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Possible Miscarriage at 6 weeks (TMI)

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thinkingpositivethoughts · 09/06/2012 19:14

Hi Ladies, I need your help and experience

I'm roughly 6 weeks pregnant for the first time and started bleeding on thursday, a very light brown discharge. On Friday night I had some really bad period type pains and the bleeding got a little heavier. On saturday, today, the bleeding turned red and we went to to hospital to get it checked out. We were eventually seen by the obs and gyny doc who did a speculum and internal exam (nice). She said that she couldn't feel anything weird or enlarged and that the cervix is closed (which is good isn't it?) She just saw some blood and clots around the entrance to the cervix. They couldn't do a scan as it was the weekend so am booked in for Monday but I'm really freaking out - I'm still having cramps and bleeding. I don't know what to expect and whether I should just prepare myself for the worst?

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xPhoebex · 09/06/2012 19:17

I don't have much experience sorry, but I'm sure someone who has been in a similar situation will be along soon and be able to advise you :) I just wanted to say that I hope things are okay, and the scan goes well on Monday, must be tough waiting out the weekend :( x

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands · 09/06/2012 22:11

Hello thinking, I am so sorry you are going through such a worrying and distressing time.

I had cramps and bleeding at 7 weeks pregnant and sadly for me I went on to miscarry. My heart hadn't completely given up hope by the time I was scanned but my head was pretty certain it was going to be bad news. The cramps were pretty painful, the bleeding bright red, and I had lots of my usual period symptoms (back-ache and weird sensations in my legs etc).

However, thankfully, for every story like mine, there is another with a happy outcome. I do hope yours will be one of them. Unfortunately, only time will tell and the waiting to know is so very hard.

In the meantime, take really good care of yourself (lots of good comfort food, plenty of rest, cuddles from your partner etc) as you will need to keep your strength up whatever the outcome. Perhaps you could also use this time to stock up on some essential items (strong pain killers, thick pads, chocolate etc) just for peace of mind's sake and to think about any practical plans that may need to be made (time off work for example).

My sonographer was very kind - I couldn't have asked for better treatment - and the nurse who talked to us after the scan was also lovely. However, waiting for the scan was tough as we were waiting with happy smiley couples having their 12 week scans. I found playing a crappy game on my phone helped to keep me from sobbing.

Sending lots of best wishes your way, I hope you manage to get some sleep tonight and have a physically uneventful Sunday. Fingers firmly crossed for Monday.

kittykatsforever · 09/06/2012 22:32

Hi, my experience was very similar, 6/7 wks preg, started a very pale brown stain on the fri, same or less sat then Sunday it turned dark brown red and I just felt a wosh of blood, because they could not scan as was the weekend I had one for the next day and internal and my cervix was still long and closed but unfortunatly it was confirmed as a loss the next day :( one thing I did do though was I'd used a clearblue to test and had got a straight 3+ when I took it and had the spare and I did it again and it had droped to 2/3, when I knew it had droped it was pretty clear an indicator it had gone to me, I think you will have to prepare mentally it may be a bad outcome but on the other side I was told by the doc I saw that some women had come in and lost a litre of blood and still had viable pregnancy and other with twins loosing one etc.... Did they not do a blood test for your levels hgc as indicator for you?

Rumours · 10/06/2012 08:30

Hi, I'm sorry you're going through this, how are you this morning?
I've had bleeding with all of my pregnancies, I sadly miscarried 2, but do have 2 dc's, so for me bleeding is normal, but very scary.

thinkingpositivethoughts · 10/06/2012 10:46

Thank you all so so much for you helpful replies.

I had some more cramps last night which were the worst so far and some more bleeding but nothing today - my tummy just feels a bit jumbly.

Its a good idea to sort out the practical stuff and I will email my boss today - don't think I could manage a phone call tomorrow.

Its good to know that there is hope and especially that there are healthy babies after mc but given how bad last nights cramps were and the complete period like pains I will be expecting the worst tomorrow.

I will update tomorrow after the scan. Sad

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Rumours · 10/06/2012 11:27

Just be kind to yourself today and take it easy xx

HJBeans · 10/06/2012 16:36

Hiya - sorry to hear you're dealing with this over the weekend. I've had two early mcs at about 5/6 weeks and the advice both times was that bleeding and cramping are fairly common in early pregnancy (1 in 4 women) and that they may or may not be a sign of miscarriage. Don't know if stats are helpful to you or not - I found I wanted to know all I could while waiting to learn what would happen. About half the women who experience this in early pregnancy go on to have healthy pregnancies and about half miscarry. This seems true from experience - while my pregnancies sadly ended, I have friends who had the same symptoms and were fine. Wishing all the best for you tomorrow. Xx

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands · 11/06/2012 07:55

Thinking of you today OP, good luck x

kittykatsforever · 11/06/2012 10:16

Good luck today, thinking of you x

thinkingpositivethoughts · 11/06/2012 13:42

Hi all,

Bad news I'm afraid. We went to the hospital and the initial pregnancy test was negative so it looks like all of the tissue has already been expelled.

Even though I was expecting it and kind of knew, I was still upset. Guess there is no way to completely prepare yourself.

I'm trying to be positive about it and we know that we can get pregnant in the first place which, I guess, is half way there.

I just want to thank you all so so much for your support and quick replies, Thanks I'm off for a good cry and a bottle of wine xx

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wifey6 · 11/06/2012 13:44

So sorry thinkingpositive...Sad

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands · 11/06/2012 14:14

Oh I'm so, so sorry - it's such a sad thing to go through. I hope you are getting lots of real life support and TLC. You must feel physically and emotionally exhausted after the last few days.

HJBeans · 11/06/2012 14:21

So sorry to hear it, thinkingpositive. Sad Take good care of yourself.

kittykatsforever · 11/06/2012 18:12

So sorry for you :(
Glad you were spared any medical intervention though and a neg result means they can sign you off, not make you keep buying and repeating at home like I had to!
Take it easy and enjoy that wine!

Rumours · 11/06/2012 18:27

Sad so sorry this has happened. Take it easy xx

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