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Bleeding and cramping at 6 weeks - help!

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Giantgiraffe Sat 04-Nov-17 19:30:39

Hi ladies star

I’m looking for advice, reassurance, experience - anything! I’m driving myself mad!
Had a miscarriage at 7+2 in July, but that pregnancy had started with bleeding and bled throughout until I had an U/S Showing nothing there and negative test.
This is the first time I’ve been pregnant since, and we don’t have any kids.
I found out I was pregnant bang on the day my period was due abs I’m rarely late so found out at 4+0, and definitely felt pregnant - sore boobs, and much bigger than usual; I had to buy a bra to sleep in straight away. That settled over the next week or so.
I got to yesterday, 5+6 absolutely fine, but yesterday started bleeding. I’ve already got a scan booked at 6+6 (Thursday coming) and phoned them to tell them but they won’t move it forward as they feel it won’t make anybody difference and won’t Ben able to see anything.

Today is what’s getting me. TMI on the way!! blush it started as pink spotting, now it’s red. Still only on wiping but mixed with mucous (yuk!) I’ve only needed 2x those really thin daily pads. But I’m cramping on and off. Not all day but when it comes it’s really sore. The cramping doesn’t make any difference to the bleeding, and settles with paracetamol. When I spoke to EPAU they said it was likely an implantation bleed.
I’ve started feeling sick today which is new.

So - anyone had an implantation bleed like this? Or similar symptoms and gone on to a good outcome?! Help please!!

Rebeccaslicker Sat 04-Nov-17 19:40:00

No help I'm sorry but just wanted to send a massive hand hold - fingers crossed for you OP flowers

ScienceNut Sat 04-Nov-17 19:51:04

Feeling sick is a good thing.

Hope it turns out well for you.

The waiting is horrible.

AnUtterIdiot Sat 04-Nov-17 20:12:34

I think they're leaving the scan because you often don't see anything at all much earlier than you've booked this.

Bleeding in pregnancy is not uncommon, with or without cramps. It does not necessarily mean you're miscarrying. I know it's really hard but you just have to wait and see. You could ask your GP fir blood tests to see if hormones still increasing as they should but you might not get the results back before the scan. I'm really sorry - I know how awful and powerless these things can make you feel. Hang in there.

thingymaboob Sat 04-Nov-17 20:38:24

I've bled in both pregnancies at around 6/7 weeks. First one was a miscarriage and second one was god knows what and I'm 30 weeks pregnant now. I'm sorry this is happening to you. It's a waiting game I'm afraid.

Giantgiraffe Sat 04-Nov-17 20:51:13

Thanks ladies, just knowing that someone knows and has been in the same situation really helps.
If anything the pain and bleeding are a bit less this evening keeping my fingers crossed!

Giantgiraffe Sun 05-Nov-17 08:39:11

@thingymaboob were you sore when you bled? X

Clickncollect Sun 05-Nov-17 08:44:56

The waiting is horrendous but like PP said I think their logic is the longer you wait, the more of a definitive answer you'll get either way. The only other option is a private scan but obviously that costs money and you're still so early it could cause more stress due to the lack of answers.
So sorry this is happening to you, early pregnancy is terrifying but so many ladies do have bleeding and it turns out ok. Good luck x

thingymaboob Sun 05-Nov-17 08:55:10

@Giantgiraffe I was not sore when the bleeding started but with my miscarriage, I did get pain when it became very heavy after about a week of light pink / brown spotting. Wish you all the best!

PineapplePrincess Sun 05-Nov-17 09:16:40

Hi @giantgiraffe

I’m currently in a similar position. Found out I was pregnant a few days before period was due. Now 5+5wks. Started bleeding brown blood on Thursday evening which turned red on Friday. Bleeding has increased with clots and on/off cramps. Very period like. Mostly bleeding on wiping, not really making to pad - but wiped blood is heavy.

I’m fearing the worse. Scan not organised for another 10 days.

Suffered MMC back in February, and we have been constantly TTC since. Desperate for a miracle.

Fingers crossed for both of us. xxx

Giantgiraffe Sun 05-Nov-17 10:04:55

@pineappleprincess - your story is exactly the same as mine, I’m just a few days ahead of you. This feels different to my MMC in July somehow, I definitely had more symptoms this time but not sure if they’re as bad now. Just have to keep our fingers crossed. Keep me posted and good luck x

Giantgiraffe Mon 06-Nov-17 14:50:41

Just thought I'd update. Bleeding and cramping got pretty bad, passed a clot yesterday but it's much more settled today. No pain, bleeding like light period. Thought maybe that was me all over and done with but checked a test and it's still positive.
Not hugely hopeful for Thursday but keeping my fingers crossed x

EastDulwichWife Mon 06-Nov-17 15:23:23

So sorry OP. The waiting feels like forever, doesn't it. I had a bleed at 5 weeks and a scan a week later revealed that everything was okay. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. flowers

Giantgiraffe Mon 06-Nov-17 19:21:00

@eastdulwichwife thankyou. Positive stories like yours do help x

Giantgiraffe Wed 08-Nov-17 19:19:33

Got my scan tomorrow so have my fingers crossed. The bleeding is settling but my pregnancy test isn’t as thick a line as it was, though still positive. Not feeling optimistic 😣😣

statetrooperstacey Wed 08-Nov-17 19:28:47

I bled quite a lot with my first, about6/7 weeks ish. She is 26 now.
My mum had fairly regular bleeding with me till about 16 weeks.
Best luck it's very common.flowers

Hooplaaaa Wed 08-Nov-17 19:44:37

Everything crossed for you. flowers

Giantgiraffe Wed 08-Nov-17 21:16:57

Thankyou so much 💕

xxreeldancerxx Thu 09-Nov-17 11:14:08

Hope things go ok today flowers x

bettydraper31 Thu 09-Nov-17 11:19:06

Thinking of you today x

GrapesAreMyJam Thu 09-Nov-17 11:23:16

Thinking of you.

I had similar when I was 7 weeks pregnant. I’m now 27 weeks pregnant! Hope all goes well!

SoozC Thu 09-Nov-17 17:31:19

@Giantgiraffe, how did it go? I'm in the same situation as you, really scared I'm miscarrying. I have a scan tomorrow but no idea what to expect.

I hope you have a happy result flowers

Raf121 Thu 09-Nov-17 22:17:28

Hope everything went okay for you today!
Please keep us updated!

xxreeldancerxx Fri 10-Nov-17 06:13:18

@SoozC hope today brings you good news flowers x

Giantgiraffe Fri 10-Nov-17 12:23:42

Bad news. Empty uterus and HCG 18 prog <1. Complete miscarriage diagnosed. Knew it deep down but you always have that wee bit of hope don’t you. Good luck @pineappleprincess keep me posted x

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