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Ourturnoneday Sat 22-Nov-14 15:04:56

Hi ladies, after 13 years we finally got our bfp a fortnight ago. absolutely delighted to say the least. Just over a week ago I had light cramps and brown spitting but didn't worry too much, figured it was just old blood from implantation (never bled at time). However, Monday (5 days ago) had a lot of bright red blood when I wiped (but none on oad) and cramps that night with a touch of brown discharge the next day. Hospital said doesn't sound good but won't scan till next Thursday unless I bleed again. No more bleeding, boobs still sore and pee sticks don't seem to be getting any lighter but doc said HCG can stay in your system for a while anyway so not to test (easier said than done).

Anyway, ramble over, just wondering if anyone has had same thing? If I lost baby at 5 - 5 1/2 weeks, would pee sticks still be strong positives 5 days later (any time of day) or would they be starting to fade?

Many thanks for any replies, driving myself crazy here. Had No blood tests or examinations so have no idea what's going on.

cheesecakemom Sat 22-Nov-14 15:14:04

Hello and congrats on getting a bfp after 13 yrs!!
I had bleeding from 6 weeks for about 12 weeks! It started out dark but then became bright red. I would get it daily or every other day. Then it was less towards the end.

I was really scared because sometimes there was cramping. The scans showed a viable pregnancy. I'm 34 weeks now - never thought it would be possible to get this far. Fingers crossed for you.

Another thing - my GP had said since it wasn't bleeding continuously non stop, she wasn't too worried. She was right.

MishMooshAndMogwai Sat 22-Nov-14 15:15:35

Sorry you're going through this, I did similar in July and it seemed to drag on forever! I'm 5 weeks pg now and constantly on knicker watch!

From what I read in July, bleeding is very common in early pregnancy and there's often pockets of blood that give way and result in streaks of red blood. These can happen and for everything to turn out fine.

The obvious conclusion to jump to is miscarriage which is obviously a possibility.

As hard as it is try not to worry and get worked up, if it is a miscarriage then it's done and there's nothing you can do about it so try and just go with the flow.

And yes, I had an mmc at 6 weeks and found out at 11 and it took til after my next normal period for the tests to come out negative. A test now means nothing.

Fingers crossed for you, I know how worrying it is flowers

Excitedforxmas Sat 22-Nov-14 15:16:35

See if your hospital has an early pregnancy unit who will scan you.

Ourturnoneday Sat 22-Nov-14 17:55:32

Thanks so much for quick replies, hope I follow in your footsteps cheesecakemom, well, without anymore bleeding preferably. Good to know it can turn out ok. 34 weeks, wow- home run now x.

Sorry for your loss in July mishmoosh but congrats on being pregnant again, hope this one has a happier ending x didn't realise tests could take that long. May (reluctantly) listen to doctor about not doing any more for now. With you on the knicker watch front...

Booked in with EPU excitedforxmas thanks, but doc said could go either way and to wait till 7 weeks In case they don't see anything and I'm no further forward.

MrsCorr Sat 22-Nov-14 19:02:49

I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks in May. Started bleeding on the Tuesday & by Friday a pregnancy test showed as negative. So it seems like a good sign to me if they are still showing strong positives! I'm now 28 weeks pregnant after my miscarriage so try to focus on the positive that you can get pregnant if things don't turn out well. Hope everything is ok smile

Psmith83 Sat 22-Nov-14 22:19:58

I had a miscarriage in July with heavy bleeding (6 weeks pregnant) then a negative test 1 day later. Alternately, I had another mc before that took a cycle to clear. Good luck with your scan.

notmarimba Sun 23-Nov-14 09:40:40

You are probably better off waiting till week 7. My bleeding was quite similar to what you describe, but my local EPU seems to be more open to early scans. I've already had two in the past two weeks, at (roughly) weeks 5 and 6. Both scans have been "inconclusive", meaning they have both shown a gestational sac which seems to be growing but no yolk sac or fetal pole. Scan tech and nurses claim that it could still turn viable, but when I asked the doc for an honest opinion he said most likely not. I am now booked for another one on Tues, which will be week 7. All this time I've been confused and frustrated with the "wait and see" approach and wished somebody ran some blood tests to see if my hormones are going up or down. It doesn't help that I have all the early preg symptoms. Bottom line is, at 7 weeks the scan is more likely to be conclusive, saving you a lot of unnecessary heartache. I wish you the best of luck, hang in there!

ChatEnOeuf Sun 23-Nov-14 17:29:02

Firstly, congratulations! I truly hope all is well in there.

I've had this happen in each of my pregnancies. The first one stopped after a few days, DD is now 3. The second quickly progressed to miscarriage - there was a lot of blood (7-8w). The third stopped but then sadly a week later started again and I miscarried again - twins that time (7w). This time, I've been spotting on and off for the last four weeks, scan showed a happy little bean who is (hopefully) now 9+5 weeks.

Good luck!

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