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Does this sound like a mc? Can I wait to see gp tomorrow?

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morningcuppatea Sun 17-Nov-19 10:18:51

Hi, I'm 6w pregnant, I've had a really busy few days and only a few hours sleep on Friday night with DS being poorly. Yesterday morning I felt like I had trapped wind and have muscle pain in my shoulder blade and in to my neck, I think that was caused by some awkward work I was doing on Friday and sleeping funny on the sofa on Friday night with DS.

So yesterday I was at work, generally feeling pretty horrible with my shoulder pain and lack of sleep, I went on my break and when I went to the loo there was a little bit of blood when I wiped, so i sat down for a rest and about 10 mins later I felt a big gush, it had gone through my pants and trousers, I nipped home to get a change of clothes and some pads. I had to keep working as I had no one to cover for me, I was glad I did really for the distraction.

Since then the bleeding has got less and less, it's now just a bit of brownish blood when I wipe. I feel ok just a bit achey, I still feel sickly too.

I don't know what the next step is, I really don't want to go and sit in a&e for hours today, I looked up my local EPAU and it says appointments are by referral from GP or a&e, so will I be ok to just wait to make a GP appointment in the morning?

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20viona Sun 17-Nov-19 10:23:59

If I remember rightly shoulder pain can possibly be associated with ectopic pregnancy.
Hopefully all will be well in your case. I'd call 111 if you can't get into an EPAU.

flojo73 Sun 17-Nov-19 10:37:26

Go and get seen today. Hope all is well, but bleeding and shoulder tip pain are signs of an ectopic pregnancy.

Hoppinggreen Sun 17-Nov-19 10:40:11

Unfortunately if it is a Mc there’s not much A&E can do BUT if you are bleeding a lot or have other symptoms (some of yours do suggest ectopic) then it’s probably a good idea to go

morningcuppatea Sun 17-Nov-19 11:01:12

It's not really shoulder tip pain, it's hard to describe where but kind of just down from my neck on my back and then into my neck, my head hurts as well. I am starting to feel a bit worse but not sure if that's just because I'm moping around.

I feel as though every time I hear of anyone calling 111 they just get sent to a&e regardless.

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sarahc336 Sun 17-Nov-19 18:04:42

Most hospitals have a bleeding in early pregnancy clinic that you can phone to get an early scan, I would advise you to do this as shoulder pain is a symptom they would want to see you for, I'd get checked out just to make sure, take care thanks

morningcuppatea Mon 18-Nov-19 11:30:28

I decided to put my mind at rest yesterday and called out of hours GP, just before I spoke to them I started bleeding heavy again, they sent me to the local urgent care centre who then sent me to the EPAU, had an internal examination, blood tests and urine sample then sent home for the night.

The consultant called this morning to say there is a high enough hormone level in my blood to show there is still a pregnancy and booked me for a scan on Wednesday, I don't know if it's reassuring or not that they didn't want me to go back in straight away.

Just trying to relax today, easier said than done with a toddler in tow! The only pain that's bothering me is my shoulder but pretty sure it's just a badly timed muscle pain, the consultant didn't seem concerned about it.

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chlo04 Mon 18-Nov-19 11:33:47

@morningcuppatea I really really don't want to worry you but please listen.

I had a ectopic pregnancy and like you kept waiting - I was sure it was fine, mine wasn't shoulder too pain as they kept describing so I just get dismissing it.

I end up almost dying as my tube ruptured. It was aches pain and I didn't have any serve bleeding or tummy pain untill it ruptured and then I had to go in for emergency surgery.

Honestly please don't let it get to that point and be seen before Wednesday!

I felt " off " and it was like something just went and I was soo extremely poorly xx

OnionsOnionsOnions Mon 18-Nov-19 11:35:20

Listen to what everyone is saying to you.

Get. Checked. Out. Now!

I've had 2 ectopic pregnancies. Do not delay this any longer.

OnionsOnionsOnions Mon 18-Nov-19 11:37:32

I posted too soon. With ectopic no1, I also gushed blood and had brown rusty coloured bleeding for weeks. They told me it was a miscarriage. They kept saying it was but when I had to undergo a diagnostic laparoscopy, it turns out it was an ectopic pregnancy after all. They couldn't see it on the ultrasound. Ectopic no2 I had no bleeding whatsoever. Not one little spot! So everyone is different and in your case you need to get seen pronto. Hope it all goes OK for you thanks

bluetue Mon 18-Nov-19 11:49:21

I would go to A&E and say you have concerns over ectopic pregnancy.

morningcuppatea Wed 20-Nov-19 15:59:41

Another update from me in this saga, so it's definitely not an ectopic but I've had a scan this morning and turns out there are two sacs there, but they are measuring more like 5 weeks where I thought I should be 7 weeks and they couldn't detect the yolk (I think that was the word they used)

So now it's a long 2 week wait til my next scan, although my lovely nurse said she will try to get me a scan in a week. Still bleeding though so who knows.

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sarahc336 Wed 20-Nov-19 16:50:25

What a tough time your having Hun thanks

doublebarrellednurse Wed 20-Nov-19 17:12:07

I started my current pregnancy like this, bleeding and feeling unwell. Early scan and Two sacs. By 8 weeks pg only one of them had a heartbeat. So the early bleeding appeared to be the loss of the other egg.

Please try and relax. Whatever happens now can't be stopped and you being upset will make you feel much worse. Your other half needs to be picking up some slack.

morningcuppatea Thu 21-Nov-19 07:52:24

Thank you.

@doublebarrellednurse did you rest a lot in the early days or just carry on as normal? I'm trying to take it easy but feel guilty for not doing things I should be doing and wonder if a distraction might help a bit anyway.

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doublebarrellednurse Thu 21-Nov-19 18:04:18

I rested for a bit and then got on with life. I was working so rest is not always possible. It settled by 12 weeks and I've been full on since then.

morningcuppatea Tue 03-Dec-19 21:31:12

So tomorrow is the day we'll find out what's going on after 2 weeks of limbo. I'm trying not to think about either way it could go but I can't see myself getting much sleep tonight with so much on my mind.

Not sure if anyone will even see this post, but DH is at work and I've got nothing to distract me so thought I'd just post anyway.

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Anyoed Tue 03-Dec-19 21:38:26

Good luck for tomorrow. Really hope everything is well for you. flowers

TheFoz Tue 03-Dec-19 21:40:39

Best of luck tomorrow. Hopefully you get good news.

I am also in for a scan at 8am tomorrow to confirm the missed miscarriage that was diagnosed last week and to decide on the next steps.

AntiHop Tue 03-Dec-19 21:42:58

Good luck op flowers

RoseyOldCrow Tue 03-Dec-19 21:42:58

Best wishes for tomorrow, @morningcuppatea flowers
There will be plenty of us thinking of you - whether we've posted before or not!

miamiibiza Tue 03-Dec-19 22:13:19

Good luck thanks

morningcuppatea Tue 03-Dec-19 22:22:30

@TheFoz I'll be thinking of you, I hope everything goes as well as it can do for you. I hope you've got lots of support irl.

Thank you everyone. I haven't built myself up to start looking forward to a baby and tbh it's awful timing at the moment to bring a new baby in to our family but I would obviously feel upset.

I will be glad to be out of this limbo no matter what happens.

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morningcuppatea Thu 05-Dec-19 17:25:28

Thank you all for your messages and support. It was bad news in the end and the sac had shrunk, I'm now still in limbo trying to decide the next step.

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RoseyOldCrow Fri 06-Dec-19 01:28:41

So sad to read your news, OP.
I wish you the best for the future
💐

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