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#1 AggieNicole

Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Hi Guys,

I haven't been on here in ages so hope its cool to be posting now when I have a problem!

I'm a bit worried, as I'm 12 wks preg this Thurs, and yesterday I started getting brown discharge. I thought it was after having intercourse the previous evening (as this happened earlier in this pregnancy), but today it is more light brown/pink in colour. Its only when I wipe, but I also have dull pain in my lower back/abdomen today, which I didn't have yesterday. (Its similar to the pain I get with my period but nowhere near as bad.) I called my doc but she said there was any number of reasons why this could be happening, so not to be too concerned unless I started bleeding more heavily, in which case I should go to emergency. I did get quite sunburnt on Sunday, stupid me, so perhaps I have put my body under too much stress and now I am paying the price??!?

I am due to have my 12wk scan on Friday, so should I just wait till then to find out if all is ok? I know that there's nothing that can be done to save the pregnancy at this early stage, but would DIE if I went to the ultrasound and found that we have lost our baby... OR should I try to get my doc to do some tests before then? What about doing a urine pregnancy test myself at home tomorrow morning, would this be an accurate result? OR does HCG hang around for a while even after you've miscarried?

Can anyone offer any advice or reassurance?!?! Would be very much appreciated, I'm stressing a bit (a lot)!

Thanking you in advance



#2 Angelic80

Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (AggieNicole @ 17/01/2012, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Guys,

I haven't been on here in ages so hope its cool to be posting now when I have a problem!

I'm a bit worried, as I'm 12 wks preg this Thurs, and yesterday I started getting brown discharge. I thought it was after having intercourse the previous evening (as this happened earlier in this pregnancy), but today it is more light brown/pink in colour. Its only when I wipe, but I also have dull pain in my lower back/abdomen today, which I didn't have yesterday. (Its similar to the pain I get with my period but nowhere near as bad.) I called my doc but she said there was any number of reasons why this could be happening, so not to be too concerned unless I started bleeding more heavily, in which case I should go to emergency. I did get quite sunburnt on Sunday, stupid me, so perhaps I have put my body under too much stress and now I am paying the price??!?

I am due to have my 12wk scan on Friday, so should I just wait till then to find out if all is ok? I know that there's nothing that can be done to save the pregnancy at this early stage, but would DIE if I went to the ultrasound and found that we have lost our baby... OR should I try to get my doc to do some tests before then? What about doing a urine pregnancy test myself at home tomorrow morning, would this be an accurate result? OR does HCG hang around for a while even after you've miscarried?

Can anyone offer any advice or reassurance?!?! Would be very much appreciated, I'm stressing a bit (a lot)!

Thanking you in advance


I can imagine how you must be feeling!! Waiting is horrible... !! I just suffered from an Ectopic and I had days of waiting since it was over the xmas/new year break when I first started getting symptoms... and everything was closed...

I can't really offer any advice... but I just wanted to wish you all the best and I sincerely pray that everything is ok and your bub is doing fine..! original.gif  If your bleeding gets heavier, do go into emergency..! But apart from that I think just wait it out till Friday...or if you can prepone your scan earlier..!!

I have lost my precious baby twice now.. and it's the worse pain I have ever had to go thru in my 31 years...

Good Luck and hugs original.gif




#3 AggieNicole

Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:29 PM

Thanks Angelic, I'm sorry to hear of your ectopic, but wish you all the best going forward!

I have read that some women don't even bleed that heavily when they miscarry, so I guess I'm worried about that too... what were the symptoms of your ectopic, and how far along were you? Hope you don't mind me asking!

Thanks again for your quick reply! Nice to know people care!!

#4 Chasing daisies

Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

I hope you get good results from the u/s on friday
Yes the hcg slowly starts dropping as you misscarry.
I really think/hope it was just your cervix irritated from the intercourse
Good luck

#5 White-Lily

Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

I hope everything is fine and this is nothing to worry about but I will tell you a few things, not to scare you just to inform. This is purely my experience and my research (I googled a lot just trying to understand)

HCG does hang around for weeks after a m/c. I was still showing +ve HPT 3 weeks after my m/c and surgery
A blood test now will be of no help IMO as once you get this far the variation of results is too huge and the doubling time slows as the placenta takes over
Doing a HPT now will still give you a positive result but due to the high amounts of HCG in your system it would dud the test - I have done this so this (at 6+ weeks with current pg) is personal experience (the control line was very faint and took ages to come up and the test line was very dark). Also HCG hangs around as mentioned above.

