im 6 weeks pregnant and been bleedin for 10 days. Been to a&e twice and had an emergency scan yesterday n was told every time everythings ok, seen babys heartbeat n havent really had any other problems until today.... Had belly ache n lost a clot the size of my palm nuthin solid , i just want peoples opinions n experiences to see if its possible to loose so much blood n now clots n still carry a baby? ?????? Thanks toni x
The thing is though it aggravates me going to a&e for them to check my blood pressure and wee n then book my a scan thats a whole week away surely they can do things quicker , but twice iv bern a&e twice ive been sent home, had a scan last week but baby was too small so had to come bk n went yesterday n was told that baby is fine is it really possible to loose a baby the next day ? And is it possible to loose clots and still have a baby, cant stop worryin about it? Xxxx
I went to my GP when I was bleeding at six weeks during my last pregnancy and he booked me in for a scan at our local hospital the same day. Insist on it (or beg for it) at the doctors - tell them the size of your clot and say how worried you are. They can't leave you a week, it's inhumane...! I don't know where you are, but I'm not in a particularly rich area and they still had time to book me in that day. I hope its a good outcome. x
I'm sorry you're going through this, and agree you should go back and ask to be seen again. I had heavy bleeding and cramps at around 7 weeks (over 2 weeks) and passed two clots the size of my palm so I know how scary it can be, but am now 32+3 <touches wood> and all ok so far. I really hope it works out for you x
I'd give them a call and ask for advice - even if you can't get in in person they'll be able to advise you on what care you need as ideal and what you need as a bare minimum. Or you might be lucky and be able to get to one that offers a drop-in clinic/self referral service. Either way, they're the experts in problems in early pregnancy and will almost certainly have a much better answer than your GP or A&E and will be able to tell you what to say to other HCP's to make sure you get suitable care.
Fingers crossed you can get some support and everything works out OK for you.
Please go and get checked, I know it's a ball ache but they also need to check your blood levels in case you are getting anaemic. There is no excuse for them to leave you without a scan for a week though
From my experience, I'd say you're going to be fine but I'd invest in a private scan as the Drs are much much better. I had bleeding several times with DD and NHS were not very reassuring. They would say that it all looked ok but I could walk out the hospital and miscarry. I went private and spoke to a consultant specialist in foetal medicine and he it explained it as this..... If you're bleeding and you get scanned and baby is fine, then the bleeding is not a miscarriage or the start of one. Baby always dies before any bleeding. So if it was a miscarriage and you went for a scan, the baby would have died some weeks before you bleed. It takes the body some time to catch up, hence there is a delay in baby dying and body expelling it. He said you would never ever get bleeding and an alive baby on scan that was a miscarriage.... Hope that makes sense and reassures you.
I'm really sorry to hear this, the waiting is just horrible.
queencee I am very surprised to read what the consultant said to you, as when I MC'd I bled for a whole week with clots then went for a scan to "check it was all gone" and a heartbeat was found. Literally an hour later I had a complete miscarriage feotus in sac with placenta attached. My body had spent a week rejecting a feotus that hadn't died. This differs to what the consultant told you. I had told myself that it was nature's way and the baby wasn't viable and am now very confused!!