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Heavy bleeding, heartbeat still there. What next?

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AppalazianWalzing Tue 16-May-17 15:41:29

I'm 7 + 1 with first pregnancy. Had light spotting over the weekend, getting heavier and redder yesterday and then last night had very heavy bleeding and passed a large clot. Went to hospital expecting to be told it was all over but they found a heartbeat and said my cervix was still closed.

I'm still bleeding and passing clots but it's a bit lighter and more infrequent. I was told I have a corpus luteal cyst which is causing some pain, but not the bleeding.

Have an appointment for another scan on Monday. The doctor basically said: you're still pregnant now, this could be a sign you're about to miscarry, but equally everything could turn out ok. Try not to worry and wait and see, it's nothing you did and nothing you do now will influence the outcome.

I'm struggling a bit: I think I'd rather know where the bleeding was coming from. Monday feels a long time away. Has anyone had anything similar? Is there anything I can do? I feel exhausted, we spent hours waiting to be seen yesterday and I was convinced I had miscarried and was just waiting for confirmation. I'm emotionally drained and just want to know the outcome.

coragreta Tue 16-May-17 15:45:56

My mum had this. Really heavy bleeding with clots. Everything was fine. They never found the source of the bleeding though.

Leviticus Tue 16-May-17 15:46:46

At 15 weeks I had a huge - standing in a pool of blood - sized bleed. Cervix closed, no pain, scan all fine. They said the same to me re the possibility of miscarriage - they just didn't know. DS was born huge and healthy at full term.

Good luck to you OP.

ScarletSienna Tue 16-May-17 15:49:17

My pregnancy was termed a 'threatened miscarriage' for many weeks as had lots of bleeding. My mum had bleeding every month until she was 4 months pregnant. I was told 'some people do just bleed without a full explanation'. Hope all goes well.

NotAnotherUserName5 Tue 16-May-17 16:16:53

I had really awful bleeding with my son. It was bright red and pouring down my legs like I'd peed myself!

I was 13 weeks at the time and this continued for 8 long weeks, gradually slowing down to a brown discharge by the end.

Like you, I was told I could still lose the baby or I may not.

For me the cause was subchorionic hematoma. Its a pool of blood that forms in the womb that can cause bleeding.
I've seen many posters on here with bleeding that have subsequently been diagnosed with this. It's quite common.

I hope Monday comes around quickly for you, it's horrible waiting in limbo. flowers

Seeing the heartbeat puts you in with a good chance, so is rest up and try to remain positive.

Good luck

AppalazianWalzing Tue 16-May-17 17:58:16

Thank you, this is really reassuring. I am finding it quite an anxious time, I knew there was a chance of miscarriage in any pregnancy but I don't think I realised before how much uncertainty there was going to be in pregnancy.

I am going to try and distract myself, take I easy and just keep my fingers crossed.

Maggy74653 Tue 16-May-17 19:00:02

I had three bleeds during my pregnancy, they never discovered why but my little girl is now 18 days old. I was also told I was having threatened miscarriages which I think is a horrible term. I know it's impossible not to worry but try to distract yourself as much as possible xx

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