Symptoms of Miscarriage

On this page you will find four categories of miscarriage symptoms: definite signs of a forthcoming miscarriage, possible signs, signs that might scare you but are really okay, and unusual periods that are not necessarily miscarriages.


Definite Signs of a Miscarriage

You are having a miscarriage if you have already had a positive pregnancy test, then get these symptoms:

  • Heavy bleeding that soaks a pad in a few hours or less.
  • Strong cramps that make you double over or breathe in a huffy way. Bleeding will usually follow quickly.
  • Passage of tissue, resembling large thick blood clots in the earliest weeks up to pinkish/grayish material, with or without cramps or pain.

A little bit of bleeding without cramping should be okay, but call a doctor. Small darting cramps, even if they hurt, are also okay, usually they just signal the body stretching and pulling to accommodate the growing baby. Lie down and the cramps will usually go away within the hour.

These symptoms can be other things rather than a loss of pregnancy, however, if you are not sure you are pregnant. Check the “I’m not sure I was pregnant” section.

What should you do?

If it is during doctor’s regular working hours, call your regular doctor first. They will give you instructions. If it a night or weekend, first call your regular doctor’s after-hours number. Usually this will be on their answering machine or with their answering service. The nurse or doctor on call who calls you back will help you decide if you need immediate attention or not. Don’t feel like you are bothering them needlessly; this is a natural and expected part of any OB practice.If you can’t get through, don’t have a doctor, and you are afraid, then go to an emergency room.

Be prepared for some possibly insensitive treatment. While some hospitals are well equipped for handling this situation and do a good job, often you are left alone in a room for hours, or told to sit on a toilet and catch tissue, or just sent back home because “there is nothing they can do.” It may be worth the trip, though, if they draw blood for an hCG test or give you a sonogram.

When I began bleeding heavily on an airplane on a Friday afternoon, I still waited until Monday to see my doctor. I did not want some total stranger telling me the baby had died, or to have a sonogram in an emergency room and be told to “call my doctor for the results.” While I was sad about the possible loss of the pregnancy (turns out I lost one of a set of twins at 10 weeks), I was resolved to wait for a comforting, familiar doctor’s office.

There is not really a risk to waiting until Monday or the next morning if you are in your first trimester. There is no magic way to stop an early miscarriage at the hospital. What is going to happen will happen. If you are farther along than 12 weeks, though, and you are merely in labor and not bleeding, then you should take quick action to see if labor can be stopped.If you are passing tissue at home, and it is your first miscarriage, it is not necessary to catch the tissue and take it in. You may do this if you choose, however, and you can store it in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator until you get to a doctor. However, it is rare that tissue caught this way will be usable. Tissue from first miscarriages is rarely tested, since it is assumed your miscarriage was due to a genetic defect. The best way to ensure testable tissue is to have a D&C.

Possible Signs of a Miscarriage

Sometimes, but not always, there may be signs that a miscarriage is pending. None of these things means a miscarriage is certain, but usually you will want additional monitoring if they happen.

Bleeding: Bleeding that starts and stops and starts and stops is often a sign that your hormone levels are falling. While you may still be okay, you need to have your blood hCG pregnancy hormone levels monitored. Heavy bleeding that soaks a pad in an hour is a sign that a miscarriage may be beginning. See the sections on “Definite Signs” for more information on what to do. Keep in mind that while bleeding is always scary, 70% of all pregnancies have bleeding at some point. Both of my normal pregnancies had bleeding, heavy and red. And the one I lost at 20 weeks never even spotted.

Cramping: You are going to feel a lot of random cramping down there the whole pregnancy. The only time cramping is a concern is if you are breathing in a labor-like huff, or if you also begin bleeding with the cramps.

Loss of pregnancy symptoms: This is a question I get all the time. While the complete and sudden loss of pregnancy symptoms can signal a pending miscarriage, usually it is not the first sign. You will have many days where you don’t feel pregnant, when the nausea abates for a day or two, or your breasts are less sore. This is expected and not a concern at all. Around weeks 10 to 14, this is completely normal, as your hormone levels even out and the placenta takes over. The loss of pregnancy symptoms during a miscarriage is usually something you see in hindsight, not ahead of time.

A pregnancy test that is positive, then negative: This is a classic sign of an ectopic. Often you may also see spotting. If you have taken a pregnancy test that is positive, then another one a few days later that is negative, alert your doctor immediately. You want to rule out an ectopic or take care of it before you have to go the surgical route. If you are taking the tests in the same day, though, you might be right on the edge of a positive result, and urine later in the day may not be concentrated enough to keep the test positive. Test again the next morning to be sure.

You should always call your doctor when you are worried, however; because it is better to call for something that does not turn out to be a problem than to stay up half the night worrying about it.

When You’re Okay

Whether it’s your first pregnancy or you have already been through a loss, one thing we all have in common is worry, worry, worry. This is okay, but remember that 90% of pregnancies end with a squawling baby, regardless of the turmoil the mom has gone through to get there. Here are the most common things you will fret over, and why they are not really a problem.

Bleeding: Small amounts of brown blood (which means it’s old) are expected when the egg implants in the uterus (7-10 days after ovulation) and sometimes at the point when you would have expected your period. You may also bleed slightly after having sex, but this is probably NOT from the baby. Your cervix is soft and filled with blood, so it may bleed a little from sex. This is not considered by many doctors to be a problem, but if it alarms you, call. Up to 70% of all pregnancies have bleeding.

You will be especially scared if you see bright red blood. If you are between 10 and 12 weeks, or if it is a time you would have expected your period, do not panic. Remember that until you are quite far along, much of your uterus is not involved in nourishing the baby, and can bleed with a minor hormone fluctuation. If you are not cramping, call your doctor to let them know, stay lying down on your left side, and hopefully it will slow down, start to turn brown, and eventually stop. If you push the issue, your doctor might schedule a sonogram to put your fears to rest.

When bleeding is a problem: If it is heavy enough to make you change pads or bright red, call your doctor right away. If you begin to have cramps with the bleeding, follow the instructions under “Definite Signs” above.

Cramping: You are going to feel a lot of random cramping down there the whole pregnancy. Most of the time it is caused by the round ligaments expanding to accommodate your growing baby and uterus. If it goes away after a few pains or after you sit down and rest a bit, then you are probably all right. Cramping is a sign you are growing to accommodate the baby and sometimes a sign that you are overdoing it and should rest.

When cramping is a problem: If it continues or gets worse or if you start bleeding too, call your doctor immediately. If you begin to have labor-like breathing or a gush of fluid or blood, follow the instructions under “Definite Signs.”

Inability to eat or keep food down. This is normal! Remember that the baby is the size of a grain of rice and not exactly demanding steak dinners. When the baby starts to need the extra 300 calories a day, you will be eating fine. Just do the best you can with your saltines and soda, and remember that the more severe your morning sickness, the better your hormones are functioning.

Few or no pregnancy symptoms. Not everyone spends each day throwing up or sleeping all the time. Many people have symptoms that are light or nonexistent. This does not mean you will miscarry. Each pregnancy is different, and usually pregnancies after the first will be easier on your body. I had so few pregnancy symptoms the third time around that I actually ordered a margarita at a restaurant before my husband said, “Aren’t you forgetting something?” This never would have happened with Emily, when I spent every non-working hour sleeping or bawling over a migraine.

You should always call your doctor when you are worried, however; because it is better to call for something that does not turn out to be a problem than to stay up half the night worrying about it.

Unusual Periods that Are Not Necessarily Miscarriages

There are many things that can happen in a cycle to make you wonder if you were pregnant and lost a baby, but you never took a test to know for sure. For information on this topic, click on “I’m not sure I was ever pregnant.


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  Jessica wrote @ October 24, 2007 at 7:41 pm

Are your ribs suppose to be sore when you are pregnant?

  Deanna wrote @ October 24, 2007 at 11:38 pm

Most anything can happen when you are pregnant. Your body cavity definitely adjusts and expands during pregnancy, including the separation of your stomach muscles and the stretching of your rib cage. This is very gradual, though. No telling why your ribs might be sore. It’s not a common symptom.


  Allie wrote @ December 12, 2007 at 5:35 pm

Is it common to bleed bright red blood after having sex with some tissue matter

  Claire wrote @ February 4, 2008 at 8:21 pm

I lost my virginity less than 48 hours ago, and my ribs are very sore. It’s the only part of my body that aches at the moment. Is this normal? This doesn’t mean I’m pregnant, does it?

  Claire wrote @ February 4, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Also, is it normal for sex to hurt severely the entire time?

  Karen wrote @ February 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I miscarried two years ago. A couple weeks ago I had a very faint line on three pregnancy tests. A couple days later, I woke up and bled for a few hours, passing a quarter-sized clot, with very mild cramping and my pregnancy symptoms significantly reduced. I am convinced that I miscarried, but today, several days later, my boobs are a little more tender and a pregnancy test shows a very vivid red line. What am I to make of this? I still assume that I miscarried or am in the process… Could I be wrong?

  Jessica D wrote @ March 27, 2008 at 11:24 am

(((Deanna))) This site has brought me to tears because it has the absolute best information out there for scared, pregnant women like myself. When I found this site, it was the only thing that helped me. I found hope here and I can not thank you enough for that priceless gift. You are an angel, thank you so much for being so amazing.

  Sarah wrote @ April 24, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I am 20 years old, I am on the pill, I was a week late last month but I started and had a neg preg test. So I started my pills like normal. It is now day 12 of my pill pak and I am bleeding bright red blood very lightly. What is this? Was I pregnant? Am I pregnant? Am I misscarring, I can’t get to the doctor for another week, what do I do?

  Sarah wrote @ April 24, 2008 at 11:42 pm

oh yea, another bit of info. I am bleeding after sexual intercourse.

  Lynne wrote @ April 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

A couple weeks ago I had a very faint line on 2 pregnancy tests. A couple days later, I woke up and passed a clot that would probably fill the palm of my hand, with very mild cramping and almost no bleeding. My pregnancy symptoms significantly reduced. Several days later, my breast began to hurt like they did during my first pregnancy. I have not taken another home test to see if it is positive. I’m still having very very mild cramping, with a little spotting when I wipe. What am I to make of this? I assume that I miscarried or am in the process?

  Casey wrote @ June 10, 2008 at 1:58 am

I am 6 wks pregnant and just had my first US. The doctor stated she was concerned with the development, as the US machine showed the size to be a week behind in development, with no fetal heartbeat to be heard (yet). I’m hoping that when I go back next week, there will be signs of growth and a healthy heartbeat. Any thoughts?

  neelie wrote @ August 16, 2008 at 10:46 am

Hi im 9 weeks pregnant and was in a car accident yesterday. I don’t have any of these symptoms just a bit sore from my you think the baby will be harmed because of the accident?

  Deanna wrote @ August 17, 2008 at 4:05 pm


I’m sure having a car accident was very scary. The baby is very well protected in the womb and should not be harmed by your average accident. The only things that put the baby at serious risk is when the mother has severe blood loss, a period of not breathing, no cardiac, or a severe puncture or wound in the abdomen.

However, sometimes a hard fall or jolt can pull a small bit of the placenta away from the wall of the uterus.This may or may not result in a little bleeding. A sonogram will reveal if this has happened, and usually a bit of bedrest until it heals up is the best thing to do, as well as watch for blood clot (called a subchorionic hemorrhage) that could impact the baby’s health.

I think you will be perfectly fine, but your doctor should know you were in an accident. He/she may want to check for tears in the placenta, or he may tell you that unless you bleed, you are fine. But let him decide based on how you describe the accident and how you are feeling.

  Nicky wrote @ August 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I had a D & C in June and haven’t had my period but took two home pregnancy tests that came up positive on the 18th. I had heavy bleeding Saturday night that lasted for about 20 minutes but it stopped, and now it’s just brown discharge. I have a doctors appointment on September 3rd and called my doctor Saturday night and all he did was order me to have blood work done yesterday and then tomorrow. I’m just scared that I may have had another miscarriage. I don’t know how far along I am because I haven’t had a period. Should I be worrying?

  Deanna wrote @ August 28, 2008 at 12:07 pm

One of two things have happened: the first is that you did get pregnant again and may or may not be miscarrying. The other is that some tissue was missed during the D&C three months ago, and your body is just now dispelling it.

Did you take any other pregnancy tests during this interim, or have your blood levels tested? If they were negative, or your levels at zero, and then came up again, it would most likely be a new pregnancy. It is possible that it is a complication called a molar pregnancy, but that is rare and I wouldn’t consider it at this point, as you don’t really have the symptoms.

It’s really important not to have unprotected sex while all this is going on, so that you can date your pregnancy without all this worry. Because you did not resume normal periods after your D&C (you should have had one in five or so weeks), I would guess your body is finally just now getting all the hormones out of your system. This is a long recovery, but still a very common situation.

The tests will give you some answers. Hang in there.

  Daneen wrote @ September 1, 2008 at 8:59 am

I am a 33 year old with lupus and I am thrilled to be pregnant. I am worried because I have had brown discharge and now light bleeding for a few days with no pain. Am I possibly miscarrying?

  Renee wrote @ September 11, 2008 at 12:18 pm

My periods are slightly irregular, but they are always 4 days & light/medium. I had some dull lower back pain that started on this past Friday. Saturday I had my usual migraine when my hormone levels change; it usually signals the start of my period. Sunday my cycle began, but it was super light and bright red, but I had a lot of pressure in my lower abdomen (the back pain is still dull). Then Monday afternoon I started filling a pad every hour or so. I took a shower around 4PM & there I passed a blood clot about the size of the palm of my hand…it freaked me out becuase I had never seen one that big; I continued to bleed heavily for a while & then it slowed up again. I went to the doctor the following day for the back pain & unusual cycle. The doc said that it was most likely a miscarriage. I didn’t know I was pregnant, but I did have several signs. I’m sad, but since I didn’t know that I was prego I think it’s a little easier to cope. My husband & I are looking forward to trying again.

  marie wrote @ September 14, 2008 at 7:35 am

I am 5 weeks pregnant and have had period cramping daily from the beginning. My husband and I had intercourse yesterday morning and there was slight bleeding (pink) when I wiped. But for the rest of the day and even this morning I have had no cramping what so ever. It has never been this long without some cramping. I am worried that I miscarried or that I am going to, but there isnt any bleeding. would there definately be blood?

  Deanna wrote @ September 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm


It is very common to have a little spotting after sex. Your cervix is now swollen and filled with blood, so it does not take much to make it bleed a little.

I know the cramping is worrying, but you will have cramps in one form or another the whole way though as your body rearranges.

Have you called your doctor yet? He/she might be able to give you some comfort on this, but until you see lots of bleeding, you are not miscarrying. The cramps and spotting might mean one is pending, but I don’t see anything that worries me yet. It’s all still pretty explainable.

Hang in there.

  niki wrote @ September 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Lynn or Karen hi I am having the same thing as both of you. I have another blood test tommorrow but this is killing me can you please let me know what happened?

  Stact wrote @ September 28, 2008 at 10:47 am

yesterday i went to pee and wipe my self notice big clots of tissue and bright red blood clots and heavy bleeding .I couldnt get off the toliet because i get on bleeding for 30 minutes i call my doctor and told me if i stop and just spottindg and no fever or pain just to wait till monday to to come in do to the fact that there is really anything for him to do.

  Teri wrote @ October 1, 2008 at 10:43 am


I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant last week after taking 2 tests (both showing positive/3+ weeks) and visiting my doctor the following day.

Prior to this, I was totally unaware, was drinking most weekends like a typical twenty something party girl would, I’m also prone to the odd pack of cigarettes which I smoke like a chimney once i’ve had a drink. Also… i’m a dance teacher and tend to be jumping around in dance classes 3 times a week. Its not dancing for the light hearted either, involves lots of jumps, gymnastic moves, very high energy. I hadn’t really been out 2 weeks prior to finding out as I had an awful cold which I was taking lots of medication for in the means of drinking 4 cups of lemsip a day, cough syrup, vapour rub etc etc.

I have my midwife appointment booked in 3 weeks time but I cant help but think that I have an awful lot of ‘bad’ factors weighing up against me.

I’ve been reading alot about the whole m/c scenario and perhaps i’m just worrying for no apparent reason but its toture to think that i’m not going to know for sure for another 3 weeks whether this is happening or not.

I have no bleeding whatsoever, however I do have some clear fluid coming through which kind of feels like i’ve slightly wet myself (but not urine). I dont have any stomach cramps but did have quite bad lower back pain yesterday. But saying that, I am prone to back pain from a dancing injury a few years back. Also, my breasts are still sore but not as much as they were initially. More on the insides but nothing really on the outside.

Am I panicking for no reason ?

  Deanna wrote @ October 2, 2008 at 8:18 am


You’ll be just fine as long as you stop the smoking and drinking now. A grain-of-rice sized baby isn’t getting much from you, and those things don’t cause miscarriage. Continuing to smoke and drink will damage the baby’s lungs and brain, but not if you stop once you know you are pregnant.

  Shirley wrote @ October 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm


It is definitley re-assuring to have a website like this to explain more to pregnant women.

I have had a previous misscariage, which in sequence started with brown discharge for a week then led to strong cramps and excessive bleeding. I had made it to 13 weeks.

I am now pregnant again and at 9 weeks started having the brown discharge again. This time I went to my doctor and he sent me for an ultrasound. They could see nothing wrong, is it just a coincidence that the brown discharge is happening. Or could it mean another misscariage? (This time It’s been over a week already and no strong cramps yet)


  janie wrote @ October 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm

my dr said that i was suppose to be 8 weeks pregnant according to the LMP date i gave her, but the ultrasound said i was only 6 wks preg and said that there is a 50/50 chance of miscarriage. i am so confused. i went about 4 days ago, and i do have spotting but no cramps but i’m so paranoid now! what is your take on this?

  Netty-jean wrote @ October 11, 2008 at 10:42 pm

I know in the past i’ve had miscarriages. i’m had 2 that i know of but these symptoms are different. I have sharp sporatic pains in my lower left abdomen as well as my lower pack. I’m pushing 2 weeks being on my period And also this is the first period i’ve had in 3 1/2 months. Is it possible i’m having another miscarriage without heavy signs?

  Deanna wrote @ October 13, 2008 at 11:25 am


I’m sorry you are having such a stressful time.

When a baby does not measure where it should be, one of two things has happened. Either you ovulated late that cycle and the baby is not as old as they think it should be, or the baby stopped growing at 6 weeks and has died.

I know this is a difficult and scary wait. They will probably have you come in for another sonogram in a few days to see if the baby has grown any more, or if it is clear that this little one hasn’t made it.

Just do the best you can to get through these days.

Let me know how you’re doing.

  Deanna wrote @ October 13, 2008 at 11:25 am


I wrote you about other things this might be. I’m not sure I’d suspect a miscarriage in this case.

  Valarie wrote @ October 20, 2008 at 1:27 am

I recently had a miscarriage in April. I’m 4 weeks pregnant and I am having back and hip pain like I did last time. I am not having any bleeding though. I am so scared and worried could this be the start of another miscarriage?

  shanise wrote @ October 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm

this is my third pregnancy and with my second i was spotting brown now with this one im spotting brown here and there and bleeding but its not enough 2 soak up a pad which im glad but as of now i dont feel pregnant my breast aren’t as sore in the beginging im scare i don’t won’t 2 keep going 2 the er and they say there nothing wrong or there nothing they can do what can i do

  jd wrote @ November 17, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Thank you for this website, all the books seem so scary. I am 8 weeks and going for my ultrasound Thursday. The book says if your sick that its a sign of a normal pregnancy, i havent been sick at all, does that mean something is wrong? I dont have any spotting, my belly is growing a teeny bit and im hungry quite a bit. my sister just lost her baby at 8 weeks so im terrified that my baby will be gone thursday since i am not sick.

  Jen wrote @ November 19, 2008 at 5:17 am

I miscarried last year in June. I was two and half months pregnant. I was a month and half when i went to the doctor. I took 5 tests up until then and they all came out negative, so did the test with the doctor. i miscarried a month later. Now I think I’m pregnant I have the symptoms however i should be two months and the tests say negative and the blood work came indecisive. I cant afford an ultra sound. I’m not as sick as i was last time but my stomach is getting bigger. I got tested for cysts, thyroid and acid reflux. I’m fine as far as those are concerned. Am I going to miscarry again? Why are the tests saying negative and the blood test unclear?

  chitue wrote @ November 28, 2008 at 11:45 am

I have been bleeding red blood for the past 3 weeks like a period with cramps. I went to the doctor to see the reason why I was bleeding and found out that I’m pregnant. That was on monday, they took my blood to check my hcg lvls and went back on Wednesday so they could take some more blood. Now because it is thanksgiving I have to wait until Saturday to get the results. I am quite worried because on Tuesday I passed a large blood clot that looked long and stringy kinda. Should I be worried that I’m having a miscarriage?

  Rhea wrote @ December 2, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Hi, i am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant, i woke up monday morning with blood in my knickers – no cramping or anything – but quite a bit of blood. i have continued to bleed since and it is very red. Dr said i have to wait until friday n do anther test to see if i am still pregnant. I have had a few cramps since, like a period, nothing painful. I also found out that my grandma had ‘periods’ throughout her pregnancys, what are the chances that i am still pregnant?

  Sher wrote @ December 7, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I’m late for a week and I’ve always had regular periods. My husband and I have been trying for 6 months. I took 2 pregnancies tests yesterday, the 1st shows half line on positive test and 2nd shows faint/weak line. Am I pregnant?
I’m also feeling very ‘bloaded’ and little cramps… No bleeeding.
Please advice. Thank you!

  Brittany wrote @ December 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm

I had 1 hleathy pregnancy in 2004 and then from 2006-2007 expereinced 3 miscarriages in a row – I took all the tests possible and nothing showed up. I am now pregnant again (after taking almost 2 years off) and am scared – I have an appointment tonight for a sonogram – I am about 5 weeks pregnant. Today I had some brownish spotting and mild cramps and am really scared that I am having another miscarriage. Can anyone out there please ease my mind as I feel that if I go through a 4th miscarriage I can tell that I will be in a deep depression, I will not be able to handle this again.

  milly wrote @ December 15, 2008 at 11:11 am

I have just found out I was pregnant using a home kit. My doctor said I probably was. I am just starting my 5th week and this is my first pregnancy.
Up unitl two days ago, I was exhausted all the time, had headaches, was thirsty all the time, had the odd stomach cramp and so on. Then it all just stopped suddenly and I feel nothing.
The doctor told me to prepare for a miscarriage happening and now I’m terrified of this. He won’t see me or give me a scan until four weeks’ time.
I have had no bleeing, no painful cramps – only niggly ones and only a tiny, tiny, in head worth of spotting this morning.
SHould I be preparing for the worst. Where have my symptoms gone?
I’m 34 years old. And thank you!

  molly wrote @ December 22, 2008 at 12:30 am

I began spotting at 5 weeks pregnant after a highly emotional day. The following 2 days I have been bleeding with pea-sized blood clots. The bleeding is like a mild period. I can wear one pad for a whole day and not completely fill it. Don’t worry, I am showering. I have no pain or cramping. The spotting started Friday night, bled the rest of the weekend. My doctor said to wait and come in on Monday (tomorrow), so I didn’t go to the hospital. Are these miscarriage signs? Realistically should I be remaining hopeful?

  Riya wrote @ December 22, 2008 at 8:12 pm

I am only 4 weeks pregnant. i have had 3 previous miscarriages this year basically around this time. my doctor calls them chemical pregnancies. my pregnancy symptoms are more apparent this time around. more gassy (sorry!), migraines with vomiting and very tired. i’ve been having the occasional pang of pain in my pelvis but no consistent pain, but my lower back started hurting and it feels like how i usually do on my first day of my period. i haven’t started bleeding or spotting though. Could this be a pending miscarriage or just my muscles expanding? i took an HCG test today and will find out what my numbers are tomorrow. i think i’m just more paranoid and really hoping that i can keep this pregnancy, b/c i know you can’t really tell me if this will end in m/c or not…but i’ve ready your responses and i’ve been comforted either way, so I thought i’d post. thanks!

  Riya wrote @ December 22, 2008 at 8:17 pm

oh and i also have a clear urine discharge that seems like i’ve wet myself! why is that? i mean i definitely have been urinating a whole lot more than i normally would, but never felt like i had any leakage, but there is!

  marsha wrote @ December 27, 2008 at 10:09 pm


I am 6 weeks pregnant. Last week I bled after my husband and I had sex. The color of the blood was light pink and there wasn’t much of it. Basically I wiped myself and it was gone. Still my husband rushed me to the doctors office. The doctor explained that it was possible and recommended pelvic rest. The problem is that that happened 3 days after my first visit, she told me that based on the sonogram the baby grew by 4 mm, but she couldn’t tell whether the baby was ok after the bleeding because it was too early for heartbeat (I was 5 weeks at that point).
I have been cramping since then and spotting brown blood for a week now. I have my doctors visit in 3 days and I was going to just wait and see what the doctor says but I dont think I can go on any longer. The family members I have talked to say that this is bad and they are all having the “it is not meant to be” conversations with me. I understand that they are preparing me for the worst so that if I loose my baby, I am not left scared and depressed, but all I want to do is lay in my bed and cry. I dont want to see anyone or anyone to tell me that I will have many healthy babies, I just want to know what is happening with this one, I dont know how I will get through the next three days. This has been the worst week of my life, I am sure that many people had worse but how can one feel so attached to something she was not aware of just two weeks ago? Do you think my baby is still alive? Thank you!

  sarah wrote @ January 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

Ok, So I dont know if i was pregnant. all of a Sunday i woke up and went to the bathroom, all of a sudden huge blod clots came out and continued the entire day with horrible pain. the bleeding stopped the next day but i still have the horrible cramping.The day where i had the blod clots i just didnt feel like myself. I was not due for my period for another 2 weeks. I have a healthy child, and even since then i have always had a relativly normal period.I have a high stress job and am not even sure i would have realized i was pregnant.I am o-negative, the child i have now is also o- negative so i guess im asking if i should still see a doctor though i m not sure on if i was pregnant.

Thank you

  ruth wrote @ January 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm

hi, i am 6 weeks pregnanct will turn 7 weeks in 2 days.4 days back i had noticed pink discharge.a day later it turned brown then dark brown.i have started bleeding bright red since yesterday but not enuff to saok a pad is enuf for the enitre night.its usually after i visit the bathroom or wipe myself is when i notice alot f blood.i dont have cramps at all.last nite i had period like cramps fr 30 mins and then a passed a quarter size blood clot.i am resting now and i feel it is getting better with rest..plz help..( i had a pregnancy start of 6th week and it was positive) plzz help!!!!!

  Marybelle wrote @ January 15, 2009 at 3:10 am

I should be about 6wks pregnant, 1 week ago i had a very emotional day, at about 3 pm I started with abdominal cramping. When i went to the rr i saw a light pink discharge. During the rest of the evening I continued to have pink discharge and the cramping moved to my back. At midnight I had already passed a dime size blood clot, so i took of to the ER. They did a HCG test, results were 998 about weeks.Ultrasound showed nothing. I was adviced to go back for a second exam and four days later my HCG was at 678 no ultrasound. I went back to my clinic to preform another HCG test as adviced by the ER and they sent me back to the ER. This time HCG was 560 but they were able to see something in the ultrasound. Technician said i am about 4 weeks pregnant. ER doctor said that HCG’s could not be comparred coming from 2 different labs and that i have a 50/50 chance of having a miscarriage. How much longer do I have to wait to know if I am keeping my baby??? This emotional roller coaster is so stressful. They said I should have pelvic rest for about 3 weeks and that they still can not rule out a full miscarriage. They sent me back to my doctor to keep me monitored. This wait is really killing me. I have a 2yr old at home that demands to be picked up very often. I would hate to lose my baby due to the strain… Would that put me at higher risk??? Anxiously awaiting your response. I am 30 years old.

