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Bleeding at 6 weeks -miscarriage?

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Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 10:40:49

Yesterday I was feeling nauseous like usual. But today (after sex) last night, I am bleeding. Bright red blood. Am only in the 6th week, so I think there would be no point going for a scan as there'd be nothing to see?

I am losing it, aren't I?


ExpatAl Fri 24-May-13 10:50:14

Not necessarily. Your cervix is much more plumped up with extra blood cells during pregnancy and sex can just knock a blood vessel. Is it a lot of blood and do you have any pain?

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 10:54:26

Not a lot, it has stopped now. I had period-like pains in the first couple of weeks but not for a while.

Should I take another test/call my doctor?

ExpatAl Fri 24-May-13 11:00:31

I'm not sure your doctor can do anything but do you have a local EPU? They will be able to give you an early scan and give you some idea of what's going on. I really don't think you should assume all is lost right now. Don't despair.

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 11:05:34

Thank you. I shall try not to!

Fakebook Fri 24-May-13 12:11:25

It's a good sign the bleeding has stopped. I would phone your GP and let them know, they can arrange blood tests and an early scan at your local EPU (early pregnancy unit). Good luck.

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 13:17:24

My GP called me back and told me to book in with my local EPU (Chelsea and Westminster). The number she gave me was a faxline, so I have called another number from their website, and left an answerphone message. So annoying not to speak to a real person, though. I am guessing there is not much chance they could do a scan today, but I could be there in half an hour if they could. Otherwise it will be after the bank holiday. sad

Would a pregnancy test give me an answer?

BumpAndGrind Fri 24-May-13 13:38:02

Had to add my story as I know how scary this is. I had the exact same thing as you, early scan found baby wad fine. Doctors thing I banned the cervix popping a vessel or something. Call your gp xx

BumpAndGrind Fri 24-May-13 13:38:37

In phone, shit spelling, sorry

knittingirl Fri 24-May-13 13:43:13

I hope you hear from the EPU soon. Sorry but I don't think a pg test would help - as I understand when you miscarry the hormones (enough to trigger a positive test) hang around for a while, so you would almost certainly get a positive test regardless.

A v good sign that the bleeding has stopped though, thinking of you x

dottyme Fri 24-May-13 13:45:52

Hi - I had the same thing at 6 weeks until about 8 weeks,I thought the worst but the scan I had showed a heartbeat and my little boy is now 18 months. I had a haematoma which is why I had the bleeding but it stopped at 8 weeks. It's really scary when you bleed in pregnancy, try to stay calm and positive. I hope you get a scan soon. x

Sunnysummer Fri 24-May-13 13:47:54

it's not be necessarily bad news - I had quite a few red bleeds during pregnancy, but am writing this while feeding our healthy little 4 week old! Hope you can be as calm as possible in the meantime (easier said than done, of course), and best of luck x

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 13:48:22

Thank you for your positive stories!

How long do the units usually take to get back to you? I feel so impotent.

(Must get a grip).

Mandy21 Fri 24-May-13 13:49:43

I also had bleeding in 6th week - stopped after a day. Went to EPU and they checked my dates and said they couldn't scan me until I was 5+4 (2 days later). Turned out it was twin impantation shock! Good luck, I know how worrying it can be but don't lose heart yet flowers.

FreckledLeopard Fri 24-May-13 13:51:24

I believe St Thomas's hospital in London has a self-referral, walk-in EPU clinic. If you're not too far, perhaps you could go along and get a scan?

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 13:54:21

Thank you FreckledLeopard. I'll go there now. Fingers crossed!

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 15:54:11

I have seen a heart beat! So happy and relieved.

RJM17 Fri 24-May-13 15:55:57

Good luck!! It is scary but please don't lose hope. I had bleeding from 5 weeks right up to 12 weeks and the baby is fine and growing well at 14 weeks.
Let us know how u get on and fingers crossed for u. Sending you hugs and lots of luck x

Fakebook Fri 24-May-13 16:43:16

Wow, that was quick! Congratulations! Did they see where the bleed was from or what it might have been?

Horriblefeeling Fri 24-May-13 17:01:36

There is a small spot of blood on the wall of my womb. It might reabsorb, or come out, apparently. No idea of cause.

I am feeling very lucky to be in London surrounded by hospitals today.

RJM17 Fri 24-May-13 17:24:47

Congrats really good news xx

Fakebook Fri 24-May-13 17:43:26

That's good to know, at least if you do bleed again you will be a bit more at ease as to what it is. Yes you are very lucky to be surrounded by good hospitals. Wish there more walk-in EPUs around the country.

honey86 Fri 24-May-13 22:29:57

i had blood right under baby at 6 weeks hun, and it reabsorbed... im 17 weeks today wink hopefully itll be the same with you, fx xx

honey86 Fri 24-May-13 22:32:16

i was told its just loosened endometrium from where it implanted btw x

Futterby Fri 24-May-13 22:56:50

I had bleeding at six weeks, baby is fine and I'm 13 weeks tomorrow smile

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