Hi. I’m 28 and wondering if I’m having a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or normal pregnancy. The following is a timeline of things that have been going on.
April 15th: First day of my last period.
May 17th: I begin lightly bleeding brown blood and tissue. The brown bleeding continues, without pain, for 8 days and then turns red on May 24th.
May 22: I test positive for pregnancy and continue to bleed brown with tissue.
May 23: I see a doctor because of the bleeding, and she tells me it’s a miscarriage. I take a blood test and my hcg level is 967.
May 24: I get a vaginal ultrasound. The doctor finds nothing in my uterus and tells me I have had a complete miscarriage and that I was probably 2-3 weeks pregnant. Later that day, I start bleeding a moderate amount of bright red blood along with clots and some tissue that looks like nothing I’ve seen before (like gum when it’s stretched out).
May 25: I get another blood test. That night, I have moderate cramps and lower back pain.
May 26: Today, the cramps and back pain are gone. However, I continue to bleed bright red blood. The bleeding is light to moderate, and there is no tissue. I also have sharp shooting pains in my vagina and pelvic area. The pain is worse when standing, walking, and right when I sit down. When I sit down, it feels like knives are going up my vagina. The pain is moderate. The doctor called and said the results of yesterday’s blood test are positive for pregnancy, and that my hcg levels are higher than they were at my first test. She said the fetus (or whatever) is still viable, and that I’m probably only 1-2 weeks pregnant (and that’s why they couldn’t see anything at the ultrasound). However, she’s worried about an ectopic pregnancy and said to come in for a blood test in a few days. She keeps saying that this isn’t a normal pregnancy, and that I’m either miscarrying or having an ectopic pregnancy.
1. Why does the doctor insist that this isn’t a normal pregnancy, if the ultrasound was too early to find a baby and my hcg levels increased? Is it because I’m bleeding?
2. Is it possible to bleed a light to moderate amount of brown and then red blood with tissue for 10+ days and still have a normal pregnancy?
3. Are moderate sharp shooting pains normal during miscarriage? Ectopic pregnancy? Normal pregnancy?
4. If I had a complete miscarriage (as diagnosed on 5/24), then why did I continue to bleed tissue after the ultrasound and still continue to bleed today?
I need answers!!! The wait is killing me. Thank you so much for your help.