  Cassie wrote @ January 17, 2009 at 3:35 am

I’m 5 weeks 3 days pregnant and have lupus. Yesturday, I got home and went to the bathroom and noticed some blood in my underwear, it was kinda hard to tell what color cause of the color of the underwear. I took another pregnancy test just to make sure and it came out positive. I put a pad on just in case I kept bleeding. Like 15min later I noticed strawberry seed sized clots which got bigger over time. The largest clot I think I’ve passed was about apple seed sized. I’ve also had pretty bad cramping, but nothing that would seem labor like. I filled up half the pad in a few hours. Next day my cramps got worse but the bleeding went down. The cramps move around, sometimes there like all over period cramps and sometimes it felt more on the right side. Tonight when I wipe I notice less clots but kind of a clearish/yolky discharge along with pinkish blood. Also my boobs have gotten less sensitive, but still kinda hurt. My fiance’s mom said she had symptoms like these with both her sons. Any Ideas?

  Anna wrote @ January 19, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Hello I’m 23 yrs old. I have one previous pregnancy and one previous miscarriage. My LMP is november 1st. So I took a PT it was positive and to be sure I took 2 more that came out negative. I was having the prego sysmptoms, tired and sleepy a lot, cravings, urinating a lot, vomiting, and there was one day I had bloody mucus type ball come out but that was it since I hadn’t started any real bleeding I assumed I was stilll prego. Also there was another day I was having stomach flutters. And now today in the morning I had light pinkish spotting and now its getting heavier. I don’t kno wut this could mean and I’m very worried. Also yesterday was the first time in a long time that me and my bf had rough sex could the spotting be from that.. and also I have been having chest and rib pains and it hurts when I take deep breaths????!!!!

  Anna wrote @ January 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Also saturday night I had severe lower back pain that would come and go come and go and did not go away with regular pain reliever.

  Laura wrote @ January 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help with this.

My LMP was 2/12/08 , so the doctor said i am 7 weeks (based on her typical 28-day cycle chart). I have had 4 positive tests over 2 days.
however, my cycle is always long and i know i ovulated late, so i know i’m probably not as far on as that.
I have a dating scan tomorrow, but Iam terrified something is wrong, as i have been having cramps (like period cramps, not mild, but not severe enough to make me double-over in pain). The cramps have been continuous for 3 days, not even stopping when I’m sleeping.
I have had 2 missed miscarriages (really early)
and i have 2 children – i’m worried as i never experienced any cramping at all with either of them.
I have had no bleeding, but it definately feels as if my uterus is trying to expel something.
I’m terrified…please help x

  Tina wrote @ January 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Last Thursday (1/16/09), my period began and it was relatively moderate. However on Monday (1/19/09) morning I experienced cramps. When I went to the bathroom, along with my urine, I passed a mass of tissue and blood. I’ve never experienced a miscarriage and didn’t even know that I was pregnant, but I took a pregnancy test 3 days later and lo and behold the test was positive!
After reading 1 of the entries on this site, I see that in the case of twins, its possible for one’s body to reject 1 baby and the other baby be ok. However, I’m wondering, how long does it take for one’s hormone levels to stabilize when one miscarries a singular pregnancy?

  Emily wrote @ February 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I am only about 4 weeks pregnant, and three days ago I woke up with cramps and had some brown discharge when I wiped. It is now Sunday and I have not had any spotting. But I am cramping pretty strongly (period strength) with some pretty strong lower back pain. I had a blood test on Friday but won’t get the results until tomorrow. In Oct 2007, I had a partial molar pregnancy and had to have a D&C.

Since I am not spotting but cramping w/ back pain, should I be worried?

  Samantha wrote @ February 4, 2009 at 11:23 am

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I had a miscarriage last year so i’ve been trying to use the same frame of reference but nothing in this pregnancy seems to be the same. I’ve been worried sick since yesterday and have been blowing google up with searches. I have a bad feeling I’m miscarrying again but it’s not the same as last time.
Yesterday evening I started spotting (brown) and it was very faint so i didnt think anything of it. When I got home later it was now bright red and had taken up about half of the pad. I have been cramping for a few weeks now (menstral like cramps) and i am still having the same cramps now while this bleeding is still occuring now. I havent passed any tissue but every 2-3 i’m bleeding bright red enough to take up half of a pad. I’m not sure what to do as i am in panic mode now and definitely need guidance because i cant go to a doctor considering my financial situation at the moment. Am I miscarrying? Any guidance with this issue?

  Chelsy wrote @ February 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Hi, i am currently 6 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I had a miscarrage last year at 10 weeks with no bleeding or cramping. It was not until my 14 week scan that i found out the baby had no heartbeat. This time i seem to be having slight abdominal pain, nothing agonising just annoying. I also seem to have an aching feeling near my ovaries. No bleeding, could i be having another miscarrage?

  vikki wrote @ February 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

dear deanna,
i thank you for this website. it brought comfort to my heart and i am sure to many others. i have suffered a miscarriage very early i think i was 4 or 5 weeks and it happened last year in march. i am now pregnant again and i am 13 weeks and 6 days and have been having pink discharge and blood for 3 days. Also i had pains though my whole pregnancy and i think they got a little worse. i think i know what is going to happen and i am getting ready for it but the wait is very hard on me. i believe you are a christian person so i ask if you could pray for me if thats possible because i really do need streigth.
once again thank you for this website. i am so sure that it will continue to bring comfort to so many more women. may God bless you

  Maria wrote @ February 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm

hi i just had a miscarriage two weeks ago… i wen tto the ER to get it checked out… the doctor tested my urine and said that i was negative.. and then just to make sure we did blood work and she said that my Hcg level was only 13… and counting from my last normal menstrual period.. i should have been 6 weeks.. the doctor told me that i was probabaly miscarrying because if i was 6 weeks pregnant, my Hcg level should be much higher… she said it should be like thousands… but yeah.. i was bleeding with no cramping and passing blood clots that’s why i wen tto the ER. now my question is… the miscarriage happened last week and i already stopped bleeding.. now i kind of feel something on the lower right side of my abdomen… it doesn’t really hurt but i can feel something there if i palpate it really deep… do you think this has something to do with the miscarriage??

  Nicki wrote @ February 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I found out I was pregnant with an at home test Feb. 13th. Just last night I started bleeding I didn’t have any cramping until this morning and still it is vey mild to nonexistant. I went to the doctor today and my hcg level was 406 and they couldn’t see anything in the sonogram. I think I may be about four weeks along. My doctor said it may be a miscarriage and i need to get another blood test in a week. I have heard that you can have a period while you are pregnant. I am bleeding bright red and very little clotting. I just want to know what my chances are of carring this baby to term.

  nikki1981 wrote @ February 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

this is my second pregancy and i just had sex the other day and started bleeding and had some tissue pass. i called my doc and they said as long as it not heavy and cramping i should ok but i am still very scard

  aimee wrote @ February 25, 2009 at 12:21 pm

My husband have been actively trying to get pregnant for a few months, and haven’t been using conctraception for much longer. My last period came at the normal time, but stopped for about 24 hours and resumed again the following day, after drinking alcohol that night (since I thought I couldn’t be pregnant). I then proceeded to spot for over a week after the normal cycle progressed. I had a negative pregnancy test a week or so after the spotting finally ended. It doesn’t sound like a miscarriage, but I don’t know what it does sound like!

  LYNETTE wrote @ February 27, 2009 at 1:58 am

Hello ;
Well im not sure if im pregnant but is very likely , i had sexual intercourse today and after i had heavy bleeding as if i had started my period . later on i chanqe my sanitary napkin and discover no blood. The month before i was a week late for my period , so im not sure when im supposed to get it this month.
help me out please and thank youu !

  Nina wrote @ February 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

Hello everyone,

I hope this website is still read – I’ve noticed there haven’t been any responses in awhile, but I am seriously hoping for one this time. I think quite a few of us have similar symptoms. I am 6-7 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing mild cramping from the beginning. Also, some brown light discharge for the past few days. Just yesterday, I had an ultrasound showing a “normal”pregnancy with the fetal heartbeat. I was relieved, but in the evening, the cramping became more severe and I had mild fresh blood until now (cramping throughout the night). I also noticed some peanut sized blood clots and got worried. My metabolism has also been a bit messy. I called the emergency Dr. who said nothing can be done unless I am bleeding to soak up pads. The bleeding isn’t that severe, but enough for me to be worried…in addition to the strong cramping and blood clots. This is my first pregnancy – I also got pregnant a couple of months after getting off the pill. Can you please advise? I hope I can get some answers/comfort along with the others who expressed similar concerns. Thanks in advance!

  Deanna wrote @ March 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I do respond to these, Nina, but generally I do it by email rather than here. Most women don’t remember where they posted a question and don’t always come back.

It’s important you all leave me a working email, even if it is a throwaway one. It is never published or shared with anyone, just for me to get back to you.

  Shell wrote @ March 2, 2009 at 4:54 am

Hi ruth, I would be very interested to know how everything want for you. I have exactly the same symptoms as you. Bleeding started on Sat night(5weeks & 4 days) brown then red and clot like and then brown again I called my doctor today and she booked me in for a scan on Wed but I hate not knowing. I’m very weepy and don’t really have anyone to talk to except my hubby, and I need to talk to someone who has been through it.

  Amber wrote @ March 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I just wanted to thank you for having this information. I am pregnant, had some brown discharge, and today I don’t feel quite pregnant. But I looked it up, came to this site, and it had all the answers. Thank you so so very much : )

  Trish wrote @ March 4, 2009 at 3:52 am

I just went for my ultrasound last week and was a little over 6 weeks. My nausea has always been a bothersome, but in the last few days- I’ve had very little or no nausea at all. It seems that my prego signs have significantly decreased. And my breast are not as sensitive as before. Does this seem normal? I’ve also experience some low dull back pain and headaches, and some mild cramps- but no bleeding. This is my second pregnancy. My first ended by miscarriage at 10 weeks. Any thoughts?

  Lyn wrote @ March 4, 2009 at 8:40 am

I am 7 1/2 weeks preganant. For the past 4 weeks I have been spotting, brown discharge, pinkish liquid and blood sometimes just as is or with some clots as small as a pea to as large a quarter. I wear a liner and nothin has come to the liner (as of yet) I usually only find this as I wipe after going to the bathroom. I have had very little cramping and goes away when I lay down. I have been resting as much as possible and rarely on my feet. I have gone to the hospital thinking I was in the midst of having a miscarraige. The ultra sound at the time showed that I was a little earlier then expected. All the doctors I have dealt with seem not to have any answers. If I was having a miscarriage would it really take 4 weeks or longer? I am thinking that something else is wrong and a bit frustrated that I have no answers and doctors don’t have any answers. What should I be thinking????????

  Stephany wrote @ March 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm


I took a test on Monday although I spotted for several days (which I think was implantation bleeding because I have experienced this with my last 3 pregnancies…I have a 7 year old, and I had a boy and girl for a close friend of mine). With my son, I bled all the way up to 7 months. The other 2 being IVF, I had subchorionic attachment bleeding where implantation took place and this lasted up to 14 weeks. All normal deliveries and pregnancies. Since these pregnancies, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am treating for the condition as well. I went to the Dr. for labs on Monday and my HCG was 232 and my progesterone was 10.8. Also on Monday, I started spotting all different colors from dark brown to bright red and even pink. No other fluid loss but I have experienced intermittent cramps but no back pain. The spotting seems to be getting worse but I’ve not soaked a pad yet. And although I have had many strange sensations in the general area I feel that my uterus would be, nothing has been extremely painful, just a little crampy and dull and achy. The Doctor thinks I ovulated late due to the fact that I also have PCOS so he started me on 100 mg. of Prometrium bid. I really do not want to be on a medication to prolong the inevitable but they want me to wait another 6 days for a repeat HCG and progesterone level before they schedule an ultrasound. I am tempted to go to the ER just to get some answers. At least if they do labs, I will know by now if my HCG has doubled or not because it has been 3 days. This is so foreign to me because up until now, I have been so blessed to avoid pregnancies with complications. I feel for all of the women on here who have suffered a miscarriage but this waiting is stressing me more than anything. Any advice???

  cc wrote @ March 5, 2009 at 11:18 am

I’m 18 years old with my 1st pregnancy. And have ben spotting very ligtly but its red, for about 6 days now and just strarted having what I feel are gas cramps on an off…??? I’m so terriified I’m having a m/c….and havnt relly got any answers…a week or so prior I went to the er and was told I had a threatend m/c …but my hcg was over 6000 and rising..also I had went to that same hospital a week b4 that and they sed I wuld misscarry cuz there was no baby…at the 2nd visit to tha er there was a baby.but they stil sed that oh ya cuz they didn’t ffind a heart beat .they esteimated me being 6 weeks ges. And the baby 6 weeks. But I went to my doc 2days later and he sed he saw tha baby but not to worry bcuz I was only 5w6day.(baby) I’m sooooo lost.they have m dates so mixed up.idk wat to do, think????and now I’ve put myself on complete bed rest untill my nex appt. I’m calling my doc today.ogh and btw the spotting is not at all constant…with really reaaaaalllllyy small clots but tht happened only 2 times so far and oonce again but it was about the size of a dime and wen I folded the tissue on it, it turned it to wat looked more like disscharge.(clear)

  cc wrote @ March 5, 2009 at 11:40 am

Also I forgot to started around the dates my period would have normaly I have no cramping or hardly any bleeding.I just felt my beast and there only a little sore now.alond with my nipples ow.but good news I’ve still ben being a lot.feels like water goes rite through me.nausea on and of thru the day.tiredness during the day to.and eating alooot!

  cc wrote @ March 6, 2009 at 10:19 am

I misscarry’d this morning at 4=(
I’m sad but ui haven’t cryed yet.I’m still in shock.seeing all that stuff come out of me….

its truley devistating and I’m only 18.I had my heart really set on tht baby.I’m never getting pregnant again.these past few weeks have ben the worst days of my really cannot get any worse from here.=( thnx anyway…

  Elle wrote @ March 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Hi.. My doctor tells me I have lost of my baby. I don’t have much of an idea how far along I am. I have had two ultrasounds an they can’t see anything. I have had bleeding and cramping but nothing too major. My gp did an internal an seem my cervix was closed. I still have a feeling im pregnant an hoping the doctor is wrong. This is my first pregnancy and I am 19 years of age. I passed one to two blood clots which were pea sized. The colour of my bleeding started light pink an I didn’t need a pad it went away then came back and was bright red an slightly heavier. I have also had a brownish discharge. I just want to know what can I do? I still have my pregnancy symptoms.

  Lyn wrote @ March 9, 2009 at 9:11 am

This is a reply to Stephaine.

I truly understand you frustration. That is exactly what I am feeling these days with no answers. I happy to have found this web page. This is my second pregnacy (I have a 21/2yr old) and the preg’s are like night and day. I have been getting my blood taken weekly until the past 2 weeks. My levels have been increasing yet I still have this “spotting” but only when going to the bathroom or wiping. It has not reached the liner yet and no where to needing a pad. It is of different colors (sometimes brown, red, orange/red, or clear like) It is not consitant but there and sometimes clumps the size of a pea. To date I have been lucky enough not to have been cramping. The odd pain here and there but not to what would be expected if a mc or something to rush me to for medical care. I have had two ultra sonunds and no ansewrs as they say it is not big enough to see anything. I just don’t know what to think, or do. Its even harder because they don’t want me to be stressed and rest as much as possible and not to take any chances and stay off my feet. Luckily I have a wonderful husband that has been doing double duty just so I can rest. But it really weighs on your mental state. What do you do? What do you think? Thanks to Deanna from this web site she is the first that has given some type of answer and the first o tell me bleeding is common within pregnancies. Finally I don’t feel like such an out cast and I’m doing something wrong.

  Kathleen wrote @ March 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I am starting to miscarry but right now have only slight bleeding. It has been going on for 4 days. How long does it take for it to go full force. The waiting is terrible.

  Kathleen wrote @ March 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I just passed everthing this morning. Feel much better but weak. Never was prepared for what was happening. God’s speed to all who go through this

  Isabel wrote @ March 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm


  Talia wrote @ March 19, 2009 at 2:06 am


I am 7 weeks pregnant and all was going normally until yesterday evening when I discovered fresh red blood when I wiped. Heavier than spotting, its not very heavy but enough to mark a few red spots on a pad. It lasted for about half an hour to an hour when it turned to a pinky, spotting consistency when I wiped. I have had no pain, no cramping and no clots.

I slept badly with the worry and this morning it seems to have turned to a pinky/brown colour and is still very light.

I’m trying to get to see a gyno this morning but am abroad and trying to organise an appointment.

Does this sound like miscarriage? Thanks in advance for your advice, I am worried sick.

  rasheed wrote @ March 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

ok im a guy. my fiance is about 3 weeks pregnant. about 2 months ago she was prego and had a miscarriage around the 3rd week. the doctors said her iron levels were low and the gave her pills to take to help build it back up. but now that she prego im really worried because i dont want us to go through another one. she went to the doctor and they said her iron level was still not at its best. does this mean we should get ready for another miscarriage? someone please help!!

  Suzanne wrote @ March 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Thank you for this site, Deanna.

I took an at-home test on Tuesday after having achy breasts for a couple of weeks. Don’t know how far along I am but would guess 5 weeks. On Thursday, I started bleeding – I’m not using pads & don ‘t know if tampons are a problem. The flow is heavy, like it is with my period & I am passing clots. The cramping has been consistent over the last 36 hours.

I’m assuming this is a miscarriage – how long does it last (the cramping & bleeding)? Also, how much clotting can I expect to pass? My breasts have stopped being achy & I’m wondering if I should go to my doctor for confirmation.

  Saecilia wrote @ March 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Hi Deanna,

I had a miscarriage in September 08 (and one healthy pregnancy in 10/06). Now I am pregnant again and currently 4 weeks. With the miscarriage last year, I had no symptoms I happened to go to the doctor at 11 weeks and they could not find the heartbeat and stated that the baby stopped growing at 8 weeks. I am so worried about this pregnancy. Should I go ahead and see the doctor or wait until I am around 6-7 weeks when they can possibly hear the heartbeat? Thanks

  Cindy wrote @ March 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Hi Deanna,

I miscarried at 10wks,3 days. 1 week before that I did something that I am ashamed to admit: I went into a sweat lodge (a sauna-like environment) for about 20 minutes or so. I am overwhelmed with guilt and shame and anger at myself for doing something that I have read online could potentially caused a miscarriage. When I had the ultrasound to confirm that there was no heartbeat, the ultrasound tech said that I was measuring at 8 weeks, and then said the baby stopped developing in the last week (which doesn’t make sense since I was over 10 wks – shouldn’t that mean that the baby died 2 weeks prior?). Anyway, what she said corresponds with the time that I went into the lodge and oh, how will I ever forgive myself?? Everyone (friends, family) is telling me that 20 min in the sweat lodge wouldn’t do it and that crack mothers, etc. have babies, but I am just not convinced. I especially feel horrible because I have been dealing with infertility for 3 years and this pregnancy was a result of in vitro . I don’t know if I will ever be pregnant again and don’t know how I will live with myself if I somehow caused this loss.

Thank you,


  Cindy wrote @ March 26, 2009 at 11:50 am

I went into a sweat lodge (sauna like environment) for 20 minutes, a week later I was spotting and no heartbeat. I was 10 weeks. Ultrasound showed baby measuring at 8 weeks. I am so overwhelmed with grief, shame, guilt that I did this.

  ani wrote @ March 31, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Hi I’m 20 yrs old and I’m on depo for about 2 months and for the past 3 weeks I have been feeling bloated nauseaded headache and feeling dizzy I can’t eat and I have all the signs of possible pregnancy but for a few days I have been having brown spotting constantly like dried blood.. I took two pregnancy test two weeks bfore but they were negative.. Is it possible that I was pregnant but it was too soon to tell but now I am having cramps so bad and I run out of breath can I b miscarrying without bleeding.. I had my period last month but I’m late this month.. Can I miscarry and not know?

  Rachael wrote @ April 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Hi Deana,

I found your website in the end of December 08 when I had my first mis-carriage. I found out our baby died at 8 1/2 weeks while I was at my 12 week down syndrome sono. On Dec 30th I had to have a d&c.

Fast forward to today. My Lmp was 2/27/09. I probably ovulated some where the week of March 16th. I had a positive preg test about 6 days ago. 2 days ago I started to have light cramping. This morning I noticed the brown spotting. A few hours later I noticed a lot of bleeding when I went to the bathroom. I have been bleeding on and off for about 5 hours noticing lots of clots in the blood and it is very red and enought cramping that I need a heating pad- similar to a really bad period.

Not sure why I’m writing in. My mom keeps saying there’s hope for us, but I think she’s wrong. I know its a mis carriage. Do you think so too? Thank you for your site.


  brandy wrote @ June 12, 2009 at 5:58 am

Hi Deanna,

Your site is very helpful. Have you ever heard of spotting after a vaginal ultrasound? I am a little over 6 weeks. This was on Sunday, it’s now Friday. It’s been off and on… mostly just when I wipe. Yesterday I had a couple of dark brown stains in my panty liner. Also, last night, I had a tiny spot of what looked like a brighter blood (mucus looking) mixed in with the brown blood. Have you heard of this? I have the mild growing pains. It’s so hard to differentiate between those and cramping. I am not doubled over in pain but they cause a little discomfort. Thanks a lot.

  Summer wrote @ June 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm

After 4 years of trying to have a baby, our wish was finally granted. As of right now I am 6 weeks and about 2 days along.
This afternoon I discovered that I was spotting pink blood. It only showed up when I was wipeing. Waited a little while, and went to the bathroom again. This time I had a tiny clot.

I headed to the er, where I was pretty much told there was nothing they would do, just have to wait and see. After laying down for about 5 hours, the spotting has seemed to stop.

I have no cramping, no back ache. Am I fixing to lose my miricle? Please help.

  Stephanie wrote @ June 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I went in to the Dr. on Saturday morning with crazy pains in my right side. It felt as if I was beginning my period but worse and only on the right side. I had started spotting the night before, very light brown. My last period began on 5-30 so too soon for normal period. The Dr. found that I was pregnant and worried it was in the tube so I was rushed to the ER. After numerous pelvic exams and 2 ultrasounds, they were not able to find any sign of pregnancy but did find lots f blood. They assume that a cyst on my ovary ruptured to cause this bleeding but they were not able to see so were not positive. I was kept overnight to make sure the internal bleeding stopped and by this morning I was bleeding heavier with tissue-like substance as well. The severe pain has sub-sided and is now just dull, but remains on the right side. My right lower back has been hurting throughout this as well. My hcg was only at 87 so they believe that I am either miscarrying or that the pregnancy is somewhere it”s not suppose to be. I have to go back on Tuesday to do more blood work. If the hcg rises they will do another ultrasound or scope to see if they can find it. I’m absolutely terrified and the last two days have been AWFUL. Do you agree with the steps being taken? They mentioned that the pain and vaginal bleeding could just be a coinincidence and that I may (but not likely) still have a normal pregnancy. Anything you have to say about all of this would be extremely appreciated!

  Felicia wrote @ June 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

I was wondering if I could still get pregnant if my tubes are tied? I have not had my period in a month and I took a pregnancy test and it came up negative amd my dr cant see me till next month. what should I do?? can i still get pregnant??

  Dee wrote @ June 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I am about 5 wks and 3 days along. Yesterday I started spotting and it was brownish/red. As the day went on, the blood became bright red. I called the doctor and she sent me to have my hcg levels checked. She called this morning and said they were 41and to go back tomorrow and have it checked again. This is my 3rd pregnancy and I don’t remember these symptoms with my first 2 BUT I didn’t know I was pregnant until I was almost 8 weeks. So this is all new to me and I’m a little worried. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

  Yetta wrote @ June 21, 2009 at 10:50 am


This is my first pregnancy and I am 6 weeks along. Last night on Saturday I went out partying with my cousin. I was careful not to drink or do anything stupid, but I did a lot of walking, as I was visiting NYC, and we stayed out until 5:30 in the morning. I had to hold my pee for a really long time until I got home and I also had to wake up in the middle of the night to urinate. During the middle of the night while wiping myself, I saw a bright red blot of blood. As I continued to blot,, it was less and less until it was nothing more than faint pink or nothing at all. I suspect that the blood was just secreting at a slower rate because I noticed brown discharge when I awoke in the morning. My question is: Are these early warning signs of a misccariage or a normal part of the process? Also, did my night of “partying” potentially affect my body negatively?
Thanks for your time.

  Deanna wrote @ June 21, 2009 at 11:16 am


First, I want to be clear that your night of walking with friends does not cause miscarriage. No way. Some moms work very hard jobs. Some are aerobics teachers or personal trainers. Exercise is very healthy.

So four things could be happening. I’ll put them in the order of most likely.

First, in early pregnancy, only a small part of your uterus is involved in making the baby. The rest of it is filled with blood and just hanging out until it’s needed. If you get a small hormone shift, then some of it will bleed. This hormone shift could just be a natural part of the growth, it could have been from fatigue. If this is all it was, then your body will recover and you will not see any more bleeding.

Second, the cervix is filled with blood now. Any activity that might put some stress on it — sex, vaginal exams at the doctor, or excessive exercise, can make it bleed a little. This is not any sort of concern. Again, your body will recover and you will not see any more bleeding.

Third, if the pregnancy is not going well, if the baby is not growing and not enough hormones are being produced, then the miscarriage is just waiting to begin. In that case, walking, sex, or other exertions will help it get started, and this bleeding is the beginning. If this is the case, then you will continue to see spotting and bleeding.

Fourth, and less likely, is a pregnancy complication where either a blood clot got caught in the implantation spot, or the baby is implanting too close to the cervix. In either case, exercise or other exertion can cause bleeding. In most cases, the pregnancy will continue normally, either the clot will heal or the placenta will shift upward and away, but it is a situation to watch.

I would continue to live life normally, although maybe cut down on the exercise just for now. If you need piece of mind, your doctor can give you two blood tests to check on your hormone levels to check the pregnancy.

Hang in there.


  candace wrote @ June 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

ok im like 13 days late. ive taken 4 test and all came back negative. just last night me and my husband had sex and about 2 hours later i started spotting very bright red blood. same thing this morning. at about 1pm this afternoon it became heavier (but not soaking) and was accompanied by mildly painful cramps. this has been going on since. and i am still very bloated (looks like i am like 2 months pregnant) could thid be a misscarrige?

  candace wrote @ June 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

i left out that i have a very stress free life. and nothing really goes on that would have put me in any kind of situation like that.

  Katrina wrote @ June 25, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Hi. I am so glad I found this website! It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one going thru difficulties while being newly pregnant.

I had 4 positive home pregnancy test results on May 24th from 3 different PT brands. However, when I went into a clinic on May 26th for confirmation and ultrasound to see how far along I was, they said my PT result was negative!

Then the next day I had the worst paralyzing cramps ever! May 27th. I was in so much pain and blood poured out of me! I passed out from the pain. I saw a blood clot the size of half a pea, so not very big. The bleeding was barely anything on May 28th and 29th.

So I figured I wasn’t pregnant anymore, so I quit taking my multivitamin and iron pills and went on about my life.

Only around June 14th I noticed a brown line going down my belly button all the way down. And heartburn was keeping me awake at night. And nausea still. I almost thru up in Krogers from the sight of everything from fruit to ketchup to meat and candy!

So on Monday June 15th I took another home PT and it was instantly positive in less than a minute! So I went back to the clinic. Positive there, too. But they did an ultrasound and couldn’t detect a heartbeat.

So they told me to find another doc and go within 2 weeks. I just got health insurance today and I have an obgyn appt on Monday the 29th. I am praying for the best! But Wed the 17th I had a tiny light brown discharge. And today I had a dull lower back pain and some little bit of red bleeding. I don’t want to see any blood! I’m only 22 and I want this baby to make it successfully full term! I had miscarriages in Feb 2004 and Feb 2005 with and D&Cs for each of them.

What is going on?! Any advice?! Help! I’m stressing, I’m a nervous wreck, and I work 2 jobs both of which I have to stand on feet.

