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Bleeding at almost 8 weeks

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Greenglassteacup Sun 16-Oct-16 20:49:35

Not much but it's there when I wipe and it's red. This has happened a few times, at around the time of implantation & then at weeks 5 and 6. Never much but there nevertheless. Mild cramps too. I've got a bad feeling this time

Greenglassteacup Sun 16-Oct-16 20:50:47

I'll be 8 weeks tomorrow.

Oh and I'm old. Old, old, old. I'm 42

LHReturns Sun 16-Oct-16 20:58:15

Hi Green. I am 7+4 and I am about to turn 41. So old also!

Could be a subchorionic hemorrhage - I had one with my son at around 7 weeks which spotted on and off for WEEKS. That could be what started your bleeding at weeks 5 and 6, and has now started up again. It does not have to mean anything sinister.

A scan would show this, also confirm if it is a good distance from your baby. Can you get a scan in the next few days?

The very best of luck.

Greenglassteacup Sun 16-Oct-16 22:23:11

Hi LH, thanks for posting. I haven't heard of that. I paid for a scan at 6.5 weeks but no heartbeat was seen. The sonographer said everything looked fine for 6.5 weeks and it was just too early to see a heartbeat at that point. In my last pregnancy, a heartbeat was visible at around that time though. I'm thinking the worst. I'm thinking that this pregnancy has not developed and now I'm just waiting to miscarry. I will have to pay for another scan this week

McBaby Mon 17-Oct-16 06:27:14

If you bleeding see gp/a&be/epu whatever is the process in you area. They can assess you and refer you for a scan.

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 07:58:08

I can't take time out of work so will have to pay for a private scan in the evening one night this week.

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 07:58:38

There's no bleeding so far today but will still book a scan

Pooky77 Mon 17-Oct-16 09:26:22

Hi i am 39 and experienced bleeding at 6 weeks and 11 weeks in my pregnancy similar to what you have described. Everything was fine on the scans i had but i understand how terrifying it is and i hope all works out well for you. I contacted my local early pregnancy unit and they saw me immediately both times and told me that bleeding is very common and that they see several women per day with the same symptoms and largely there is no cause or reason for it happening. Good luck with your scan.

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 17:36:17

Hi, thanks for your reassuring message. The blood is there when I wipe, it started again this morning at work. I called the EPU but was told to " monitor it and call back tomorrow". I have booked a private scan for tonight.

LHReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 17:49:23

Let us know Greenglass - thinking of you.

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 17:54:16

Thank you. Thanks for your company. I'll be going for the scan on my own as my partner needs to stay with our daughter

VeganMama83 Mon 17-Oct-16 17:57:19

Hope everything will be ok xxx flowers

LHReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 18:00:24

I often prefer scans by myself...I dunno, quite like a quiet moment to see and feel connected to my baby. When my DH is there I worry that he feels involved, and can see the screen etc. You have suffered a lot the last few days with worry - maybe nice to do this quietly alone?

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 18:09:14

I think I'll see an empty sac. I feel like I could cope with a miscarriage if it would just happen and I could get out of this awful is it / isn't it situation. Thanks all brewcake

LHReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 18:17:29

You might be right but your symptoms don't truly suggest that. Light spotting over an extended period of time, with no increase and no cramping...dunno, doesn't sound like a miscarriage. I am no doctor clearly, but I do ask lots of people about their spotting symptoms. flowers

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 19:31:13

Its dead. They will refer me to the epu to be seen on sat to talk about getting it out of me

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 19:34:28

Empty sac. Just want it out of me right fucking now

LHReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 19:36:00

Greenglass, I am so desperately, deeply sorry. What a sad and heartbreaking thing. All my warmth and condolences to you. Be kind to yourself and look after yourself.

There is no sense to this process and I wish this had not happened to you.

LHReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 19:37:04

I completely understand and I have been there myself too. I wanted it to be gone as fast as humanly possible.

LifeLong13 Mon 17-Oct-16 19:40:21

I bled on and off my whole pregnancy and at one point enough to soak through my jeans! I'm now trying to put said baby to sleep smile

Greenglassteacup Mon 17-Oct-16 19:44:53

That's nice lifelong

somethingfromnothing Mon 17-Oct-16 19:50:39

This happened to me last week. I had the ERPC today and do feel better knowing that it's no longer inside me. I'm so sorry, miscarriage is so fucking shit flowers

LHReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 19:51:08

Green, I hope you will be home very soon so you will be close to your little girl, and your partner can take really good care of you.

Onenerfwarfrombreakdown Mon 17-Oct-16 20:22:19

Just wanted to say I'm so very sorry Green, it's a horrible thing to experience. There are lots of lovely women on the relevant boards here who will understand everything you are feeling and can give you some

lifelong for the love of God, please do read the thread before posting!! What a crass comment to make just after Green had told us her sad news angry

Greenglassteacup Tue 18-Oct-16 06:04:12

can anyone tell me how likely it is that this will come out on it's own? And how long can this sac keep on growing with nothing inside it?

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