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bleeding at 6 weeks

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dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 09:25:37

Hiya, im about 6 weeks pregnant, I discovered i was pregnant after i had a seemingly normal period this month but then kept on cramping and feeling wierd, so did a test, i was confirmed pregnant by the doctor and ive had no bleeding since, but this morning i woke up with cramps which felt more like normal (light) period pains than what ive been experiencing so far and when i went to the loo i discovered some bleeding, its light and not constant, the colour is red but not really bright red i dont think(?), the cramps seem to have eased off now but the bleeding is still continuing on and off. I have a doctors appointment on friday anyway (its tues now), should i just wait till then and hope for the best? Could this be a miscarriage or would it be more severe? worried but trying not to panic!
Thanks xx

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 10:39:33

got a doctors app for this eve, so fingers crossed, no cramping now but still bleeding on and off, off work today which is probably worse cos sitting here worrying, keep texting other half who says try not to panic, so trying not to panic smile

poppymum11 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:51:39

Im just 5 weeks pregnant with my second and am getting the same crampy feeling and am very aware (this might sound strangehmm) of my ovaries :/ no bleeding but have read that this is normal in some people early doors. Easier said than done not to panic but until you hear from your doctor try to relax and stay positive! I really hope everything is sure it will be smile

LandsN Tue 09-Apr-13 10:52:45

I have bled on and off for the whole of this pg and had 4 scans due to previous mcs and baby is fine still bleeding now and I am 11 weeks so please try not to panic I am not saying that bleeding is ok but its not always worst case so hope everything is ok and try and rest till you have seen the dr congrats and good luck x

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 12:21:54

thanks so much for replying both of you! its made me feel better just to know there are other people out there going through the same thing, or been through it and it been fine (think i know what you mean poppysmum about being v aware of your ovaries) Doing lots of unecsesary jobs to take my mind off till time to go to the doctors. Trying to stay positive, feeling calmer now anyway, guess ill just have to accept that whatever happens my body knows best but fingers crossed its something and nothing xxx

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 12:23:00

also, how early will they do a scan?

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 12:52:40

and is there anything i should ask the doctor for/about in particular (from reading other peoples messages it seems like the amount of support you get varies) (ill go away now!, starting to wish i was working, at least time goes faster)

LandsN Tue 09-Apr-13 13:39:40

My epu have been brilliant and answered an concerns I have had I had my first scan at 6 weeks and they did a internal scan and I saw a little bean with a heartbeat but please dont panic if there is no heartbeat as it starts around 6 weeks so I was lucky to see it! You will probably get in there and all these questions will come rolling out lol is this your first pregnancy? X

MissBlennerhassett Tue 09-Apr-13 13:52:42

Is there an EPU nearby? Or does your doctor's surgery cover early pregnancy? In my experience it's better to bypass your GP and head straight for the experts.

I very much hope all is well for you. Frankly, cramping and early bleeding can be something or nothing so yes, don't panic and relax as much as you can (I know, I know, easy to say!)

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 14:00:39

yes, can you tell smile im not normally neurotic, im normally very calm, laid back and positive smile

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 14:01:47

cheers, ill ask the doctor later if theres an EPU nearby xx

Moneypennyf2 Tue 09-Apr-13 14:24:25

H dobeedoo,

Try not to worry (easier said than done). I am now 17 weeks and had 2 bleeds with mild cramps early on. One at about 5.5 weeks and another at about 8 weeks.I had an early scan and they could see the yolk sac and heart beat at about 7 weeks, but then had to wait until 12 weeks to ensure everything was okay after the 2nd bleed.

Do ask for the early scan though as they dn't always offer it.

Fingers crossed for you. F

dobedoo Tue 09-Apr-13 14:40:42

thanks v much xxx

Charlotte154 Tue 09-Apr-13 18:32:19

Hi I'm now 38 weeks and I remember those first stages with the cramping, I didn't have any bleeding but had cramping to the point I had early scans! I'm sure everything fine! It all sound very normal, good luck x

LandsN Wed 10-Apr-13 13:31:11

How did you get on? X

arlandria666 Thu 11-Apr-13 18:31:38

I bled at 6 weeks had an early scan at 7 and saw heart beat :-D i am 32 weeks pregnant with a very wriggley little boy! I know its hard not to worry even tho people will tell you its normal i spent the whole time between bleeding and scan on Google which didn't help at all! Take care x x x

Gemz1806 Thu 11-Apr-13 23:06:57

I bled at 6 weeks, was very scary, we were 100's of miles from home and released in a service station! My 13 month beautiful boy is now sound asleep in his cot! I was told my cervix was very tightly closed and that was good sign.

Fingers crosses all went well for you today. Scary things dont always mean the worse. xx

worsestershiresauce Fri 12-Apr-13 11:37:08

Fingers crossed for you. I had period like bleeds for the first three months roughly when my period would have been normally. It's very common. I hope yours is something similar. I had private scans as they do not do early scans before 8 weeks in my area

dobedoo Sun 14-Apr-13 17:09:53

hiya everyone, thanks for all the support, unfortunately it did turn out i was miscarrying, i went to the doctors, who made me an appointment with the epu but not untill 2 days later, by then id bled pretty constantly so was expecting the worst, they did an abdominal scan and found nothing, as well as evidence that everything was returning to how it was pre pregnancy, the nurse did a urine sample too and it came back negative, they would have done internal scans and blood test had the test come back positive but they didnt need to sad . ive been pretty gutted, but im getting my head round it now and trying to think positively about the future. everyone has said how common and normal it is to miscarry so early, esp the first time, so i just need to give my body chance to get back to normal and have a period, then we can try again and fingers crossed it ll be successful next time. im very sad, esp as it i got pregnant weeks after losing our dog/baby substitute, but theres lots of hope! hopefully ill be back soon with better news xxx

Maternitygold Sun 14-Apr-13 17:19:19

Loads of hugs to you! Am sure everything will be good soon smile take care and lots of rest. x

Shellywelly1973 Sun 14-Apr-13 17:27:34

So sorry you have been through this, i had a miscarriage 7 weeks ago & we're ttc at the moment, so appreciate what your going through.

Take care of yourself. X

dobedoo Sun 14-Apr-13 17:37:49

thanks for the messages, really good luck to you shellywellyxxxx

MissBlennerhassett Sat 27-Apr-13 22:43:58

Oh I'm sorry dobedoo. I also know how it feels to miscarry. Take care of yourself and do talk about it in RL or on here if you want to (can really help). Hope you feel better soon xx

180209cooper Sun 28-Apr-13 10:33:09

Hi I thought I was 6 weeks 5 days pregnant but on Thursday I started cramping & getting brown staining which then turned to red blood. I have been bleeding since & still have bad back cramps & clenching down below( sorry if its too much info)
I had a scan on fri morning which looks like I'm only just over 5 weeks so have been give another appt for Friday, have to wait a whole 7 days:-(
They said there's a sac that looks as normal as it should but no baby but they wouldn't expect to see anything so early on. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms?
I have prepared myself for the worst as I know it doesn't look good at all, I also don't feel pregnant!
So sad as I miscarried last year but had no bleeding at all. I went for my 12 week scan & baby had stopped growing at 6 weeks x

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