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    Default Help! 6 wks, spotting - freaking out

    Hi Ladies,
    I just need some reassurance and good stories from the wonderful bubhubbers.

    I'm about 6 weeks utd - only found out a few days ago. I had what I thought was a period 2 weeks ago (obviously it wasn't). On saturday night I started spotting (TMI), bright red, only when I wiped, tiny bit on my undies. I went to the ED and they did my bloods, they had risen from 6000 on Thursday to 11409. I'm still spotting now (monday), except it's darker red, more mucousy (bit like ewcm, but bloody). No clots, minor cramping. I've still got preggers symtoms, nipples are tender and I spewed this morning (yay!).
    I'm booked in for an ultrasound this arvo.

    Any ideas?? I just need to get it off my chest and don't have any friends to share it with - we're holding onto to the news after we had a previous mc.

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    i'm male so i'm not really any good at saying the "right" thing. What i can say though... is that my wife and i kinda felt like were in the same boat this morning. So you're not alone and I'm sure the great people on here will help

    Anyway - woke up and she found some blood... a quite large peach-coloured smear on a tissue.

    We started freaking out ... she's (meant to be) 7 weeks 3days preg...

    she was due for a blood test this morning so went and got one. she has one every 4 days... fertility specialist just wants to make sure that BHCG is doubling every 4 days and her progestrone stays up (she's on progesterone supplement due to previous miscarriage)

    Havent got the results back, but hopefully they will go ok will post later

    after bloodtest, i took her to get a u/s...... and before she went in she found a tiny bit more blood. anyway... we went in and she had the ultrasound and we saw the heartbeat!!! anyone know if 130bpm is ok?

    we're a little concerned though because she had a U/S 11 days ago and the size of the baby has only grown as much as they'd expect in 5 days...so she thinks she should be 7 weeks 3 days bit is measuring 6 weeks 5 days or someting. We're a little bit conerned about this missing week and the blood...but the baby is like 4x bigger than 11 days ago and has a heartbeat so we cant complain too much..? now we play the waiting game i guess..


    enough rambling... i guess i had to get that off myc hest too

    p.s my wife's friend bled the whole way through pregnancy and so my wifes her mum with one of her brothers. like on and off from start to finish. both had successful pregnancies.. so never say never.
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    I know the waiting game...

    With my third pregnancy I had bleeding/spotting from about 5 weeks to nearly 12 weeks ranging from brown blood, pink blood, lots, hardly nny. bright red etc. My HCG was monitored every few days and rose nicely as well as I had an early U/S that showed just a sac, one that showed that little HB flickering at 7ish weeks and my 12 week one I also had a bid bleed at 17 weeks which meant another hospy visit and we eventually picked bub up on the doppler after about 45 minutes of trying. 18 week scan showed a gorgeous healthy baby boy who is now 8 weeks old and laying on my lap at the moment so I have a positive story

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    Thanks BreadRoll and gummymummy!

    BreadRoll - great job! I think i'm after some positive things, fingers crossed it works out for both of us.
    I'm not sure what heartrates are supposed to be - but i think over 110 is good??? Fantastic that you got to hear it. Please let me know how she went with the bloods.

    gummymummy - thanks for the positive story! I know if it's going to happen it'll happen and vice versa, but hearing the positive stories does help.

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    oh 1 thing...

    if you're over 6 weeks you may see a heartbeat.. but we were just under 6 weeks for the first U/S and they could see a fetal pole but no heartbeat and then 11 days later we saw the heartbeat. we went to the first u/s just to make sure it wasnt an ectopic pregnancy.

    So in our experience (2 m/c and current pregnancy) odds are you wont see the heartbeat until midway through 6th week or 7weeks+

    So if you dont see one - dont worry!! you might be to early!!

    and for the love of god - if you dont see one, dont let the doctor tell you to go get a d&c.