  Rebecca wrote @ June 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Hi. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for over a year now. In Sept. 2008 my ob/gyn determined I was not ovulating and I began taking Chlomid. After 2 cycles I became pregnant but miscarried after after 5 weeks. I found out a week ago that I am pregnant and am now 5 weeks & 2 days. I don’t know what a normal pregnancy is because during my first I spotted from day one and had severe cramps. I have been having cramps since I was a few days before I was to start my period. Some have been bad enough to double me over but mostly it has been continual & uncomfortable mild cramping. It has been mostly in my lower abdomin but the severe ones catch me in my lower back as well. So far there has been no spotting not even implantation bleeding. My concern is that I might have another miscarriage. Should I be concerned that I may have had a missed miscarriage or is this normal?

  concerned wrote @ July 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Hi!!! Well to start off I’ve had 2 miscarriages, one at 7 weeks and the other at 6 weeks. I’m 11 weeks pregnant, but I haven’t had an ultrasound yet. This pregnancy feels different from the others. I’ve been getting morning sickness which I didn’t get with the others. I’m not bleeding or cramping or anything like that. My breast stopped hurting a couple days ago and my back has been hurting also, but my back has always hurt me for as long as I can remember, so I’m never really sure if that’s ever a symptom of miscarriage for me. Could it be a symptom? When do ur breast normally stop hurting during pregnancy?and could that be a symptom?

Also I’m pretty thin, I believe I’ve been feeling movement, and that’s another thing I didn’t feel with the other pregnancies. Is that possible at about 9-10 weeks?

  KEVIONNA wrote @ July 31, 2009 at 1:26 am

HELLO I NEED BIG HELP. I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS OK MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE been having sex and he injected in me about four times and i have not been pregnant i don’t think because three days ago I’m bleeding like a regular period and i dont know what to do or think please help me out here

  Celia Ebeling wrote @ August 2, 2009 at 9:04 am

hi, i have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. my periods are always the same 4-5 days and are normaly not really heavy.
the other night, i passed what i thouht was a blood clot that was bigger than my hand, and the worst cramping i had ever felt.
i have had sharp pain in my lower back for about 2 weeks now, and have been getting sick every morning for 2 weeks. i still am bleeding and am not sure what to do.
any advice would be greatly aprecaited.

  Tina wrote @ August 4, 2009 at 10:38 am


I am nearly 8 weeks pregnant. I am worried because I have been bleeding for the last 3 weeks. First it was just brown, now it is often red. It is not heavy enough to soak a pad but enough to need to wear one.

I went for an early ultrasound scan a week ago and there was a heart beat and everything looked fine. But the bleeding has got quite a bit worse since then and I’m worried a miscarriage is pending. I have not really had any cramps.

I have had very little pregnancy symptoms and no nausea so I’m worried that also means my hormone levels are low and that a miscarriage is more likely.

What do you think?
Thanks so much

  Stephanie wrote @ August 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I am 19 weeks pregnant and I started feeling the baby move about 2 weeks ago. (This is my second pregnancy so i know what it feels like) I would feel the baby move every night when i would lay on my back. Now all of a sudden i don’t feel the baby move it’s been that way for about 3 days. I have’nt had any bleeding of cramping. I have had lower back pain but thats from the weight gain right? Should I be worried about losing the baby?

  Sabrina wrote @ August 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Hi there,
I Started having pregnancy symptoms about four weeks ago, and I have not taken a pregnancy test yet. I waited to see if my period was late and it was by three weeks. My periods have been every 28 days since I got it, and my periods are usually light/medium flow but this time it was clotted off and on as well as very light brownish, lasted about six days. About a week before I got it I was having really bad cramps almost like menstrual cramps, and back pain/headaches. I have been getting sick early in the morning around six a.m and it lasts around two hours. I have never been Pregnant before so can you give me some advise? Please!

  Lisa wrote @ August 11, 2009 at 7:04 pm

I’m 31 yrs old and 7 wks pregnant. I had my 1st ultrasound yesterday and the dr. said the fetus measured 5 1/2 weeks. I have another ultrasound in one week to see if the fetus will develop. I’m really anxious. The dr. said there could be two results (1. miscarriage or 2. the dates were off) but didn’t tell me the percentage either way. Do you know any stats or info on this??

  rebecca wrote @ August 14, 2009 at 10:48 am
  Valentina wrote @ August 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Hi- I found out I was pregnant a few wks ago. I went to the doctor last week and had an ultrasound to see how far along I am. They said a week ago about 7 weeks. The day before I started to have light bleeding with wiping, along with lower back pain for week and had lower abdominal cramping(light). I still have these symptoms. This is my second pregnancy my last was 10 yrs ago. I have never had a miscarriage. I am scared. Do you think I could be miscarrying? When should I be wooried enough to call the docor?
ALso am I still able to exercise on a treadmill?

  sarah wrote @ August 18, 2009 at 4:49 pm

im 20 years old and i hadnt had my period in about 2 months, but i was diagonoised with endometreosis about a year ago which may mean it may be possibly for me to not even get pregnant or have a hard time, so i didnt think anything was wrong. plus my period is so irregular but i had just stoped my birth control pills when i think i got pregnant, i was having a few signs but i wasnt sure if it was me starting my period or being pregnant. so i took a test and it was negative..but now im bleeding and like pretty much started my period but now front reading this im not sure if it is my period or me having a miscarriage. Should i be worried? im not bleeding alot or anything just like a normal period but I dont know? Help :)

  vanessa wrote @ August 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Hi well first I missed my period so I took a pregnancy test it was negative took another one the next week negative. Finally I took another one 3 days later and it was positive. I had an ultrasound last Monday and the doctor said that it showed that I was about 5 wks but according to my lmp I should’ve been almost 8 wks. On Saturday I passed a pinkish little ball and for the next day I was spotting. Last nite I started bleeding and today I’ve been bleeding and its kind of stringy also with slight cramping. Am I having a miscarriage or what could be happening ?

  Desirae wrote @ August 22, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Has anyone ever had Hcg levels that were really low in the beginning but an u/s that said they were farther along? My Hcg levels right now are only at 250 which puts me at about 3 weeks prego, but my u/s puts me at about 5 weeks. They took more blood to check the Hcg levels again, but I don’t know the results yet and scheduled another u/s, but now I have started bleeding and it’s really light pink and almost looks more mucus like than an actual period or blood clots. I am just really worried cause I have endometriosis and had to have an ovary removed and didn’t think it was going to be easy to get prego and here I am, I just really don’t want to lose the baby! So I am paranoid….Any thoughts???

  nina wrote @ August 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

hello my name is nina i have been preggo 6 times and i am only 26 yr.s old dont worry i started being preggo when i was 20 any way i just had a d & c done on july 22 i stopped bleeding like 5 days later and no signs of my period not cramping or anything i had sex about 2 weeks after my d& c is it possible that i might be pregnant again? a little info for you my first preg. was a miscarrage my 2nd and 3rd are my babies i have now and my last 3 are all miscarrages too…… i have only had a d&c this last time they told me by my blood work i have thick blood ( what does that mean by the way?)that was the reason for my last miscarrage and prolly the two before this one as well…. what do you think about my situation? please help me…..nina

  Julie wrote @ August 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I think I may have miscarried at about 3.5 – 4 weeks along. My periods are NEVER late, irregular and are light/medium for about 3 days for pretty much the last 18 years! I felt pregnant, had all the signs of pregnancy and I was really happy. My BF was scared as he didn’t want it so I did not take a pregnancy test at all (we have had a bit of a rough go lately and are living separately, but still together). On the 20th I had faint bleeding for a few days until we had intercourse early morning 23rd, then I had brown/pink discharge for a few days and since late evening on the 24th I have had very heavy bleeding (red/purple) with a tiny bit of clotting noticed in the shower. I NEVER have a heavy flow and never any irregularities – my period is hardly a bother at all since it is so easy to maintain.
Should I still get a pregnancy test to ease my mind? I’ve been very depressed since I figured I lost the pregnancy and I feel guilty and to blame for it (drinking, smoking, stress, etc.). I heard that you can still detect a lost pregnancy 2 wks after the fact. I wonder if women who feel like they miscarried still take a test just to get over the wonder?

  Tina wrote @ August 27, 2009 at 8:06 am

According to my LMP, I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I started having very light pink spotting after bowel movements last week. On Monday the light pink spotting started spontanously. I went to the ER and while I was there the bleeding progressed to bright red with blood clots (biggest the size of a quarter). I have had no pain what so ever. They checked my HCG and it was 242 and they couldn’t see anything on an ultrasound. It has been two days and i am still bleeding bright red but with very few small clots and it is much less (one pad all day). Is it possible to still be pregnant? I have another appointment on friday to recheck my HCG but my mind is racing 24/7. Thanks for your help.

  Tina wrote @ August 27, 2009 at 8:21 am

I forgot to mention that the bright red bleeding didnt start until I had a vaginal ultrasound in the ER. They also did an ultrasound to check for the egg implanting in my tubes.

  Jordans mom wrote @ August 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Hi. I am 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my second child. It has been 9 years since my son was born so I have forgotten a lot of the small details of being pregnant. Is it normal to not have morning sickness at this stage of pregnancy? When should I expect it?

  Jillian wrote @ August 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Hi. According to my LMP, I am 5 weeks and 5 days. I found out I was pregnant last Tuesday after a pee test at the local clinic. I work as a bartender so I’m on my feet all day. Last week when I got off work, I went to the bathroom and noticed there was just a little blood (no tissue) in my underwear. But none the next day or the day after. Friends who have been pregnant said that happens. So here it is a week later and I started spotting bright red yesterday and it’s continued today. Still no tissue. Definitely not enough to fill a pad but do need to wear a pantyliner. And there’s some every time I wipe. I don’t have any pain, but I do have a little “twinge” on the right side. Not really sure how to describe it; it kinda feels like someone has their hand around my right fallopian tube. I’m not scheduled to see a doctor for 2 week, and I REALLY don’t want to go sit in the ER for hours if they’re just gonna tell me there’s nothing they can do. I want this baby. Oh yeah, I’m gonna be 41 next month and this would be my first pregnancy. Please advise. Thanks!

  Jillian wrote @ August 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Oh yeah, if I miscarried or am miscarrying, will I still show up as pregnant if I get a store PT test?

  jess wrote @ August 29, 2009 at 12:31 am

i had a miscarriage 1 year after i and my son. and i never went to the doctor, nor did anything about it… it’s been 3 years now, and we are trying to have another baby… we tried in the past 2 years til now… what can we do to conceive? please advise…


  jess wrote @ August 29, 2009 at 12:33 am

i had a miscarriage 1 year after i had my son. and i never went to the doctor, nor did anything about it… it’s been 3 years now, and we are trying to have another baby… we tried in the past 2 years til now…and we haven’t yet gotten a surprise.. what can we do to conceive? please advise…


  Sarah wrote @ August 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm


I had an ultrasound last week – and i think i should have been about 8 weeks, but the tech said the baby measured about 7 weeks 4 days. They were not able to find the heatbeat in a vaginal Ultra sound- but the midwife said she couldnt get a clear view and wasnt used to the machine she was using. She didnt seem to concerned.

I was sent down to the lab to have a belly ultrasound – and that tech was also not able to see the heartbeat.

They wanted to schedule me for a D & C that day – but i just wasnt ready. They scheduled me for an appointment next week. I also requested another ultrasound at that time.

I have researched a lot – and am not holding out much hope – but i was wondering if there is any chance it might have been to early to see the heartbeat?

I may have been off on my LMP date by 2 or so days, and my cycles are generally 31-32 days. It seems like the timing might still be okay – but what are the chances they just missed the heartbeat?

I am still very nauseaus and exhausted – i feel exactly the same as before the ultrasound revealed no Heart Beat. I have had no bleeding or cramping whatsoever.



  LoLa wrote @ August 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

i just got in a fender bender that involved 6 cars including myself i was in the truck that was at fault for the accident. The breaks went out and i was in the passenger seat with my feet up on the dash board. No one was hurt .. and i thought i was fine an hour after the crash i started to experience lower back pains thinking it was due to me having my feet on the dash about 2.5 hours after the crash was standing up talking to my father about it and i felt as if i had urinated in my pants for no reason. When i went the the bathroom there was quite alot of blood and a different color then my period has ever been before then almost instantly cramps started.. It is possible that i am 4 to 5 weeks pregnant does this sound like a miscarraige to any one?

  Danielle wrote @ September 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Hi, i am verry concernd i am 18 years old and just took 3 pregnacy test that came out postive, i have cramps here and their and headache everyyy single day. I dont know how far along i am yet,. but befor i found out i was, i gave a pint of blood and had gotten my nails done. I am allso stresses. I dont wanna misscarry. i am extreamly scared….

  sindy wrote @ September 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm


i am soppose to be three mounths pregnent calculating from my last period, which was on june second, i have been cramping since the time i found out that i was pregnet, then on sunday i had cramps and i started getting brown like discarge and so i went to the er,
when i got there they took some tests and i went for an ultrasound and it indicated that i have two sex cell wich are about 5weeks old , then they told me that there are two chances one is that the twins stoped growing at 5weeks and i had a miscarriage or i am only 5weeks pregnent, the same day it still showed that im pregnent and now it has been three days later i still have cramps and bleed not much and also another thing i do not get is how come i nosia . i have to go for a blood test 2moro . my question is how long can a miscarriage of twins wich stopped growing at five weeks and im suppose to be 12weeks stay in my womp??????

  Anthony wrote @ September 2, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Great info- lots of info to ease my wife’s concerns. Thank you! We have a 4 year old and a 7 year old. Right now, my wife is 7 weeks along. At what point are we safe to tell the kids? Last thing we want to do is have to break bad news later on, but we feel bad keeping it from them. Any suggestions?

  Sarah wrote @ September 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

Hi, I am around 5 weeks pregnant. I have 2 boys aged 3 & 6. I had an early miscarriage earlier this year which was just like a really heavy period. Yesterday I had terrible stomach pains & thought I was having a miscarriage. But the pain subsided & although I am still sore I have had no bleeding or discharge as yet. My husband & I made love last night & there was no bleeding after that either. Am I having another miscarriage? It doesn’t feel like it did last time but the pain yesterday was agonising. I did another test last night & it was very positive… how long does it take for the hormone levels to drop to the point where they show a negative result? I still feel very pregnant but have this soreness in my lower stomach.

  Kacy wrote @ September 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I have had 3 children and in between each I have had miscarriages. I am RH negative and have had Rhogam shots after each pregnancy. I just found out that I am pregnant again and I am wondering if the odds of having a miscarriage are greater since there seems to be a pattern here? Looking for answers…..

  Megan wrote @ September 5, 2009 at 9:09 am

I am 9 weeks and 2 days prego with twins that never developed. I have both amniotic sacks & yolk sacks still growing inside me, but no embryo. I have gone in for ultra sounds once a week since I was almost 6 weeks. This is my 2nd pregnancy, I have a 1 1/2 year old son. I was wondering how long it would take before I miscarry? We found out they died almost a month ago, and we really can’t afford a D & C, but I don’t want to wait for a miscarriage forever. If anyone has any idea on how late you can naturally miscarry please let me know.

  Krista wrote @ September 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Hi there, I have a miscarriage question…
I found out last week that my baby stopped growing at 6 weeks when I shoul dhave been 9 weeks. I opted to take the pills to induce the miscarriage since I had not started spotting or anything and I just wanted this to be over. I didnt want a D/C because I have heard it causes scar tissue which makes it harder to concieve. Anyways, I inserted the pills Monday night, I had no cramping or bleeding until the next morning where I passed a large ammount of small blood clots and whitish goo. I had very slight cramping but nothing serious. I had some cramping the rest of the week but tylenol controlled it. Today I have had severe cramping that just kept getting worse, I took a IBF 800 that was prescribed and when no relief I took a Vicodin. I still am cramping pretty bad and when I got up of the couch I felt like something came out and there was a lemon sized blood clot in my pad and then I passed another one which was bigger into the toilet. Since then I have felt like the blood was just pouring out but I have not soaked through a whole pad yet and I have passed 2 more very large blood clots.
Is this normal for a miscarriage? Could I just now be passing the the tissue? SHould I worry and go to the ER ? I dont have a fever or any other symptoms of infection. Any advice would be great. Thanks so much!

  Mike wrote @ September 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm

First off I would like to say that I learned alot from reading your “article” and from the comments and questions above. . . I have been really worried because my Fiancee is at the end of the first trimester and about a week ago she had called me overnight when she was at her friends house and was bleeding heavily from her vagina. Her friend, being a nurse, kinda checked out the area and saw a cut looking thing inside of her. I don’t know if that is normal or not but the bleeding and her constant cramps are starting to worry me due to the fact that she had a miscarriage earlier this year.

  Rebecca wrote @ September 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I would like to thank the writer of this article . I just came home from the hospital . I found out I was pregnant while I was bleeding , from what I thought was my period , as it was around that time . I went to the ER as soon as possible and they said my cervix was closed and released me .However the symptoms continued . I was bleeding heavily , bent over in pain and passing clots & tissue . I returned to the hospital to see what the f–k was going on & my levels had dropped from 11.1 on Monday to 8.4 this morning & 7.3 that afternoon . After recieving the news , I was naturally distraught & decided i need to learn about my condition . This article will be bookmarked on my web browser , I do appreciate the advice given as well as the information , thanks .

  steph wrote @ September 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Please help me! my email is i am suppose to be 8 weeks pregnant. i wasnt trying to get pregnant. conception was on or around august 3rd. well i get my period every 21 of the month. well i found out august 18th i was pregnant. i started bleeding old blood with a mix of red on the 21. im still bleeding old blood. i went today for a 2nd ultrasound bc the dct. said there was nothing on the ultrasound. i have been told i was pregnant to i wasnt by the er to ob gyn n health dept saying i a

  Sue wrote @ September 20, 2009 at 6:44 am

I am 9 weeks pregnant, 10 weeks tomorrow. I have one daughter who is 3, and have had 4 miscarriages in the last 20 months(3 D&C’s). On Friday I started bleeding red blood that only lasted for a couple of minutes. When I went to the bathroom after that and wiped myself there was brown mucous on the paper. This continued until Sunday when I started to get mild cramping in the morning. I also had a bleed about 10 days ago that lasted for the day. It wasn’t heavy but my Dr has put me on Duphaston morning and night.With my history do you think I am in the middle of miscarrying again? The last 4 miscarriages I didn’t have much bleeding at all…probably less than I have had over the weekend..Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Should I go visit my GP tomorrow and demand an ultrasound tokeep me sane?

  jessica wrote @ September 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm

please help…my lmp was 7/31/09 my cycles vary between 29-42 days i had a +hpt on 9/6/09 and confirmed with dr on 9/9/09 yesterday i noticed brown spotting that lasted about two hours ive had 3 miscarriages in the past two very early and a blighted ovum. I went to the er and they were incompatant they didnt do a quanitive beta just a confirmation one. they sent me to ultrasound were they didnt see anything in the uterus or tubes. My spotting has stopped even when they did a pelvic exam there was no blood. now it seems my symptoms went away please help

  Kimberly Bell wrote @ October 1, 2009 at 10:09 am

I took a home pregnancy test on 9/27/09. I went to teh Hralth Department to do a Pregnancy test exam and it came up positive on 9/29/09. Yesterday 9/30/09 i noticed some bleeding. No clots just between light and mld. I feel as if I had not taken a pregnancy test and found out that i was pregnant i would say that I am on my cycle. This is the first time this had ever happened to me. I have a 4 month old daughter already. My idea is it could be of the three choices
a. I am not pregnant and is on my cycle
b. I am pregnant and is on my cycle
c. I am threatening a miscarriage.
What are your imputs on this matter. I am cramping and bleeding like i am on my period but just light.

  admin wrote @ October 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Kimberly, your email bounced, so I’ll put this here so you will hopefully see it (I normally respond only by email, otherwise these pages would have so many comments they would take forever to load.)

It is definitely not a good sign if you are bleeding and cramping together. Some women bleed a tiny bit when they would have expected a period. And everyone has some cramping as the body rearranges for the growing uterus.

But having both those right now isn’t the best thing.

The pregnancy test is very accurate. False positives are very rare.

Just take deep breaths and see how it goes. If the bleeding never gets bad and just goes away, it might just be a little hormone snag due to the cycle, and you could be okay. I’d put the odds at about 25% of that happening. The rest go to having a full-blown period.

You can find out what is going on by having two blood tests taken three days apart. If the numbers of pregnancy hormones double, you are still doing okay. This is called an hCG quantitative blood test.

But you may know before that if you continue to bleed for more than a day.

Hang in there.

  Alice wrote @ October 5, 2009 at 7:49 am

Dear Deanna,

I would so appreciate something from you on this. I’ve seen a few emails like this one, but couldn’t find replies in the thread as you reply individually, so here goes. I am 5 weeks pregnant (this is my first pregnancy), have had no scans etc. I very often feel a deep, dull aching back pain, and this is often accompanied by deep, dull aching abdominal pain. During the day it comes and goes, and during the night when in bed I often have it much of the night – last night was the 4th and worse night since I discovered I was pregnant. I have had no bleeding. I am so anxious that this could be a sign of miscarrying. Please advise!
Many thanks for your time,.

  Glori wrote @ October 7, 2009 at 2:27 am

Hi- I’ve had 2 miscarriages over the past 6 years, no children. I turned 36 on Sunday and found out I was pregnant in August. Lmp is July 28, 09 but have pcos and I ovulate late. I am 99 percent certain that I began ovulating on Aug 14 and conceived on Aug 17. At three weeks doc sent me for hcg and progesterone – said they were low. Last week did ultrasound, said there was a sac but no baby??? Said sac measured 6w and 1d but lmp puts me at 8 wks. Had sex 6w and 2d before ultraound – so I assume my numbers are more correct then theirs. How do you see a sac with no baby? Is it too early? I have another appointment this Thurs for another ultrasound. I have had no bleeding and just normal little cramps here and there – no throwing up (with 2 pg before none either) A tiny bit of nausea here and there and boobs hurting on and off. I have 8 friends who are pg and I just can’t go through another miscarriage. Please any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated – I am on pins and needles

  erica wrote @ October 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

hi, i am a 20 year old mother of two who is expecting again in may putting me accordint to life choices pregnancy clinic at 6 weeks 6 days. I have had lots of cramping sporatically this whole pregnancy. Especially at night. I have been sick for about 4 weeks everyday at least 2 times a day. I however have not felt pregnant this last couple of days except for the fact that my breasts are so tender on the outside near my armpit regend. I have been under a great deal of stress as i and my husband are both unemployed for the first time with a 3 year old and 16 month old. My husband and i arent doing so hot and constantly are fighting about something. Could this cause me to misscarrie and I dont have an appointment with an ob until October 27 for nurse history and October 30 for my first prenatal visit. I already called my doctor about the nausea and the ordered phenergan. But, like i said I have had no symptom in a couple of days except for the tender breast. What should I do. The cramping is this a sign that I could misscarrie I have had NO bleeding or spotting. May I have someones take on this its much appreciated during this stressfull time.

Thanks so much

  Lucy wrote @ October 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Hi, I am 11 weeks pregnant. I had an ultrasound done and seen the baby’s heartbeat at 7w 5d and all was well. Now, I just got back from what was supposed to be an ultrasound to test for down syndrome. After this ultrasound I was supposed to go for blood work, I was told that I did not have to go. This will be my fourth miscarriage. So far there is no bleeding or cramping, but my heart is breaking. I was just wondering if maybe they tried to do the scan too early and that is why they wouldn’t send me for the blood tests?

Thank you


  Nikki wrote @ October 9, 2009 at 4:49 am

Is it possible to have a DNC when you are 41 weeks pregnant with twins?

  Sammi wrote @ October 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Hi, I am 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Next week, my firm will be starting a new job that will require me to survey some buildings. It will require me to be walking around for at least 8 hours per day plus climbing lots of stairs, at least 40 stories. I just want to know if this will harm my baby or lead to a miscarriage. I will be turning 32 soon.
Thank you.

  Laurie wrote @ October 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I think that some times you do know something is wrong when your symptoms go away all of the sudden. With my second pg I had nausea similar to my first starting around week 6 then one day I woke up (at 8 weeks) and felt fine. I started to worry something was wrong, but tried to put my worry aside and at my 10 week appointment I found out I was right and had a missed miscarriage, which ended right around the time my symptoms disappeared. So loss of symptoms can be something to worry about even if you do not see bleeding or other signs of an active miscarriage.

  Heidi wrote @ October 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

Today I am 5 weeks, 1 day pregnant with my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy was perfect with no complications, I am 26 years old. On Saturday (Oct.17) I woke up with mild to moderate (my normal menstrual cramping)cramping that only lasted about 6-8 hours and some spotting which turned into light bleeding on Sunday (Oct.18). It so now Monday morning and I still have light bleeding. I have not filled a pad, I just change my pad every 2-3 hours just because. I have only had one clump/clot that was small about the size of a pea maybe a little bigger. I have no more cramps. I called my doctors office over the weekend and spoke to an advice nurse but she said there really wasn’t much they could do because it was the weekend. My doctors office is supposed to be calling me today but it seems like forever…Could this be a miscarriage?

Thank so much-

  Amber wrote @ October 22, 2009 at 9:07 am

I noticed a slight weight gain and my activity has slowed down but i eat very little. about two weeks ago i noticed a little back pain and soon after my breast are tender along with my nipples. I also noticed late last week some clear fluid here and there. I didnt know if that was due to sex? But two days ago, I got my period (?) Horrible cramping and almost what seemed to be a fever I took Ibprofuen what i usually take for cramps but then by the evening I wasnt bleeding much at all by bed time I was fine my boyfriend and I had sex and then i began to bleed a little, I woke up and there was nothing again. today I am bleeding but it goes in and out the bleeding. My breast are still tender and I feel very nasusea and i also threw up last night and was very uneasy. So I took a pregnancy test one negative another unclear. Am I pregnant, was I? I dont know but I still feel sick?!


  Ali wrote @ October 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Hi Deanna,

I want to start off by saying Thank you for all the advice and worries that you have been able to give to the women above here. I hope you’ll be able to help me too.

7 weeks ago I had unprotected sex and my period should have come about 3 days afterwards, but instead it came a week and a half late, was very light and very short with only minimal cramping. I’m usually very regular for both time and flow so this one was weird. I took a pregnancy test that may or may not have been taken wrong (who knew five seconds of peeing would be so hard?) which came back negative. So I forgot about it until my next period didn’t show up and about a week ago I started getting really nauseous and vomiting sometimes, so I thought that I might be but last night/this morning I started bleeding really heavily, with only tiny tiny cramps. My mother wants me to get another pregnancy test after I finish bleeding, but should I wait?? Was I even pregnant? I’m so terribly confused and worried. Please any advice would be great at this point. I’m not sure I can stand this “Am I? Aren’t I?” game anymore.

  Tally wrote @ October 24, 2009 at 5:22 pm

hi, I had a miscarriage last January, and am now pregnant again. I am at eight weeks and three days, but have had some cramping and am now bleeding a little. It seems to me this is the way things started out last time. The doctors told me spotting was normal and that I was ok, and a few days later I had a miscarriage. The last two days there has been a little bleeding, with today being the worse. Is it likely that history is repeating itself?

  Nicole wrote @ October 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm


I had a subchorionic hematoma at 7 weeks with severe cramps and lots of blood. I am pregnant with twins and both are fine and I am now 10 1/2 weeks pregnant. However, I am still bleeding. I fluctuate between brown spotting to red blood (not heavy) but no more cramps. The Dr. told me that it will heal itself and many many women go on to have healthy pregnancies. I’ve also read this on the internet. You stated that this can affect the babys health. In what way? I am very concerned about all this bleeding. Thanks@

  Brianna wrote @ November 2, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Hi- Im Brianna and im 16. im 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant, I have been bleading scence the 22nd of october and once i started to blead I got all the pregnancy symptoms. Lately when i have wipped there are blood clots but i still get all the symptoms. I was wondering if I could still be pregnant and the clots are just parts of the placenta that are falling off? Im very concerned seeing how this is my first pregnancy. Is it normal to bleed this much and still possible be pregnant?

  Danielle wrote @ November 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm


I just took two pregnancy tests last Saturday and they were both positive. I’m guessing I’m about 4 weeks pregnant. I have a doc appt Friday. Two weeks ago, I went and had a panoramic xray done so that the dentist could look at my TMJ. He also prescribed me Ibuprofen 800 mg 3 times a day. I took this about a week, then I found out I was pregnant and stopped taking it. Do you think all this could have hurt the baby? I’m very worried about it and very anxious to get to the doctor. Could you let me know if you think?


