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Heavy bleeding at 8 weeks - cervix closed, scan on tue. Anyone else exp this?

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Icoulddoitbetter Fri 25-Mar-11 20:36:54

I went to the loo this afternoon and found I was bleeding really heavily. I freaked out and didn't look in the loo, just ran out of the bathroom and jumped in the car to the hospital. (TMI but...)It was heavy enough to go through my undewear onto my jeans and down my thighs. There was a lot of blood.

I've also got pretty mild period type pains which are still there.

At the EPU they gave me an internal exam and said it looked as though thr bleeding had stopped, and that the cervix is still closed. So I came home and I've got a scan booked for tue afternoon.

It seems far more positive than it did this afternoon, but I can't beleive I could bleed that heavily and it not be for a reason / have an impact. DH keeps saying that there probably just seemed alot more than there actually was, but I was the one who experienced it so I know how much there was!

I've got my booking-in apt with the MW tom but I'm going to call and cancel as I can't face all that when there is a chance it may all go wrong....

Anyone got any experience of this?????

hellymelly Fri 25-Mar-11 20:38:24

I haven't been through this,although I had slight bleeding,but i'm bumping for you-hope all is ok.

cluelessnchaos Fri 25-Mar-11 20:47:02

I had a similar size bleed at eleven weeks, I was very shocked to still see a heartbeat on the scan. Ds2 is now 18 weeks old, the midwife at the hospital said you never knew, sometimes women like us have massive bleeds and then it's all fine and others who just spot a little aren't. Fingers crossed for you

Icoulddoitbetter Fri 25-Mar-11 20:47:47

Thanks Helly. I had none of this at all with DS, and I honestly thought that there was no going back. Only four days to wait for the scan........!

Icoulddoitbetter Fri 25-Mar-11 20:50:09

clueless I'm so pleased for you. I need to try and think positively, don't I? At least I'm at home, was worried they would want to keep me in and I bloody hate my local hospital.

Diamondsamdrubies Sat 26-Mar-11 10:32:21

FX everything is fine for you Icouldfoitbetter! I am bleeding since Tuesday, first brown, now red. Scan on Tuesday. Am 8 weeks 2 today. Very scared. Lovely ladies on here saying it MAY still be ok, even though I think it's all over for me. At least you've had your scan, everything seems to be ok. Fx that this was a minor blip, and you go on to have a happy healthy pregnancy from hereonin. x

kelsgrrr Sat 26-Mar-11 19:37:14

With my first had an explosion of blood like yourself at 13 weeks. Blood every where. Told miscarried but scan showed her still there. Number 2 bleed from 9 weeks until 16 weeks some heavy and some light.
Im now pregnant again ( huge surprise, bad timing wedding in 3 months etc etc whole other story) and started to bleed last week at 6 weeks pregnant. Internal scan showed baby there andstrong heartbeat. However I have had bleeding on and off since then a week ago and tummy pain. Im convinced I will miscarry but no idea.
Seriously though my first there was loads of blood and she was fine. I think Im not designed for this ((

Mummynumber2 Sat 26-Mar-11 19:51:10

I had a very similar experience and had some very heavy and persistent bleeding on an off for the first 14 or so weeks of my pregnancy. I was lucky enough to have some really good healthcare and had a lot of scans. I'm now 30 weeks pregnant and all is absolutely fine with the baby.

It must be really hard for you to have to wait till Tuesday for a scan. Until then you should take it really easy, try to avoid stress, (physical or mental) baths and sex. I really hope you get some good news on Tuesday.

Icoulddoitbetter Sun 27-Mar-11 12:46:23

Thanks for the reply guys. kels it sounds just like yours, soooooooooooo much blood. But I've had no bleeding since so i'm hoping it's a good sign. So glad it went well for you and fingers crossed it'll be the same for this one.

mummy that's great for you too. But can I ask you why I should avoid baths? I had my first bath for over a year yesterday as my boobs felt like they were about to explode! (DS was over with MIL due to my going to hospital on friday). The registrar didn't give any advice about what I should or shouldn't do. I am taking it easy, obviously no sex, but what else should I / should I not do??

geraldinetheluckygoat Sun 27-Mar-11 12:54:07

I bled with three pregnancies, the first one was spotting for ages and not much blood, that ended in miscarriage, the blood got heavier when i actually had the mc, and was accompanied by very painful labor type cramps.

Second was spotting for a few days, mostly brown some red, and milder period type cramps with some sharp pains on one side. Pregnancy carried on and was fine, think I bled for about two weeks in all.

third was brown blood for a few days then quite a gush of red, with small clots, lots of pain but not severe, pains in one side. Bled for five weeks on and off like this, mostly brown spotting. That pregnancy was fine too.

I think some people are more susceptible to bleeding in pregnancy than others, im sure if I was pregnant again, i would bleed again. It is really worrying isnt it, so stressful, but the chances are you might be fine and it might be just what your body does. Good luck smile

Icoulddoitbetter Sun 27-Mar-11 13:34:30

It's hard because with DS I had nothing like this at all. When I wiped this morning there was the teeniest speck of blood but that may have been the leftoever from friday's big bleed. I've got very mild cramps but they are barely there, I'd take no notice of them at all if friday hadn't happened. Now I just need to wait until tuesday to find out what's going on.

Has anyone got any advice of what I should / shouldn't be doing till then? At the moment DH is doing everything, but he'll be at work tomorrow and I'll have my very boisterous 18mo to look after alone. I'd usually take him to a toddler group 20 mins walk away in the morning. Is it ok to carry on doing normal things like that? Am I worrying too much?! I'm due back in work on tue morning (scan's not till the afternoon) but I think I'm going to call in tomorrow and say I'm not going back till I know what's happening. That's fair enough, isn't it?

