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#1 Red Mollie

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

This morning on my way into work I felt something and noticed a small blood clot had appeared. Since had red spotting and wearing a pad. Devastated as I'm assuming a MC.
Anyone experienced similar with positive and negative results?
Did a hpt and it was a strong red line but I hear hcg takes a while to drop.....

#2 HeartMyBoys

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

I had a few clots and bleeding at 6 weeks with my first pregnancy, and all turned out to be ok. Its hard to tell u not to stress over it, because i did until i knew all was ok.
Fingers crossed for u xx

#3 Fright bat

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

50% of women bleed sometime during their pregnancy. 10% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. So 4/10 pregnant women both bleed sometime during their pregnancy and go on to deliver a healthy baby.

I know this because I had red bleeding from weeks 5-14 of my second pregnancy - the result of which is currently asleep upstairs. My Ob was exceedingly unfazed by the whole thing.

It is impossible to not stress, but try not to stress. Bleeding on its own is usually not a huge problem. Bleeding that gets heavier and is accompanied by cramps is usually problematic.

Good luck OP, hope all goes well!

Edited by MsN, 10 December 2012 - 06:53 PM.


#4 Mumma_G

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Unfortunately for me bleeding has indicated a MC. The bleeding lasted 3-5 days. Only small clots. And only the occassional cramp. For me the bleeding started on the Thur/Fri and by the Monday /Tuesday I was back down below hcg5.

I really hope this is not the case for you. My GP said many women bleeding during their pregnancies and have healthy babies. Take it day by day and look after yourself in the mean time.Unfortunately there is nothing we can do but i really hope that you have a sticky babe x

Edited by Mrs_Mumma_84, 10 December 2012 - 07:57 PM.


#5 ChickyMumma

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

With DS1 I bleed on and off from 6 to 13 weeks. I was told at 8 weeks I had misscarried but hard to believe that now he is asleep in my arms and 30 months old.

#6 Red Mollie

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Just had a blood test my levels are still good around 800 which my dr said is reassuring.
My concern is that maybe it was higher and is dropping but I won't know now until my scan next week.
Very hopeful! Thanks for the assurance everyone.

#7 TinMan

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

I've had spotting bleeding from the start with this pregnancy- and like you won't know until early scan with FS next week.

I had bleeding btwn 5-12wk with DD (also IVF), and none with the first 3.

I can empathise- I'm a bit over it all- just wish it would either stop or be final- of course I don't wish it was final but you know what I mean- limbo land isn't a happy place.

My HCG was rising on consecutive tests last week but until I see via scan, and then again at later scans, and then again holding in my arms I don't think the worry will stop.

We can hang in there together?

#8 ~polly~

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

I spotted on and off for about a week with brown blood and my HCG levels were fine.  But cramps and red bleeding with clots was the start of my MC.  Everyone has different stories but I think this was the best advice I was given:
1) cramps can be ok and bleeding can be ok BUT
2) cramps and bleeding together is usually a bad sign
3) rising HCG are the best indicator

Are you getting HCG tested again in 48 hours?

Good luck!!

#9 Red Mollie

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (TinMan @ 11/12/2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've had spotting bleeding from the start with this pregnancy- and like you won't know until early scan with FS next week.

I had bleeding btwn 5-12wk with DD (also IVF), and none with the first 3.

I can empathise- I'm a bit over it all- just wish it would either stop or be final- of course I don't wish it was final but you know what I mean- limbo land isn't a happy place.

My HCG was rising on consecutive tests last week but until I see via scan, and then again at later scans, and then again holding in my arms I don't think the worry will stop.

We can hang in there together?


Tinman - Sounds good! Good luck to you too, it's so hard not to worry. Hope we both end up with positive outcomes.
Pippa26 - no re test I think my dr figures the level is good so let's just wait for the scan. It was the first things worried about - what if the number was higher and has dropped but it looks ok because it's still so high. I guess all I can do is wait!



