I got an appointment this morning and the doctor said I was just 6 weeks based on my LMP (9/15) and before he did the (abdominal) u/s, he said it was probably too early to see anything at this point. He found the yolk sac immediately and said "It's a beautiful yolk sac, nice and round." (I didn't know yolk sacs could be viewed as being in good condition or bad...) He didn't seem worried based on my description of bleeding (I wouldn't consent to an internal exam) but he ordered some blood work. So off I went to have blood drawn for HCG levels. It being Friday, and the fact that my doctor's slip didn't have a fax number, it won't be until some time next week that I get the results. I think I'm supposed to go back on Monday for another blood draw to compare the HCG levels. He said if the HCG was 13,000 or above, we should be able to see a HB. He also said the bleeding could be from implantation and when I asked if the yolk sac had attached to the uterine wall yet, he said it was attaching (probably just based on estimated dates.) Does that sound right? I figured implantation would have happened already...
Part of me wonders if I would have been better off staying home and resting instead of running around to these appts. I literally thought I was going to have a coronary event in the waiting room at the doctor's office - my palms were sweating and I think the whole office could hear my heartbeat. And the nerves! I even had a constant tremble. I got out of there without freaking out and made it to the lab only to find they'd lost power from today's storm so I drove to another lab about 15 minutes from there and that was that. I felt like I was having contractions in the car and that really freaked me out because I was driving farther and farther from home and I started to worry about miscarrying while out on the road by myself. I've realized that when I stop focusing on my uterus, I don't feel much but as soon as I start thinking about it, I get twinge-y and possibly crampy - definitely not anything like menstrual cramps - possibly just a tightening of the uterus. And when I was having the sub-chorionic hemorrhage with my son at 12+ weeks, I was freaking out then too and also having constant contractions because of the stress.
The bleeding is there every time I wipe and after driving around for about 2 hours (from appt to appt) there was a little bit on my panty liner. It's fresh blood, but not dark red, it's like watered down red - like it literally has clear fluid diluting it.
I'm not really anywhere different than I was when I woke up this morning as far as knowing what's going on and it will still just be a waiting game. I stopped by the Dollar Store and picked up a handful of tests and took one when I got home and the line popped up immediately and was very dark. If nothing else, I figure I can test every few days and see if the intensity diminishes (are they that sensitive? I figure the first pos. I got was much lighter than the one I got 2 or 3 days later..) Aside from that, I have an appt scheduled on 11/19 listed as "establish pregnancy."
I'm not a fan of being in limbo and waiting things out.