  Kerry wrote @ November 4, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Hi Deanna,

I am pregnant & have two yoke sacks one has a baby pole measuring 3 mil meters and the other sack looks empty. My last period was Sept 1st 09 and my conception date was the 16th, but I did not implant until around the 20th or so. My ultra sound showed that I am just about 6 weeks and the Nurse practitioner said that’s what my uterus seemed to feel in the position of 5-6 wks prior to the ultra sound which backed up the nurses estimations. The ultra sound showed no heart beat on the one pole that I have, but I am thinking it could just be too early. I had blood work done my HCG’s a few weeks back were 11,700 and retested the day before yesterday were at 35,000.. The nurse said I should have higher HCG’s by now and thinks that my pregnancy is going to miscarry. I went on to find on the American Pregnancy Org site that for being 5-6 weeks 35,000 HCG isn’t bad, but I am thinking that is for one pregnancy. Do you think that maybe I could miscarry both or maybe just the empty sac? Also, with having gone in a few days ago to find one baby pole measuring 3 mil meters how much growth can I expect to find once I return for another ultra sound in a week? What should my baby measure at and do you think that by 6 wk 6 days a heartbeat should be able to be seen? I’ve been extra thirsty lately, had a headache and some minor pains as well.. I am eating really well, but super picky about my food lately and peeing a ton, no sore breasts though and I’ve had a little bit of tinted pink mucus today, but maybe that could be from having a vaginal ultra sound 2 days ago?

Any thoughts or advice you have on my situation would be greatly appreciated!
I am very realistic that there are no guarentees no matter what, but gosh it’s hard to not know ..
More about me: I’ve had 2 successful single pregnancies & this is my first twin pregnancy.
I am the mother to a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old Happily married for 6 years.

Much Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Kerry W.

  tiffany cage wrote @ November 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

me and my boyfriend was trying to get pregnant for two months the first month i think had a misscarriage last month i felt pregnant and then the cramping got worst and i got my period late and all the symptoms went away 5 days before my period i got my period on the 22nd of october i’ve had sex off and on through the whole month and i’ve never yet had shown sighns that i am pregnant i’m ten days of my expected period me and my boyfriend have got in a big arguement about baby finanicials and the next morning i had extreme lowe abdominal cramps and lower back aches i randomly have this happen what is wrong please help

  Ruth wrote @ November 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I am 31 years old and about 7 weeks pregant with my first pregnancy. Yesterday I had some brownish discharge in my panties and abot 20 minutes later I went to the bathroom and there was some blood on the tp when I wiped. It was never enough to make it out onto my panties, only when I wiped I saw some red and some really tiny clots. I called my Dr. and they told me to go to the hospital to get an ultrasound. I did and they said that from the ultrasound the gestational sac was only 7mm and too small for the fetal age and that I have a 4.3 cm cyst in my left ovary. They did not see anything else or see a heartbeat. They did both an outer ultrasound and an internal one with a camera. They also did a pelvic exam and said that my cervix is closed which they said was a good sign. I am not having any pain and I have some slight cramping, but it feels like gas and it is relieved when I pass gas. My HCG level was at 9326.0. They diagnosed me with a threatened miscarriage and told me to follow up with my Dr.. Today I am getting some really dark brown stuff, almost black, when I wipe with the same tiny clots(less than pea sized) every once in a while. My breasts have been sore the entire time and today and yesterday they feel very slightly less sore, but it could in my head. I am not getting any morning sickness. I am terrified to lose this baby, I have wanted it so badly. I have another Dr. appt tomorrow morning to check my HCG levels to see if they have risen. I am wondering what the chances are that I can continue with this pregnancy and when I will be able to know for sure if I am miscarrying or not. I read all kinds of stuff on the internet and I am so confused. Does the fact that the gestational sac is only 7 mm and the fact that they did not see a heartbeat(which I read should be visible by 6 weeks) mean that my baby has died? I am so nervous and scared.

  Midhelle wrote @ November 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

would so appreciate something from you on this. I’ve seen a few emails like this one, but couldn’t find replies in the thread as you reply individually, so here goes. I am 5 weeks pregnant (this is my first pregnancy), have had no scans etc. I very often feel a deep, dull aching back pain, and this is often accompanied by deep, dull aching abdominal pain. During the day it comes and goes, and during the night when in bed I often have it much of the night – last night was the 4th and worse night since I discovered I was pregnant. I have had no bleeding. I am so anxious that this could be a sign of miscarrying. Please advise!
Many thanks for your time,.

  denise wrote @ November 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I had a miscarriage in February 2009. I didnot get my period until about 2-3 months after with the aid of birth control. i stop taking the bith control for 2 months and my last period ends on the 2 November 2009. Now i am experiencing a period hopefully. I have seen clot and blood mainly when i go to the toilet. I also expeience cramps. Please advise.

  jen wrote @ November 17, 2009 at 9:20 am

I first wanted to echo what others said and thank you for this website. It is the only thing I found during my search today that was calming and supportive and reminded me I am not alone in worrying about this.
I am 6-7 weeks pregnant for the first time (after almost 3 yrs of ttc) and I’m about to turn 35. I have been experiencing alot of nauseau all day long for the past two weeks+ with sore breasts, etc. and have had a positive test with Planned Parenthood. But yesterday I felt pretty good all day and this morning I woke up without feeling nauseous at all. I am beginning to freak out a bit. We were so excited we have already started spreading the news.
My first physical exam isn’t scheduled for another 2 weeks – I’ve not had any bleeding or cramping so should I just wait for that appointment and try not to worry in the meantine or? Could I take another home test and would a negative result tell me if I had miscarried? My husband is very supportive but thinks if I worry too much about this it could have negative effects on the pregnancy – it’s hard to control feeling scared though!
Any thoughts?

  jen wrote @ November 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

hi, i have had 2 known early miscarriages (7wks and 4.5wks) before my healthy son I gave birth to 6 months ago. I also have a healthy 4 yr old. Now I’m pregnant again and I’m 6 weeks along. I’ve had no morning sickness like i did w/ my sons. 2 nights ago I had 1 tiny spot when I wiped then nothing until this morning. There is some light pink when i wipe only. I have no cramping. Could this be another miscarriage?? I don’t know what to think. With my other miscarriages once I started bleeding it continued and got heavier. I can’t get to the doc’s for a couple days so just looking for another opinion. Thanks

  Amy wrote @ November 24, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I am 6-7 wks preg. started bleeding Sun. night went to the doc on Mon. had u/s and was told my hormone levels and u/s showed I was only 4-5 wks. or that was when the fetus stopped growing. I am still bleedind and now passing clots, but have no cramping. I have miscarried before and had severe cramps right away. I have to get more blood work tomorrow to check hormone levels again I am really nervous. Does anyone know anything about the H1N1 vaccine ? I had one when I was about 4-5 wks. and I am wondering if that is what has caused all of this ?!

  Kari wrote @ November 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Hi, I have three children and I’m now 7 weeks pregnant with my fourth. A few days ago I started lightly bleeding. Mainly when I wipe. It’s been either brown or light pink, no red. I’ve never bled before during any others pregnancies, so this is all new. I don’t have a doctors appointment for about two weeks and I was a little worried. Any help here would be great. Thanks.

  Deanna wrote @ November 25, 2009 at 12:08 am

Generally I respond privately, but since H1N1 is mentioned, I’m going to post my answer to Amy.

There is no medical connection between the vaccine and miscarriage. Actual swine flu is, however, dangerous to pregnant women.

I know we want answers. Most miscarriages are caused by genetic errrors during cell division. There is no way to predict when it might happen or to prevent it.

  Emilie wrote @ November 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Dear Deanna,

This website seems really helpful. Thank you for hosting it. I’m 5-6 weeks pregnant–based on HCG levels on Nov. 13 (214), 16 (1535), and 18 (3557) and an ultrasound on the 20th. This is my first pregnancy. Yesterday (November 24) I had an approximately 15 minute episode of severe cramping. It was the kind of cramping that made me break out in a sweat and not be able to move. I wasn’t breathing in a huffy way, however. There was no accompanying blood, but about six hours later I found a half a dime-sized amount of thick brown mucus in my underwear. There was no blood when I wiped. I called my OB’s office this morning and spoke with the nurse, who told me to rest and keep my feet up and refrain from sex for 48 hours. I’m still feeling pregnant–mild nausea, tender and enlarged breasts–and have little twinges of crampy feelings in my abdomen and a very small amount of whitish discharge, which I have read is normal. Do you think I’m ok? I know it’s just a waiting game, but I’m trying to get all the information I can. Would it help to get HCG levels today and Friday? Would it help to take a pregnancy test? Is it possible that I have miscarried without any bright red blood or without discharging any other tissue? Is it likely I will miscarry, if I haven’t already?

Thank you so much for your help.


  Rachael wrote @ November 27, 2009 at 5:29 am

Hi Deanna,
I am 11 weeks pregnant and have been spotting first red, now brown blood for two days. I have had back ache but no cramping, but today my only pregnancy symptom, my sore breasts, has stopped. I am really worried, it’s my first pregnancy and I haven’t told any family members yet as I wanted to wait until 12 weeks when I felt things would be a little more stable, so I have little support. I have spoken to my midwife, who is sympathetic, and referred me to the early pregnancy unit, who said that my symptoms didn’t warrant an early scan (in the UK so my first scan isn’t until 12 weeks). My scan is the 7th December, and it looks as if I’m going to have to wait until then to find out for sure what is going on!!
Any advice would be really appreciated as I am feeling very worried and tearful, which isn’t helping matters if baby is still sticking in there!!


  joy wrote @ November 28, 2009 at 7:45 am

HiDeanna, I lost my son in august at 18.5 weeks and another son last year also at 18.5 weeks. Now I am pregnant again. At least I think I am. I have taken over twenty home pregnancy test and they were all positive. By calculations I should be about six weeks. I should be excited however I am so confused! With my other pregnancies I had severe morning sickness from day one till 16 weeks. With this one I have NONE AT ALL! And ts freaking me out. I feel great. No tiredness, no breast tenderness, no nausea. No symptoms. Is this normal. I can’t see my doctor yet until my insurance it activated next week. In the meantime I am freaking out! Am I really pregnant? Or did the pregnancy stop? Please help!

  tara wrote @ November 29, 2009 at 8:21 am

I’m moving into my 11th week. For the last 9 days, I’ve had increased bleeding each day. On days 4 and 6, I had HCG tests done: the numbers were increasing. I’ve “passed” small blot clots during this time, some the size of the head of pin, others the size of about 8-10 pins. Always bright red blood, never dark. Basically speaking, it’s been like having a menstrual cycle during pregnancy. Last night, I passed the largest clot I’ve ever seeen in my life, about 1/2″. All this time, limited cramps (nothing to cause me to catch my breath, just a bit of discomfort), and not soaking a padliner within a few hours. Just always bleeding. Its been over the holidays, and there has been little anyone can do but wait. I am starting to feel this is a drawn out miscarriage; what are your thoughts? I will be seeing the OBGYN in the next 2 days. Thanks. No, I’m not panicking as there is little I can do but wait as well. Which does stink. Thanks.

  masiko miriam wrote @ December 3, 2009 at 7:24 am

hello i have really tried ma level best to get pregnant from may to dec i have been trying but all in vain but i was once operated because i had ceasts but my husband and i want akid we are so confused and normally i have painful cramps when in my periods, my doctor said i have all what it takes to become pregnant though im still confused please advise me

  Katie wrote @ December 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I am 23 years old-my husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a little over a year. I found out I had endometriosis over the summer and had a laparoscopy done in September. My periods were always very heavy with horrible cramps and even quarter sized (and larger) blood clots. After my surgery, I had two “normal” periods (one within 1 week of my lap). The pain was less severe than before and the flow was not as heavy. This month, I was about 5 days late. I had a re-scheduled post-op appointment with my GYNO so I went ahead and took a pregnancy test that morning just in case (since I was going to be there anyway). To my excitement and surprise, it came back with a faint positive. I went ahead to work but by 9:45am, I started bleeding (was a dull red/pink color). I got really upset but went to my doctors appt. with high hopes anyway. My doctor was thrilled that I had even gotten a positive test and sent me to have a blood test done. I called the next morning and they said that it was positive but very low-meaning either a VERY early pregnancy and my levels weren’t high enough to prevent bleeding or an early miscarriage. I was still pretty disappointed but am trying to keep a good mind about it. I prepared myself for a miscarriage but it doesn’t really seem like one (a bad one at least). The first day I started I was simply wadding up toilet paper (had no pad with me) and changing it ever couple hours. The next day was about the same-wore a panty liner and got through most of the day with just that. The third day I stopped bleeding all together. The fourth day (today) I have some brown discharge that is on my panty liner. The blood/discharge is not that heavy (MUCH lighter than my normal period) and there are little to no cramps. I started having cramps about 1 week before my period was supposed to be due but they were very minimal. I had prepared myself for a miscarriage but now I can’t but wondering if I am one of the few that simply has a “cycle” while I’m pregnant-especially if I got pregnant later in my cycle. Any thoughts-my doctor is going to be out of town the rest of the week so I can’t see him again until next Thursday (9 days after my appt). It’s killing me to wait this long to know if I’m still pregnant. Should I just prepare for the worst and hope for the best or am I hoping for nothing?

  Katie wrote @ December 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Also, I had nausea for days before my test. The nausea disappeared while I was bleeding but returned today (minimal though)-also my breasts are SLIGHTLY sore on the sides-could just be coincidence though.

  Jamie wrote @ December 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I had an ultrasound last week that showed what the dr said was an ABnormally Large Yolk sac with a fetal pole measuring 5 wks 5days. I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time. there was no heartbeat. He sent me home telling me that it was 50 50 chance of miscarriage. 5 days later i have had mild cramping and two cases of brown discharge when wiping and one small trace of red blood. If this is a miscarriage, then when will it be over. Most of the time when I wipe its clear and the cramps are not consistent. My dates are not off and I should measure 8 weeks. Please advise on the time it takes to be done with this as the waiting game is killing me and my husband. How often do you hear of this happening and a miscarriage is misdiagnosed? Thanks in advance for your time as we are emotionally disturbed by this information from our dr. Please dont sugar coat anything I need the facts so I can process this. Thanks again. You are really doing a great thing here by helping folks.

  Deanna wrote @ December 6, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I’m going to add a reply here as well as my private one about the abnormally large yolk sac, since it is not currently covered on my site.

A normal yolk sac measures between 5 and 5.5mm. A yolk sac gets too large if the baby is not taking any nutrients from it, which usually means the baby has died. If the sac is between 5.5 and 8 mm, the rate of miscarriage is very high, but a small number will go on normally. If it is larger than 8mm, then the pregnancy is almost certainly a blighted ovum or a genetic miscarriage.

  charlotte wrote @ December 12, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Im 6 weeks pregnant i got my period at normal yesterday. but its really light red bleeding. i have some lower back cramps but they come and go it doesnt feel like a normal period as i normally get really bad cramps.
I went to the hospital yesterday as i was concerned being my first pregnancy. when i had the initial blood tests to find out if i was pregnant the first one came back equilateral and the 2nd one came back possitive. On tuesday the 8th i had all the initial blood tests done for the hospital and got a mid wife letter. To me it sounds like my hormons arent high enough at the moment to stop my period. I also have my period when i was 2weeks pregnant.
But mum got her period as normal for the first 4months of being pregnant with my 2 brothers and myself, my sister ws went to be a miscarrage that didnt happen..
I dont know what to think about all this. do you have any idea’s?

  jasmyn wrote @ December 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

hi, i have done pregnancy test at the doctor when i was 5 weeks, im now 14/15 weeks and woke up during the night with cramps, then went to the toilet to find i had started bleeding. It was dark red in colour and lasted a couple of hours, and then it turned like an off brown colour, what does this mean?? am i still pregnant or miscarriged??

  Patricia wrote @ December 19, 2009 at 4:39 pm

This one month, I missed 5 days of my birth control pills, so I went and got plan B. I was 2 weeks late for my expected period and 3 pregnancy tests confirmed that I was pregnant. My doctor confirmed I was pregnant. I was staying healthy for the next 3 weeks, but at 3am my husband had to call an EMS because of a sudden severe onset of pain in my abdomen. 2 hours after the pain started to subside a dark red clot the size of a quarter came out of me. After this clot passed, I had about a day of light pink spotting. Hospital staff took tests and sent me home with out answers. I went back to doctors who said I am not pregnant. I have had 2 periods since which change from light pink to dark red clots to light pink flow. What shall I do? This is not a normal period for me and doctors are not listening to me.

  Kelly wrote @ December 19, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I had a miscarriage @ 7 weeks about a month and a half ago. This last week, I started what I thought was my first period since the miscarriage. It began very light and pink for the first 3 days but the last 2 have been very clotty with heavy flow and severe cramping. Is this ‘leftover’ from the miscarriage? Twins? I feel like I’m repeating the same thing.

  Hannah wrote @ December 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm

This site helped calm my fears! My mother has a history of miscarriages and Im just very scared that it could happen to me. Im 12 weeks and praying every single day that everything is okay. Im only 18 and the doctor said everything looked normal, but I cant help but worry, This is probably crazy, but I’ve had nightmares about it. Since Im out of my first trimester is it likely that I will miscarry?

  marissa moreno wrote @ December 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm

i am 15 years old and im pretty sure im pregnate<i am so scared and worry.i already toke a test an came out positive,i was wondering if my activites in school and exercising could lead to a miscarriage.

  Helen wrote @ December 31, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Hi I’m 10 weeks 3 days pregnant. My only symptom of pregnancy was very sore and full breast. At 7 1/2 weeks my breast were not sore or full anymore. I called my OB’s office many times and the nurses keep telling me its normal, not to worry as long as I’m not bleeding or cramping. Well I read about missed miscarriage and I’m very nervous. So my breast have not been sore in 3 weeks. My next u/s is Jan 4. I don’t know if I should prepare myself for bad news or is this really normal and has it happened to anyone else.

  Helen wrote @ January 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Hi I wrote to last week about losing my pregnancy symptom (breast tenderness). Well I went to my OB today for my ultrasound and everything is great! She moved my EDD from July 26 to July 22 :) Thanks for everything :)

  Kat wrote @ January 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Hi. I am 16 years old and I believe I am pregnant. Me and my soon to be husband have already been trying to have a baby and have been unsucessful for several months but I think this time I am pregnant but am scared. I have been having brown discharge for a couple days and started bleeding slightly this afternoon but nothing heavy at all. I’m very scared I am miscarrying. We’ve just been disappointed and are hoping this time it works out. Am I worrying too much? Am I actually too young and my body is rejecting the pregnancy everytime?

  Michelle wrote @ January 6, 2010 at 1:22 am

hello everyone my names michelle and im 21 years old me and my bf have been trying to have a baby for abt 9 months now and everytime i wud take a test it would come out negative or i wud get my period when expected so i knew i wasnt preg.aftter a while i sarted thinking either something is wrong with me or my bf.around nov 29 or so i had my period and didnt get it the month of december no signs or sypmtoms of even getting it other than my breast were sensitive and they felt bigger so i figured i was just getting my period late, anyhow i ended up taking a preg. test on sunday 1/3/10 just to be sure and it came out positive but one of the blue lines was light like a faded type thing but it was very clear either way it was positive so i took it as im pregnant i was very excited because 9 months of trying and finally my wish came true so i go to the clinic the next morning and they did the urine test and again the blue line was bearly showing so the nurse did it again and the second one was the same so she told me yes im pregnant because if iwasnt those lines wouldnt show up at all so thats 3 positive tests that i took so the nurse told me to start on prenatal care and that based on my lmp im about 5 weeks that same night i go to the br to urinate and when i wiped i noticed blood but very light and not so much of it either way i panicked because i didnt think that was normal so i told my bf right away and he told me that some girls spot and so on and that its normal and not to worry or stress out abt it,but i still couldnt get it off my this morning at abt 1030 or so i got to the br and when i wiped the bleeding was more than the night before it was as if i was getting my period it wasnt heavy at all and i didnt feel any pain or cramping either way i was told to go the er and get that checked out so me n my bf rush to the nearest er and the dr came in checked if i had any blood clots or anything inside my vagina but he didnt see ne or at least he didnt tell me he did so i figured thats a good thing then i get an ultra sound to measure my pelvis and the ultrasound tech told me it was normal and that she doesnt think i have anything to worry abt so that calmed me down a lot, they also did blood work to check for the hcg.i waited for wat seemed like an eternity and finally the dr comes in and tells me thast it looks like it was a miscarriage but he wasnt suree,he said my hcg was at 6 and at 5 weeks it shud b alot higher.after i heard the word miscarriage i just blanked out and stopped listening its the worst feeling ever!anyway the dr told me to go back in 2 to 3 days to do the hcg test again to make sure that it was a miscarriage cuz itt cud b that im not 5 weeks that i may just bearly b one or two weeks either way im scared and sad .i can only hope that i really didnt have a misscarriage and that the dr is right abt how far along i really bf is staying positive and is really being there for me because he srtongly feels that i did just bearly get pregnant and thats y the preg tests were so light and it says that at 1 week the hcg shud b at 5-50 so thats somewhat good news and makes me feel alot better i can only hope that i still am pregnant.ill find out in a few still bleeding once again it just seems that im on my period the bleeding isnt heavy or unusual im not in any pain im just laying down to rest and im going to take it easy for the next few days i only hope that im pregnant if u can pls let me kno what u think i wud really appreciate it in other words i need a second opinion.i dnt have ins so im going to fill out the application for medi-cal to see if i qualify and so i can see an actual gynecologist and see what he or she tells me.if worst comes to worst and it ends up being that i did have a miscarriage, when i can start trying to get pregnant again???i hope to hear from u all u ladies that are going through the same worries or who have had miscarriages, god bless u all u r not alone but dont lose hope everything happens for a reason or for no reason at all these things just happen and are happenning everyday its very sad and its the hardest thing to deal with.i wish u all the best of luck in the future stay positive.Once again god bless u all tonight and from now on ill be praying for each and everyone of you!!!Goodnight:)

  tiffaney wrote @ January 16, 2010 at 12:53 am

Im 5 weeks pregnant as of today.
i’ve had my normal cramping for the past week and a half. earlier today i was laying down, and i started to feel naseus so i went to the bathroom and went pee and when i wiped i noticed a little bit of pink blood on the toilet paper, so i put on a pad. i’ve been going to the bathroom atleast ever 15 minutes to check cuz im so scared of bleeding a lot and having a miscarraige. but there hasnt been a lot of blood. theres never any blood on the pad but when i wipe and apply pressure there’s a little brown blood on the toilet paper. is it possible that its nothing? or is it most likely a miscarraige?


  Jill wrote @ January 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I am 27. I have had endometriosis since I was 19. I have had to laparscopic surgeries to try and remove adhesions and other problems with endo. I have had less and less symptoms over the last 6 years thanks to high doses of birth control. I was married in June. I decided to go off my birth control in March of 09. My husband and I have been trying since then to get pregnant. My doctor has told me for 6 years to get pregnant but we were not married yet and were not financially stable. Well NOW we are.
I am scheduled to have a laparscopic HSG with exploration in 8 days. I am a week late with my period. I have taken 6 pregnancy tests. Two of which were positive, however faint lines. I have had breast tenderness for over 3 weeks. Two days ago I started having cramping more so on the left side.
Could I be having an ectopic pregnancy? My twin sister has had one and three miscarriages. I am very worried that I might not ever have children of my own.

  Deanna wrote @ January 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I’m going to go ahead and post my response to Jill publicly, since it is so important to know what to do when there is a history and signs of an ectopic:

With your family history, the endo and surgeries, and the pregnancy tests that come and go as positive, you are in a high-risk category for ectopic. You are not in any danger right now at 5 weeks pregnant, but definitely go to the hospital if you get strong cramps, pain in your shoulder, or abdominal pain, or a fever. DEFINITELY call your doctor the moment the office opens to be assessed and make sure this is not the case. If it is, you should be plenty early enough to do a non-surgical intervention that preserves your tubes without scarring.

Hang in there. I know it’s scary. Let me know how you are.

  Jamie wrote @ January 18, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I am 28 years old and about a week ago I had what I thought was just a longer than usual period. By day 7 (even though typically mine last for 3-4 days) I got nervous and took a home pregnancy test. It came out positive. I took 3 more urine tests, and a blood test and they also came out positive, but since then I have experienced more bleeding and mild cramping. The bleeding has not been consistent but is heavier than ‘spotting’ as I have been changing pads every 4-5 hours. The nurse at the urgent care clinic I went to calculated that I could be 2 weeks along and another said perhaps 6 weeks according to my LMP. I’ve had virtually no symptoms aside from bloating and breast tenderness which have both went away. I’m concerned that I may have miscarried. How long after a miscarriage will a pregnancy test show positive results? Is there a standard length of time for a miscarriage? I am not scheduled for an ultrasound for another 2 weeks but my nerves are going crazy.

  Gold wrote @ January 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

hi deanna, thank you for this site. It’s been comforting. I had a positive hcg test a week ago and i should be in my week 5 now. However, 3 days ago i had a brownish blood discharge which progressed to intermittent gushes of reddish blood like 2ce or 3ce a day for abt 3days now but not enough to soak up a pad-jst my liners. My gyn placed me on duphaston from d day i first saw d brownish bld. I’ve been off work n on bed rest for 3 days now. I’ve also experienced mild cramping in my lower abd from just before my missed period. The only other preg symptom i had was d tender breasts which has significantly reduced now.
I was quite concerned till i read ur w/site. I’ve been praying n talking to my body. Though i’ve come to terms wit d worst case scenario. Been attempting conception for abt 15mths now. I’m still hopeful, though.
What dyou think?

  Sharleina wrote @ January 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

HI! Im a 26 year old Mother of 4 children and found out 2 weeks ago were going to have number 5! We were very excitred about this as my husband has no children of his own & we weren’t sure he could have kids! This last sat I felt a “gush” thinking it was maybe discharge I didn’t worry to much. After a trip to the rest room I discovered there was bllod. Not alot but there was a clot! I freaked rushed to E.R. and didn’t get many answers. They did do a hcg level and said come back for another! Here it is almost a week later & after all the testing I still don’t know for sure if my baby is ok or not! Ive come to belive(maybe just calming myself) but after being told I have a U.T.I. today I think I may actually have a kidney infection and thats what the pain has been all along! What ever happened with starting with a urine test first??? Maybe Im wrong but I sure hope not!

  Regan wrote @ January 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I am 9 weeks preganant and over the last week my pregnancy symptoms have slowly went away. My boobs are slightly sore but other than that my energy seems to have come back for the most part and I am barely nauseous and just don’t FEEL pregnant. I had some stretching pain several days ago but not in the past few days. I know this can be “normal” but is also listed as a sign of miscarriage. The heartbeat of the baby at 6 w 5 days was 129 which the doc said was fine but seems lowish to me. I also feel the scan was off by about 3-5 days as I know when I could have potentially conceived. I am such a paranoid pregnant person and I know this but do I have any reason to be concerned. I should add in that my 2 year old got a good kick by accident to my stomach about a week ago when this all started but I read this should not have caused any issues.

  marissâ wrote @ January 24, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I am 21 almost 22 yrs old. I got diagnosed with endometriosis a little over a year ago. they told me it will be hard to conceive. My bf and I have unprotected sex but I am on birth control for my endo. my periods have been regular, but last wed (01-20-10) I started spotting but it was like brown, old blood? Anyways, before that I started getting crampy, fatigued, going to the bathroom every 30 min, bloated, and unbelievably hungry. Today my bf & I had sex and when I went to the bathroom I noticed brown clumpy stuff? I am really confused, any advice?

  marissâ wrote @ January 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Oh and I’m not supposed to start for about another 5 days or so.

  Genna wrote @ January 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm

The last time I had sex was in October (’09). I’m on birth-control, and usually use a condom. Since October, I’ve gotten my period with the pill-no problems, nothing unusual. Then this month, (Jan) I got my period 4 days earlier than I was suppose to and it hasn’t stopped. I’ve had it for almost 9 days now. And it’s heavy, there is discharge, which isn’t uncommon with me, but there’s a lot of it, and a lot painful cramping. I’ve gained some weight; the pregnancy test I took was negative, though I can’t help but think it was a miscarriage. Do you think it would be a good idea to go to a doctor and just see what’s up? Or should I wait and hold off? I just don’t know what to do.

  candace wrote @ February 2, 2010 at 1:19 am

My body is really confusing me right now. I have suffered two past misscariages, the most recent being last March. The first day of my last period was Dec 31, 09. On Jan 14 I started spotting. On the 23 I decided to take a Preg. test and it came back positive. All the while I have not stopped bleeding, and actually the bleeding has gotten heavier, more like a regular period. I’ve gone to see my doctor, he took some blood and says to call if my symptoms change. My next appt is in a few days. It is the 2nd of Feb. and I am still bleeding. I’m going crazy at this point. Any advice?