I started being sick again yesterday for the first time in a few weeks. I could deal with it before but it's much harder now when there may be no real reason for me going through it.

Icoulddoitbetter Tue 29-Mar-11 21:16:26

In case anyonr comes back to this thread, I'll let you know how we got on. I had a scan today (external, yay!) and there was a little blob the right side with a heartbeat. So everything is fine. No idea why I had the bleed, fingers corossed it won't happen again.

All fine smile

Staceroo Tue 29-Mar-11 21:19:35

Very pleased for you Icoulddoitbetter! Congratulations!

I've noticed quite a few active threads on here tonight with people worrying about similar bleeding, a nice cheerful message with your news will help them no doubt!

Can't wait for my scan and to hear the hb!

geraldinetheluckygoat Wed 30-Mar-11 18:08:58

ah that is great news, Im really releived for you!!

hellymelly Wed 30-Mar-11 22:33:23

Really good news.Any bleeding is frightening.Mine was light and It was very early on, I went to the GP for reassurance as we were meant to be flying out to a Christening in Sweden.I wondered if it was safe to fly,which is when she told me it would be fine to fly,i would almost certainly miscarry,but should just "take a couple of aspirin".I was so shock that DH had to point out that maybe it would be rather upsetting,having a miscarriage on a plane and then going to a christening!! She then sent me to the EPU,they couldn't see a heartbeat as it was too early,so I had to wait a week and be scanned again to see if all was ok. there was the tiny flickering heatbeat!! She is three now smile

cluelessnchaos Wed 30-Mar-11 22:38:33

I am really pleased for you, thank god. I can still feel that wave of fear, one of the things the midwives told me was to keep hydrated not sure why maybe because I had lost so much fluid but just keep drinking

Carrotsandcelery Wed 30-Mar-11 22:41:01

I am so happy for you OP - CONGRATULATIONS!
I had a heavy bleed at 7 weeks - it was like something had burst and just exploded out of me. Even the doctor was shocked by the quantity. They gave me a scan that day and there was a little pixel of a heartbeat flashing away. She is now about to turn 10 years old. grin
Just posting so that those watching, who are in a similar situation, don't give up hope.

Sparklies Thu 31-Mar-11 02:08:10

That's wonderful to hear!

It could well have been a subchorionic haemorrhage which is a small blister of blood that forms early on, often where the baby implants. The blood has to go somewhere, and at some point it bursts and, well, yeah! So long as it doesn't take baby with it, which they usually don't so long as they're not massive, they're harmless and fingers crossed it won't happen again! They're pretty common as these things go.

I have loads of first trimester bleeding with every pregnancy whether successful or not, but not as heavy as yours and I'm pretty sure mine is related to my hormones being a bit pathetic.

saffronwblue Thu 31-Mar-11 03:03:28

That is good news. Both my miscarriages started with a sudden massive bleed but everyone is diffferent and I have heard of many women who bleed and the pregnancy is fine. I also think we can get very hung up on what should I be doing/not doing? In my opinion if the pregnancy is doomed nothing will change that and if it is going to stick it it will stick through whatever you are doing in your normal life. Women can make themsleves feel even worse by thinking about whether they should have had a bath, gone for a walk etc etc.

Icoulddoitbetter Fri 01-Apr-11 23:08:39

Bugger, had another bleed today. Much lighter than last week and not bright red, but it had clots in it so I went off to EPU again. They examined me and my cervix is still closed. No more scans till my nuchal on the 18th, which is fine by me. But I just want it to stop happening! So, my fingers are crossed again and I''ll see how the next weeks goes........ smile

crazyhead Sun 03-Apr-11 18:13:39

I got diagnosed with a small subchorionic haemorrhage last week after a small bleed (apart from that, preg seemed to be fine). I was obviously cracking up but the ultrasound lady seemed unconcerned and said it looked small and resolving. I asked her if there was anything I shouldn't be doing - for instance I asked her if I was ok to continue doing my daily three mile walk to work, and she just snorted and said it made no difference what I did, and that any bleeding in pregnancy raised miscarriage risk by a percentage point or two but not much. She wrote on my form that I could now have on-off bleeding up until 16 weeks.

Oh, and I also have a cervical polyp, another potential source of bleeding!

Bloody stressful this whole malarky isn't it - lying around having various people squinting into your vagina with speculums and probes, oh the glamour

My scan is in a month (3rd May) and if I could sleep through April and wake up for it, I would be a happy woman.

Good luck Icoulddoitbetter!

lulux9 Mon 01-May-17 01:27:26

Hi, I just need some advice and would like to know if some people are going/went through what I am going through. My LMP was last month 10th March 2017, my period is irregular, sometimes I get it after 24 days and sometimes I get it after 33 days. Did a PT on the 10th of April and came out positive. Did two blood tests aswell and everything is normal, even the doctor confirmed that it is not ectopic pregnancy.

I've been bleeding since I found out that I am pregnant - bleeding not heavy but always have pink/brown stain everytime I wipe. Sometimes there's a pink spots on my knickers too. I always go back to EPU to double check as this is getting me really worried. Today I did another TU and they told me my gestational sac has gotten bigger compared to last time. This time it is 6mm x 7mm but they still couldn't see the yolk sac. I'm worried if the baby is still there or maybe I had an early miscarriage that's why I've been bleeding for three weeks now. The bleeding has gotten worse and it can fill not more than half of my pad but everytime I wipe it there's alot of blood - bright red but no clots and I feel no pain at all. I need help please!

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