Post # 1
I am 5 weeks pregnant, On Wednesday 22nd I noticed a brown discharge, l started bleeding and light cramping on Thursday and went to the doctors, called EPU but they can’t see me until next Thursday as not yet 6 weeks, the bleeding is not heaps but just there when I wipe and its still happening now (Sunday). Is this a miscarriage?
I have been taking pregnancy tests and they still say positive, did a clearblue today that said positive but 2-3 weeks. Is that normal?
I know I just have to wait but I feel so helpless.
Sorry if all this is too much information.
Thanks for reading.
Post # 3
You shouldn’t worry unless you have bright red bleeding that increases.
Many women experience spotting or even light bleeding at the point of pregnancy when their period is due and go on to have healthy pregnancies. 1/4 women have bleeding at some point in their (viable) pregnancies.
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. The uncertainty is so painful. If your spotting turns red and increases in flow, it is more likely a miscarriage; That is how mine progressed at 5+4 weeks. I know it won’t make you feel any better but this early in the game there’s nothing you can do either way. Either the pregnancy is viable or it isn’t.
I hope things go alright and it’s just a bit of spotting. FX for you!!
Post # 4
It SOUNDS like it’s just spotting, but we’re not doctors and the only person who can tell you what’s going on is your OBGYN. When I had my miscarriage, I had bright red blood which I know is the normal for pregnancy losses. Brown blood is just old blood, it’s bright red new blood that should be a bit of an alert to get to the hospital.
You can’t necessarily trust those test because after you have a miscarriage (not to scare you), it takes a few weeks for the HCG levels to go back down to zero.
You need to make an emergency appointment with your doctor. Tell them that you cannot wait until next week, and you can even try going into the emergency room. They’ll be able to draw blood and tell you what the HCG levels are, and if they match how far along you are.
Good luck hon, and please don’t wait! The stress of having to wait isn’t good for the baby. Sending prayers!
Post # 5
Thank you so much for replying
My doctor said on Thursday to go back or go to a&e if the bleeding or pain worsens as because I am not yet 6 weeks i cant go to EPU.
Its not getting any worse really but the blood is bright red now.
I am just going to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. I feel like the breast tenderness and general i’m pregnant feeling has disappeared now, I’m not sure if i am imagining this or not though i’m so sad. Hate the helplessness.
Post # 6
I’m afriad I don’t have any advice as I don’t know anything about the process but I hope it all works out well for you
Editing my post becuase I have been told it was very insensitive. I honestly never meant it to be and sincerely apologise if I caused offence. I just wanted to let you know I would be thinking of you and I really honestly do hope everything works out for you.
Post # 7
@rainbowbell: My pregnancy syptoms dissapeared the day before I started spotting :(. I’m so sorry this is happening to you!
Post # 8
tronski, I never found it insensitive, it was kind of you to take the time to say something.
thanks MrsRugbee, i’m sorry it happened to you too.
Post # 9
When I miscarried the blood was brown for a few days then bright red. I am sorry you are going through this.
Post # 10
When I was around 7 weeks I had some spotting. I was able to go in and have an ultrasound done. Baby was ok. A few days later I had bright red bleeding. I didn’t even call the doc I just went to the ER. When I got to the ER they were prepping me for a miscarriage as soon as I walked in the door. Scared my husband to tears. They sent me back and I was there for a few hours and was examined by the doctors. My cervix was closed and the baby was fine. They never could tell me why I was bleeding. If your doc can’t get you in and you’re really concerned I would encourage you to just go to the ER if you can. It’s better to know what’s going on then not know. One of the things they told me was to check how much I was bleeding. So if I filled up a pad in an hour then I needed to go back. Or if the bleeding was accompanied with cramping then I needed to go back in. At 31 weeks I’ve learned to bug my docs or just go in if I think something is up.
Try to rest. Drink plenty of water. Positive thoughts for you.