  Danielle wrote @ February 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I was 12 wks along and went to my dr appt on Monday (2-8-10) and was supposed to hear the heartbeat for the first time. The dr couldn’t find it so he sent us to get an ultrasound. The tech looked and looked and couldn’t find the baby. We were able to see the sac and the yolk sac … empty. She measured it to be 6 wks and 6 days. The dr says I could have been farther along and it could be shrinking to be passed naturally. I never bled so I didn’t have a miscarriage. He checked my levels and I’m still pregnant for some reason. I asked if it could be ectopic and he said no because of the sac. It’s so upsetting that my body won’t recognize that I’m not pregnant anymore and let me start trying again. I go in Friday for a D&C because I don’t know when I’m going to pass it. Like I said before, I’m so upset that this happened to be, especially it being the first, and I’m grieving the loss because I’ve made it this far chemically and thinking there’s something growing. Should I really get this D&C done or wait for it to pass on it’s own. Also, when can I start trying again? We are already in the mind set of being pregnant, why not try again?

  Amanda wrote @ February 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

i am 8-weeks pregnant. i had an US done at 5 weeks and everything was great. the heart beat was strong. i went to the high-risk doctor yesterday and they couldn’t find a heartbeat. i have had no cramps or bleeding. did i have a misscarrage or is it something i shouldn’t worry about? please help

  Jenny wrote @ February 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Hi I’m 38 years old. Last year in Aug I had a miscarrage – the baby stopped growing when he is 5 weeks old. I didn’t know and carried it till 8 weeks when I finally see a doc. Gone through an operation and cried a bucket. This month my period was late but at about 5 weeks I suddenly have red blood spots (when I wiped). Then nothing else. i really fear that I had miscarriage. I haven’t done any preg test and have move my appt with Dr to this week (it was supposed to be a review of my operation done last Aug). Now I’m worried sick.

  Jackie wrote @ February 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I was 7 weeks and 5 days when I was scheduled to go in and see the baby’s heartbeat (vaginal sonogram) on 2/10/10, my dr couldn’t find it so he scheduled me 1 wk in exact on 2/17/10 (yesterday) I was 8 weeks and 5 days now, no heartbeat detected. My dr said he was 99% sure that I will miscarry this pregnancy :'( Three years ago I miscarried, I didn’t even know I was pregnant. This is a huge loss for me, I was very excited about becomming a 1st time mommy-to-be. I don’t know how long I should wait, my dr suggested to get my HCG levels tested to confirm it with myself that I wont be removing a live baby when the D&C is done that is scheduled for next wednesday. Should another sonogram be done? Should I get a second opinon? I have no symptoms of a miscarriage, none that I felt when I had my first miscarriage. I notice that my pregnancy symptoms have faded, but I don’t want to be making a mistake, Drs have been known to misdiagnose a miscarriage. I’ve heard you can try to listen to the heartbeat? My dr has never tried that, should I request for that? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

  missym wrote @ February 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

hey i have a couple of concerns
i was late this week, tested a faint posotive friday then started spottin creamy brown discarge, then yesterday saturday and today medium red flow with smally tissue clots, have i misscarried?
also i m/c 4 months ago at around 5weeks
iam rh negative but i have a 4 yrold son with no problems,… would there be a complication why ive miscarried? or is this due to a vessel being damaged or somthin with implantation>?

  Jessica wrote @ February 23, 2010 at 2:36 am

I recently found out i am 6 weeks pregnant. I am worried because i have random period cramps that occur and then disappear. And i also get quite a sore lower back and my stomach feels like its got very mild period pain the whole time (achy). And it feels like sharp pains shoot through my overies from time to time. Is this an early symptom of miscarrage?

  Claudia wrote @ March 4, 2010 at 1:10 am

Hi Deanna, Here is my story … My Lmp was on Dec 19/09. Today I went for an ultrasound today (3/3/10). According to my dates I am 10 weeks pregnant today and the ultrasound tech told me that I am measuring about 6 weeks . (I had a transvaginal) Doctor could not find a heart beat. She said that I could possibly have a misscariage in the next few days. The baby might of stopped growing at 6 weeks or I’m not that far along. I have another ultrasound scheduled for Monday, 3/08/10
A part of me thinks that the baby died and stopped growing at 6 weeks and my body hasn’t recognised it yet. I want to be hopeful and believe everything is okay but…
My Doctor doesn’t seem worried and seems to think I merely miscalculated my dates. I’m trying to stay calm and think positive but not understanding what is happening is killing me. Do you have any advice? Thank you!!!! ~ Claudia

  Ila wrote @ March 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm


How did it go? I’m going through the exact same thing right now!!! So strange – I’m a week behind you – my LMP was Christmas day and my first u/s was today. No heartbeat and it measured 6 weeks.
How did your u/s today go?
Fingers crossed for all of us here…

  Cassi wrote @ March 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

My last period started on December 10th and ended about 5 days after that. I have not had a period since. There were a few days in late January where i had very dark brown spotting. I was hoping I would soon start my period after that, but still nothing came. Lately my breasts have been very tender and swollen, which although I know this is a PMS symptom, it has never lasted quite this long. I’ve been dizzy lately and nauseous.
I’ve also taken numerous pregnancy tests and each time they read negative.
Most of the people I’ve spoken with, (friends and colleagues) have told me not to worry and it is most likely just stress, or due to the fact that I am very skinny and hypoglycemic, but I’m still not sure.
The past few days I’ve been getting sharp pains deep in my lower abdomen. They come and go fairly quickly though so I passed it off as nothing.
Then today I went to the restroom and when I wiped I saw very very bright red blood, unlike any period blood I have ever had. Now I’m having excruciating cramping and spotting, but not nearly enough to fill a tampon.
I’ve been researching and it sounds as if I am having a miscarriage. How can this be if I had several negative results on pregnancy tests?

  Pam wrote @ March 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

can you post a publis reply to this? I have seen several posts with the same situation.
I am about 10 weeks and 3 days ago all of my pregnancy symptoms stopped. I do not feel bloated, no more soreness in breasts, my appetite is growing. I feel completely normal again. At 8 weeks I had an ultrasound, babys heartbeat at 160. Is this
more normal or more likely a symptom of miscarriage?

  Mason wrote @ March 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

My Fiance is about 5 weeks or so, you can tell her stomach is bigger, her breasts aren’t as sensitive as they were, one still is sensitive. The other is kinda fading. She started seeing a bright red blood with clots, not too much blood though, we did have intercourse before all of this started. I was wondering if it is just because the cervix is filled with blood and we hit it and that is how it started bleeding or what happened there, but then how can there be clots? Is that just the body healing itself from us having intercourse? Thank you for your time.

  Sarah wrote @ March 16, 2010 at 1:22 am

I’m not sure what to think of this month’s cycle. My breasts started hurting about 2 weeks prior to my period being due. They usually are sore about a week before but they were severly painful just thought it was going to be a rough period this month. On top of that I had started wanting foods that I normally can’t stand and just thought just my body being wierd. I was gettin sick alot especially when I ate and had an elevated temp since about the same time my breasts started hurting and wildly vivid dreams. With that I assumed the flu but it should be over by now. My period came but with absolutely no pain, was somewhat lighter in flow and darker than normal. No clots which I always have clots. I forgot I even had it. I didn’t bloat or feel miserable which usually with the strong symptoms I know it’s going to be rough and I’m very sensitive to the hormone changes. I can’t take birth control because of it making me sick. The last time I tried I lost 20lbs in less than 4 weeks and was sick for 5 weeks when it finally worked it;s way out of my system. My period came and ended but I’m still getting sick and feeling slght cramps. Also, still having food cravings and now they’re just plain grossing people out. I thought all these signs would have left when my period started and my hormones leveled back out again but now I’m slightly concerned. My boyfriend thought I was pregnant and has been out of town and I didn’t think to tell him I got my period because it’s expected every month anyways and he was assuming I was pregnant still today. I was thinkin that even if I had been and had a miscarriage these symptoms should have stopped by now. My period came a week ago and all the normal symptoms usually end on the 1st or 2nd day of my period. My breasts aren’t painful like they were but ache a little at times and are super sensitive. I just don’t really know because this has never happened to me before. If you can explain anything to me I’d greatly appreciate it.

Thank you

  jeesica wrote @ March 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm

well i found out i was pregnant beginning of feb and was having severe pains went to the hospital got an ultrasound to make sure it wasnt tubal and everything seemed okay. went back22nd of feb jus to make sure with another ultrasound. still everything was ok. well today i go to a new prenatal doctor and they want to do an ultrasound well they do the ultrasound and cant see a heartbeat and told me i miscarried. i havent had any cramping..any bleeding i havent had anything since the first time i went to the hospital…could it be possibly that its still to early to see the heartbeat? they want me back in 3 more weeks for another us

  Deanna wrote @ March 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Pam, here is your public reply! (I don’t reply to them all here on the site or there would be thousands of them, and many answers are covered, even if they are hard to find!)

It is very normal to lose your symptoms between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. This is the point at which the placenta takes over the hormone production. It heralds the beginning of the middle, and easy part, of most pregnancies as hormone prodution evens out.

There’s more on this at

  jessica may wrote @ March 23, 2010 at 6:10 am

hello i am about 5 weeks pregnant i fount out i was pregnant 10 days ago 2 days after i fount out i started bleeding light first then i passed a clott the size of a quarter, i started to bleed heavy bright red, i actualy sat on the toilet and it poured out i new this was a miscarrage. went to the hospital cause i started feeling dizzy. when i got their they checked my cervix and it was closed they took hcg levels that were at 1622 and this was sat march 20, and just on march 19 i had hcg levels done and it was 1000 so they send me home saying their is no sighn of a miscarrage.. i am so cunfused if that wasn’t a miscarrage i could only imagine what one would be like mind you i am very sore cause wile i was in the hospital i past 3 more clotts they tell me this can be normal…so i go home the blood started lightening up to light red. i went to my ob on the 22 were they gave me another hcg test the results go up but they did not double it was at 1819. and that was just 2day pls i need help this dont sound right has any1 else experianced this if so pls let me know???

  Ness wrote @ March 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

Hello deanna, I am a bit worried I think I am about 7 weeks pregnant I have had 2 ultrasounds which still havent confirmed an exact date, but on the 23/3/10 I started bleeding it was very light but has gotten heavier over the last couple of days I have passed two clots that are a long and skinny but I have had no cramps when I usually get a period I am bent over in pain and cant move. I go back to my dr today for another hcg test, but was wondering if you could give me some advice as my dr doesnt usually delve into things with me. Thank you.

  Tiffany wrote @ March 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

I found out I was pregnant on Monday. Yesterday afternoon (Thursday), I went to the bathroom and discovered blood in my underwear. I have been bleeding since then and passing clots. No cramping as of yet. Am I grasping at straws or do I have a chance?

  kelly wrote @ March 28, 2010 at 7:19 am

hi i am about 5 weeks pregnant and i have been bleeding lightly for the last 5 days but have no stomach cramps am i having a miscarriage or will my baby be ok, i have 4 other kids and have never had this before, please help,

  kelly wrote @ March 28, 2010 at 7:28 am

i am also losing a few blood clots,

  christine wrote @ March 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

I had a threatened misscarriage with my son who is now a healthy nine year old, last year I had a misscarriage at 8 weeks on christmas eve. I am now 5 weeks pregnant again but this time I have no pregnancy symptoms at all. With both my previous pregnancies I had sore breasts before I even knew I was pregnant but this time I have nothing at all. Could this be a sign of an impending misscarriage ? I am so worried, I really don’t know how I could cope with another misscarriage.
Any information would be appreciated.

  Jessica wrote @ April 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

I have a question for those who can answer! I just got my pd on March 21.2010, and lasted 5 days. Then for the nxt 6 days there was nothing wrong but 3 out of those 6 days i stared having lower back sharp pains and a lotof cramps. Then on april the 1st I starded bleeding again. It was’nt a heavy bleeding. So the nxt morning as I got up Ifelt a big gulsh of blood come out. I rushed to the restroom and yes mypad got filled up quite fast. I could see something kinda brownish, redish. So I went to the dosctor’s office, and they didnt do anything. No pregnancy test, just asked me if it burned when I went to pee. So they said I had a urenary tract infecction thats all they said.. So any comments, does anyone think it could have been a miscarage?/ Cause I think it was…

  Kristen wrote @ April 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I found out i was pregnant at the begining of febuary i also went into the hospital because i was having chest pains they took an ultra sound and said the baby was still just a sack so there was no heart beat then i went to the doctor and she wanted to make sure my dates matched up so she schedualed an ultra sound i went in and she said the baby was measuring at eight weeks but she couldnt find a heart beat and said i was having a miscarriage she said i could come back in a week to make sure thats whats going on and i agreed i havent had any cramping no bleeding in fact i am still getting sick and i am still very tired and also very moody can you please give me some answers am i really having a miscarriage? Or was eight weeks to early to find a heart beat? If i am having a miscarriage when will my pregnancy symptoms stop and when will i have the miscarriage?

  Darcy wrote @ April 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I am probably no more than 8 weeks along. I developed severe cramping today and bled for about an hour. The blood was bright red and there was a lot of clotting. My cramps felt exactly as they did when I was in labor with my son, which was mostly lower back pain. I have an appt scheduled for Friday, but I am wondering if I should bump it up to tomorrow or as early as I can get in. If I miscarried do I need to have a D & C? What exactly is a D & C? I’ve had a couple friends who have miscarried but they were much further along. I do still have some cramping, but no more bleeding. I had been spotting for the last 3-4 days leading up to this as well. My prior pregnancy was completely normal and healthy so I am worried with this. Thanks!

  Jessica wrote @ April 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Hi. I am 8 weeks pregnant and woke up Thursday AM to some spotting. Went to the doctor later that day and had a sonogram. Doctor said everything looked good and we got to see the baby’s heartbeat, which the US tech said was very difficult to find at this time yet. Since then I had more spotting Friday night, Saturday morning, and a little heavier spotting Saturday night. I keep reading that sometimes you shed blood at about the time you would have gotten your period, but is this safe for the baby and will he/she be okay?

  annie wrote @ April 12, 2010 at 2:43 am

i was a week late did a pregnancy test an got one an a half lines then 5 days later i got my period so i was 11 days late a week later i got my period again but just for a day an yet i got it the following month so i had 3 periods in 2 months does that mean i miscarriged

  kym wrote @ April 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm

please help me. I found out 2weeks ago i was pregnant. Took 3tests all positive. But a week before that 1 was negative. I went to the hospital about a week ago wil period like pains. They did an internal scan but didnt see anythin and said it could be too early to see anything0at all. They also took my blood to test my hormoan level and it said it was early pregancy and have to come back in 2weeks. The day they did an enternal scan i started bleedin only when wiping but it was red this has carried on. But yesterday it got heavy i say the bleedin is exactly like a period red and stringy like wit period pains. A normal pad can last a whole day. Is ther any hope at all as my boyfriend has not givin up yet as ther has not been big clots. The doctors cant do anything untill i get my blood test again. Is there any hope at all? As i have heard you can still be pregnant with there symptoms.

  Sarahbaby wrote @ April 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Ok well I found out last Thursday that I was about 5 weeks. I’ve always had an uncomfortable feeling in my tummy, no pain though. Friday evening I hade some light spotting. Nothing on sat Or Sunday. But Monday morning I started bleeding really heavy and have had quite a few big clots. There’s not that much blood it’s just really thick red blood. (if that even makes sense) maybe filling a pad as a normal period would. Having very mild cramping. I’m now thinking that I have misscaried. What do you think? I’m not thy sure as this was my first pregnancy. Had my first blood test taken on Monday, going to get my second kne tommorow. I’m really worried! I hope it’s not! Has anyone experienced similar but still had the baby?

  Jennifer wrote @ April 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I just found out a few weeks ago that I am pregnant. It was definitely a surprise but not unwelcome. Last night my lower abdomen was cramping and there was a bit of brown discharge when I wiped. Today the cramping is a lot worse and the bleeding is heavier. I don’t have insurance and don’t want to go to the hospital if there is nothing they can do. I guess I want to really know is when should I go to the doctor. I don’t want to go too early if there is nothing they can do, but I don’t want to not go if I should. I really need some advice. I’m worried and don’t know what to tell my fiance. He’s so worried and loves me so much. I think I’m losing it (my mind and the baby).

  Hayley wrote @ April 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

4 days ago I started to experience mild cramping and it lasted for about a day and a half. I took an early pregnancy test(5days before my missed period) yesterday and it came up negative.But then today I started experiencing light red bleeding. Do you think I’m having a miscarriage?

  Mia wrote @ April 19, 2010 at 12:36 am

I am having a similar issue as Kristen. I am approximately 8 weeks and went into the ER for abdominal pain that turned out to be a UTI. They did an ultrasound and said I was measuring 7 weeks but she said she couldn’t find a heartbeat. I am still having all my pregnancy symptoms, I’m not bleeding or cramping. What does this mean?

  megan wrote @ April 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm

im 17 and pregnant with my first baby. im not sure how far along yet. but goin by my last ultrasound they said 5-6 weeks. well a few days ago i started bleeding very lightly i went to the hospital and they couldn’t find the baby on the ultrasound and my hormon leavels was low. the dr said that i could be too early for them to see anything and just getting my last period out or i am having a misscarraige; they made me come back today for more blood work and another ultrasound they are telling me the samething i am really worried and dont wanna loose my baby. i am still bleeding but my breast are still sore and i have symptoms of pregnancy. does anyone have an answer for me? i really could use the help. i dont wanna worry myself too much because i know its bad for the baby.

  Emily wrote @ April 25, 2010 at 8:59 am

I am 5w2d pregnant. I knew I was pregnant way before – even to a HPT. I have had 3 previous miscarriages all very different. I knew – was pregnant this time because of breat tenderness, nausea, fatique etc. But with intense cramping the entire time. I went to the ER two days ago for the constant severe (worse than period) cramping and lower back pain. The did a vaginal ultrasound and said there was nothing to see but that could be normal at 5 weeks. My hcg lvl was 1130. The cramping is still bad but I’m not spotting. My other pregnancy symptoms have all but dissapeared. do you have any advice? Thanks so much.

  Cassie wrote @ April 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm

im 15 years old and my periods sometimes regular, well my bf and i had foreplay about 2 days before my period somtimes gets here but we didnt get any sperm on me (or so we think) well my period still hasnt came and its been about 12 days late… i have not tenderness, not morning sickness but i had really bad allergies last weeks so i didnt know if my sickness last week halted my period or what. but today i woke up with really dark brown discharge and then its slowed down then when i got to school about 3 hours later it was rlly heavy with blood then it sloed then i filled a pad then stopped again whats wrong? am i pregnant? or is this normal for teens?

  Shannon O’Neal wrote @ May 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Thank you for this information. I would like to add that if your blood type is rh negative, you should contact your doctor at the first sight of spotting. It’s important for rh negative women to receive a rhogam shot within 72 hours of vaginal bleeding as a precaution against Rh incompatibility, which could affect future pregnancies.

  pam wrote @ May 10, 2010 at 3:06 am

my lmp was march 10. normally is every 30 to 35 days but has been eratic last few months which is why husband and i were seeing a specialist. found out i was pregnant april 13. have had previous miscarriages and a ectopic pregnancy so doctor ran weekly beta tests and weekly ultrasound. She kept saying the growth was slow and the beta levels low. this last friday the beta levels dropped and she called us in for ultrasound that showed no fetal heartbeat. said i was miscarrying. am wondering when the cramping and bleeding will start, i feel no different with no bleeding currently. I do not want to do another d and c with this one.

  sevan wrote @ May 13, 2010 at 6:03 am


my last period was on march 16 on april 16 there waS no period on 26 april i made a urine test and it was positive before 2 days i saw a light blood and went to the doctor yesterday he said that if my last period was march 16 i should be 6 weeks pregnant but he scans me and there is no heartbeat, but i made a blood test on 23/4/2010 and HCG level was 0.1 and after 1 week a home test was positive dr. is saying you have 2 chances 1st baby is small 2nd misscarriage he gave me DUPHASTON 3 X PER DAY pls someone give me advice….

  Katiee. wrote @ May 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Hey, I’m 16 years old and found out I am pregnant a few days ago, everything was fine, alot of symptoms of a healthy pregnancy, however I came back from a camping trip and saw there was blood, bright red with few clots. I was so scared, and still am, but I took a clear blue test and it said I was still pregnant. A day after the blood was still there covering a pad in like 5 hours, I did have cramping and back pain yesterday but it’s died down. I phoned my doctor and told him everything that was going on, he said I am having a threatened misscariage, I’m going to get an ultrasound tomorrow to see what on earth is going on. Any advice? x

  candace roark wrote @ May 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

This is my first pregnancy and I has a small spot of blood on my panties while I was at work and then just a little more and it was a burnt brown look.I am 5 weeks and I went to the er that night and was given a pelvic exam and pelvic was hcg level was 25000 and dr said that was good and they saw in a ultra-sound I have a cyst on my right ovary.when they did the transvaginal they saw baby and got a heartbeat.The heart rate was 93 and is that normal.I was to follow up with my ob dr and did in 2 days.when i went to him I had my results with me and was in hopes he would do more test but he did not.i was very upset that he did not check levels to see if my hcg was going up.A er dr told me the heartbeat should be higher but I have read that at 5 weeks the beat should not be below 90.I have not had any bleeding since that nigh and I have sore boobs and still have morning sickness every now and then but the dr at the er scared me and do you think I am at risk of mc.My mother had spotting with my siblings and she has 3 kids but no complications and we were all healthy.What is your opinion on why I did spot very little and is heart rate something for me to worry dr told me today he was not going to do anything until 2 more weeks.I hate waiting until then to get some answers.

thank you,candace

  Kylie wrote @ May 21, 2010 at 12:13 am

Hi there I am six weeks pregnant and have been having very light brown spotting for over a week. My breasts are still tender and I am having slight period pain every now and then. I am having my second blood test in three days to compare my hcg levels. I have had one previous miscarriage inwhich I had a d&c about four months ago. I also have the genital warts virus! Do you think This is having anything to do with my symptoms? I’m going to lose this one as well?

  kiki wrote @ May 23, 2010 at 10:57 am

hi there i had a miscury last year july, it was 6 weeks pregnancy i have tried to get pregnant now i can everytime i think iam pg i get periods , now ma question is, is there anything wrong with me plizzzzz help.

  brenda wrote @ May 29, 2010 at 1:45 am

hi, i am supose to be about 5-6weeks preganat and i started bleeding lite(brown) and some cramping and on back pain not yet. I went to the doctor and had a ultra-sound and they told me that there is a sack but there is nothing in it, so he told me to return in 4days to see if there is any change. But what i wont to know what do that mean? why is there noting in the sack? is the baby dead and passed and i don’t no it? I’m so scared.

  Deanna wrote @ May 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Brenda, my email to you bounced. I’ll reply publicly.

If you have both brown bleeding and a sonogram that is not showing a baby, the odds are very likely that this is a missed miscarriage, a condition medically called a blighted ovum. In this case, the baby
never develops, but only the sac. It is not caused by anything you did, nor is it something that could be prevented or treated. It is just a genetic error where the cells did not divide correctly.

Now, I will say that at 5 weeks, it’s possible it is just too early to see the fetal pole within the sac. But if you are having brown bleeding too, that suggests that your hormone levels are also low, and the body
is slowly recognizing what has happened.

The best we can hope for is that the bleeding stops, and that at your next sonogram they do see a baby growing. The odds are about 60% that this will happen. Let me know how you are doing. It’s going to be a
rough few days. Just do the best you can

  Jess wrote @ May 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

I am 5 weeks preg. This morning I had cramps almost like light contractions. This is our second preg however my first had to be induced at around 22weeks. I’m not bleeding but urinating about 4 times each hour no bleeding I layed in bed for a few hours fell asleep and the pain has since subsided is this a possible misscariage? I’m still feeling nausea and dizyness . When I get up I do have some light and slight cramping

  Hannah wrote @ June 11, 2010 at 3:13 am

I’m 20 years old and found out i was pregnant almost a week and a 1/2 ago .. worried that i maybe miscarrying (please tell me if i am).. I live in a Muslim country so there is a risk of me going to jail if i go see a doctor because i am unmarried. Yesterday i spotted pink and brown with dull pain … but much later in the day it became red .. now this morning its red gooey and there was a lot of it with little tissue matter, and the soreness from my breast was gone (but later returned)… Maybe because i was laying down and it collected ? there was nothing on my panties just went to the bathroom and it all came out .. there isn’t enough to fill a pad .. Advice/ Knowledge of miscarrying is greatly appreciated as i am in a tight situation .

  unique wrote @ June 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

i have a 11year old then i lost one at 2weeks then had a tube one an lost that then in 2005 i had twins and tied my tubes now i found out i was 5weeks an today i started bleeding after thinking it was nice to have another one so now will i be able to have another child r is it no luck cause my tubes came untied

  Sheena wrote @ June 15, 2010 at 7:41 am

Deanna, I think this site is fantastic. Put me at a little ease but encouraged me to write a question. Hope you find the time to respond even thought my sister and husband said “stop reading all that stuff on the internet.”

I’m 5 weeks, well, 5 1/2. First pregnancy and a little worried about all the horrible things that can happen. The things I am worried about are the pains and spotting. I have had random pains throughout my stomach and abdomon. Not severe pains, they are minor, they come and go. I know that you say cramps are normal and you will have them throughout… but these aren’t quite like cramps. Sort of like how it feels when you drink too much water… or have gas. Behind my belly button area, and above and to the side, lol… I’m sure it is normal but then I wiped and saw red blood. Only once. It’s was a light red. The next day I noticed some brown discharge throughout the day getting lighter and lighter. Still trying not to worry but broke into tears in my husbands arms…

Today I noticed it is getting pink again. Seems to get this way when I have a bowl movement. It’s not dark red, or chunky, but the cramps (if you would call them cramps) have been there the whole time for the most part. I can still function normally, and yes, resting does help. I get a little sharp pain to the right when I stand up quickly.

I am afraid of an ectopic pregnancy. I haven’t called the doc yet. I keep telling myself it’s fine. And hubby says not to worry, no stress!

Any thoughts?
Thanks for your time, keep doing what you are doing!

  frances wrote @ June 23, 2010 at 4:40 am

I was wondering if I might be pregnant I have a iud for about 7 months now. I have several symptoms of pregnancy. I’m wondering if its possible wit a iud and would there be any complacatioms due it.

  nicole wrote @ July 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

at twenty weeks do you have to give birth if u miscarry?

  Alex wrote @ July 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm

i was raped. 6 years ago. and ive been having cramps since then. could i still have a dead baby inside me?

  Shauna wrote @ July 17, 2010 at 10:44 am

So I am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant…I have experienced a chemical miscarriage last month.
Last month I had taken 3 pregnancy tests which all came back positive, but very faint. I tested a week before my missed period and by the time my period was due I recieved it and also made me want to take another pregnancy test. It was negative. My periods are crazy and last 4 days…I knew I had to have been pregnant and had a miscarriage because it lasted 7 days.

Anyways on to what is really bothering me.
Yesterday I was getting ready for work about 9:30am and experienced bad cramping. It only lasted for 10 minutes and I knew this wouldn’t come out to being okay, I was so upset about my last c/m and knew I would start bleeding…that’s how bad it hurt so I brought some pads with me. The day went on and at about 1:00 pm I noticed something wasn’t right in my panties, I checked and there was blood with no clots I was wearing black panties so I couldn’t really tell the color. I put on a pad and checked it through out the day it was red at first and went to brown. It wasn’t much maybe 3 in. long and 1 in. wide streak within 5 hour period. It had stopped, when I went home…I thought it was probably just from having sex the night before…I took a shower and went on with my evening and started to bleed red that went to brown again. I was monitering it quite often and the quantity didn’t change. It wasn’t much, so I went to bed with it on. This morning I checked and it was still the same about 2 in. long and 1/2 in. wide. I am now wearing a new pad and there is nothing. Do you know what this could be? I am hoping the best right now…I never experienced any cramping during the bleeding…only for that 10 minutes yesterday morning.
Thanks so much, your site has helped me with a lot. This is the only site that had all the information I was looking for!

