I am 5 weeks pregnant and have started to bleed bright red blood. It is more than just spotting, but certainly not clotting. It is accompanied with cramps. The doctor can't tell anything from the sonogram, so he did some blood work. I'm going to find out in a couple of days if the baby is still alive or if I've miscarried. Has anyone else experienced this?
It's not brown blood, so I know its not from implantation.
I wish you the very best, April. It'll be good to get the blood work because you'll definitely have some answers. How long have you been bleeding? What are the cramps like? I don't want this to discourage you, but I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks last September and I had bleeding and cramps. I really hope that's not the case for you though! I have heard of women bleeding off and on during early pregnancy and having healthy pregnancies. And cramping is very common in early pregnancy...I had three weeks of cramping with my current pregnancy. I'll say a prayer for you! Please let us know when you find out what's going on. God Bless!
This is probably a stupid question, but I was just wondering how you found out so early that you were 5 weeks pregnant. Did you take a HPT when your AF was due and it came out positive and you immediately went to the Drs to have an blood work/US done to confirm? The reason I am asking is because I thought I could be pregnant 2 weeks ago,which would have been 4 weeks pregnant (or 14 DPO) because I had brown spotting off and on again for a week on the tp when I wiped, then 2 days of heavy cramps and dark red bleeding, then nothing for a day, then back to brown spotting on tp for a couple days, then ended yesterday. I took a HPT on 15 DPO, but was BFN, and again yesterday (28 DPO)and again BFN. However, I have been crampy and bloated-feeling in the lower abdomen for the last few weeks and never got a "normal" period, and I have felt a little queasy on a couple occasions. I called my doctor yesterday to see about having a blood test done, and the NP scheduled me for this Mon., but then 2 minutes later she called back and her and my doctor wanted to know my last normal AF date. I told her it was June 27 and now my doctor wants me to wait until Aug. 21st to get a blood test, and then meet with her the following week on the 30th of this month. She said something about wanting to postpone it till then to see if/when I am ovulating. They don't think I am pregnant, as far as I can tell. I want to be so bad, but I guess I am not. =( I told my husband that tonight we are going to start to BD again because I want this month to be the month I get the BFP!! Comments to this are most welcomed and much appreciated. I posted my first post back on the 9th titled "late and heavy implantation bleeding" if anyone wants more details. I am a newcomer to this Forum and was very happy to find it. You all seem to be so supportive of one another. I am looking forward to the day I can share my happy news with all of you!! Till then... sticky baby dust to all of you!! Thanks!
I had a miscarriage earlier this year, but I had significant clotting. I knew right away what was happening. This time it is different. Thanks, Crystal- I didn't know cramping was so normal. I thought something was wrong. Thanks for the prayer!! And Hill- I found out I was pregnant by taking two home pregnancy tests. I know what blood work you are talking about though, they have to wait until after you ovulate to make sure your testosterone levels, etc...are all normal. We've been trying for over a year, now, so I'm hopeful but not too hopeful. I'll let you know how it goes...
well i am going on 8 weeks and i have been spotting and lightly bleeding for the last 2 weeks. had an ultrasound and it showed a sac, fetal pole and heartbeat. having another one next week. don't you think i would have had an miscarriage by now? my hcg levels are going up too. anyonw else have these problems? or know anyone who has? i need answers, it is a while until i am in my second trimester when miscarriages diminish.
Okay so I am in the same situation as some of you. I am 5weeks and started spotting light pink on 8/11 went to the ER they said my cervix is closed and my HCG levels were around 4800. As of yesterday I started spotting bright red. I went back to the doctor today and she said once again my cervix is closed but my HCG levels were only around 6700 and that they should have doubled in 48hrs. So the doctor said I am in the grey area. She said that bleeding is not normal but does happen. I am going back in on Wed. for a sonogram to see if she can hear a heart beat or see something. I am so nervous and freaking out here! I will let you know what I find out.
I just wanted to follow up with my last post for everyone who has questions of their own. I had a transvaginal ultrasound done yesterday after my hcg levels only went by 2,000 every 48hrs again early yesterday morning. The gestational age of the fetus is only measuring at 4weeks and 6days. I am supose to be 6weeks. They said due to my hcg level count I should be 6weeks. There was a fetal pole visable but they don't have any hope.
They said I should start spotting again in a few days followed by cramps. They think the baby stopped growing at the 4week mark. I am going in for another hcg level test on Friday if my levels are still rising than off to another Ultrasound. I have come to terms that I miscarried. Hope everyone elses dr visits went better.
