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Bleeding a 6wks - what shall I do?

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ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 09:32:49

I am 6 wks, 4 days pregnant. Woke up this morning to find I was bleeding - not a huge amount, kind of like the start of a period (I'd say quite a bit more than when I had an implantation bleed - but it may have been building up overnight so looked like a lot in one go). I don't have any pain / cramping and the bleeding has now stopped. It was bright red blood not old blood. Do I need to see a doctor? I am not due my first midwife appointment until 4 August so not sure I can contact the midwife.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 20-Jul-16 09:34:27

Personally I would go to the doctors as I'm a worrier. It is common and could be nothing but I would worry about these things.

dreamingaboutcheese Wed 20-Jul-16 09:37:12

I'm the same stage as you but unfortunately my bleeding hasn't stopped yet. Definitely call your local early pregnancy unit as they will want to check you and do an early scan. Fingers crossed everything's ok. flowers

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 12:02:57

thank you.

minipie Wed 20-Jul-16 12:05:05

Do you have a walk in EPU (early pregnancy unit) that does daily scans? If so then I'd head there when you get a chance. Maybe call to find when they are least busy so you don't have a long wait.

Fingers crossed for you. FWIW I had the same both pg and all was fine. With hindsight I think I had a cervical erosion which was causing it. you can also sometimes get bleeding around the time your period would have been due.

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 12:44:03

Early pregnancy unit won't see me without a referral from GP, so I am going to GP this afternoon. Thanks all. Hopefully it is nothing to worry about. The bleeding has stopped so I hope they won't think I am being ridiculous.

dreamingaboutcheese Wed 20-Jul-16 12:49:16

They won't. It's important you're both checked. Good luck. X

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 12:52:36

Hi dreamingaboutcheese sorry I don't think I fully understood your post?

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 20-Jul-16 12:54:21

dreaming means they won't think you are ridiculous I assume.

Fingers crossed that you have an answer soon, but try not to think the worst as bleeding without cramps is actually not unusual at this stage.

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 12:55:05

Thanks mykingdom

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 12:56:11

Oh and dreaming I'm sorry I never replied to your original post about your bleeding, hope you are ok.

dreamingaboutcheese Wed 20-Jul-16 12:58:16

Thanks guys. Yes that's what I meant.

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 13:02:34

Thanks, GP just rang to say don't go there, go to A and E. Now worried A and E will think I am totally overreacting (have friends who work as doctors there and are always on about people coming in for stuff that should go to GP). Fingers crossed.

IloveCheese11 Wed 20-Jul-16 13:09:03

I had bleeding of bright red blood at 5wks 5days and went to the EPU for an early scan. They found 2 embryos! and said everything looked fine, but asked me to come back in 2 weeks to check again. They said the bleeding wasn't where the embryos are. Apparently bleeding is more common if it's twins! I scoured the internet for happy ending stories and it seems plenty of women bleed, especially between 5-8 weeks and then go on to have healthy pregnancies. I do hope they can get you a scan appointment today though as I know how worrying it is.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 20-Jul-16 13:10:16

The GP told you to go so not you time wasting, it's them and they have said that to you for a reason. Fingers crossed its all ok flowers

IloveCheese11 Wed 20-Jul-16 13:10:52

It may be that A&E can get you in for a same day scan and the Dr can't.

ThePartyArtist Wed 20-Jul-16 15:01:03

The early pregnancy unit did a pregnancy test with a urine sample and it came back positive. I am booked in for a vaginal scan on Saturday - feels like a long wait.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 20-Jul-16 15:08:29

At least today was ok. Fingers crossed all is well. They're always over cautious with early pregnancy flowers

ThePartyArtist Sat 23-Jul-16 18:10:58

Scan today at the EPU - all fine. Got to see the baby and its heartbeat, all feels more real now. They said the bleeding is just one of those things some people have. Thanks for your support, everyone.

IloveCheese11 Sat 23-Jul-16 18:30:05

That's great news PartyArtist. I'm so happy for you.

dreamingaboutcheese Sat 23-Jul-16 18:44:09

That's lovely news PartyArtist, hope you have a stress free rest of your pregnancy.

MiddleClassProblem Sat 23-Jul-16 20:36:10

Congratulations! So lovely you saw your bub x

Mine still didn't seem real until she was out grin

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