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21/11/2013 at 11:42
does anyone have experience of spotting early on? I had a bit yesterday and a small amount today. Been to epu this morning and they did my bloods so just waiting to hear back from them.
had some cramping yesterday but I was suffering with constipation too so can't be sure it wasn't that. It's brown and only when I wipe.
Update - Sunday 24/11
so I got my second lot of results. It's gone from 440 to 664, an increase of 51% which isn't conclusive. So I'm back tomorrow for more Tests. I'm in total limbo. Don't know if I'm coming or going. And experiences would be great, happy or not.
21/11/2013 at 11:45
I did with N yes, quite a bit of old blood. Went to EPU and had an early scan at 5 weeks which didn't show much. Went back at 7 weeks and saw his little heartbeat.
Fingers crossed for you x
21/11/2013 at 11:53
I had some at about 5 weeks too when I wiped. EPU just told me to monitor it so I booked a private scan for 7 weeks and saw baby and and heartbeat. I also had bleeding at 8 weeks which was bright red. Apprently its common for your period to try and break through, could it be that?
Are they getting back to you today? x
21/11/2013 at 12:00
Thanks both that's reassuring. Yes they should get back to me today. They said if my hormone levels are high enough to scan then they will scan me this afternoon.
It's really scary. I feel a bit better about it than i did last night but my last pregnancy ended in ERPC and I'm quite over sensitive to everything this time.
21/11/2013 at 12:06
Hopefully you wont be waiting too long and it's great that they will scan you today if they can. Try not to worry, I know it's easier said than done especially after such a sad time before.
21/11/2013 at 12:10
Brown blood is old blood.
I had brown, pink and bright red spotting with J. Had an early scan, which lifted a huge weight off me.
It's good they're getting back to you today. The worrying is just horrid.
21/11/2013 at 12:18
Thanks AK. Yea I'm sitting here staring at my phone willing it to ring!
21/11/2013 at 12:31
I had a red bleed no brown but when googling about bleeds it seems quite a common thing to happen to a lot of people.. fingers crossed for you and I hope they call back soon!
21/11/2013 at 13:09
I had brown bleeds and terrible cramps also. Had scan at 7weeks and all was well.
21/11/2013 at 13:10
Thanks guys x
21/11/2013 at 13:12
god as if you havent enough to worry about
ok il tell you about all my bleeds.
so with L, none
mc 1, started crampy and bled just like period within an hour
mc 2 same as above
isaac - brown spotting at 4/5 weeks, bloods fine. at 7 weeks i stood up and had a HUGE bleed (on the floor!) i assumed mc as there was so so much blood, scanned the next day, told them not to drag it out as i just wanted to book the erpc, but there was a heartbeat! they reckon the spotting at 4/5 weeks was implantation and the huge bleed was down to a clot on my placenta.
when i have mc its gone to full flow period blood very very quickly
with isaac it was brown on wiping iyswim.
they might want further bloods tomorrow to check hcg rising. fx its 'just' a bleed
21/11/2013 at 13:22
Thanks cp. that's quite reassuring.
It's just so scary not knowing. They still haven't called me back, I just hope they do soon and it's all ok.
Yea they said if the levels are too low to scan then I will be called back in for more bloods.
The level will be too low cos I'm only 5 weeks, but at least the bloods should shed some light on what's going on.
21/11/2013 at 13:27
Its horrid, I had a MMC before having O. Every symptom I worried over, it was so stressful! But I spotted with every pregnancy and I know tons of other people that have too so its very normal. Good luck I hope you get a scan xx
21/11/2013 at 13:53
They called me back. My level is 440, which is in the range for 4 weeks 3 days. According to my last period I'm 5 weeks, but according to my ov date I'm 4 weeks 5 days. I could of course be a day out with ovulation, and there's the fact that I've had the blood test in the morning...am I clutching at straws?
I have to go back on Saturday and they will call me with results on Sunday. I'm praying they shoot up.
21/11/2013 at 14:02
I don't think your clutching at straws at all Rod. You could easily be a day out on ovulation - and also remember that lots of people get their scans dated wrongly compared to their own dates etc, I think this could very much be the same. I don't know as well but just because you ovulated on X day doesn't mean thats when your egg was fertilised and you officially become pregnant if that makes sense (I did start the sentence with I don't know as I don't know if I'm right or not on that one)? x
21/11/2013 at 14:04
21/11/2013 at 14:08
Thanks, fingers crossed Sunday brings good news xx
I had brown spotting with both babies. you can be days out on your possible ov day, with my second baby I was 9 days out, I have a long cycle anyway but my bloods/scans were coming up as v low as I thought I should have been 6 weeks and I was only scanning/bloods 4.5 weeks. its more about the bloods increasing (it was something like they expect it to double in 48 hours; with my m/c it only went up by 30 in 48 hours, with my successful pregnancy it tripled in 48 hours. if the cramping/bleeding gets worse or turns red get checked again x
21/11/2013 at 15:12
No experience but as others have said, I know that brown blood is old blood!
Lots and lots of vibes!,
21/11/2013 at 17:02
I had brown blood on wiping at 6-7 weeks. Didnt phone the doctors until I started getting a stitch like pain in my left hip. Saw the doctor that afternoon and had an early scan the next morning as they wanted to rule out possible ectopic.
Scan was all fine, heart beating away. I'm sure everything is fine but I know how worrying it can be so will keep my fingers crossed for you. X
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