- Mrs. Gremmlin
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I’m about 5 1/2 weeks, and my first OB appointment is April 22, at 8 weeks 1 day.
I fully understand that some brown discharge is perfectly normal, and most women have it. I’ve had small amounts of brownish discharge, particularly just wiping (this whole thing is TMI, haha). I wasn’t concerned about that because I read that it happens with the expansion of my uterus- good sign.
Last night, though, I had sort of a mix of light pink and brown and more than I’ve been having. After four or five swipes, instead of one or two, it was gone. About an hour before this, I threw up for the first time, and I thought morning sickness was really kicking in- good sign. I had a little bit more of brown discharge the next time I tinkled.
Then this morning, it’s brown again, but it’s showing up a little bit on an undie liner. Just a bit, and still no need for a pad.
I haven’t had any serious cramps. My discomfort is mostly localized on my right side, though– and I say discomfort because it’s not really pain, but I feel it both in my belly and my back. It’s not constant, either.
I’ve read that unless it’s bright red, a lot, and accompanied by worse-than-menstrual-cramps, it’s not a miscarriage. But I’m scared that my body is failing us.
In terms of symptoms, I have shortness of breath (first thing I noticed– didn’t even know this was a symptom), nausea (but this isn’t exactly abnormal for me), slight cramps and back pain, frequent tinkling, and slight aversion to foods (I can’t eat my daily apple anymore). Oh, and I tinkled on a stick yesterday morning (a week after my first BFP), and it was still positive.
So Bees… what’s your diagnosis? Am I a paranoid first timer, like my husband says, or should I be worried? My OB won’t see me until 8 weeks, and I don’t have a GP. I just go to an urgent care guy when I need sinus meds or something, and I see specialists for everything else.
They don’t tell you that 12 weeks is an excruciatingly long time to wait to be “in the safe zone.” I just want to get there.