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Spotting at 6 weeks - Miscarriage? DrVasquez TTC since Jul 2011; 16 kids; California 2 posts
10th Dec '11

I began spotting Wednesday night (3 days ago). It was very very light, just light brown discharge when I wiped. The next morning, the spotting was a little more, and got to be a brown/rusty color. But still a very small amount (not requiring a pad/tampon).

I had never gotten too many symptoms. I was tired (or was it just caffeine withdrawal?) and my b**bs were VERY sore and full feeling and I was hungry. I feel like I've lost most of my symptoms. My b**bs are much less sore (maybe 20% of how sore they were). I feel a little less tired. I am still starving all of the time. I haven't to this day, gotten a single bit of morning sickness (which I heard puts you in a more risky category for MC).

I got very worried Thursday and went to the ER. They did blood work and intravaginal u/s. My HCG at the time was about 2,000. The u/s showed a sac in the uterus (at least its in the right spot), and the size looked consistent with about 5 weeks. They could neither see a heartbeat or tell whether there is anything inside of the sac. The doctor said it was probably too early. I have a follow up on Tuesday (3 days from now) to check HCG again and for another u/s.

I have continued spotting, which is mostly brown and occasionally rusty colored (does not look like normal period blood). No cramping at all. My BBT's are still high.

I have talked to a few women, including my acupuncturist, who reassured me that spotting (not bright red or with cramps) is very common around 6 weeks, as it is kind of like the body is still trying to have a period or get rid of old blood.

But with the spotting + loss of at least some symptoms, I am SOOOO worried. I'm also very upset because they couldn't see heartbeat and size is consistent with 5 weeks. My LMP was 10/26 and I know I ovulated on 11/8, so at the time I was in the ER, I should have been 6 weeks, 1 day.

Anyone have any experience like this, good or bad? I've been so upset, it is all I can think about.

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Chicago Mayflower Mommy Due March 16; 20 kids; Arizona 1986 posts
10th Dec '11
Quoting DrVasquez:" I began spotting Wednesday night (3 days ago). It was very very light, just light brown discharge when ... [snip!] ... this, good or bad? I've been so upset, it is all I can think about. My chart http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3903af"

It could be implantation bleeding...I spotted at 10 weeks and it was just that - spotting. I'd just see your doctor then go from there but I wish you the best of luck. Many women spot, by the way.

Sueanne+2 2 kids; Bethlehem, PA, United States 2114 posts
10th Dec '11

I would say as you stated above as long as it stays brown/rusty colored your okay. It's most likely old blood. Unless it turns a bright red and is painful.. I would just relax and hope for the best tuesday. the key is try not to stay stressed (I know harder done than said.) Good Luck and I hope all is well

Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25 (girl); 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
10th Dec '11

If it is RED be worried. Rusty not too much. And you might be worrying so much that you are THINKING your symptoms are going away.

With my miscarriage, I didn't bleed... Didn't even know baby stopped growing until 3 weeks later. And I still had all my symptoms. ESPECIALLY sore b**bs. Man they hurt for a while even after my D&C. I took a preggers test 3 days before my US to "make sure" I was still pregnant. But those hormones are in you for 6 weeks longer. So... I think you should be ok unless it's bright red.

Babies aren't always right on the schedule we think they are. We can concieve at different times. Don't stress too much

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
10th Dec '11

I had very similar problems with my first pregnancy and lost the baby at 7 1/2 weeks. With this being said, I had sever bleeding (period like) with my second pregnancy at 5 weeks and he is super healthy and 2 years old. Take it one day at a time. Chances are everything will be fine.

Due 6/18/12 Due June 17; New York 180 posts
10th Dec '11
Quoting DrVasquez:" I began spotting Wednesday night (3 days ago). It was very very light, just light brown discharge when ... [snip!] ... this, good or bad? I've been so upset, it is all I can think about. My chart http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3903af"


Sounds exactly like what happened to me. I even passed about a one inch clot. But I never had cramps. It took till 6 weeks 6 days to finally see a fetal pole. I am now 12 weeks 5 days and saw baby and heard HB onThursday and everything is fine! I didn't stop spotting until 10 weeks and a few days. I also thought I was lucky with no morning sickness but at 8 weeks it showed up with a vengeance haha. Just take it easy, lay down with your feet up mama.Waiting sucks !! I know but I think your fine :)

Jessica Michelle Stuart 1 child; Maryland 338 posts
10th Dec '11

I had spotting at 6 weeks for about a week. One night it was A LOT and bright red! I was so scared! I also had cramping. Turns out, it was completely normal and everything was just fine! Nothing any of us say are going to keep you from being worried, but just know that it can be totally normal and please try not to stress yourself. Im sure all will be well!! Good luck to you!

