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Bleeding/cramping for 19 days

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eharveygarcia Fri 10-Jul-15 23:52:25

Hello,

I am trying to get the doctor to order an ultrasound, but so far they said no because the urine pregnancy test was negative. What has anyone else done in this situation?

I went to the emergency room today because after a heavy, long period with passing tissue, I have been cramping and spotting every afternoon for several hours for the last 10 days. Extra hungry for past week or so.

For the last 2 days I have also noticed:
frequent urination (every hour),
insomnia
breasts a little sensitive
nipples dark

If I was pregnant I would be about 7 weeks today. I was not intending to get pregnant, and took the minipill for 28 days up until a week ago, because of the miscarriage symptoms.

--thanks!

mummyneedinganswers Sat 11-Jul-15 01:30:52

I don't want to dampen your hopes or anything but you could be having a rather bad long period. If you've been bleeding for 19 days and cramping and all tests are negative its highly unlikely u are pregnant I would say the symptoms in last two days are maybe stress related or due to hormonal imbalance. I've had 4 miscarriages two recognized as test came positive in drs while on a heavy bleed. Those symptoms can also be typical period symptoms how long had you been on the pill previously. Wat did the Dr at emergency say.
Tissue can be passed with periods I would speak to you gp about possible endometriosis as it can cause very very painful cramps and long heavy bleeds. Or ask to be referred to gynaecology x

eharveygarcia Sat 11-Jul-15 03:09:30

I was on the pill for only 28 days, started it on day 12 of my cycle. I don't doubt that it was a miscarriage, due to the heavy bleeding I had two weeks ago.

The thing is I have been having a ton of cramping for only a little bleeding, I feel like hormonal imbalance would probably not have the cramping. The cramping makes me think I should have an ultrasound. The emergency room Dr. just gave a prescription for ibuprofen...does not tell me why I am having the pain!

brickiemum2 Sat 11-Jul-15 07:13:49

Are you thinking that it's retained tissue from an early miscarriage? If that was the case I'm pretty sure you'd still be getting a positive on an hpt. I had surgical management of an mmc and due to microscopic cells that were still inside my uterus I tested positive for 4 weeks after the surgery. The actual tissue attached to your uterus generates hcg that should be detectable.

eharveygarcia Sat 11-Jul-15 08:00:39

I think if I had retained tissue I would be passing vile-smelling stuff, whereas I have been having fresh, intermittent bleeding with cramping on a daily basis with only one episode in the past 10 days of passing a tiny bit of tissue about 5 days ago.

I do not know why I feel so gosh-darn tired every day for the last few days as well! Perhaps they could test some hormones? I even took melatonin last night and did not fall asleep for 2 more hours afterwards!

eharveygarcia Sat 11-Jul-15 08:02:27

Oh yes, and gynecology has no appointments for another month, and all the on call Dr. had to off was to take a pregnancy test!

So I will try to see my primary care physician next week

olgaga Sat 11-Jul-15 08:29:01

It sounds like an anovulate cycle, where no egg is released, nor the hormones to stop the bleeding.

I haven't had this myself but my DD has. Get to your doctor, there is hormone medication.

I can't link on this phone but google anovulation.

lauraa4 Sat 11-Jul-15 09:17:10

The only time I have ever had bleeding for a very long time was when I was on the pill and had been prescribed antibiotics for tonsillitis. Apparently certain medication can cause the pill to mess up slightly, and in my case I was bleeding for about 6 weeks. After a while my GP did prescribe me with a pill that stopped the bleeding but it was so long ago I'm afraid I can't remember the name of it.

eharveygarcia Sun 12-Jul-15 17:58:59

Yesterday, no bleeding! I am feeling so much better. Still having very minor cramps. Time will tell, but at least I can move on because I am not so exhausted like I was after the cramping each day.

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