd. it was because the placenta had torn away slightly inside, was advised 5 days complete bed rest. it mended, but i carried on bleeding until 23 weeks, dd was fine.
had bad tummy pains before bed last night but nothing this morning. Passed a load more clots when I got up.
Doctor at hospital said there is no point seeing me until next week as things don't tend to change overnight particularly as the embryo was fine. Have made an appointment to see my GP on Monday if nothing changes over the weekend. Not sure whether I should do anything else? Don't want to appear like a neurotic mummy to be!
GP was very helpful. Said that normally the vagina is efficient at getting rid of blood but when there is a heavy loss some of the blood pools and forms clots and the pain is from the vagina getting the clots out (this happens in women that have heavy periods too).
Gave me a number of scenarios including cervical erosion, a period (some people keeps having a monthly bleed apparently), cervical polyp or some unknown problem. Or it could be the body readying itself for a MC.
Said that next Tuesday he will send me for a scan (week after the last one) and they will probably do an internal examination to see if there is a problem in the cervix.