Help… Bees familiar with Chemical pregnancies or red Spotting

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would try not to worry about it too much. With my last pregnancy (ended in MC, but not until 11 weeks, after the embryo had developed/had a heartbeat/etc… in other words, it was not related to the spotting) I had some red spotting at 12 and 13 dpo. I assumed it was my period starting, but when it stopped, I took a test at 14 dpo and got a positive. I asked my doctor about it and he said it’s relatively common. It can either be caused by the bean burrowing into your lining more, by pregnancy horomones irritating your cervix and causing a bit of bleeding from the cervix or by your body going “ok, time to start the period – wait, whoa, there’s a baby in here! cancel that!” It sounds like the bleeding has stopped and you don’t have any cramps – both excellent signs. Try not to worry! (I know how hard it is not to worry, but you are probably just fine.)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Something like this happened to me in college. I didn’t have any idea I was pregnant, but after lightly bleeding/spotting for like 2 weeks, I took a test and it was positive. I freaked out and went to the doctor – who didn’t see anything on the Ultrasound and determined it was most likely a chemical pregnancy/very early miscarriage. He had me take another pregnancy test (he assumed it would be negative at this point), but it came back positive. He was really confused. We waited a few more days, I took a test, and that time, it was negative. But had I taken a pregnancy test when the bleeding started, I would have been reading as “positive” for almost 3 weeks. 

I’d probably wait until you’re home, then go and see your doctor to see what he/she says! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

NonannaS:  I’m sorry that you are going through this. I have read about early pregnancy spotting being normal. As long as you aren’t cramping I would say that you are okay. Though, if it were me, I’d schedule a quick visit with the on board Dr just so see what they say!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Look at this! Up to one in five healthy pregnancies involve some spotting or bleeding in the first trimester: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a3081/vaginal-spotting-or-bleeding-in-pregnancy

<h2 id=”section2″>What’s the most likely cause of light bleeding in pregnancy?</h2>

In early pregnancy, spotting and light bleeding is often harmless. It usually happens at about the same time that your period would have been due, and may last for a day or two. You may only notice it after you have been to the toilet and wiped. <br /><br />Though experts aren’t sure why this bleeding happens, it may be due to: 

  • Hormones that control your menstrual cycle triggering bleeding (breakthrough bleeding). You may have this more than once.
  • The fertilised egg embedding into your uterus lining, causing bleeding (implantation bleeding). Though this is less likely to be the cause than breakthrough bleeding.
Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oops, forgot to add: I never had ANY cramps whatsoever during my experience!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Baby Center says up to one in five healthy pregnancies have some bleeding in the first trimester… think of how many pregnancies there are every year and you’ll see that’s a TON of women with some spotting who go on to have healthy babies! http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a3081/vaginal-spotting-or-bleeding-in-pregnancy

Parenting says it’s more like one in THREE, which is sooo many! http://www.parenting.com/article/when-spotting-is-normal

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

NonannaS:  i would definitely stop googling since its not going to help. will only make you more anxious. 

I would wait to see a doctor in 8 days. Depending on what happens between now and then. The only thing i can think of off the top of my head is that your progesterone might be low and i dont know if an on board doctor could help with that. Really i think if the spotting stops you should be fine. I know your anxious but i think you will be ok. You’re in my thoughts!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you call your Doctor to ask?  If it’s a miscarriage there isn’t really much they can do but it’s also possible it’s just normal spotting and everything will be fine.

I had implantation bleeding (I am guessing this is what it was) around 9 DPO (also sort of a guess) and mine was rather unusual because it was heavy enough I thought it was my period.  And I had cramps.  But other than that instance I haven’t had any bleeding and am almost 38 weeks now.  Implantation bleeding isn’t too uncommon and it is normally spotting (not enough to fill a pad).

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

NonannaS:  With that little spotting and no cramps I would not assume chemical/other problems yet! Hang in there! Like others said, it could be implantation bleeding or cervical irritation. My Mayo Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy book says 25% of women have spotting in the first trimester but only half of those lose the baby. Maybe this isn’t much comfort to you but the odds are in your favor! I’m so sorry you are having to deal with this. Be strong and best of luck to you.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

With a chemical you shouldn’t expect cramps, that’s common with a full blown miscarriage. If you tested super early ( think before your period is late) then experience bleeding you are probably having a chemical. You will STILL test positive on pregnany tests for days to come. I’d wait until you can go see a Dr and get a beta blood test done. Either way- chemical or just spotting- there is nothing that you can do to stop it or fix it so all you can do is try to relax and wait until you can get a blood test. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I think a bit of spotting and a bit of cramping is totally normal, as long as they aren’t happening together. 

Try not to stress any more than you already are. Whatever is happening with your body — and I’m sure it’s no cause for concern! — is happening, and no doctor appointment is going to change it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

NonannaS:  Try and relax, I know it’s easier said than done but stress is not good for you or the baby at this point. So sorry you’re going through this, no cramps is definitely a great sign, I would go see the Dr as soon as you can which is 8 days… Sending postive thoughts your way

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