Implantation bleeding or..?! I’m really scared!

posted 9 months ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Did you track this cycle and know how many dpo you are?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

megan28937 :  without that it is hard to say whether you should be past implantation or not. I don’t think you are past that, but I’d try to go in for betas asap. What’s your coverage like for urgent care, because they can test betas for hcg and progesterone and are open over the weekend usually. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

megan28937 :  Hey bee – I am so sorry you’re dealing with this stress. I would recommend calling your doctor. Spotting can be totally normal in pregnancy – I believe it occurs in about 25% of healthy pregnancies and is not a sign of a problem. But yes, it can also sometimes be a sign that something is wrong. Does your doctor’s office have a 24 hour line you could call? 

I went through something similar recently. I called my doctor and they had me come in for a blood test the next day to measure my HCG (the pregnancy hormone – they can tell certain things about viability based on your HCG levels). I imagine this would be the same protocol for you.

HUGS – I know exactly how you’re feeling right now and wouldn’t wish this anxiety on anyone. Keep us posted. Sending good vibes your way.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I would try to get to the doctor ASAP and ask for a blood draw. They should do two 48 hours apart to see if your hcg is doubling. Fingers crossed everything is okay! I don’t think there’s any other way to know. 

From when I started spotting pink it was only a matter of hours before I started bleeding, so if the worst is happening, I hope you get your answer soon. The waiting is awful. 

Sending you sticky baby vibes! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

megan28937 :  though that may be discouraging, it might not be accurate due to how much you’ve drank today and the hold time. However, I’m so sorry the bleeding is picking up and you have no answers right now.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

megan28937 :  I’m so sorry bee. I went through a miscarriage just a few weeks ago. It is devastating, no matter when it happens. Feel free to PM me if you need some support. I was literally in your shoes like four weeks ago to the day almost – it was one of the most awful times of my life.

This may not bring you much comfort right now, but please know that early miscarriages (chemical pregnancies) are incredibly common – some research says as many as 50% of pregnancies end this way. Doctors actually consider one miscarriage to be a “net positive’ (though it sure doesn’t feel like it when you’re going through it) because it means you can get pregnant. Hugs bee! We are here for you!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Sadly, the PP is correct. While this doesn’t fix a broken heart from losing a pregnancy that was very much wanted, studies indicate that a LOT of pregnancies/fertilized eggs never go to term. Most people would never realize it if it weren’t for the very early pregnancy tests. I am still so sorry for your loss.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Deleted after seeing your update. So sorry for your loss 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

megan28937 :  I understand. I don’t think husbands can fully relate to what we go through with pregnancy or with a loss. My husband was there for me when it happened to me, but he def didn’t react with the same intensity that I did. I think he really just didn’t quite get it. In fact he just told me yesterday (like a month after it happened) that he had only recently realized it must be really tough to feel like you have no control over something happening within your own body. Which is so true, although the emotions you go through with a loss are obv very complex and that’s only one part of it.

Anyway, know that you aren’t alone. Many, many women have gone through this, unfortunately, and there’s such a supportive community on Weddingbee. I am thinking about you!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

hey bee, it looks like you’re experiencing a chemical and that’s a huge bummer.  Here are some stats that made me feel a bit better when I was going through my chemical.

20-25% of all pregnancies are chemical pregnancies.

Women who have had one are no more likely to have another chemical pregnancy.  (And, unfortunately, no less likely.. there’s just a roughly 1 in 5 chance that your embryo is no bueno)

Women ho have had one are significantly more likely to get pregnant again shortly afterwards than the general population.  

So while this is very upsetting, know that you’ve now revealed yourself as “fertile” and are very likely to get pregnant again very quickly.  Good luck bee. *hugs*

(stats from Wilcox et al. 1988 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3393170)

 

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