    If i had a dollar for every forum post i've read about a woman whose doctor said at 6 weeks "oh theres no heartbeat, you're gonna miscarry go get a d&c" but then the woman went on to find a heartbeat a week later and have a succesful pregnancy ---- then i'd be able to take my wife out for dinner at a 3 hat restaurant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BreadRoll View Post
    oh 1 thing...

    if you're over 6 weeks you may see a heartbeat.. but we were just under 6 weeks for the first U/S and they could see a fetal pole but no heartbeat and then 11 days later we saw the heartbeat. we went to the first u/s just to make sure it wasnt an ectopic pregnancy.

    So in our experience (2 m/c and current pregnancy) odds are you wont see the heartbeat until midway through 6th week or 7weeks+

    So if you dont see one - dont worry!! you might be to early!!

    and for the love of god - if you dont see one, dont let the doctor tell you to go get a d&c.

    If i had a dollar for every forum post i've read about a woman whose doctor said at 6 weeks "oh theres no heartbeat, you're gonna miscarry go get a d&c" but then the woman went on to find a heartbeat a week later and have a succesful pregnancy ---- then i'd be able to take my wife out for dinner at a 3 hat restaurant.
    You just put a smile on my face BreadRoll
    If I go by the standard calulator, i'm just over 7 weeks, but I think I had a longer cycle and would be more like 6. I haven't got my heart set on hearing a heartbeat, a fetal pole would be enought for now.
    My last pregnancy, I had no heartbeat at 10 weeks, and there was a sac, but non baby - the OB got me to have two US to confirm before offering a d&C. I can't believe how insensitive some of them out there can be!! There is not way I would get one until I knew for sure if something bad was/had happened.
    On the positive, the bleeding seems to have subsided, and I have a scan in 3 hours. I also threw up this morning - with my last mc, i had no symptoms, so am really hoping it's a good sign.

    fingers all crossed for the blood test results later on today! The waiting totally sucks.

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    Bah!!probably going to be a miscarriage i think.

    Test results came in - HCG has gone from 20,000 to only 29,000 in like 4 days...

    progestrone has gone from 58 - 40 as well... and given that she's on like 1200mg of progestrone pessaries (600mg morning and night) .. i'm not sure theres anything else they can do in that department.

    the nurse from the fertility clinic didnt seem too worried and she said that hcg slows down in some women after at this time... and that once there is a heartbeat they tend to to merely go by ultrasound and progesterone levels. They said as long as HCG is within the "range" and is going up .. then all you need is a heartbeat and to make sure progesterone stays up.

    CAll me a cynic - but thats probably just waht they tell people that are probably going to miscarry. Its more diplomatic than saying "hey you're probably gonna lose the baby.."

    Definately not a good sign. she wants us to do another ultrasound in 2weeks.

    I'm freaking out that i'm gonna get fired. I'm hardly doing any work coz i cant think from all the stress Cant imagine how DW gets anything done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BreadRoll View Post
    Bah!!probably going to be a miscarriage i think.

    Test results came in - HCG has gone from 20,000 to only 29,000 in like 4 days...

    progestrone has gone from 58 - 40 as well... and given that she's on like 1200mg of progestrone pessaries (600mg morning and night) .. i'm not sure theres anything else they can do in that department.

    the nurse from the fertility clinic didnt seem too worried and she said that hcg slows down in some women after at this time... and that once there is a heartbeat they tend to to merely go by ultrasound and progesterone levels. They said as long as HCG is within the "range" and is going up .. then all you need is a heartbeat and to make sure progesterone stays up.

    CAll me a cynic - but thats probably just waht they tell people that are probably going to miscarry. Its more diplomatic than saying "hey you're probably gonna lose the baby.."

    Definately not a good sign. she wants us to do another ultrasound in 2weeks.

    I'm freaking out that i'm gonna get fired. I'm hardly doing any work coz i cant think from all the stress Cant imagine how DW gets anything done...
    I don't know enough about the numbers to offer you any advice I hope the nurse is right about the plateau. Any chance you can do another US earlier.
    Hugs to both of you

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    i'm not sure an ultrasound any sooner will tell us anything new.

    right now it has a heartbeat - if its gonna die , it'll happen in the next fortnight and the ultrasound then will pick it up.... or she'll get start clotting etc before then and we'll know.

    All we can do is wait and take the progesterone supplements.

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    *bump* How did your u/s go?


 

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