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4+4 and bleeding

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boodles101 Wed 09-Mar-16 14:44:28

Hi I found out I am pregnant last week and only very early stages. I started getting some bleeding this morning and had some slight cramps. The cramps have gone but the bleeding is still there and is red blood. I have spoken to gp and midwife who both said different things.GP said it could be miscarriage and to just take paracetamol, the midwife said it could be the placenta implanting and to go to a&e if it gets worse/start cramping again.
What I guess I want to know is, if I am miscarrying should I bother going to a&e? There is nothing they would be able to do for me so should I just wait and see? I'm trying to remain positive but also preparing myself for the worst.
Any advice would be great, thanks.

Obliviated Wed 09-Mar-16 14:48:45

The placenta doesn't implant until after week 9 I think, maybe she means implantation bleeding? Sorry to say though, it sounds like a chemical pregnancy, they are very common, most women don't even realise they've had them and just think their period is a few days late. I would do another pregnancy test and then one in a few days. I wouldn't go to a&e as there isn't anything they can do unfortunately, they will just tell how to take paracetamol. Unless you have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy? But it doesn't sound like it from what you've said. Sorry sad

boodles101 Wed 09-Mar-16 14:56:34

Ok, I think so too and I don't really see the point in waiting hours in a&e when they can't do anything to help anyway. Although convincing DP of that might be hard. Guess I will just have to wait and see what the next few days brings.

Obliviated Wed 09-Mar-16 15:03:08

I had one in November. I had a few days or positive tests and 1-2 weeks on a clear blue digital, then decided to do one last test and got a 'not pregnant'. It was a shock as although you read about how common it is, you never think it will happen to you. I didn't know how I was meant to feel about it. You never know though, some women have bleeding around the time their period is due, maybe it's that. It's the waiting that's hard, I hated not knowing.

outputgap Wed 09-Mar-16 15:10:31

Don't go to a and e unless you are losing an unusually large amount of blood, which I would guess is very unlikely at 4 + 4.

As you said yourself, they can't do anything to help with a miscarriage, unfortunately, so you'd be stuck there for no reason.

CityMole Wed 09-Mar-16 15:47:14

A&E are unlikely to do anything, so I think the best you can do for yourself is give yourself a massive hug, hug those around you, and try to power through the coming days, when things might start to become a bit clearer for you either way. It is sadly quite common for positive pregnancies to be followed by an imminent bleed, and then not to progress any further (and I believe it's why many of our mothers/ grandmothers were told to test after TWO missed periods, and not one). However, there is always a possibility that it might be implantation bleeding, and unfortunately patience is what you need right now in spades, because only time will tell flowers

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