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Is there hope? (no sac seen after vaginal bleeding episode) Kaytay Katz Japan 6 posts
2nd Apr '13

Going by my last menstrual period I should be 6 weeks and a few days pregnant (but we all know the actual pregnancy itself varies).



Friday night I noticed the odor of my vaginal discharge was like that when I'm about to start a period. Saturday night and Sunday I noticed light spotting. (Light pink) And only when I wiped after using the restroom.



Monday night I got bad pains that felt like IBS and kept running to the toilet to pass stool. The stool itself varied between rock hard like with constipation and soft mucus. Not long after the rough bowel movement the vaginal spotting went from light and pink to a heavier red-orange. Some blood got in the toilet. So I put on a pad and went to bed.



This morning (Tuesday) I woke up to cramps that felt like period cramps as well as IBS cramps and went to the restroom. I passed some watery, mucus-y stool and there was some blood on the pad (not as heavy as my period but more blood than spotting). I called the OBGyn for an appointment in the afternoon.



Not long after I called them I had another bad cramp and went to the toilet. This time I peed and along with the pee I passed a blood clot that was a couple of inches long and gooey-looking. It didn't look much different from a period clot. After passing the clot and taking Tylenol, my cramping eased quite a bit. Now the area is just tender to the touch.



At the OBGyn they did the test with the machine where they check you out via a wand inserted in the vagina. The doctor told me it looked like my uterus was empty - not even the sac the baby should be in.



However, he said my first tests done when my pregnancy was first detected showed I was very, very early and it wasn't until my most recent blood test this past Wednesday afternoon did my hCG levels start doubling. So he said going by the blood it still could just be too early to see anything. They did another blood test to see what the levels are doing and I'll know the results in the morning.



So is there hope? I've read of numerous ladies who bled and passed clots and it wasn't a miscarriage. As well as ladies who were too early to see anything on a test, or the sac and baby were so small at the time that if the machine wasn't angled just right it would have been missed. Is there still hope?



The cramping is a lot less now as well as the bleeding. It's back to light spotting. Could it just have been a passed clot and tissue and it's just too early to say anything going by what he said about my blood? Or should I consider this a loss and plan to try again in the future?

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
2nd Apr '13

Honestly that sounds like a m/c:(

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Apr '13

Well, early on it's hard to see the baby and the heartbeat, but the sac should still be visible. Your hcg levels should be dropping, though, so I can't say for sure.

Blair B 1 child; Pennsylvania 853 posts
2nd Apr '13

I'm not sure =/ I had some bleeding in the beginning of my pregnancy but I had an ultra sound and I saw the baby and heard the heart beat.. But your still early so I wish you the best of luck!!

Kaytay Katz Japan 6 posts
2nd Apr '13

if it's a miscarriage (i'll know in the morning) is there anything at all i could've done to prevent this? what causes one so early? i don't smoke or drink, i was very careful not to do much heavy lifting or exertion. I tried to eat well (when the morning sickness wasn't getting in the way)



what can i do differently so next time will be better?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Kaytay Katz:" if it's a miscarriage (i'll know in the morning) is there anything at all i could've done to prevent ... [snip!] ... to eat well (when the morning sickness wasn't getting in the way) what can i do differently so next time will be better? "


It's not your fault. It just happens, and nobody really knows why. It actually happens more than you might think. I personally have had an early miscarriage, and probably a good half (at least) of the women on this site have as well.

Kaytay Katz Japan 6 posts
2nd Apr '13

ow soon could my partner and I try again if it's m/c? we tried so hard for this one :( people have said three months but my doctor just said wait for my first period

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Kaytay Katz:" ow soon could my partner and I try again if it's m/c? we tried so hard for this one :( people have said three months but my doctor just said wait for my first period"


Don't wait for your first period. I did that, and had SPD from it. Miserable, miserable pregnancy. My hips dislocated so many times.

Kaytay Katz Japan 6 posts
2nd Apr '13

Curious - if I'm m/c now when did the baby die/stop growing? Did it suddenly just happen or had it been dead a while and my body is just expelling it?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Kaytay Katz:" Curious - if I'm m/c now when did the baby die/stop growing? Did it suddenly just happen or had it been dead a while and my body is just expelling it? "


It could have been dead for a while, but I couldn't tell you that for sure.

Kaytay Katz Japan 6 posts
2nd Apr '13

Thank you so much for your insight. I'm hoping, praying, and crossing my fingers that I get good news that all this just happened because I'm very early and things are okay. But I'm also preparing myself to hear the bad news if that is what God has in the cards for me.



I just have to figure out how to explain it to my fiance. He doesn't know much about pregnancy or women's bodies and is currently of the mindset that if a woman goes through a miscarriage no matter how early that she's had to have done something wrong. (Even though as we all know medical professionals state otherwise - the reasons having to do with the body rejecting the fetus on a cellular level.) I'm hoping he'll listen to reason if it's bad news because I don't think my heart could take it if he blames me for our baby dying.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Kaytay Katz:" Thank you so much for your insight. I'm hoping, praying, and crossing my fingers that I get good news ... [snip!] ... he'll listen to reason if it's bad news because I don't think my heart could take it if he blames me for our baby dying. "


Bring him with you to the next appointment. The doctor will explain it to you, and he can be there to hear it. It will help.

Kaytay Katz Japan 6 posts
3rd Apr '13

The blood test results came in. I miscarried. I didn't think it would hit me as hard (I kind of figured it was the case) but it has. I'm a wreck. I miscarried in January of 2010 (different partner, messy situation, I knew it wasn't the right time and God knew as well). But I felt in my heart this one was right. This was the right time with the right person.



My partner and I will TTC again when the doctor says we can. But for right now I'm just working to keep it together.

tee.air.rah 1 child; California 1184 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Kaytay Katz:" The blood test results came in. I miscarried. I didn't think it would hit me as hard (I kind of figured ... [snip!] ... person. My partner and I will TTC again when the doctor says we can. But for right now I'm just working to keep it together. "

I'm sorry mama.