Post # 1
today i had my pregnancy confirmed at my doctor’s office and was told that i’m 5-6 weeks long.
friday evening and saturday i had some spotting that was bright red/brown. i had some more light brown spotting this afternoon. but just a little while ago i had some more bleeding- it wasn’t heavy, but it was bright red and more than just a little spotting. it was enough to almost soak the panty liner i was wearing and now i’m getting scared.
i’ve also been pretty crampy off and on the last couple weeks. sometimes it’s very mild and sometimes it hurts pretty bad- like the first day period cramps.
i know that cramping and bleeding can be normal, but how worried should i be? should i just wait and see what happens over the next day or two?
i want so badly to call my mom, but she doesn’t know i’m pregnant yet and i don’t want to tell her over the phone or skype 🙁
Post # 2
Fingers crossed for you! I would give your doctor a call to see if s/he can see you. They’re usually really responsive! For some women, bleeding during pregnancy is totally normal. When I had similar symptoms back in October, I was miscarrying. The combination of the cramping and the bright red bleeding isn’t a great sign. Sending virtual hugs; I hope that your little bean is healthy in there.
Post # 3
lilchicana: I’m sorry you’re having this experience. I also experienced bleeding at around 5-6 weeks in two previous pregnancies. Both of them ended in miscarriage. I do not mean to make you lose hope (because some people have bleeding and go on to have successful pregnancies), but a miscarriage is a strong possibility if your spotting has increased to bleeding and you are also having cramping.<br /><br />You can contact your doctor and let him or her know what is going on, but be prepared that they might not offer you very much at this point. I was told that if a miscarriage is imminent, there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. I was given the option to wait and see at home, or to come in for an exam to see if my cervix was open or closed. If it is open, that is an indication that a miscarriage is in progress. <br /><br />The first time I had a miscarriage, I went to the doctor to be examined right away, and the second time I decided to wait it out at home first because I found going to the doctor to be even more stressful. The pregnancies were significant to me and the miscarriages were devastating. But (probably because they were so early on), they were not treated as very important by the medical staff. <br /><br />Good luck. If you end up having a miscarriage, you will find lots of support and encouragement from other women who have had similar experiences. We’re here for you.
Post # 4
I would def call the doctor, to see if they can maybe see you. I had spotting that turned into bleeding along with cramping that went from slight to period like, I ended up having a miscarriage. Have ver you had blood taken? What were your numbers?
Your gonna get a lot of responses from us MC gals saying that that’s how it was for us, but like PP have said, many pregnancies have bleeding and cramping and have a healthy pregnancy.
Post # 5
Did your doctor do a Pap smear at the appointment today? I bled after my first appointment at seven weeks after a Pap smear and internal exam, but it was just from my cervix. (Went back the next day for an emergency ultrasound and the bean was still there, had a heartbeat, etc.) Hopefully the bleeding is just from an irritable cervix. I’d give your OB a call though.
Post # 6
I was going through something similar (without cramping) and I know it sucks. That much blood plus cramping isnt good…. BUT you never know. I was told by a doctor that I was having a miscarriage and two days later another said I was fine. Take it easy on yourself while you wait.
Post # 7
Call your doctor right away. Spotting is normal, but heavy bleeding really isn’t, but only your doctor can say for sure. I’m sure you’ll be stressing just thinking about it which isn’t healthy for your baby. I’m 5 weeks and 6 days along. I went to have an emergency ultrasound yestereday because I was cramping and spotting a little on Sunday night and passed a clot. Everything turned out fine, my little peanut had a strong heartbeat and everything. The doctor is having me in again on the 11th for another ultra sound just to make sure everything is fine, but if I start spotting again, I’m to call immediately.
Post # 8
thank you everyone for your replies.
i didn’t actually see my doctor yesterday, i just met with the nurse. i didn’t have any bloodwork or any exams or anything, i just peed in a cup. when they got the positive result, they sent my info to the obgyn clinic and they called me yesterday to set up an appointment at 8 weeks, but since i’m moving before i hit 8 weeks, they didn’t want to schedule anything. but i’ll give them a call anyway to see what they say. i get my medical care at a military hospital, so they do things a little bit differently.
Post # 9
just to update, everything is ok. i’m still pregnant- 5 weeks and 6 days to be exact.
the obgyn clinic told me to call my primary or go to the er, so i went to the er. they did a pelvic exam and they did a couple of ultrasounds and everything looked ok. they were concerned that i could have an ectopic pregnancy since i had abdominal surgery a few years ago, but that wasn’t the case. i also have a uti, so that could have caused the bleeding. she mentioned something else that could have caused it, but i can’t remember what it was.
i’m supposed to be seen at the obgyn clinic in a few days just to make sure everything still looks good.
if you read my previous post, you know i wasn’t exactly jumping for joy when i found out about my pregnancy and i was convinced the universe was punishing me for not being happy, haha.