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Spotted, cramped...now what?

post #1 of 4
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Hi mamas. I need some thoughts, suggestions, advice...


On Friday night I noticed some dark red blood after I went to the bathroom. I had had menstrual-type heaviness in my lower belly during the day, but nothing that had alarmed me.  Yesterday morning my temperature had dipped (I know, I know -- I should have stopped temping after I got the BFP) and there was a little more blood. Throughout the day I had some streaks of what looked like pink and and then brown CM, but not enough to need a pad. From start to finish, it was probably about a teaspoon of blood.


Given my age (39) and the earliness of the pregnancy (5.5 weeks), I assumed this was a miscarriage. But now that everything has stopped (except for a tiny bit of pinkish brown CM) by Sunday morning and my temperature went back up, I don't know what to think. Other than being constipated and gassy, I feel pretty normal. I don't have a doctor yet and am not sure if the doctor I had been planning on seeing would see me know. Would taking another HPT help?


I would greatly appreciate any feedback you might have.


For what it's worth, here is my chart:

<a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/LillianB/">My Ovulation Chart</a>

Edited by LillianB - 2/12/12 at 6:38am
post #2 of 4

I don't think taking another HPT would help. It takes a while for the hormones to clear out after a miscarriage. I've had similar spotting issues. I'm still temping, too. You could make an appointment to have your HCG level checked, or an ultrasound to see if the pregnancy is viable. In another week you should be able to see the heartbeat.

post #3 of 4

Hi Lillian, any update? Hope all is well.

post #4 of 4

Take it easy and hope for the best!  


I bled a lot for the first 2 months with DS2.  After a week or two of constant bleeding, I was certain I had miscarried.  A visit to the OB and a quick ultrasound and we discovered that all that bleeding was from my cervix.  My OB couldn't explain why it was bleeding, nor was he concerned and it stopped a few weeks later

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