  Tracy wrote @ July 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm


I just found out last week wednesday I am pregnant, found out with a home pregnancy test. i was supposed to get my period 15 days ago but it never came. For the past 3 days I have had alot of cramping, shooting pains in the lower back constantly and some vaginal pain. Can you please tell me if this could be a beginning of a miscarriage?? no blood yet

  janie wrote @ July 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

i im 6 weeks pregers. and i started brown spotting 4 days ago. this spotting barely filled a panty liner. yesterday night in the shower i had dark blood like lighter then a coffe color and clots allover my thigh when showering. it freaked me out. today i had lower back pains, and cramping like im about to get my period and later that afternoon, i went to pee and started bleeding red clotty blood, its been a couple hours and my pad is not very bloody. im freaking out and have cried many times. i feel like all my hopes and dreams for my child have vanished. what is happening??? im i losing my baby???????

  Keishla wrote @ July 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

i am 19 years old.. i took two home pregnancy test one one the day of my missed period which was a thursday two weeks ago..i told my boyfriend and his mother they both advised me that i take another test so i did the following sunday morning and it came out possitive as well.. i had nausea and slight cramps untill a few days ago when all that went away.. i havent had time to go to doctor but i am on monday.. the thing that is really bothering me is today i was at the mall with my parents for my dads birthday weekend and i had cramps that made me double over and made me feel sick.. i went to the bathroom at the mall and there was dark red blood in my panties and it soaked to my jeans.. the pain went away for a few minutes but would come back just as strong.. i went home and went to the bathroom and i felt something kinda slid out and when i looked it was a clot of something i couldnt really tell.. the cramps right now are gone but i am worried about a miscarriage.. can you help???

  misty wrote @ July 25, 2010 at 2:05 am

I am sure what is going on with my body? I have a 17 yr old and a 10yr old…my cycle should have started on the 14 or 16 of this month.has not yet. I have taken three home test all negative. I have been feeling nausaus, and bloated. But have also been having Sharp stomach cramps, dizziness, feeling very lightheaded to the point that I need to sit down because I feel like passing out, pain in chest area, and when I wipe sometimes a streak of blood appears. Was it to soon to take the 3 home tests or am I having a tubal pregnancy? Please help me.

  Robin wrote @ August 6, 2010 at 9:20 am

Dear Deanna,
I was 5 weeks 5 days pregnant. My levels were at 2,473, with the doctors suspicious of twins or more. Yesterday, I had pretty bad cramps low down accompanied with bright red blood and clotting. I just had a kind of IVF cycle after 5 1/2 years of trying hard for a baby. I have had 7 other early loss symptoms in the past. Now I’m spotting brown, but with no cramps, yet. Is there no hope? I trust God, but also am sort of devastated. We have tried so hard. Spent so much money on this. All my friends are pregnant with “honeymoon” babies or very early second pregnancies. My sister-in-law just had her third and my other sister-in-law got pregnant naturally the same time I did. I feel so alone in my social circle. Can you offer any hope as we ride this rocky time?

  Vanessa wrote @ August 7, 2010 at 6:16 am

I havent received my period in three months..i went for a blood test last week and took a pregnancy two days ago and was negative.i got comfortable and had a couple of drinks last night and woke up this mourning and spotted and began cramping ..could it be possible to be pregnant? And maybe having a mis carriage from thee drinks I had..

  stephanie wrote @ August 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Thanks so much for the info I feel so much better actually knowing im not the only whos been through mom went through it at the same age i am…but i thought well mom is mom and cant completely understand…but we will never know how far i was according to my last period i was allegedly 9 weeks and the doctor said my uterus looked about 9 weeks 4 days but my ob sonogram looked about 5….i honestly believe the ortho evra patch is the reason why i lost my baby….some days im fine if im out and about and not really thinking…but some days when im just relaxing i find myself crying over the little things…i ask the notorious questions why me..where my baby….will i have another chance…i have mixed feelings about losing my kid…i wasnt attatched to it really i never saw a hearbeat but at the same time i knew it was there and it was mine…so on those good days it feels like a dream and never happened…but on those bad days i feel like my world has ended.. any suggestions on how to avoid asking myself these questions….

  Cathy wrote @ August 10, 2010 at 7:22 am

I found out i was pregnant 2 weeks ago(7 weeks pregnant with no symptoms). I then started bleeding a week later. Not heavy, i went to the doctor the next day who said it sounded like a miscarriage. I was then booked in for a scan the next day which showed i was expecting twins but no heart beat. I was told to come back in a week to see if a heart beat mite develop as twins don’t have heart beat till 8 or 9 weeks. 4 days before this scan was due, i woke up in the middle of the night with really painful cramps and some back pain, i thought it would go away, but an hour later, i stood up and the bleeding just got heavier and came out in clots. I went to hospital and a scan was donw. They said they could find 1 heartbeat but the amniotic sac had collapsed. So i had to have a D&C, so now i am no longer pregnant. I am only 21 and it was my first pregnancy. Has anyone else gone through this?

  Kristina wrote @ August 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Hi, On June 15 I found out the baby had no heartbeat. I was 12 weeks, fetal age 10 weeks, but the baby was measuring 8.5 ish weeks. So the baby passed away a week and half or so prior to june 15th. Losing the baby even so early on was devastating. I went to the ER and waited hours, was sent home after the doctor skipped around the bad news and prodded me with all different kinds of tools and things. It was a horrible experience. I went to my ob the next day and sent home- dont worry they rushed me out of the office like i was a disease, yet billed me my co-pay 20 bucks like they couldnt just take the loss. Then I had surgery the next day. everyone says try again try again, well my boyfriend and I are not married, this was a surprise, and graduating college in december. No one gets that. What should I do? I am desperate to try for another but I don’t think that is what I need to heal. Help…. I am looking for help. -

  LaTonya wrote @ August 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Hi, I found out that I was pregnant through a hpt and a urine test at my doctor’s office back on 4/26/10. According to my LMP I thought that I was 9 weeks at my 1st u/s on 5/20/10, however the baby only measured 7 weeks. I continued to have a pretty normal pregnancy and only had some mild cramping which I assumed was from the uterus growing. My 1st trimester screening appt was 6/16/10 and I was 11 weeks and 3days however my baby only measured 10 and a half weeks with no heartbeat so a D&C was done the next day. This was my 2nd pregnancy. Im 34 years old with a 9yr old daughter. My recovery was pretty quick, mild pain and spotted for about 4 or 5 days. About 2 weeks later I did bleed and passed a few clots and quickly dropped of to spotting for about 3days. At 5weeks after the D&C I believe I had a period. Bled heavy but not unusal for 2 days and the it stopped and I spotted for 2 days then nothing. It has now been 8weeks past the D&C. My husband and I have been trying since my period. Sunday we had intercourse that morning and by 4pm that afternoon I felt wet and something pass. I went to the bathroom and had bright red blood that soaked my panties and went thru to my pants. then a clot about the size of a grape passed. I spotted for the rest of the day. The following day I was passing a lot of clear sticky cervical mucas and then that tapered off. Now I am back to nothing. Before my period I experienced pain on my right side and went to the doctor and was told it was a possible cyst on my ovary. Was this last bleed a result of that? I am a little confuse and was praying to fall pregnant this month. Any advice?

  Wendy wrote @ August 26, 2010 at 3:01 am

I had a miscarriage at 20 weeks 4 days ago. I had cramps all day that day but I just ignored them. They got worse at about 8pm and then I bled quite alot. I looked on the internet and found that some bleeding is normal. I tried to assure myself this as well as my partner. I then had severe cramps and bled again. this is my first pregnancy but I knew something was very wrong. We went straight to the hospital where I bled very badly for the third time and this time and had to deliver the baby. it was the worst thing I have ever been through but the doctor and nurse who helped me were fantastic. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

  katie wrote @ August 26, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Hello, I’m 3 weeks, 5 days along. Started cramping on left side with some slight bleeding 4 days ago. Went to emergency room 2 days ago and was told to observe pain and to return if pain got worse. Otherwise, just follow up with my OB and return to the ER if the pain got worse. Pain got worse, and so I returned to the ER from my OB’s s advice. No avail as far as answers. I have severe cramping in the abdomen and in the lower back but no bleeding as of yet. I have a history of low progestrone levels and endometrosis, so I know the odds are stacked against me having a viable pregnency, but even with the endometrosis, I’ve never had cramping like thisN Thought? The doctors and ER staff are really no help. Thank you for your time and G-d bless all the women who help with this site and need it.

  Janine wrote @ August 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Hi Deanna,

I have been reading all the posts and I agree with these ladies. Your website is very informative and I am grateful for you and it. I am approx. 6 to 7 weeks pregnant (last time we “tried” was 9 days after my last period) and am waiting for my doctor to call me as I am pretty worried right now. I went in for an ultrasound this Monday (8/23) and the doctor could see the yolk sac, but not the baby – I figure I am closer to 7 weeks. I had a healthy baby boy at 38 years old and after an early miscarriage last year, am happily expecting again at 43. Last year, I took a blood test and my numbers were very low – I was most likely losing the baby just about the time I realized I was pregnant. This year, took the same tests and all numbers were very good and high – that was abotu a week ago. Here is my main concern: At about 4 to 5 weeks, I began spotting off and on. This has been going on for about 2 weeks, with the color ranging from brown to pink to bright red. After debating back and forth for a week about Prometrium 100, I decided to get the prescription again (did it last year too and had bad side effects) My first pill was last night and today is when the heavier bleeding started. What is your take on Progesterone? From what I have read, it is quite controversial, but my doctor said the bleeding would stop (it has gotten worse) and that it might help “glue” the pregnancy in. This afternoon, I started spotting more heavily and have had some mild period cramps. I seem to definitely have the symptoms of a threatened miscarriage, and frankly am very scared as I am older and don’t know if this may be my last shot at a second child. Is there anything you can tell me that would give me a better idea of what is happening? What are my chances this will just go away in time and I will go on to carry full term? Thanks, Deanna for all your advice.

  Lexis wrote @ September 2, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I was bleeding for almost 3 weeks until I went to the emergency room and they told me I was pregnant. They told me I was having a “threatened miscarriage” and needed to see an OB right away. I went to an OB the next day and he told me to come back in 2 days. Well I didnt even make it until 2 days, that night in the middle of the night I was having huge labor pains and bleeding huge clots, I went to the E.R. at 4 am and they told me the baby had no heart beat and didn’t make it. So they gave me some pills in suppository form and then an hour and a half later the doct. came in with forcepts and took the baby out. It was the most pain I had ever felt in my life, especially because they gave me no drugs or anything for it while it was happening. So they sent me home with a prescription for Vicadin, its working, but I can tell when it wears off because I’m still in a lot of pain and it’s been 9 days since the miscarriage. I am also still bleeding very heavily. I hope everyone has a wonderful day, and I am so sorry for everyones loss of babies :(

  Meg wrote @ September 5, 2010 at 12:12 am

Hi! Hoping someone can give me some advice! I have 3 kids. The youngest is almost a year. I have not had a period in almost 2 years due to the pregnancy and then nursing. I’ve been worried that I was pregnant due to still not having my period so I finally took a test. I’m still nursing but have no breast tenderness. No nausea. I’m always tired so can’t gauge that. 2 tests came back faintly positive 3 days ago. Yesterday I started cramping pretty heavy mainly on right side. Progressed into back and ibuprofen hasn’t helped. Still cramping (even when laying down) and today I started bleeding. Mainly when I go to the restroom but more than spotting. Brown to red. I do not currently have an obgyn. Pain us def worse on right side.

  Bettie wrote @ September 10, 2010 at 2:36 am

On the 07/08/2010 i was told that im two months and two weeks pregnant. Now on the 08/09/2010 when iwent to the Bathroom to urinate,when i was wiping with a toilet paper i saw a light spooting and now i am very worried i dnt know if im having miscarriage or what. This is the first pregnancy. pls Help im planning to see the doctor tomorrow the 11/09/2010

  Vanessa wrote @ September 10, 2010 at 3:03 am

I don’t know if this is common but I’m 9 weeks pregnant. And I been having severe crampings, like right now as we speak I have horrible pain on my spine and I’m laying down. I get pains when couging,or farting(embarassing), I even gets pains when I pee. Also I haven’t really been able to poop like I will go but sometimes it takes days.

I have no desire for sex what so ever,but my boyfriend still does and it’s hard because when we have sex my ovaries hurt and when on top my side close to my ribs hurt. And I don’t know if this is very common? Is hard to even eat,i end up puking it all outm and most times I puke stomach acid,only thing I’m eating is soup or tuna because my body don’t want to eat much..

  kate wrote @ September 15, 2010 at 10:10 am

This is my first pregnancy and I am between 6 and 7 weeks. About 6 days ago I noticed a tiny tiny tiny bit of clear pink when I wiped, and has gradually gotten to be a little more, tho not consistant and the color now varies between light pink to dark red/brown. I wear a liner and its never enough to even come close to filling it. I’m nervous tho of course bc of the spotting, but also bc my preg symptoms seem to be going away. I’m still get tired easily, sensitivity to some smells, and my breasts are still fairly sore. Prior to the spotting tho, my breasts were very sore and heavy, I was nauseaus and getting headaches. I haven’t had any cramping but before the spotting started there were a few days when my lower back was achy and almost stiff feeling. I can’t get in to see the dr for 2 more weeks and I’m so nervous that there is something wrong. Are these symptoms normal or could it really be the beginning of a m/c??

  Cutie wrote @ September 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm

My period was 3 weeks late which was the first of its
kind. Its usually not more than 7 days late.
During these 3 weeks, I had Painful nipples and
Very very frequent urination. Took 2 pregnancy tests
in between but the positive line was very very faint.
When I finally saw my period, the colour was not as
bright as it used to be (more like light brown) and it
Was not as heavy as it used to be (like one third its
Usual heaviness) I also have thick large tissues
Coming out of me like once or twice a day.
The nipple pain has reduced and so has the
frequent urination.
Was I pregnant? if yes, did I have a miscarriage?
If yes, do I need to get an evacuation done so I can
Get pregnant again?
I’d like to know what actually happened.
Lest I forget, I’m 26 years old and married. I have
Never been pregnant.
My Husband and I use the safe period method for
Family planning (natural family planning).

  lydia wrote @ September 23, 2010 at 4:46 am

I had a miscarriage in July was 8-9 weeks scan showed baby only 4-5 weeks. 1st period on Aug 23rd. 2nd was due sun/mon 19/20th Sept. Had bad cramps fromabou 5 dpo . Took hpt as had nausea and was positive Monday. Still having painfully period type cramps around belly button. And this morning i had one smallish bright red clot. Now very scared it will happen again. Saw doctors about cramps and said just wait and see. Have told them about clot but not heard back yet an at only 4+3 weeks pregnant there is nothing they can do but wait. Any thoughts would be appreciated as I am so worried.

  hailee wrote @ September 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm

i have been having the occassional cramps and have been bleeding heavily since lastnight . i have passed 3 clots the size of a quater . i am 11 weeks pegnant . im also staying at my cousins which is 3 hours away from my home . shall i go to her local doctor (which costs and i have no money) or wait 2 days untill im able to return home ?

  Isla wrote @ October 4, 2010 at 1:22 am

Hi There,

It’s been 4 weeks since I slept with someone due to the fact that since then it had been 2 days since the end of my last period. A week later, I had bled for a couple of days, but it stopped after that, then the following weeks the same thing happened. It’s been 6-8 days since I started my period now and have been bleeding heavily with very large sized clots and pains in my lower back and abdomen. Upon starting my period during this month, I went to the doctors who performed a pregnancy test which turned out to be negative. Is this a miscarriage or is this a mistake? Lol.

  Elizabeth wrote @ October 5, 2010 at 1:56 am

Hi, I am now 5 to 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I noticed this morning a slight light brown disharge. I have had no cramps and otherwise feel perfectly fine. Should I be worried?
I have phoned by doctors and they have asked that I monitor the situation and contact them should their be any cramping or should the discharge increase.

  BDL wrote @ October 7, 2010 at 6:48 am

Hi Deanna,
Thank you for the information. It is a great help. I just have a question. According to my LMP I’m 4 weeks and 2 days. I went to the dr’s office yesterday and they confirmed my pregnancy with a urine test but I’ve been having severe cramping the past 3 days ( bent over and don’t want to move pain). She did a transvaginal us and told me she couldn’t find the baby, therefore I was having a miscarriage. When she went to check my ovaries she then called my regular dr in. My regular dr told me to come back in 2 weeks to see where my HCG levels are at. So I’m a little lost as to if I lost the baby or not. I’m still having very bad cramping but still no bleeding. (BTW this is my 2nd pregnancy. My first one went to full term but I didn’t have this kind of pain until I was 11 weeks along). I think I’m going to lose my mind within those 2 weeks, that feels like a life time to me right now. Both of the doctors really confused me, if you can please help put my mind at ease.

  Jessica wrote @ October 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I just recently had a miscarriage. It is so hard to deal with… Me and my Fiance are trying to have our first child together, and when i knew i was pregnant I was so excited. Then I had the pains all night long and didnt go to the doctor thought i was getting my period, and then in the morning i went to the bathroom and there was so much blood… I cant stop crying. They gave me a RhoGam shot because im o-. This is hard.

  Steph wrote @ October 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

Hi all,
I had a miscarriage on may 17th this year. I was meant to be 12 weeks and the ultrasound said 10 weeks and no heart beat. The baby had died. I had to have a curette. I had no bleeding or harsh cramps. Pregnancy symptoms felt less but I had really not expected a miscarriage. I was heartbroken. He/she looked normal. Last month I had something come out when I got my period. Small long, pinky/grey like a 4cm stick. What could this be? I am not pregnant yet and have not got pregnant since. Could something be wrong with me? What is the average time someone gets pregnant again after a miscarriage. After coming off the pill, it took 3 months to get pregnant. Thanks for this site. Very comforting and helpful. I am still dealing with then loss of my baby badly.

  SLA wrote @ October 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

I Lost my baby at 6 weeks I had a D&C it’s been 9 weeks, i feel weak each day i still bleeding when will it stop what should I do? Please help?

  Lailea wrote @ October 24, 2010 at 11:36 am

I am pregnant with my first child. Up until yesterday morning i had symptoms of very sore breasts and bloating (probably from eating lot). Now I dont feel anything and im very scared! At the most I am 5 weeks, but I doubt im that far along. At 1st i didnt kno wheteher or not I wanted to keep it. Once I decided to keep it I felt really excited. The dissapearance of my symptoms so early only freaks me out! PLS HELP! My 1st doc appt is tomorrow.

  Casey wrote @ October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hi there,

On October 14th I woke up to horrible cramps which turned out to be what I thought my period. When it only lasted for 1 1/2 days, I became suspicous and took a home pregnancy test that read Pregnant 1-2 weeks on October 17th. For the record I began using Sept.18th as my last period.
On October 21st, I started getting almost period like cramps in my lower back and felt extremely bloatted. That night I found small amounts of blood in my underwear (black undies so no idea the colour of blood). It was that night that I started to have pink and brown blood when I wiped. On October 22nd I went to the clinc where they had me complete an bhcg and my number was 591.
The cramping continued and I became even more bloated as I was unable to go poop until the 23rd which I hadn’t went since the 21st.
On the 24th, I felt tired with sore breasts but didn’t feel as crampy as the days prior. In the middle of the afternoon I felt a slight gush from my crotch and went to the bathroom to find a gush of dark blood in my underwear. I cleaned myself up and then put on a pad. I hadn’t needed a pad till then as I was only seeing blood when I wiped, although there were traces of it in my urine. At that point I called Teleheath that advised me to go to ER. I checked my pad and there was still nothing in the pad. I went to ER they did another bhcg and the numbers were 371.
It is now the 27th, I am still having brown when I wipe. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow where I have prepared myself for them to tell me I am misscarrying. Does the decline in hcb always indicate a miscarriage? The blood other then the one gush with no clots has always been limited to wiping and it is brown. Please put my mind at ease.

  jessica wrote @ October 27, 2010 at 3:45 am

Hi Deanna,
On Sept. 29, i started what i thought was period, it was very lighter than usual, stopped about 3 days later, very normal for me. the day it stopped, i had sex with my partner. about 6-7 days later i started spotting, pinkish to brownish discharge, no cramping. i dont know if i am pregnant but have had almost all the symptoms, nausea, fatigue, headaches, sore breasts, etc.. the bleeding stopped for about a week and continued and has not stopped since, its still very light, i can where one pad the whole day and not fill it… however, i am currently experiencing light cramps down there and in my lower abdomen, could this mean i am pregnant and be experiencing a miscarriage?

  Eileen wrote @ October 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Hi I’ve just come back from my Dr & feel very unpregnant. I was 11 weeks on Sunday but Dr said my uterus is not as large as it should be he said this could be a missed miscarriage or my dates are behind. Having read a lot of comments here I think I have lost the baby, I have been getting brown discharge on & off and period like cramps, pressure in my abdomen & yesterday my back started aching too. he did pregnancy test & it came up positive straight away, he took bloods & I have to go back to him next week. Think I just needed to tell someone coz I’m too numb/upset to talk to my hubby mum or sister coz they all give me that look Thanks for listening.

  Alex wrote @ November 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

its been 8 days since i had my second miscarriage and i had sex on my seventh day and started bleeding bright red, not excessively but i did. i dont know if i should be worried or is it normal?

  Crystal wrote @ November 4, 2010 at 5:43 am

I’m so sorry that you are going through this and you don’t feel that you have others to turn to. I pray that God will give you peace, comfort and healing in this time of questions and doubt.
I understand about the whole not feeling pregnant but being pregnant thing. Just let the Dr. do their thing and wait patiently for God’s good blessings. Make sure you rest, drink lots of water and don’t think about it a ton. It tends to cause your anxiety levels to go up which can’t be good for the baby.
Keep us posted. I’ll keep praying for you.
Crystal Hope

  Lee wrote @ November 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I am 6 weeks n experienced extreme crampin wit some spottin 2days. Went to dr today-had ultrasound was told the babysac was extremely lowin my uterus! What does that mean and should I be worried?

  Noone wrote @ November 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm

i have aqueston.. rcently i had a party n i thogut i wa pregnate at the a lesbian so i got a young man that i knew to inpregnate me and he did only once…my stomch was hurting the next morning and blood appeared it looked a litle dark n clumpy..was that my baby?

  ROSE wrote @ November 11, 2010 at 10:12 am

I went to the dr for a sonogram yesterday and they dr told me iam 5wks and 5days pregnant,but my babies heart beat is low and is beating at 78heartbeats instead of 120.Is it normal for this since im still early in my pregnancy?Should I be worried about misscarrying or do I just need to relax and stay calm until my next dr visit to see if things have improved so i wont stess myself and misscarry?

  Alex wrote @ November 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

I had sex 1 week ago and just yesterday, I started to have brown spotting and now this morning it is bright red, like a regular period. Could this mean I am miscarrying? Any other reasons why this would happen a week after intercourse? I am also worried I may be pregnant.

  Zula wrote @ November 19, 2010 at 9:41 am

Hello, I’ve have had 2 miscarriages and no children. I am pregnant now 6 weeks. 6 days ago after I had bowl movement some spotting. It continued for 2 days and stopped for 2 days. Then I lost my pregnancy symptoms. I am started bleeding again 2 days ago with menstrual like cramps. Bleeding is like light menstrual cycle, and cramping also isn’t bearable. Cramping stopped yesterday, still no pregnancy symptoms. Still bleeding with darkish red. But my first 2 I had severe pregnancy symptoms, this time was just tender breasts, and heightened smelling. First miscarriage dr’s didn’t find anything from the tissue but second one they said one x chromosome was missing. I haven’t gone to hospital yet. Anyway they say they can’t do anything about it. First 2 I miscarried when they were 8 weeks 4 days. I have thyroid problems, but before I got pregnant this time I was going into treatment. So I was wondering if I’m still have chance that I’m pregnant. Please help me, I don’t know how much more I can take. I am not an an American, so everybody that I know is overseas except my husband. He is having a very hard time about this. First one happened we even separated for few months. I am so scared.

  Michelle wrote @ November 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

During my eighth week of pregnancy, I had an ultrasound and my doctor could not detect a fetal heartbeat. She sent me to a hospital the next day, and still no heartbeat. They told me that I had a miscarriage and that I should have a D & C. I am broke and have no health insurance, so I chose to just let the fetus pass naturally. That was six weeks ago, and nothing has happened. No cramping, spotting, bleeding, or tissue passing. I take a pregnancy test every couple of weeks, and they are all positive. Also, i have the symptoms of second trimester pregnancy including a growing belly, linea negra, swollen feet, tiredness, and fuller breasts. What is going on Could I still be pregnant? If the fetus died, why didn’t it pass out of my body after six or seven weeks?

  Sarah wrote @ November 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I am currently 11w6d pregnant. I noticed a little blood when I wiped about 5days ago (it was pink and there was what looked like a long stringy blood vein or something that was about a half inch long but very thin) the pink lasted for only 1 hour. I called my doctor right away and I went in to get checked and had an ultrasound that day that showed the baby was healthy, right size, strong heartbeat and everything looked fine.
My husband and I had intercourse two days later, and 12 hours after that I woke up at night and saw a silver dollar sized blood stain in my underwear (which was bright red) and I had bright red blood when I wiped for about an hour. I also saw two small blood clots on the tissue, 1/2 size of a grain of rice. I called my doctor who said that he thinks it’s because of the intercourse I had with my husband earlier and that it should eventually turn brown and then disappear. Well it has turned brown and now only when I wipe can I see it, but the brown looks like it’s stretchy mucusy discharge that’s brown and I’m just so worried that I could be experiencing early misscarriage symptoms. I feel like I’m experiencing some cramping too but nothing horrible, but I having gas pains and stomach issues (poo related…) so I’m not sure if the cramps are stomach cramps or uterus cramps to be honest. Do you think I’m having a miscarriage?

  tessa wrote @ November 28, 2010 at 12:11 am

i was brushed by a moving car earlier,not bumped but knocked down pretty hard. its been a few hours and my whole body is achy. i can barely move. i heard a miscarraige can happen over a period of days. should i be concerned.

  jessica wrote @ November 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I took a preg test on thursay 11-25 and it was positive. I took another 2 days later and it was neg. granted it was from the 1$ store, I don’t know how much I believe it. I’ve had sore breast for about 2 wks and the past couple days alot of nausea off and on, plus i’ve been extremely tired this past wkend.
Today I woke up with some brownish bleeding w/ small clots. It let up for a while, then began again a couple hrs ago w/ brighter red bleeding and more significant clots. I had some shooting pains and cramping this morning.
I haven’t been on any bc since Feb 2010. My basal temp has been slightly elevated for about 8 days now.
This would be our second child. I only had a sm amt of spotting w/ my first so I’m not sure what to make of this bleeding ?

  Melissa wrote @ November 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm

We have tried for 6 yrs to get PG with #2 and ultimately just stopped thinking and trying. Last week I discovered I am PG through a HPT (2) and a call to the dr who ordered a HCG test Wed. and then again on Fri. The dr on call, called Wed to confirm PG….However, nothing this weeked, I assume due to holiday. My question is, I am spotting pinkish/brownish (I remember doing this with my first and panicing) and it’s not all the time. I know I have to call the dr tomorrow and I have myself all worked up. I have wanted another baby for so many years……..I just pray the spotting goes away in time and that in July I have a healthy new baby!