#10 mrsmac12

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

Hi ladies! I am also experiencing similar bleeding...I am not sure exactly how many weeks I am but think around 5?!? I got my blood test results today, test on Friday showed hcg levels at 115. I have been spotting on and off since last tue. No cramps but every little twinge in my tummy is stressing me out! I have to go back on thur for more bloods to make sure hcg is doubling. Fingers crossed original.gif

#11 Red Mollie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (mrsmac12 @ 17/12/2012, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies! I am also experiencing similar bleeding...I am not sure exactly how many weeks I am but think around 5?!? I got my blood test results today, test on Friday showed hcg levels at 115. I have been spotting on and off since last tue. No cramps but every little twinge in my tummy is stressing me out! I have to go back on thur for more bloods to make sure hcg is doubling. Fingers crossed original.gif


Good luck let us know how you go

#12 Red Mollie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (mrsmac12 @ 17/12/2012, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies! I am also experiencing similar bleeding...I am not sure exactly how many weeks I am but think around 5?!? I got my blood test results today, test on Friday showed hcg levels at 115. I have been spotting on and off since last tue. No cramps but every little twinge in my tummy is stressing me out! I have to go back on thur for more bloods to make sure hcg is doubling. Fingers crossed original.gif


Good luck let us know how you go

#13 Eirinn

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

I don't belong in this DIG, but I just wanted to say the pregnancy where I had the most early bleeding, was the one that ended up being my first live baby after two losses. So the bleeding could be nothing, or it could be a miscarriage  sad.gif .

I do suggest that you wait until 8 weeks for a scan though. Believe me, I know that's hard as I was in the same boat, however, heartbeats are often not seen on those early scans. Good luck!

#14 mrsmac12

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

Thanks original.gif It is so nice to hear that others are experiencing similar to me. I feel pretty scared and alone right now. Am preparing myself for the worst on Thurs when I have BT and get results.

#15 Beancat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Its not unusual to bleed around when your period would have been due.

I have had both expriences.  Bleeding at 4, 6 and 8 weeks with DS who is now 4 and bleeding with cramps and miscarried with another pregnancy and another miscarraige with no bleeding or cramps - every experiene is different.  If you feel crampy and bleeding probably not a good sign but just blood on its on its own, then this is very very common

#16 mrsmac12

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

I read positive stuff and then I read negative stuff....argh! I need to stop googling!!! Bleeding has been happening since last Tues so that's a week now. Don't know how I am going to last another whole day before I go back for my BT. I am going insane with the not knowing if I am losing my pregnancy or if things are okay. nno.gif That's it I am not going to go on about it anymore!!! Sorry everyone!!



#17 cordyline

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I know it sucks, but nothing you read online (positive or negative) will change the outcome.

Unfortunately for me, at 5w3d I had bleeding (red) and a small clot and had a complete miscarriage confirmed by a scan a few days later. My HCG on the day I started bleeding was 4000 (after being 900 just 5 days earlier) so by HCG alone things looked great - even though I knew they werent.

However for this pregnancy (currently 37wks) I spotted (light brown) at 6w, 8wks and the pregnancy is still going fine.

Fingers crossed it all resolves nicely. All the best.

#18 Lauren Bell

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

My obstrretician told me sex could be a cause of bleeding in early pregnancy. I had my period for the first four months of my pregnancy - now have a healthy toddler - so it does happen but yeah reading the stories will not help. Hoping everything is ok <3

#19 Red Mollie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Thinking of you all I have my seven weeks scan tmrw where we will know for sure. My bleeding has been heavy this week with lots of clotting so I'm expecting the worst. I just don't feel pregnant anymore. I just hope I don't get told to wait a few months before trying again I want to get straight into it!!

#20 aidensmum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

At least tomorrow you will know either way. I've had a doomed pregnancy come good and a good looking one go bad. You just don't know and it's out of your control which sucks.

#21 Red Mollie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (aidensmum @ 18/12/2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At least tomorrow you will know either way. I've had a doomed pregnancy come good and a good looking one go bad. You just don't know and it's out of your control which sucks.


Thanks you're so right

#22 mrsmac12

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

Charlotte31 - goodluck for today. I will be thinking of you!! Please let us know how you go. hhugs.gif

I just spoke to my doc as my bleeding is heavier last night/today. I am going for BT today rather than tomorrow now.

#23 Mumma_G

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

My fingers are firmly crossed that the tests today brings you the positive news you have been hoping for and that you have a strong sticky little bubba.

I found I have to stop reading info online, their is so much conflicting advice out there it was doing my head in. I also knew when it was all over despite the doctors telling me their was still hope.

Please take care of yourself regardless of what happens. x

#24 Red Mollie

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Thanks everyone I had a complete miscarriage confirmed at my scan so am out of this group and will be trying again soon. Still bleeding heavily.
Good luck to everyone else and wish you all the best!!
X

#25 aidensmum

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

So sorry to hear your news. You probably feel like crap now but its good you have a plan to go again soon. I always feel better with something to look forward to.




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