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<p>I think maybe some reassurance would help me tremendously! I'm 6 weeks tomorrow and this past weekend I was having what I could only describe as round ligament pain. It was so sore after walking that I would need to sit down and let it subside. It finally tapered away last night. Then, at about 2:30 in the morning, I woke to a small amount of spotting. It wasn't anything that was on my underwear, just there when I went to the bathroom. I lay in bed thinking okay, this is it; I'm miscarrying... or maybe ectopic? I got up this morning and the spotting was gone but I made an appointment nonetheless.</p>
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<p>At the docs I saw an NP and she made me feel that symptoms sounded like an ectopic (even though the pain bilateral??) and I need an ultrasound. They took my HcG levels to compare to my previous and said she could rule out ectopic if they were above 1200 and have risen normally. I scheduled a u/s for tomorrow</p>
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<p>I freaked out all day, waiting for the results of the serum. They finally called an my levels were up to 9000 from 972 just 6 days ago!!! I'm so thrilled and I was able to cancel my appointment for the u/s!</p>
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<p>I've been having the best day since learning the news until about 15 minutes ago I went to the bathroom, and they spotting has returned. Sorry TMI, but it's pinkish, almost orangey and very scant. </p>
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<p>I just feel like I'm up and down and worrying about everything. I'm elated one minute, so completely negative and down the next. I know spotting sometimes is considered normal but I can't help rushing into the bathroom to "check and see" every 5 minutes. I hate worrying about everything. </p>
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<p>Is anyone in the same boat?? I'm feeling beside myself just waiting for the worst to happen. It's not good for me, not good for the baby and it's like I can't help it. Spotting in the first trimester is completely normal, right? I bled with DD for almost three weeks and she was a perfectly healthy baby. My OB said "some women just bleed" but I was so hoping to sail through this without the bleeding and spotting...</p>
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<p>Sorry to vent!!!! I so desperately want everything to be fine, and I am sure you can relate.</p>
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<p>Thanks Mamas!!</p>
 

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<p>I'm not bleeding, per se, but I am pretty sure I scratched or otherwise irritated my cervix and am now hoping for this pink/red-streaked CM to go away.  Even though I'm pretty sure it's my cervix, I'm still mildly freaking out.</p>
 

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<p>Sometimes a little spotting when you wipe is normal in early pregnancy.  Everybody's body is different and there may be some irritation to your cervix or some implantation spotting.  If you had intercourse before the spotting, there is also a chance that aggravated some swelling or a polyp.  Your hcg levels are awesome and that is a great indicator that everything is going well.  Maybe you should just go ahead with the ultrasound for peace of mind?  It might help you feel better!  Hugs!</p>
 

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<p>I was so hoping you would answer my post TracyMom :)</p>
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<p>I was thinking I might go ahead with the scan... if I see a heart beat and my levels are as high as they are my risk goes down significantly, right? </p>
<p>Don't know if I'd see a heart beat this early. I'm just 6 weeks, though I've read a scan should pick up a heart beat with HcG levels above 10,000</p>
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<p>Thank you for the post!</p>
 

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Javilu, I guess that's how I would describe mine... pink/ red streaked CM. I'm taking prometrium suppositories and wondering if they are the culprit.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>javilu</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282439/oh-gosh-such-highs-and-lows-long-post#post_16080782"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'm not bleeding, per se, but I am pretty sure I scratched or otherwise irritated my cervix and am now hoping for this pink/red-streaked CM to go away.  Even though I'm pretty sure it's my cervix, I'm still mildly freaking out.</p>
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<p>It's possible you may have a yeast infection also. Did the NP check for that? I had light pink spotting in my last pregnancy and it was from yeast.</p>
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<p>This pg, I had bright red blood at 5w2d. Went to the ER and they saw the gestational sac and the fetal pole but that was about it. Went for a followup ultrasound at 5w6d and we saw the heartbeat. My hcg at 5w2d was 8900.</p>
 

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<p>Um, this may be a silly question, but is the color you see on the toilet paper very similar to the color of your prometrium?  Because I have noticed a teeny bit of color on my tp as well, and it matches the prometrium exactly, and I get it twice daily an hour or so after inserting the prometrium.  I have always assumed (and still believe) that it's just the outside bit of the prometrium coming back out after it's done its job.  <span><img alt="shrug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>OP, how are you doing today? Any changes?</p>
 

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<p>Thanks tracymom! I am doing really well. I went in for an u/s this morning after having more spotting last night and feeling crampy. I saw a sac and measured 5 weeks, 4 days, almost exactly to what I had calculated from my OD. There is a small bleed above the sac that they said should go away on its own. I was also very happy to find out that I have a UTI (LOL, never thought I'd say that!)... and that can totally explain the cramping and absolutely explains my lower back pain! I'm happy with the way things are looking now. I have another u/s in 2 weeks and will hopefully see a heartbeat! </p>
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<p>no5no5, my prometrium shell is yellow and the actual medication is white but that would be a great theory!</p>
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<p>AnnieA, congrats!!! That's awesome</p>
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<p><span><img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"> Yay! Glad to hear it!!!</span></p>
 
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