  Vicki wrote @ December 1, 2010 at 4:52 am

I have a 3 year old son, and 5 months ago I misscarryed at ten weeks, ive got my 1st docs appointment 2moro, im about 3-4 weeks pregnant. Ive been really worried about it happening again, ive been getting minor cramps in my lower abdoman and my back I also get the odd headache, my ribs hurt a little aswell, I work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week so I am standing for long periods and also carry boxes every 2 mins, they weight about 25 pounds each should I have any thing 2 worry about? :-S

  Jen wrote @ December 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Hi Deanna,

So for the past week I’ve had some pregnancy symptoms. I know they can be similar to PMS but I’ve never had these before and I had an increase of discharge/cervical mucus (cm) this month. My CM was for the most part always wet/watery, lotiony/creamy since I ovulated (or when I think I did) 2 wks ago.

The day before I was suppose to start my next period (cycle has been exactly 33 days for the last 2 months, no BC) I had a LOT of CM but by late, late that night AFTER I peed I had dry flakes fall out of me too (some a little big). I thought I was starting my period but for the next 12-24 hrs I had (at times) pretty intense cramping, but I would lay down & they would go away. Then they would come back if I started to walk around a lot. I also had (right sided) groin pains the entire time. The cramping is gone now and the bleeding the entire time never got heavy. It was spotting but it wasn’t heavy at all.

The symptoms I had all week were sore breasts (normal), back ache that started low, slight nausea (especially if I didn’t eat), frequent urination even if I didn’t drink a lot and it was always a lot of pee (no discomfort when urinating, it’s not a UTI) and headaches…which I NEVER get, especially around my period. My lower back is just uncomfortable now and my headaches aren’t as frequent or bad, but still come and go.

The bleeding is what’s confusing me…Today I could probably wear the same pantyliner all day and be fine. Collectively, it’s like the last day of your period where it’s on and off and mostly light. I put in a tampon to see how much there really was and after 2 hrs it seemed as if it had only been in for 10 mins on a heavy day, there was blood on it but for it being in for 2 hours it should have been full or at least soaked.

Now here’s the part that I need help on…I am assuming this is all just a really weird start to my period, heavy implantation bleeding or a very early miscarriage (if pregnant, I would only be 4 weeks at the most). The one thing that I really have never, ever had before is darkening around my nipples. They started the morning I had the increase in CM (the day before my period was supposed to start) and they’re still there and I personally think they’re getting darker. So even with all the bleeding and cramping my nipples are still dark and hurt, especially if something brushes up on them. I had sex last night with my partner and rather than them hurting they were just super sensitive…now that I didn’t mind it lol. I did bleed during intercourse and had some minor cramping after but that was it. It went back to the weird on and off light bleeding as before.

So basically, could this be implantation? The most bleeding I’m having is when I wipe and AFTER I pee is when blood falls out. It comes out in what looks like dry flakes. There have been 3 pea-sized clots and some super tiny ones. Yesterday I had what looked like a long stringy blood thing…it was really weird looking, it didn’t break up like the dry flakes. The clots make me think it’s just my period…or miscarriage but then I still have these strange symptoms that make me think I’m pregnant. The darkening around my nipples (it’s like a ring) is what’s confusing me the most. I haven’t taken a test yet because it’s only been (almost) 2 days and I read implantation can last up to 3 days. Would you advise to just wait it out and if I keep bleeding past tmrw to just take it as not pregnant? Or should I take a test in the morning regardless? I don’t know if it’s too early or really what I should do so any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated. Your site is great btw!

Sorry so long! Thank you!

  Kyra wrote @ December 10, 2010 at 3:09 am

I found out I was pregnant about a week ago, and the doctor predicted I was about seven weeks along, I was having some mild cramping so she told me to get an ultrasound done, at the ultrasound they seemed concerned about the progress of the baby, they could see the sac but nothing inside of it so they guessed I was more 4 to 5 weeks along. Now it is a day later I was having mild cramping then I went to the washroom, and have found that I am bleeding, it seems heavier than spotting but not as heavy as my period. Does this mean I am for sure having a miscarriage? This was an unplanned pregnancy, and at first I wasn’t sure what to think, but I came to terms with it and ended up being very excited, and now this is happening I don’t know what to do I feel very upset.

  C wrote @ December 11, 2010 at 11:20 am

I am 13wks pregnant. I was having alot of aches & pains throughout last wk along with alot of bleeding. The other day I had an unbearable pain & could feel blood ready 2 b released. It turned out when I went 2 the bathroom I bled ALOT & also a shape that could fit in your hand came out into the toilet along with the blood.Was that my baby? The toilet flushes automatically so I was not able to get it in time.I am so upset & scared.Its been almost a wk & I’m not bleeding anymore so do I need to go to a doctor? Im under 18 & my parents never knew I was pregnant & I’m not ready 2 tell them yet so it’ll be difficult for me 2 go to a doctor without them knowing.Do I really have to go???

  Robin wrote @ December 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

i have had 2 positive pregnancy tests. According to my last period i am about 5 weeks pregnant. I have had one misscarriage and i have a 5 year old. I have been having some minor cramping every now and than but nothing serious. Im am very scared of having another misscarriage. I went to a pregnancy center but the woman told me she couldnt see anything because my bladder was too full. should i be worried i had a misscarriage or is this normal.

  autumn wrote @ December 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Im 7 weeks pregnant with my 5th child and today I started bleeding bright red but light to moderate off and on for several hours and than it stopped. no cramping just the bleeding and not enough to go through half a pad. will I be okay or should I be worried? my midwife wants me to come in tomorrow for an ultrasound.

  katie wrote @ December 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

i am about 6 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. recently I have been experiencing bleeding. No cramping. It started out brown and then today it has turned bright red. I have had very small clots when I wipe. I have been reading about the bleeding and people keep saying enough to fill a pad quickly.. Mine is not that bad. Mainly just when I wipe. I just worry that I am having a miscarriage.

  Tashaye wrote @ December 16, 2010 at 10:33 am

Two weeks ago, I started bleeding and like two days after that I was in the shower and passed a small clot. So I figured I had a miscarriage. Last night I looked at my stomach and noticed it is starting to get bigger. I haven’t been to the Doctor yet. Should I go?

  tiff wrote @ December 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm

So here is my story, I went to the hosptol with cramping and bleeding. They told me I was pregnant and had a threatened miscarriage and to follow up with my obgyn. They also told me my hcg levels were low at 130. I went to my doc two days later. They took blood and told me to come back. The next visit my bleeding had stopped so he said I was having a normal pregnancy. He did an exam and said everything seemed fine, but also told me that my hcg level was 25 which he said was normal for being 3 weeks. I told him that the hospitol said i was at 130 the week before, but he said there is no evidence of that. could he be right? or am I right to think i have had a miscarriage?

  shilo wrote @ December 20, 2010 at 6:01 am

i am 8 weeks pregnant and this past weekend i had some very light spotting and some cramping that comes and goes. The spotting has stopped but the cramping is still present. I went to the er, I’m active duty military and in order to even see an ob doctor i have to go there first, they ransome blood tests and said my hormone levels were good, but didn’t check the baby in anyway and then sent me home. And I am worried, I’ve had two babies prior to this and never had any kind of cramping or bleeding during them.

  Rachel wrote @ December 20, 2010 at 6:27 am

I’m 24yrs old, and pregnant for the 5th time. I have had 4 miscarriages in the past 3yrs (3 I’m the last year). I just had my first set of bloodwork done and the hcg levels show that I’m about 4 weeks pregnant, which seems to be right.
I’ve never made it past 9 weeks, though my doctors cannot find anything definitively wrong. I’ve had blood work done as well as physical exams and there are no problems that they can see.
I’m worried because after intercourse I am having intense pain in my lower back and abdomen, just like with my previous pregnancies. It happens 9 out of 10 times and started about 2 weeks ago. I am worried that this is a symptom of miscarriage.
Other then pain after intercourse I am only having lower back pain which feels muscular. No cramping. And the only bleeding I’ve had was VERY light pink when I wiped about a week ago, and it was only once.
If anyone has any suggestions or has been through a similar situation…or has any thoughts on this, please let me know.
Thank you!

  Rachel wrote @ December 20, 2010 at 6:33 am

I have also had false negative tests from the dollar store…but just to be safe I would call your doctor, as this could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy.

  Gemma wrote @ December 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

I am 28 and 6 weeks 1 day pregnant, it is my first pregnancy. I took my first pregnancy test a week and two days ago and it read ‘pregnant 1-2weeks’.
On Saturday evening (it’s now Tuesday) I started spotting, and am still spotting now. It varies from brown to pinky brown and back to brown again. I went to the doctors yesterday and he tried to send me for a transvaginal scan but the early pregnancy unit won’t do it until I am eight weeks. He arranged a HCG blood test for yesterday and I have another one tomorrow both of which I should get the results for on Friday.
The bleeding does not appear to be getting any worse, it very rarely touches the pad and is just there when I wipe. But nor is it stopping! I still wee alot and felt nauseous this morning. This morning I took another home test and it said ‘pregnant 2-3weeks’. I am so worried I have cried since Saturday night and have already started grieving for this baby. Friday is Christmas eve and my birthday is Boxing day and I just don’t know how I am going to get through it and cope with the not knowing. I have only had tiny minor cramps which I have had since the day before I found out I was pregnant but I can’t feel them most of the time it’s only when I bend occassionally or my jeans are too tight and dig in and it feels a bit kind of tender. Can anyone give me something positive to think because I think by the time I get my scan on Jan 5th I will have cracked up!! :(

  Candace wrote @ December 24, 2010 at 1:01 am

Hello- I am 6 weeks and 2 days ago I had red blood with the size of a pea blood clot. I have had cramping but nothing severe. This is my first pregnancy and was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 years ago so I didn’t even expect to pregnant. My major concern is last night ( after a full day of no cramping and bleeding) I passed a blood clot that looked like a baby leech ( it had in it an egg shaped object). I am completely scared but unable to go to see a doctor. Can anyone with good concrete information please help me.

  Karrah wrote @ December 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I am 6 1/2 weeks pregnant. I have a 3 year old daughter and have had 3 miscarriages within the past 16 months. Yesterday I started spotting light brown discharge, no actual blood. My breast are no longer full and tender and I’m afraid I’m about to miscarry. I have my 1st doc appt on 12/28 and will probably ask for a u/s. My 1st symptoms with my last three miscarriages were loss of breast fullness which was accompanied by cramping and bleeding. Deanna, if u have any insight as to why I was spotting brown stuff (which by the way only happened one time yesterday) that would be extremely helpful. Thank you

  Karrah wrote @ December 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I also forgot to mention, during my last pap, it came back abnormal so my doc did a colposcopy and leep procedure in July, do you think that has anything to do with my miscarriages? Or what is happening to me now?

  lisha wrote @ December 30, 2010 at 9:40 am

hi i am 12 weeks pregnant today…. i had a blood test 2 weeks ago for downsyndrome the doctor called last week to say that the test were all negative for anything like that so it was good… does this mean that my baby still has a heart beat and is growing… i am a first time mum and im a lil concerned should i be?

  Jen wrote @ January 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I have felt all month very nasious dizzy, vomited one morning, thought it was a flu bug but had no other signs of it being so, had cramping, and just felt very different, so i took a pregnancy test 2 weeks ago, even though i had not missed a period it said i wasnt pregnant. Ive had major discharge, and felt like i needed to continually go to the restroom, then yesterday i started my period, it was brown and very dry type blood, no flow, then today it is major bleeding, major cramping, and it has large size blood clots continuously coming out. Should i go to the Dr? Or it this normal? i usually donot expierence this with a period.

  vicki wrote @ January 13, 2011 at 7:17 am

Hi there I’m 6weeks preg. I went for a scan last fri they did an internal scan and cud only c pregnancy sack so after that I strted bleeding brown at first so I didn’t worry to much but then sunday I gt cramps n strted bleeding gt woke up in 3in morning wiv bad cramps n went to the toilet n it was full off blood I gt v scared n went to hospital gt any other scan sac was still there but I’m still bleeding and wiv clots I’ve gt a 3yr old wee boy I only had cramps wiv him wen I was 6weeks but no bleeding I go 4 a scan 2moro but I’m sooo scared plz hlp..

  vicki wrote @ January 13, 2011 at 7:37 am

So I 4gt to add my pads r clean only a few spots n sumtimes nufink at all only wen I wipe there’s blood n now n again in toilet my chest isn’t sore but I feel sick at times been drinking loads of water wat cud it be cud it be wen I gt an internal scan cuz dey hurt me twice wiv it ppllzz help

  Hollie wrote @ January 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Hi. I’m 22 and found out yesterday that i’m approx. 5 weeks pregnant. Last night i had some pinkish discharge when i wiped and i’ve just had alot of brown discharge with a few tiny blood clots. i’ve not had any back pain or cramps, just a bit of a sore tummy. Am i miscarrying?? I’ve got a couple of home tests but when would a negative result show? Any advice appreciated thank you.

  Louise wrote @ January 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Hi, I am a little worried, I did a test 2 days ago and it was positive, (it said 3-4 weeks). But I have woken up this morning to what feels like a normal period, heavy bleeding, really strong cramping!!
Am I miscarrying??? I am only 23 and this is my first pregnancy!!

  Richelle wrote @ January 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Hi I’m 30 years old and my boyfriend and I had sex about a month ago w/out the pill. Went back on the pill so skipped my period the month of December. A few days ago before I was start my week of placebos to start my period i started bleeding. A day later I was having severe cramping and then passed 2 clots with grayish matter in them. Was I having a miscarriage? The cramping is gone and I’m not bleeding as much so I assume the worst is over?

  vicki wrote @ January 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

Louise I wud go to c ur gp r hospital asap I had the same lst wk n found out I missedcarryed on fri but every bodys pregnancy is def but to put ur own mind at ease go gt checked out huni let me knw hw u gt on best of luck love xx

  Raina wrote @ January 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

This site has helped me understand my situation better. I am 12 weeks pregnant and two days ago I noticed red spotting in my underwear and red on the tp when I wiped. I immediately called my doc and he told me to rest. That was it. Anyway the bleeding turned brown after 5 hours, and I continue to have brown discharge when I wipe. I don’t know what all this means, but im just praying for the best b/c I have had a mc before and know what emotional pain it is to go through that. I have a dr appt in two days and I am scarred to death that I will hear bad news, but I am trying to stay positive and enjoy knowing the fact that I was healthy enought to conceive anyway. What God has for you is for you so be thankful and be blessed. Im praying for all of us.

  NervousWreck/NewDaddy wrote @ January 19, 2011 at 1:56 am

Hi friends.
My wife is 36 years old & about 14 weeks pregnant. She has diarrhea & nausea pretty much all day today. I know dehydration is a concern. She’s been drinking fluids to try preventing that. My question & concern is miscarriage. Her stool is mostly green & watery w/ a bit of a white mucas looking discharge. No bleeding or severe pain has occurred. However, I can not help myself from being concerned regardless. Am I worrying for nothing? Please share your thoughts.

  Sarah wrote @ January 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

Just wondering, I’m five weeks along and have been cramping everyday since when my period was suppose to start. Now I haven’t bled at all but the cramping has gotten to a point where sometime’s I double over and can’t breath. And what’s worse is I have had a positive then a negative test. What is going on, am I miscarying?

  viny wrote @ January 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

hi, i have a healthy 5 year old kid n this is my 2 nd pregnancy .m 6 weeks pregnant as of now. during my 1st vaginal ultrasound 2 weeks ago, choriodecidual separation was diagnosed. my doc told me to take folic acid n susten.m on complete bed rest since then. i started bleeding 4 days ago. it started as a dark brown discharge n now its bright red with pea sized clots at times. although it doesn’t fill up my pad but its continuous. i went for another trans vaginal ultra sound 3 days ago. it shows that the baby is growing fine with a heart beat of 112, although the yolk sac is a little smaller than what its size should be . no choriodecidual separation was evident in the 2nd ultrasund. i suffered a lot of pain/cramps/contractins for 12 hrs after the ultrasound. but after that there has been no cramping but the bleeding would not stop. i was given an injection of HVCOG. yesterday my doc has given me trapic 500 (tranexamic acid tablets) to stop bleeding. she has advised to take them thrice a day for three days. i have already taken 5 doses but m still bleeding bright red. please help n explain what to expect? will i be able to pull through this pregnancy? n if i do, will all this medication not affect adversely my baby?
m very worried n confused…. pls HELP!!!

  Judi wrote @ January 20, 2011 at 2:35 am

Hi. I went for my first ob appointment yesterday, 01/18/11 and was told that I should be 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant (based on the first day of my last period) but when the dr did the vaginal ultrasound, she said I was pregnant with twins but they could not find their heartbeats. She immediately scheduled a D&C for later this week. I have had no symptoms of miscarriage, no bleeding or cramping so I am at a loss as to what I should do. Is it possible to have a miscarriage with no symptoms? Should I go through with this D&C even though I do not feel comfortable with it? I’ve been so sad since they told me my babies didn’t have a heartbeat, I can’t seem to stop crying. I am at a loss about what to do and I’m just reaching out for some advice. Please help me.

  honey wrote @ January 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

Hi I’m 7 weeks pregnant and I found out I was pregnant and 5 weeks 5 days after I found out I was pregnant I started bleeding but not for long but there were a few clots so I went for an ultrasouind the next day and they said the baby is still dere but it is too small that I need to come back in 2 weeks wen the baby is bigger…. I am soo scared that if I go back they would be nothing there can somone please reasurre me or tell me if there is a chance the baby may not be there anymore…..

  Jessica wrote @ January 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Hi. I had my period about a week and a half ago, but yesterday i began bleeding again.. its not really like a normal period. it stopped for ahwile but this morning i began bleeding again. I have tiny pains in my pelvic area. could this be a misscarrage? I have taken 3 pregnancy tests and they all turned out negative.

  Jess wrote @ January 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I had a miscarriage 2 months ago. I found out I was pregnant last week. I think I’m about 5 weeks. I’ve had the normal light abdominal cramping, but in the past 2 days I’ve had severe lower back pain. It almost feels like I threw my back out. I’m very scared because with my miscarriage my back hurt and then I started having stronger cramps with bleeding. Is this something that is worrisome??? I can barely pick up my 1 1/2 yr old.

  paula McShane wrote @ January 31, 2011 at 11:52 am

Hello Jess, I had IVF 10 days ago, and have lower back pain for the past 4 days, reading some of the stuff above you do get lower back pain through out pregnancy, but who knows!

  kd wrote @ February 4, 2011 at 8:19 am

I’ve had horrible cramps, so bad I can’t move and I cry, and have been bleeding but not bright red its a dull red and brown color. I couldn’t get to the er lastnight causee the roads were iced and don’t know if I can today, I’m still having horrible cramps and my stomache now also hurts to even be touched or have any pressure on it

  nichola wrote @ February 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

hi i found out i was pregnant on tue then on wed i started spotting, this turned into bright red bleeding, on thur morning i passed what looked like a clot about the size of a 50p (not round but long) after i had lost this clot my blood turned brown (its really watery not like a normal period) by fri tho i was not bleeding anymore, does this sound like a miscarriage, really confused as my doc said they would b able t scan me till i was 7 weeks and i think i was only 4 weeks pregnant

  Megan wrote @ February 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I am six weeks pregnant. The day before yesterday I started brown spotting. It wasn’t very much, and I had read that there wasn’t reason to be concerned unless it was red. So, I wasn’t as concerned. Then, late yesterday afternoon at work, I started spotting red. It again wasn’t very much, but I was now worried. I went home a couple of hours later. The amount increased whenever I went to the bathroom. I also noticed a clot. The bleeding was much less in the night, virtually stopping. However, this morning, the bleeding began again (like a slight drip). I also noticed two strings of tissue. My guess is that I have miscarried, but my doctor won’t confirm it. When I called for an appointment this morning, I was put on hold and then passed around to three different nurses. The last nurse told me that it was worrisome but that it could also be just fine. She told me to keep an eye on the amount of blood flow, and then come for my regularly scheduled appointment in 2 1/2 weeks. That is a long time to not know what is happening, but she assured me that this was the only option. If it is a loss, I would like to start dealing with it. Could things really possibly be ok, or am I just being blown off? Based on family history, there is a possibility of twins, so I also wonder if I could have miscarried one baby. Is it normal to have to wait that long to find out any information?

  Rachel wrote @ February 10, 2011 at 6:39 am

Hi I’m 8 weeks pregnant.I have a doctors appointment next week but until then i am anxious about a few things.I have no symptoms that are obvious.I’m afraid something is not right.I have had no bleeding in the past 8 weeks what so ever but have had a very small amount of discharge.or sometimes no discharge at all. I have slightly sore breasts.they feel like muscle pain.bloated a lot especially after food or water. I eat fruit and veg all the time and drink lots of water.don’t smoke or drink. I also sometimes for very short amounts of time get very mild sickness at all.sometimes I feel very normal and not pregnant.have slight tiredness but I’m always tired anyway.can you give me some reassurances please??

  Beth wrote @ February 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I am haveing some brownish spotting very light to no cramping at all my back hurts a bit I am 6 weeks along and very nervous I hav had 2 blood tests so far 1 was just to confirm the pregnancy the other was because of the spotting which started 5 days ago my first set of #s was 12000ish and my second was 26000ish I need some reassurance.

  Chel wrote @ February 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Hello, I went on friday for a routine ultrasound and i was 11 weeks. today i would have been twelve. the dr said they couldnt find a heart beat and the baby was smaller than it was supposed to be. i was just wondering if it could have been a mistake? someone give me some advice.. email me.

thank you

  Kenia wrote @ February 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I was supposed to be 12 weeks by now. 3 days ago, i was told that the baby had no heart beat. My husband and i could not believe it. We decided to get a second opinion the next day. So we got confirmation that there was no heart beat and the baby only grew up to 9 weeks. I am now starting the bleeding process, though it has been a very emotional time losing a baby that was surely wanted. He/she is in God’s hands and we shall keep going trying.

  Naomi wrote @ February 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Hi! I usually don’t post on websites, but when I came across this one, I thought I might try.
My husband and I have been ttc#1 for 2.5 years, this past year we decided to start infertility treatments to make sure we were both fertile. I had a dye test done in November 2010 and they said that within 3 months, there was a strong possibility that we could become pregnant. Well……in January 2011, our wishes finaly became true!! When I was 5 weeks pregnant, I had light spotting, just a little bit with one wipe, nothing on my underwear, it was a pinkish color, then 6 weeks, I noticed a little bit more. I had my appointment with my OBGYN and said that we will check my HCG levels to make sure it wasn’t ecpotic, when the results came back, it showed 6000 and then 2 days later it was only 8000 (it did not double, but it did go up), I went in for an ultrasound at 8.5 weeks and seen our baby and heartbeat and was told that it was the right size. I am now 10 weeks and noticed light pinkish mucus when I wipe for the last 2 days, just a tiny little bit, then would go away (again not enough to show on my underwear). I know that some spotting is normal, but with my HCG levels tested and not doubling is worrying me that maybe my HCG level are now dropping and causing the spotting. I still free pregnant, sore breasts, extremely tired and nausea. I had a major headache last night, but not sure if that was caused by stress from worrying about this so much. I am trying to relax and get as much rest possible, but I am so scared as my OBGYN said that this might not be a viable pregnancy. I see her next week for my checkup, but any advice from you would be great! Thanks again!

  Naomi wrote @ February 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

Oh and I have had no cramping what-so-ever. Please respond. Thanks, Naomi

  Rachel wrote @ March 1, 2011 at 4:40 am

I posted on this 3 weeks ago.just wanted to share my concerns again. I am now 10 weeks and 4 days along. I have had no bleeding at all but also have had no nausea or morning sickness at all.I am hungry a lot and think I’m urinating a bit more.I’ve had sore breasts from the beginning but they’re getting more sore each day..especially at night.My nipples have gone light brown and more lumpy but not got many symptoms. My waist is tighter. I get very bloated after I have eaten I look nearly 6 months then.I’m worried about a missed miscarriage with the lack of symptoms.I get little amounts of discharge..not loads. Also when I put on my underwear I notice that it is bulging up the my underwear are too tight.

  Cailey wrote @ March 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

Hi. I miscarried on January 2nd of this year. It was my first pregnancy. I had just found out 2 days before that I was pregnant and was working on leaving an abusive boyfriend. They told me I had only been a couple weeks along. And when they released me from the hospital I left state with my family. It’s been 2 months and I’m still having pregnancy symptoms. I don’t know if that’s normal, but my mother who’s a nurse told me my hormones haven’t returned to normal. but until this week i was nauseated almost everyday. i had some very light bleeding last month but it wasn’t a normal period for me. I thought by now the symptoms would have stopped. is it normal to continue having symptoms this long when i was only a couple weeks along? any advice/info would be helpful. thanks

  jo wrote @ March 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Hi ,
In nov last year i miscarried at 9 weeks but baby had stopped growing at 6 1/2 weeks..On saturday just gone I had positive home test, monday morning hubby and I had special cuddles, then at lunch time I had brown spotting which turned red by the next morning, flow was less than my normal period, but also had clear mucus mixed in it. Ive only had some very mild cramping and only on second day, now today which is thursday it has stopped comletely. Im thinking I have miscarried , but hoping really hoping I havent. I still have sore breasts. I am 40 years old and am fit and healthy.

  kcc wrote @ March 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I am just 12 weeks today with my third pregnancy. My first one ended in a miscarriage at 7 weeks. I woke up in the middle of the night and went to the bathroom and as soon as i sat down it started gushing. We rushed the the er and they did an ultrasound and also blood work and told me I had lost the baby. I had no other symptoms that led up to this, no spotting, bleeding, or cramping. It was very shocking, but I got pregnant again shortly after. I had a healthy baby and not once did i have bleeding or spotting. With this new pregnancy I had an ultrasound at 8 weeks and everything was normal. I saw my doctor at 9 weeks and he couldn’t find a heartbeat. He told me that it’s not a concern to not find the heart beat so early on but I insisted he do something. He did the blood test and it came back normal. He also did a pap at this appointment and said there was dried blood on my cervix and my cervix looked irritated. I had some very light spotting for a day after the pap. Since then I had not had any spotting until yesterday. Started out in the morning as pink, then brown, then reddish. I called my doctors after hour number and he told me not to worry unless it gets worse or I have severe cramping. This morning I had no spotting at all and then this afternoon it was reddish again. Im having slight cramping but Im also very gassy and think that has something to do it with. The spotting is small amounts only when I wipe. I just don’t know if I should be concerned or if I should just stop worrying about it. I’m just so unsure because my miscarriage was so straight-forward and with this I have been spotting for two days. Is that normal with a miscarriage?

  kcc wrote @ March 2, 2011 at 11:29 pm

and naomi the levels don’t always double, and around 10-14 weeks your hormones level out so at some point it may even drop small amounts. Try not to be too concerned about the levels. (i know it’s easier said than done!!)

  brittini galloway wrote @ March 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

i skipped my period and two weeks later i came on and ive been on my period for week and two days now. is that normal or not? but i also took a plan b morning after pill back in december could that have anything to do with my period?

  Tina wrote @ March 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hi Deanna,

We have a healthy 5 1/2 yr old boy and have not been taking any precautions for the past three years. On January 31st I woke up early in the morning throwing up. Since then I have had all of the same symptoms that I had the first time including negative hpt’s. On Thursday I had my doctor draw blood for a qualative pt and it came back negative. But last night I threw up again.

I continue to be nauseous, constipated, have slight headaches and dizzeness, sore breasts, increased libido, can not stand the smell of hamburger meat being cooked and overall feel pregnant.

On February 19th I passed a small amount of clotted blood and a large amount of liquid, which has never happened before. Then on February 21st I started my time like clockwork. I normally use tampons but used pads this time since I was experiencing pregnancy symptoms. My time of the month was much lighter and nowhere normal.

What I am wondering is, is this normal or is it possible that I had a miscarriage and the continuing symptoms are due to that?

  meg wrote @ March 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Hi…. I am about 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I had my first ultrasound 2 days ago and they said the size was about 6 weeks or 5 wkd and 5 days and we saw the heart moving. Well that day I started experiencing moderate cramping. That night of the transvaginal Us I had the slightest pink tinged discharge after urinating. I figured it was just from the probe. Well the cramping continued and is equal to my period cramping so I called my Md and have been on bedrest since then. I have experienced intermitten painful cramping since then with no blood. Am I having a miscarriage? Thx

  Mel wrote @ March 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Hello…I am 20 years old..I have a 3 year old daughter & a 4 month old son…In January I was a week late on my menstrual cycle..which never happens..I ignored it as I did get my period..then February I was 10 days late..ignored it…then started a little brown-ish light spotting & didn’t think anything of it other than it was weird that it seemed like my period was ending instead of beginning..for the next 2 days I had light bleeding..then the next day I started getting extremely bad cramps..& when I stood up I had blood just pouring out of I took my tampon out & it just kept coming out & big blood clots as well…I was there for two hours just bleeding…it finally I put another tampon in & a pad & bled through that in less than one hour…today I am bleeding a little but not as bad..not bleeding through clothes or anything but still getting very bad this a possible miscarriage or just caused by delayed period? Should I be concerned? Any information would help..thank you very much!!

