I went into the ER, the pain was just getting too intense. I did take a Tylenol 3, I figured from the pain, I had to be miscarrying, so it couldn't hurt anything. But the pain did not lighten up for two more hours...
While waiting to be seen I threw up again and must have had a slight (small) gush of blood, for when I changed into the hospital gown there was blood in my pants, definitely red.
The ER doc did an exam and said my cervix looked normal, no signs of dilating. (He did ask to see my fingernails, he saw a small flip of skin on my cervix and though maybe I scratched myself and that's where the bleeding was coming from. It's been there for over a year, left over from scratching myself.
) Anyway, he order ultrasounds and sent my blood for an HCG test.
I was hooked up to an IV bag, my first ever!
I was so thrilled to experience, once again that one-of-a-kind feeling of having a catheter!!! (insert extreme sarcasm, here) So I had a normal ultrasound with a full bladder, was allowed to pee, then had the transvaginal ultrasound.
The doc came back saying the ultrasounds showed nothing in my tubes or my uterus, he believes I must have already miscarried. I said I'd had no clots, but he insisted it would be easy to miss something so small, describing the size as that of an eraser. (I'm rather cynical, so I just looked in one of my books, he's right, at 5 weeks, the embryo is extremely small.)
He also said my HCG level was right on the borderline of requiring another HCG test to confirm things one way or the other. He didn't act like an Ectopic was out of the question if the number came back higher, but was pretty certain it won't.
So, that's where I sit... I go back to the hospital lab to get blood drawn, then go to their clinic Wednesday for the results.
The really intense pains are gone, but I don't know if that's from the T3 I took earlier or if they're really gone. I'm getting some feeling down there but don't want to poke around and bring it back...
So, all I can do is wait. I'm back to just spotting, too.
I do wonder if I should keep using the progesterone cream... I did not ask the doc.