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spotting n back cramps

Hey guys I am 4 weeks pregnant and this morning I started spoting and have cramps in my back as if I'm getting my period . I'm just getting out of a cold. I have been getting really bad migraines as well it was so strong I had to take Tylenol I am really scared to have a miscarriage :(
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Hi!
If you were my patient, I would watch you carefully.  Cramping and bleeding is a worriesome combination.  I would probably check an HCG level a progesterone level and an ultrasound if the hcg is greater thatn 1000.
That information should be pretty helpful in determining whether you are having a miscarriage.  If you start bleeding heavily, you should definitely contact your doctor OR go to the emergency room.
Good luck!
Dr B
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Hey, i had a miscarriage in april last year. Mine started with spotting but within 1 day i was really heavy. You need to rest and keep your feet elevated to try and help stop it. I dont want to frighten you. This could be completely normal. Some people have proper periods during pregnancy. Or there is such a thing as a threatened miscarriage where your baby is saying "mummy, i need you to slow down and rest" . To put your mind at rest though i'd phone the hospital and explain. They may be able to do an early scan (internally) just to make sure all is still ok. I know this is hard but try not to worry yourself too much. Stress doesnt help baby. My doctors told me that if the bleeding is so heavy it soaks more than 1 pad an hour its probably a miscarraige (miscarriage) so the spotting could be totally fine.... Sorry to make this so long. I just want to cover everything i can for you. When i was worried i struggled to get proper answers to my questions. If you'd like me to answer any questions just post and i will. I really hope you and your baby will be ok hunni. Try and relax and keep those feet up xxx
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I went to the hospital and the test result said my hcg was 2951.6 and the baby's heart beat was 64 bpm the doctor said most likely was a miscarriage he was so rude  he said it as if it was a joke with a smurk in his face but my boyfriend and I still believe their is hope as long as the baby has a heart beat
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I went to the hospital and the test result said my hcg was 2951.6 and the baby's heart beat was 64 bpm the doctor said most likely was a miscarriage he was so rude  he said it as if it was a joke with a smurk in his face but my boyfriend and I still believe their is hope as long as the baby has a heart beat
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Thank you for your words I'm keeping my feet up and hope
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aw I really hope everything turns out ok. I know exactly how your feeling and its so scary. I lost mine at 11 weeks and im now 10 weeks along with this one so im pretty worried now.    another tip for you is not to have your baths too hot, years ago women who didnt want there babies used to have super hot baths to try and cause a miscarriage on purpose! Dont do anything to stenuous either, no lifting or stretching.  I would definately agree that the heart beat is a posetive sign though. Ill keep my fingers crossed for you x
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Thank you again Emma my cramps are getting better  I go back to the hospital tomorrow to see if the baby is staying with us I'm really scared and I really hope is still alive I'm not bleeding as much I wish is a good sign ill be in bed as long as I can and try to take cold showers I've kept my feet up as well hoping for the best. Thank you again for your tips
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I think you are further than 4 Weeks. Heartbeat doesn't typically sound until around week 6. I am on my third MC. Did not even spot with second one lost at 9  Weeks. Ended up having two d&c for that one.
First went naturally at 8 week, basically cramped, then went from spotting to a full AF in two days and bled until my system was clear.
This last one I am still clearing, Lost at 5 Weeks. Started spotting and my hcg was cycling but not going up, so had d&c this morning.

I would be concerned, but MC is very common. Not easy by any means, but it doesn't mean you will not have a healthy baby soon.
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I lost my baby
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I lost my baby
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If its meant to be its meant to be. Nothing will stop a mc. It's nature's way of saying something's wrong. I had a mc last Feb at 7 week. Spotted for about 5 days before it got worse. It's hard but a part of life. I look at it like my body did what its meant to do. It wasn't right so my body told me. Stay positive. U have thousands of eggs. Ps....I'm 17 and half weeks pregnant now. Things always happen for a reason. Stay strong hunny
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64bpm is waaayyy too slow for a new heart beat. I am due in 12 days and babies heart beat is always around 130-140. And the newer the fetus the faster it is. Hopefully now the bleeding has slowed that means it was just a freak thing. Goodluck
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I am 14 weeks pregnant and I spotted all the way up until about a week ago. They told me I had a blot clot aka hemorrhage that was left over from implantation of the egg...so it may be something like that.and my bleeding was very heavy. So go to the doctor and the emergency room.it helps
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It is very scary to go through that I lost a baby in June and that is how mine happened but I didn't get to hear the heartbeat. I am pregnant again and been having back pain for the last week but no spotting so the dr isn't worried I have my first apt Wed. I am just ready to know that things are going ok. Again sorry for you lose but don't give up hope. It can happen again
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I am not sure if im even pregnant but im a few days late and usually my periods are on schedule with the app I use to track my period...anyway I'm having some unusual cramping in my bottom and only on my left side with only one time spotting and it was very light and a little drop when is it ok to take a pregnancy test???
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Yes I went through the same thing this is my first pregnancy and I am 6 weeks 2 days it's normal as long as its light pink
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Yes I went through the same thing this is my first pregnancy and I am 6 weeks 2 days it's normal as long as its light pink
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hi, ive been trying for babies a while. last month and d month before, i had my period on the 27th of each month. today the 30th of jan. i started bleeding like 1hr ago. with very bad cramping and pain in my back. although the bleeding has reduced and d pain too. can i be pregnant?  4months ago a dr told me i had very low progesterone which led to an early m.c. another dr said imediately i miss my period i should come for an injection for 7 days(progesterone) to sustain d pregnancy. pls help i dont know whats goinf on wt me
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Hi. On the 29th I had spotting and stomach and back cramps. I got straight intouch with the midwife because I'm just a worrier. She sent me to the hospital as I was down as threatening miscarriage, I had a scan and all was fine, the doctor + midwife said it's normal to spot and cramp in pregnancy especially in early pregnancy.
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aw honey im so sorry you lost your little angel. There's not much at the moment that will help you feel better but please know that although it will always hurt it gets easier. Try again when you feel ready. Physically and emotionally. Being pregnant again is the only thing thats really helped me. And i know its hard but dont blame yourself. Most women who go through this blame themselves for not being able to keep they're baby safe. But its not down to you. As gutting as it is, 1st pregnancies are lost too often. Again i am so sorry. Look after yourself and take some time off work to grieve. Xxxxxxxx
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I am SO sorry for your loss. Went through 2 MC myself and it doesn't get easier. Last one was in November 2012 when I lost my baby at 12 weeks. I started to bleed, did an US and then saw our baby's last heartbeat. Thinking of you! xx
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GO TO THE DOCTORS IMMEDIATELY!!!!! IT COULD BE ECTOPIC!!!!! THAT HAPPENED TO ME AND I LOST MY BABY AND FALLOPIAN TUBE IN 2011!!!!
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samething happen to me, they told me it was a misscarige but i didnt have one right now i am 20 weeks pregnant and my baby is doing great, but back pain my b an infection. but i know everything is going to be okay,. and i kno its a scary thing to go thru but i will be praying for you and your baby :)
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