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loss of pregnancy symptoms.

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helenbryce Sat 24-May-14 03:19:38

Hello! I am sure this question has been asked and answered many times before,but I would appreciate any advice!I am currently 6weeks pregnant. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 9weeks (approx) last August- so I am completely neurotic this time! Last time I experienced abdominal pain/cramps from before I had a positive pregnancy test. Then my symptoms (breast tenderness mainly) disappeared and I just knew I was going to miscarry. This pregnancy I have not had the pains but after taking a nap today I woke up and just felt 'not pregnant' My breast are still tender, but more like pre-period tender, not screamingly tender. Yesterday and this morning I felt so nauseated- not anymore! I am trying to convince myself that I'm just being paranoid- but failing! Last time I saw a GP 3 Times about the pain and the 'wrongness' and was fobbed off each time I can't face knowing myself that I've miscarried and just waiting for the bleeding to start again.

AuditAngel Sat 24-May-14 08:38:00

Can't you self refer to your local early pregnancy unit? I did when I had spotting in my second pregnancy, I was given an internal scan which was inconclusive so I was given another follow up appointment. This was positive, but ultimately the pregnancy ended in a missed miscarriage.

Good luck.

helenbryce Sat 24-May-14 08:52:04

Thanks for the reply,no I can't self refer to the early pregnancy service in my area- it doesn't even have a published phone number! You can only be referred by a doctor- and it took me 4 appointments last time before they referred me. I'm going to try and get a GP appointment on Tuesday and hope they take me seriously this time.

Questionsquestionsquestions123 Sat 24-May-14 09:00:28

Definitely try get a GP appt and explain your loss of symptoms. It may be nothing and your pregnancy is probably (hopefully) progressing normally. But loss of symptoms can also be a sign of a missed miscarriage so try get a GP appt so you can have a scan ASAP.
All the best OP, x

helenbryce Sat 24-May-14 09:10:36

I'm just taking comfort from the distinct lack of pain this time, as I said I had bad cramping all the way through last time. I'm going to gear myself up for the gp and demand an early scan! I'm definitely what you may call an older first time mother and the impression I got last time was that the doctors thought I was being simply neurotic. When I finally went to the epac (after I'd had bleeding and it was just to confirm I'd miscarried fully) the nurses said that I should have been referred much earlier. I think it made the loss harder to deal with as I had spent weeks saying something was wrong and was just told I was fine.

Polkadotscarf Sat 24-May-14 09:13:30

Deffo get checked out but my symptoms came and went from 9 weeks and at 12 weeks the sickness came back very badly and now at 16 weeks it's all subsided again. I was worried about my boobs feeling less tender but midwife explained that they will feel different throughout. I'm not saying this to get your hopes up, just giving a different experience

helenbryce Sat 24-May-14 09:19:42

Thankssmile I think if I hadn't had the loss before I wouldn't be feeling so worried. I'm going to try not to think about it until tues, I'm sure this level of anxiety cannot be good for me!

Polkadotscarf Sat 24-May-14 09:23:49

I can imagine it's hard, this is my first and had bleeding three times before 12 weeks too so was constantly worried. Our EPU needs a referral for the first visit and then you can call directly after that so had great reassurance from then and two early scans. Be firm with your doctor and get referred to them. Hope all goes well x

helenbryce Sat 24-May-14 09:45:05

I think it's the uncertainty and not knowing which is worse. I understand that there is little they can do to prevent early miscarriage which is why (apparently) gps are often reluctant to refer to the epac.

Polkadotscarf Sat 24-May-14 09:52:33

My last bleed was over a bank holiday and phoned nhs direct who got an on call doc to ring me back, he was so rude and said very bluntly that I'll have to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best! I think he's rare (I hope!) and most doctors will refer as although there is little they can do, which is so hard to accept, most will see your anxiety and empathise. Good luck

helenbryce Sat 24-May-14 09:59:45

I had it the other way round! My on call doctor I got through 111 referred me straight away (even though on calls aren't supposed to refer- it's meant to be your own gp or midwife) but my doc just off-handedly told me 'oh it's probably a slow miscarriage, you'll find out in a week or so if you start bleeding! I hope all goes well with you!

Questionsquestionsquestions123 Sat 24-May-14 11:45:34

I ha a missed miscarriage and when my symptoms stopped I paid for an early scan and no heartbeat was found. Found it easier knowing that way and paying rather than the waiting. Then I went to gp and told them I've had a missed miscarriage and they referred me and had ERPC by the weds, if I'd waited it would've driven me insane xxx

bugoven Sat 24-May-14 22:34:16

My symptoms came and went frequently in early pregnancy. I paid for a private scan at 6 and 8 weeks. All was fine and I am now 25 weeks. I also had suffered a loss and only a few months before but to be honest I had lots of symptoms with that pregnancy even as it was ending.

I hope you can be kind to yourself and find a way to relax until you know how things are going, although from my own experience this doesn't happen until much further on when kicks and wriggles reassured me.

Good luck X

helenbryce Sun 25-May-14 14:00:04

Hi, just thought I'd update. I got abdo pain yesterday and had an appointment with the ooh doctors. They thought it could be a miscarriage but I was also showing signs of a uti, was told to come straight back if any bleeding/increased pain and to see my gp on tues to be referred to epac. Last night I felt pretty despondent but this morning the nausea is back and my boobs hurt again. I've had pain a couple of times but it seems to be bowel/bladder related. I'm definitely going to gps tues but I feel much calmer. Thanks for all your advice, it wad nice to hearsmile

helenbryce Sun 25-May-14 14:01:09

Oh and I have a high temp, which makes me go a little insane at the best of times!

Greyhound Sun 25-May-14 14:06:06

Just seen this - thx for update and I really hope you get good news at scan.

If it helps, I had no loss of preg symptoms with three of my four losses. I just started losing blood. With my second miscarriage, I did lose all the symptoms. I woke up one day at about six weeks and every single symptom had vanished.

squizita Sun 25-May-14 14:06:41

I am a recurrent miscarried and 24 weeks at the moment. My symptoms and pains came and went in all pregnancies - healthy or not.
So fx all is well for you.

And I got terrified a few times by digestive pains and wee related issues but all was well - sounds gross but wishing you constipation or a mild uti (they can treat that easily) this time round... smile

Questionsquestionsquestions123 Sun 25-May-14 14:46:15

Excellent news smile all the best x

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