I am going through the exact same thing I am 5 weeks and experiencing the bleeding. I have taken the blood test but I won't have any results for a couple days. And actually my doctor said that the 5 weeks is a little early for the ultrasound machine to pick up images of the baby. I was told that the baby doesn't actually show up till people are 7 weeks pregnant. So if I were you I would pray about your situation because you may not have miscarried. I also have a cousin who went through the same thing and is having a healthy baby so doctors don't know everything!!!
I recently found out I was pregnant. However, over the past few days I have began to bleed and had bright red blood. I have bled thru 2 pads. Did I miscarry??? Please help I am so scared I have lost this baby.
I thought I was 7 weeks pregnant and began a red spotting. I continued to spot a brown color for about week. So I went into the Dr. to check it out. She ordered an ultrasound the next day. Only the US revealed only a yolk sac, no heartbeat and that I was closer to 5 1/2 weeks instead of 7. Just yesterday morning I had a big rush of blood (bright red) and passed a few clots. I had to do blood work and then my doctor sent me to the ER (all day yesterday) was not happy about that. However they were unable to really determine anything (between US, pelvic exam, urine, blood, etc) really a frustrating day. I have to go back on Mon now to check my blood and compare hormone levels. It seems that this is the only viable test. I just wish someone would have told me this first. I would have skipped the ER. I wish I could tell you you are not miscarrying but right now I guess I'm sitting in the same worried boat. I think I am most concerned about the clots and a molar pregnancy.
5 weeks, on Christmas Eve, and woke up to find bright red blood in my urine. My basal temps have been low past 3 days. Guess there's not much hope - but still looking for optimism among your posts - did any of you above end up carrying those pregnancies to term? I hope so for your sakes too!
Hey I am in the same situation as many of you, I'm 21 and this is my first pregnancy and happened totally by accident, but when we found out we were thrilled! I told all of the family just a week or so ago and everyone was getting excited. I thought I was 9 weeks along because of a digital pregnancy test i took which indicated 2-3 weeks at the time and I think we assumed 3 because of the date of my last period, then later I had blood tests which indicated HCG levels just over the 4-5 weeks mark. Anyway I'd had some very light brown spotting and stuff early on, old blood, but doc said not to worry about it as it's just the uterus stretching to accommodate the growing baby. But when I stood up the day before yesterday I felt a moistness in my knickers, and when i checked I found they were soaked with bright red blood, it seemed like the start of a period and had a couple of clots too. I freaked out. I called my husband and we rushed to A&E and had to wait hours only to find that there was no FEMALE gynaecologist on call (i dont know if this seems silly to others but i really really do not want a man poking around inside of me when im in such a delicate state!), anyway i figured if i am miscarrying then time is not an issue, and i realised i hadn't bled any more since the first initial shock, just some tiny brown discharge, and since I had had no pain whatsoever we retuned the next day to see the female gynaecologist - who was lovely by the way - (although an intern)! She tried a stomach ultrasound and couldn't see anything so switched to vaginal ultrasound which revealed the yolk sac totally intact but she couldn't see anything inside of it, she said this can be because we are off with the dates as the baby doesn't always show up on ultrasound until much later (they dont usually do ultrasound until about 12 weeks unless there is a problem). It's possible that I just have high HCG levels and am only 6-7 weeks but it seems a little optimistic. I keep switching between complete lack of hope and accepting that it's a miscarriage, and then being optimistic and thinking that the baby is still okay. But I don't really 'feel' pregnant anymore. I feel empty.
I've read so many stories about women who went on to have a successful pregnancy after thinking it was over, my sister in law was told her yolk sac was empty with her first son, and she was even offered pills to cause the body to expel the pregnancy but she turned it down and went on to have a beautiful baby boy who is strong healthy and now 3 years old. On the other hand my mum said she has never had bleeding in a pregnancy that resulted in a positive result, thats not to say i will be the same as her as many women do have bleeding and it's for other reasons, but it's just so stressful having to wait for the results of blood tests to see what's going on. I really want to see another gynaecologist for a second opinion but I can't find any who have appointments (before late January!) in my area, we just moved to a rural area in France and we don't have a car here yet, which makes it all the more scary as I am far from all of my family and not used to the medical system here. I just feel humiliated by the whole thing. I feel like a failure as we just got married and I am so young and my body should be healthy enough to have a baby at this point. I didn't realise how much I wanted to be pregnant until I saw the positive result, I started planning everything and searching for all the equipment we needed and looking for a bigger place to move in to! Actually when i started bleeding I was looking at maternity clothes online! I feel so let down by the whole thing I never realised that it was so common to miscarry your first baby. I'm still at university and supposed to be having my end of term exams next week and I haven't studied a bit because I've been so stressed out and worried. I feel like it doesn't even matter anymore. I keep crying uncontrollably (probably the hormones still working) and I'm so devastated.
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