Jill L. Due June 30; 1 child; Vermont 3 posts
10th Dec '11

I had spotting at 5,6,8 and 9 weeks. Mostly light pink to red a couple of times a day. When I spotted at 9 weeks it was a big gob of bloody discharge (TMI,sorry). I thought for sure it was a miscarriage. My doctor reassured me that as long as I am not consistently bleeding with cramps then I am ok. I haven't spotted since. You may be experiencing implantation bleeding, a phantom period or maybe your placenta has pulled a bit. If you aren't experiencing serious cramps I wouldn't be too concerned. Bleeding and spotting are fairly normal things that happen in the first trimester. As for your symptoms 'disappearing', they will come and go. I was exhausted for the first 7 weeks. Then I hit week 8 and was nauseated 24/7. At 10 weeks I panicked because I suddenly felt normal again. Everyone is different but, you know your body best. If you feel like something is wrong then you need to take care of it. Make sure you tell your doctor everything you are concerned about. If he/she gets annoyed by you then they aren't doing their job and I'd say it's time to find a new OB. Good luck!

[[Aiden's Mama]] Due May 17 (boy); New York 31 posts
10th Dec '11

I had the same spotting at 10 1/2 weeks... I wasnt sure if it was a miscarriage so I went back to my OBGYN.. She put me on a week of bed rest... And 5 days later the bleeding and brown discharge stopped... I thought it was my period... But I'm 17 wks and 1 day and everything is great!!

SMK1006 Due December 30 (boy); Pennsylvania 10 posts
10th Dec '11

I had spotting in my first trimester 2 times. Once when I was about 5 weeks, all they could tell was that there was a pregnancy, the only thing visible in the ultrasound was the yolk sak and my hormone levels were also around 2000 (nice and high!). The 2nd time was around 9 weeks, at that point they were able to see an actual baby and see the heartbeat. I wouldn't worry much, spotting is very normal and like others said, as long as it's not BRIGHT red with cramps you are probably fine. It's crazy scary though, I know the feeling! Trust your doctors and if you have any bleeding again, call right away, don't wait. I am now 37 weeks pregnant and things have been going great, so I'm sure the same will happen for you! Good luck!! :)

DrVasquez TTC since Jul 2011; 16 kids; California 2 posts
12th Dec '11

After spotting since Wednesday, I began very heavy bleeding with small purple clots yesterday and mild cramping. I went to the ER again, and they took blood, did a pelvic exam, and did another u/s. Cervix was closed, but HCG decreased, and the embryo was lower in my uterus, signs of a miscarriage. The doctor said I will probably have a natural miscarriage in a day or so. No major cramping yet, but still with the bleeding and clots. I spent all day yesterday in bed inconsolably crying. What a disappointment.



I thought for a long time that I couldn't get pregnant. Then I did and now this. I know that it is really common, but I can't help think that there is something wrong with me and that I'll never be able to have kids.

SMK1006 Due December 30 (boy); Pennsylvania 10 posts
12th Dec '11

I am so sorry! I can't imagine how you are feeling right now. Stay positive and don't give up hope that it will happen for you. You did the right thing going to the ER, talk with your doctor about your options for the future and how you can best have a healthy pregnancy. You're right, it is very normal for this to happen, but it doesn't change how you feel about it. Good luck in the future and go ahead and cry, I would too.

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
12th Dec '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting DrVasquez:</b>" After spotting since Wednesday, I began very heavy bleeding with small purple clots yesterday and mild ... [snip!] ... it is really common, but I can't help think that there is something wrong with me and that I'll never be able to have kids."</blockquote>



So sorry! I know how heartbreaking it is. I had a MC back in 08.
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