I had a M/C in September at 11+2 weeks and it all started with brown blood in my CM and only when wiping. No pain was associated at all.
The only reliable way to tell what is happening at this gestation is via u/s as far as I know.

I don't think it would make much difference when you find out you have lost a baby, it is the most utterly devastating thing I have gone through.

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I have read that some women don't even bleed that heavily when they miscarry
I barely bled prior to passing my baby and even after bub was gone i still didn't bleed very much at all. i had a D&C and went on to bleed (lightly) for 2 weeks after that. The GYN that did my D&C said I didn't loose much blood during the op either.

If you have any concerns or don't/can't wait until Friday go to the hospital you intend to deliver at and tell them what is happening. This is what I did and there was no issue with me doing so.

Please feel free to ask me anything and I really hope you have nothing to worry about at all.



#6 Etcetera

Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:48 AM

I had cramping and a bit of light bleeding in my first pregnancy at about 12 weeks. It was just after I had the 12 week scan.
Doctor sent me for another scan a nd they couldn't find a reason for the bleed.

DS1 is now a healthy and happy 5.5yo running u and down the hall with his brother.

#7 Angelic80

Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE (AggieNicole @ 17/01/2012, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Angelic, I'm sorry to hear of your ectopic, but wish you all the best going forward!

I have read that some women don't even bleed that heavily when they miscarry, so I guess I'm worried about that too... what were the symptoms of your ectopic, and how far along were you? Hope you don't mind me asking!

Thanks again for your quick reply! Nice to know people care!!


Thanks ...

Not for a moment did I think I was going through an ectopic... on the 23/12 in the morning, I had real bad stomach pain and fainted.. didnt think much of it....I had already gotten 3 blood tests prior to that and my last HCG level was at 3075.. I thought I would get another done...so went to get a referral from the GP. My HCG level had dropped to 2634... I was devastated that I was going through this again...! On 24th, went to another GP and he said that different labs might give different results (my first lot were done in Melb and this was done in Sydney)..so he advised to get an ultrasound....

Since it was the holiday period I had to wait till the 28/12 before I could get it... when I got the ultrasound they detected a mass b/w the uterus and ovaries and sent me straight into emergency. Got admitted and they did another blood test and my HCG was down again...so they said since my HCG levels were coming down that we could take the 'wait and watch' method and see if the ectopic gets absorbed within the body itself... I had to get blood tests done every couple of days for the next few days.  On 3/1 went for another BT and ultrasound...ultrasound showed mass again and my HCG levels had risen.. so I had to get a surgery done...

My only symptoms were a dull pain but there was no way that I could have guessed that it was cuz of an Ectopic.  Your body changes so much in pregnancy so it's hard to pinpoint every little niggle and be sure what it is.  The only way I got to know was due to the HCG levels dropping and then rising and the ultrasounds.  

How are you going today!?  Are you waiting till Friday for your scan!?

#8 LexiandJacob

Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:28 AM

I suggest resting as much as possible. If you have other kids get someone to watch them. Dont go to work ect. just lay down and rest. hopefully the light bleed goes away very soon. wishing you all the best. Please let us know how you go.

#9 Butterfly*77

Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

I would also suggest resting and taking it easy. Can you get in for a scan earlier than Friday? I know it's only a couple of days but for peace of mind????

I obviously have had a few m/s but I also bleed with DS at 11.5 weeks. We went into emergency as I was bleeding a fair bit and cramping, expecting the worse, but there he was, happily floating around. They had no idea what caused the bleed, maybe my placenta had moved a bit? But it worked out in the end, however with my other pgs I have not been so lucky. With my most recent m/s, I had a scan a few days before with incorrect dates but it seemed ok as I was not 100% of my dates. I then started wiping brownish blood with strong period like cramps that lasted all weekend. By Monday it was all gone sad.gif However when I had cramping and bleeding again a couple of weeks ago, I expected the worse but it was all fine. Once again, my placenta was the source of the issues.

Aggie - Some women bleed the whole way through, like one of my close friends. Yet she had no problems apart from this and a fairly straight through birth so there are always good stories out there. Don't stress too much, relax and wait for your scan or try to get one ASAP if you are really worried.

#10 my*little*poppets

Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

How did you go today with your scan OP? I've had the same discharge today too, luckily I was able to get in for an immediate scan and so far everything is looking ok.

Hope you got some reassuring news today too and everything is OK, and this was just an awful scare.

#11 Artful

Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:31 PM

Fingers crossed you got some good news today xxx




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