  Naomi wrote @ March 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

Hi Deanna,

Remember me? I had posted the end of February. Still no loss of baby which makes me so happy :)

You had mentioned that 10-11 weeks is most common loss time. I just hit my 11 weeks (11 weeks and 1 day) to be exact. So, what do you think my chances are now of miscarriage? I have had no cramping and no more spotting.

I had my appointment yesterday, but they couldn’t find a heartbeat, however they didn’t pry very much and very long because I have a really bad cold and had a little fever, so they didn’t want me to feel more nauseus then I already did. They said that it is hard to find a heartbeat that early with a doppler because the baby is much too small. What do you think? I won’t have another appointment for another 4 weeks, so it kind of sucks I have to wait if there is a heartbeat, when I will be 15 weeks. My OBGYN doesn’t seem to concerned, which I hope is a good thing. How do I know if I miscarried, will I bleed lots and have lots of cramps???

One question that my husband and I really want to know is that we haven’t told family yet…..we were hoping to this weekend because my parents are leaving on a long trip and would mean more to us to tell them in person before they left, then through email. Do you think we should tell close family now? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


  chloe wrote @ March 11, 2011 at 7:59 am

just went through the hardest thing i could have ever been through i was about 9 weeks into my pregnacy when i started to bleed and was doubled over in pain i ended up in hospital having a misscarage and i didnt get any support from my family cause i kept it hidden from my mum and the only person that knew was my dad and a few friends. i cant talk to my mum or sisters about it and my dad couldnt care less he treated me like shit after it happened. im scared that if i try again ill have a misscarage, im scared to tell my family what happened. both my sisters have kids and it was hard to hold them after wards it took a lot not to break down and let them know what happened.

  tina wrote @ March 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

So I had an ultrasound today I’m over 6 weeks and they couldn’t find a heartbeat I’m very worried

  Sabrina wrote @ March 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

About 1 week ago I thought I started my period (monday) regular flow and cramps. Then on wednesday I ended up going to the ER because I was having sharp pains throughout my abdominals and pelvic region, and they round nothing and all they gave me was pain medicine for the stomach pains. But I am still having sharp pains throughout and now the flow is VERY HEAVY more so than any other period I’ve had this late into my cycle.. There is a lot of clotting/ discharge when I urinate, the toilet is bloody and an amount of the clotting always comes out. but for the past few days the pain has been so bad I can barely get out of bed. I am not sure if it is a miscarriage or a really bad menstral cycle?

  kendra wrote @ March 13, 2011 at 1:39 am

I’m supposed to be 12 weeks yesterday, the ultrasound showed the baby died n didn’t grow past 7.5 weeks. I’m still waiting to miscarry and its been awful waiting. Why has it taken so long to expel itself? When I had my first miscarriage in september I bled right away with all the miscarriage symptoms. I still feel pregnant and have bleeding off and on. Not enough to soak a pad though….why is it taking so long? Its bad enough, but to sit around and wait is unbearable!

  worrier jac wrote @ March 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

i am 5 weeks and terrified of having an ectopic or a miscarriage. I’ve had two healthy pregnancies in the past but this one feels really different. i have cramps, they aren’t bad and do go away.. sore boobs, tired… other than that NO symptoms at all! please give me a little hope? i know i may just be a worry wort. it also feels weird in my ovaries.. normal? my appt. isn’t until April….

  Kate wrote @ March 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Hello. I”m 20 years old. I haven’t had my period in 2 and a half months which worries me because I am ALWAYS regular. I have a few pregnancy symptoms like sore nipples, light cramping, and fatigue but I know these can be common with periods, too. I have taken multiple at home pregnancy tests, two at the doctor, and all are negative. I went to get checked out at the gyno and she said my uterus felt “slightly swollen” and I am now scheduled for an ultrasound next week. I am worrying this to death. Is it possible for me to be or have been pregnant and tests to come back negative even in what would be a 2 1/2 month along pregnancy?

  em wrote @ March 23, 2011 at 12:35 am

HI there…I just want to say that your website is excellent and it has really calmed me down a lot. I am 11 weeks along this week. I had bleeding at 6wks and had an ultrasound and saw the fettle pole beating which was great. I had bleeding again at 9 weeks and was sent for a blood test x2. I am still waiting for one of the results (from 2 weeks ago!!!) one of the results has a level of 85, 600 hcg which I read online was good for 9 weeks.
I am constantly stressing like many others that I have read on this site. At the moment I am waiting for my 12 week scan. I am praying that everything is ok. What do you think?

  Lola wrote @ March 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Thank you.

  lizzy wrote @ March 28, 2011 at 2:16 am

hi it so good coming acros this website,its been meant to be 10weeks acording 2 my LMP however i had a scan lastweek which says im 6weeks,this cud be as a result of my irregular cycle.i have been having dark brown discharge for 2weeks whi

  lizzy wrote @ March 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

this is stil lizzy writing….the dark brown discharge had tiny bits of clot n i saw it most times when i wipe,however in d last 2days i eperience red discharge when i wipe n hav very mild cramping,iv lost al d symptoms of pregnancy n d last scan which i had last week pshowed a gestation sac but no fetal really woried as i dont knw if im miscarrying or hav miscarried already.this is my first due for another scan in 4weeks.the wait is unbearable as i do not knw my oate,but i trust God all the same.plese reply.thank you so much… wrote @ March 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

my boobs were huting so i took a hpt last week n it was + well two days a pasted a small clot it wasnt red or pink almost gray/lil brown.. no bleeding no cramping just a lil lower back pain..did i have a miscarry? or could i still be pregnant ty jw wrote @ March 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

(two days ago) i pasted the clot

  gloria wrote @ March 29, 2011 at 9:45 am

hi how are ya,
Its my first pregnancy and according to the doctor Im 5 1/2 weeks, i have no mourning sickness but Im scared because it feels like warm right where my uterus is and i get a few cramps, I pee alot now and im not that hungry.
Like i said its my first baby and im really scared, its the warm feeling normal?
thank you

  Steph wrote @ March 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I just started ortho tri cyclen low birth control pills
i been off the pill for over 3yrs and then I was only on it for three months never bleed between periods
i stared the first sunday after my last period on day 16 I began to bleed dark brown and red blood I went to the hospital he urine pregnacy test was neg. my perod never last more than 5 days its now 7 days im still cramping and bleeding please help scared 30yr old

  Beth wrote @ March 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I really appreciate this site, it is so helpful! I still want to ask a question though. I am 7 weeks 4 days and had very light bright red bleeding when I wiped. That was about 6 hours ago and I haven’t had any since, and have no pain or cramping. When I was just 5 weeks pregnant I passed big clots and have had brown bleeding after that. I got an u/s at 6 weeks 2 days and we heard a heartbeat and they said not to worry abt the brown bleeding. The past 7 days or so I have had barely any nausea, and I had it daily before. My breasts are still VERY tender though. Should I worry about the light bright red spotting and call my doctor? Fyi, the clots came the day after I went running. I stopped running and exercised for the first time last night and just walked, and today I had the bright red bleeding. Shld I call dr or wait till my scheduled appt in 2 weeks to bring it up? Thanks!!

  Angie wrote @ April 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I thought that I was 5 weeks pregnant. I took a home pregnancy test and it was positive. Four days later, I started spotting at work. It was pinkish and then got darker. I called my doctor and they told me to go to an Urgent care center. They did a pregnancy test at the urgent care and it was positive there as well. They told me to go to the ER if the bleeding got worse. It got worse that evening and in the morning we went to the ER. They did blood work at the ER and said that I was not pregnant and that the bleeding was my period. I am having a hard time understanding why I had 2 positive pregnancy tests. We also had been trying to get pregnant and I knew when I should have been getting my period. This just confuses me. Please help!

  Stacey wrote @ April 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I found this website while scanning for info on a miscarriage I more than likely had 2 days ago. It was my first pregnancy no pregnancy symptoms when I found out only indigestion. for 2 weeks I had slight cramping no bleeding (which I considered to be “growing pains”) tender breasts. When I was 5wks I started to have light bleeding when you wipe. That day I saw my Dr, which scheduled me for blood tests. That evening I started bleeding heavily filled a couple of pads in 2 days time with no cramping and no blood clots etc. I put myself on bedrest for 2 days, and on Sunday the bleeding stopped so I went out of town since I had been warned of the signs I may experience. I was tired of laying in bed too. Sunday and Monday there was no bleeding, and had heard from my Dr. on Monday that my Hcg levels didn’t look good. Friday HCG levels were 200 (which they said was an early pregnancy due to the levels, but I know for sure I was already 5wks) and Sunday before I left out of town they were at 70. I knew that I had probably miscarried due to the blood. Then Tuesday headed back home I started to have slight bleeding only when you wipe, and horrible cramps. My Dr. has me scheduled to come back in on Wednesday to see what may be going on. PS finally feeling a little better after taking 2 ibuprofen, so I thought I would share my story with others and maybe get some of your input. I am hoping we are not going to be told it is an ectopic pregnancy the fact that it was miscarriage was hard enough.
Also the Dr. stated they wanted to do HCG levels weekly why would they want to do this if they have already concluded it as a miscarriage? Any thought?

  jasmine wrote @ April 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm

hello, i think i am having a miscarriage, i am bleed loads and these cramps and killing me, they really hurt, it stated this morning???

  Stacey wrote @ April 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Follow up!! I saw my Dr on Wednesday, and my with my HCG levels I was told that it was a miscarriage. It is hard to deal with, but we will continue trying. I’m not sure if I mentoned it, but I am a 26yo and my husband is 43yo we are using clomid due to fertility issues as it is. Well, I will continue to place posts on her to give progress and hope to other ladies out there.

  Priscilla wrote @ April 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Hi, I literally found out about two weeks ago that may be pregnant. I’ve taken for at home pt and they have all been positive. Ive never been pregnant before so I’m not sure what its suppose to feel like but I’ve had all the symptoms that most people experience during pregnancy. Plus the fact that four test have all been positive. But I very little slight brownish fluid, no heavy amounts of blood. My boyfriend (he is older and has a 4 year old and he says I should be fine). My best friend, mother of two, said it may be bad and I needed to go to the er. Should I be worried? Do I need to go to the er?

  Amanda wrote @ April 13, 2011 at 1:48 am

Hi, I’m 9 or 10 weeks pregnant.. I found out about a month or so ago, pretty early. At first I had all normal symptoms; breast growth and tenderness, random mild cramps, hard time eating, fatigue, head aces, weird moods, morning sickness.. well with me it was mostly really bad nausea and to help I had to make my self through up because my body doesn’t force it, hasn’t for years. Anyways all my symptoms completely stoped about a week and a half ago and I’ve had some very very mildly the last couple days.. this evening my body forced me to through up twice with in 30 mins.. and I’ve had mild back pain and very strong abdomen pains and cramping for the last 5 or 6 hours, no bleeding.. I’m very scared these could be signs of a miscarriage.. what is your opinion? :/

  Cher wrote @ April 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

Been ttc baby number 2 for 6 months and was happy to get a faint positive 1 day after missed period. A week later started bleeding like a period. However, no pain, no cramps, some clots. Doc just said do another pg test in a weeks time and another doc took first morning urine the next day after bleed. I did a pg test on day of bleed and was fainter positive. Day 7 now, bleeding has gone. Could I still be pg or was that a miscarriage. Going to do another test in the morning and get results of urine test from docs… I must add pregnancy symptoms appeared to have vanished 2-3 days before the bleed.

  Maz wrote @ April 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I’m 10 weeks tomorrow. I’ve been experiencing on off spotting for nearly 3 weeks now. Started when I was 7 weeks as a brown discharge. I was referred to have an emergency ultrasound and everything appeared to be fine, and was shown the heartbeat flicker. I was told that I had a pocket of blood trapped behind the sack, so I could experience more of the brown discharge.
The next day I had some fresh, bright red blood when I wiped. I just put it down to having an internal ultrasound.
After a few days I got more brown discharge, which wasn’t a surprise. But for a few days now, I’ve had some fresh blood again. It’s never much, and I only really notice it when I wipe. I had a sharp pain last night in my groin, achey joints and quite a bad headache. So I went to see my Dr today who referred me to have another ultrasound. But I’ve got to wait until Monday. I’m really worried and I hate all this waiting around.
This is my second pregnancy, and I’m not used to any of this as my first pregnancy was so straight forward.

  arthur wrote @ April 15, 2011 at 3:44 am

wife had a miscarrage at 20 weeks and i would like to know when can we start again

  ashley wrote @ April 15, 2011 at 5:06 am

Hi, im not positive if i am pregnant, but i will list my symptoms and the things that have been happening and hopefully you will be able to give me some peace of mind. I had a miscarriage around june/july last year. We did not really try again until recent months. My last period began march 4th 2011. 18 days after the end of my period, i began having brown spotting. The next day i went to the ER and they gave me another urine test (took one the night i began spotting) and it was negative. They assured me i was fine and just haveing an early period. It is now april 15th, and the brown spotting has continued from when it began til currently with no cramping or pain. The only slightly concerning thing was small clots and i guess the best way i can explain it is sometimes looks like dirt particles when i use the rest room. Tonight i began to have mild cramping and backpains and the brown spotting turned to red (not so much spotting, just when i wipe) im only 18, And i just cant bring myself to test again because im afraid of the results. Ever since the spotting began, ive stopped doing anything that could potentially harm a fetus if i am infact pregnant. The ER refused to do a blood test, and i cant get an appointment with my doctor soon. Ive had no morning sickness, but have had occasional nausea, headaches, have been slightly more tired and pretty bloated (i am pretty skinny and the bloating is very obvious) when i expected my period, i just continued to spot and never had a normal flow like i usually do. The red blood and slight cramps and back pain is what alarmed me and the fact my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage terrifies me as to what this could be, although when i experienced my miscarriage i was curled up in a ball for hours in unbearable pain and passing large clots. I would love to hear your insight into what could possibly be going on with me, as im very paranoid individual and this has deeply concerned and also kind of saddened me. Im praying this doesnt end in muscarriage though. Looking foward to hearing your thoughts on this matter. Your responses to others have eased my mind a little although im still preparing myself for the worst. Thank you in advance. -Ashley

  Rosie wrote @ April 18, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’m just 9 weeks pregnant and this is my first pregnancy. At 6 weeks (4 days after positive pg test) I start spotting light brown. This had progressed to dark red spotting, bright red blood/spotting and thicker dark red spotting. Its been three weeks now and one week since the bright red bleeding started. Its enough for me to wear a pad for the spots but usually it just comes out when I go for a wee. I’ve had 3 scans due to the bleeding becoming heavy with clots the last one being 4 days ago. Everything has check out fine each time with the foetus growing as it should, strong heart beat, nothing unusual on my blood and urine tests and my cervix closed with no concerns. I’ve been told there is a chance of miscarriage but also it could just be “one of those things”. Its been 3 weeks now and I’m in some weird limbo. I want this baby but can’t get excited. I hate going to the toilet as I know I’ll see blood. Everyday I’m waiting for cramps to start. Its a horrible feeling. I’m trying to be hopeful but I can’t understand how 3 weeks bleeding (and counting) could not mean the worst? Any ideas??

  jasz wrote @ April 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm

ummm okayyyyyyy ii kno ii ova worked mii self alot butt idk what caused it hell

  Chandni wrote @ April 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Where exactly are these cramping pains you are talking about because i had very bad back pains had to lie down my body temp was high feeling very hot but these pains were in my back.could this be misscarriage

  lisha wrote @ April 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I was wondering could any body help me. I have a irregular period and I havent had one in 4 months.Lately I have been having pregnancy symptoms and really thought I was pregnant alot of sharp pain in lower abdomen. I threw up alot and one day I threw up blood so I went to the ER. they didn’t do a pregnancy test cause I was on the pill. They did a pap and pressed on my abdomen alot, then they gave me morphine for pain and was dehydrated and got fluid. the next day I took a Pregnancy Test and it had a faint positive line, later that day I started bleeding bright red with some clotting with a continuous ache not sharp in lower abdomen could I be miscarrying or was I pregnant at all please help TTC for 5 years.

  Lola wrote @ April 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

hi im lola i have already had i miscarriage my ex he was abusive physically emotionally and sexually and i think thats why i lost our baby i am a mum to a beutiful three year old its her birthday today well lately i have been feeling a bit ify like i did before i lost my other child and yesterday i got hit over the head with a brick and i am suffering i am just terrified it harmed the baby please help i cant lose another one

  laurel wrote @ April 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

really worried
this is my third ppregnancy, the second ended in a miscarriage
i did some work which involved bending over ans a bit strenuous yesterday and from last night i started feeling a pull under there now today i pass light blood should i be worried it’s another miss carriage.

  Tina wrote @ April 25, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hey I’m 7 weeks pregnant but on Saturday night ii woke up ta bright red blood and clots I phoned the out of hours doctors ta which he phoned bacl and said cauae I had no pain I had nothing to worry about and that I could still be pregnant but I’m worried have my first midwifes appointment on Wednesday do I wait until then or go ta the docs

  Lee-Anne wrote @ April 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Hey guys,

This is my first pregnancy and I’m really worried ATM.. For the past 2-3 days, everytime I wipe there will be either a bit of dark brown mucus, or really light brown mucus, this all started after having intercourse… I’ve had brown mucus before but not for very long

Am I experiencing a miscarrage?

Ps. I’m going for a scan next week to find out how far I am

  shae wrote @ April 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I found out I was pregnant about 2 weeks ago(now 7 weeks) at 6 weeks I started to spot brownish blood which eventually turned red. I went to the er and my hcg levels were checked and I also had a vaginal ultrasound. My doctor told me that I would probably miscarry in the next 2 or 3 days. It is now a week later and I am still bleeding, not heavy enough for a pad only a panty liner and I am having period cramps that last about 15 or 20 seconds every now and then. But 2 days ago I passed a clot that wasn’t bloody just clear with a string of blood attatched. Do you think it was the baby? I still haven’t passed any large clots. Please help:(

  Jordan wrote @ April 26, 2011 at 6:16 am

Hello! I had unprotected sexual contact three weeks ago. And then two weeks ago I had a situation happen in which the condom broke. I took plan b withon twelve.hours of this happening. Last week i woke up with intense lower left back pain. i took a pregnacy test that was faintly positive. At this point i was having pregnacy symptoms such as brest tenderness. That night i took two more tests and they were negative. My back pain, nausea, and random dizziness were all still occuring. I took another test that next morning, the day i was supposed to start my period and it was negative. The next day i began bleeding. Not heavily, but it was very strange looking. Wen i would go to the rest room it would drip, in long strands out of me and it was very dark blood. I only bleed like thos from a day and a half. Then i just had brown spotting. does it sound like i miscarried? Why would my bleeding last such a short amound of time? What is the likely hood i am pregnant. Why wpuld my first test appear positive but then ones after show up negative? would the Plan B have affected any of this? Thank you for your help, i hope you respond quickly.

  Amanda wrote @ April 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

I had unprotected sex on the 3rd of this month, I started my period on the 19th but it only lasted about 2 days. I then started bleeding this morning. I am not having severe pains or cramps, but am i miscarrying or am i pregnant and the bleeding is normal?

  Caroline wrote @ April 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

Thankyou so much for producing this website. Plenty of people have told me not to worry but the detail you go into has really put me at ease. This is my first so obviously worrying is a huge part of my day to day now and at the moment I am experiencing brown spotting and some cramping which goes on for about 5mins then stops for the rest of the day. I am monitoring it though just in case.

Thankyou so so so much!!!! xx

  Natty wrote @ May 4, 2011 at 6:55 am


I had some brown spotting yesterday all day, after a pelvic exam. I called my doctor and they had me come in for an ultrasound. I was supposed to be 5w5d (i am pretty sure of these dates because I had an IUI). The sac measured 5 weeks exactly and my HcG level was 2,000. The doctor didn’t seem too worried, they didn’t see a fetal pole yet, but they said it might be too early.

They also did another pelvic exam last night and obviously a transvaginal ultrasound.

This morning I woke up and had dark red blood in my urine and on the tissue paper. I haven’t had anything in the way of severe cramps yet (just a mild backache) Should I prepare for the worst? Could all of this spotting/bleeding be from the pelvic exams? I didn’t have any before them.


  Helen robonson wrote @ May 5, 2011 at 6:24 am

I had a missediscarriage in november i was 10 weeks pregnant amd the whole process was distrssing ad at 8 weeks i had a scan amd all was okthen when i went at 14 weeks for a scan i was told it had died. Anyway i found out last week im pregnant i will be 6 weeks on sunday. I am in spain at the moment visiting my mum and last sunday noticed brown discharge when i wipe. This has been the case for five days now i have had a sanitary pad on and there is never amything on it. Its obly when i wipe. Yesterday when i had a bowel mpvement i wiped doen below and it was dark red blood but after i haf wiped a few times it had gone. Anuway on having a bowel movement todau the same has happened again. I have had mild lower back pain and a little pain on mu abdomen but nothong really bad. Im so so confused as its back brown now and only when i wipe. I cant do much as im out here in spain but cant help but worry. I already hacr a beaitiful 3 yr old boy but really hoping this is not another miscarriage. Please help. Helen x

  caroline wrote @ May 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I started bleeding brown blood on saturday and after a visit to the gp was told it was a threatend miscarrige. Since then i have had 48 hourly hcg lvl which have slowly risen, not quiet doubling but at a good rate, they have dated me as 3-5 week. I am due a scan in tusday. However today i have light-modertate cramping, bleeding red although it is diluted as in liek a discharge and passing small clots. My hcg lvls were tested today. Does this sound like a miscarrige? Ive been told that if it is there is really nothing much they can do and just to wait till tuesday.

  Paola wrote @ May 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Thank you for this wonderful website. I am 7 weeks and half pregnant. I have been spotting on and off with strange back pains. Two weeks ago I had a vaginal and regular ultrasound and everything looked fine. This is my third pregnancy and previous pregnancy I had a PPROM at 19 wks. After 4 months of hospital bed rest I had my miracle baby.
This afternoon I saw drops of water on my panties as I used to see on my previous pregnancy. Could it be a PPROM again? I have an appointment with my OB on Monday, should I wait?

Thanks for your prompt response

Blessings to all,


  Melissa wrote @ May 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Hi I was hoping you could help me. I’ve had pregnancy symptoms since 18th of April. My first sign was sore nipples when I normally get sore breasts during mensus. So I’ve been waiting to test.the morning I was going to test I had blood on my underwear. I wore a pad and by end of day there wasn’t alot like normal period. That night I had intense cramping hurt like labor pains just for 30 mins. Next day less blood and stopped by afternoon went 36 hrs with just a little spotting on panyliner. Then starting bleeding again after work the next evening mild cramping for 30 mins. Now its still spotting only for pantyliner. I have no symptoms anymore those disappeared the day before I was going to test. Since Monday i have had headaches and today alittle nausea. Took PG test came back negative. Blood clot one slimy red not clotty looking. Did I miss carry early or did I have intense implant bleeding I heard some women have some intense. Im 30 and have a five year my younger days I had two miscarriages …I bleed alot more, and threw up and diahrrea….can u help? Plz and thank u God bless!

  meme wrote @ May 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm


I wanted to ask a question. I am pretty sure I am pregnant. Since the 18th of April I have had symptoms mainly nipples sore and usually during my mesus i get sore breasts not nipples and mine were sore to just brush against. a day before I was going to test it seems symptoms disappeared. The morning I was going to test early.. I woke to bleeding… so i used a pad I didn’t have to change all day… it was red but not much… then later that night i had severe cramps like labor pain just for 30 mins or so. The next morning only had spotting for half a day… for next 36 hours i didn’t have much except some spotting on pantyliners. Later that evening during work I could feel leakage…and i started bleeding again but went back to spotting wednesday and then now its only when i wipe. I had one clot yesterday just slimy and red, im not sure if I miscarried. All i have now is sever headaches since monday on and off.. neck pain, and little blood when i wipe. I have had misscarriages before and it was different… lots of blood, diarreha , and throwing up both times.. my doc is out till monday and i don’t know if i should test when i stop bleeding? Can you help with any advice. I have fibromyalgia as well so not sure if that would make implantation bleeding worse .. i have heard of other women who have had heavy painful implantation. I just didn’t know if that is rare. Please if you have any insight. Thanks God Bless

  amber wrote @ May 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I am about 18 weeks pregnant and I dont hardly ever eat im never hungry and I am loosing weight. I dont feel the baby move at all and from what i read i should be.. and i just dont feel pregnant any more?? Im kinda worried about it

  Heidi wrote @ May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I am now 6w pregnant with my very first pregnancy. The symptoms were quite noticeable from the start: Major fatigue, sore and hard breasts, some cramping, only in the mood for certain foods, bloated, etc. Now, over the past few days my symptoms have severely lightened: No cramping, fatigue is more mild (I don’t need to go to bed at 8pm anymore), breasts are still a little sore but not hard like they were, no bloating, feeling great actually. I did start with a little bit of nausea, but I think it’s mostly from taking my prenatal vitamin.

Is my loss of symptoms something to get worried about? I know symptoms come and go, but mine so far have only slowly “gone” and not come back.

Thank you for your help. :)

  Megan wrote @ May 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

I am 41 yrs. old and currently 4 weeks pregnant. I have had 5 successful pregnancies, but over the past 2 yrs. have had 2 miscarriages. I’m obviously very nervous this time around. My question is, is it normal to pass some ‘whitish’ colored tissue, or is that a sure sign of a pending miscarriage? I have no spotting, but I do have some lower back pain. I still feel nauseous off & on. I’m concerned because my other miscarriages started with passing tissue also. I’ve found that most web sites only talk about passing tissue with clots, but none really mention/describe what I am experiencing. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  Caroline wrote @ May 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Just an update, mine was in fact a mc.:9 Booked in for a d&c this friday as it hasnt passed.

too good for this world, now and angel looking down

  Alice wrote @ May 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Hi Deanna,

Thanks so much for this website. I am 40 years old, mother of a 19 month old boy, and 7.5 weeks pregnant. I have taken two at-home tests that came back positive. I have been having some light spotting for about a week now. Today it got somewhat heavier and redder, with some light cramping and some clotting (several clots over several hours, maybe pea sized). Not enough to need a maxi pad. I haven’t been having the sore breasts and utter exhaustion o had with my first pregnancy. I am slated to see my ob on Tuesday, but I don’t know how to wait that long, I’m so worried. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

  bunny wrote @ May 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

i am 5 weeks and 4 days along, i started bleeding lightly after intercourse with my partner. the 4 days ago i went to the toilet in the morning and blood was dripping out. been bleeding since and doctors taken bloods for my hcg levels on wednesday and they were 11. having next lot of bloods tomorrow to see if im still pregnant or if ive misscarried again i had a delayed misscarriage in jan of this year.

  Priscilla wrote @ May 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Hi Deanna

I really hope to hear from you …. I found out I was pregnant on april first 2011, which would make me 10 weeks pregnant now… I got pregnant by IVF, I have polysystics ovairies. I have been having some bleeding since the begining of my pregnancy. once after a bowel movement, a couple of weeks later I bleeded after an orgasm, and this last time I had a little more stress than the usaual, and I began bleeding again. Everytime I bleed it lasts for less than five minutes, but I pass some blood cloths. After my first two bleeding incidents I went to see my doctor, and he told me not to worry and that the baby was fine. But this time I am waitng to go see my doctor and I am wondering If I could of miscarried. I bled for about 8 minutes, passed a few grape sized blood cloths, sorry for the info but I ran my fingers through the blood to see if I could see the baby, which I didn’t. and then the bleeding stopped as quickly as it had started. I felt no pain at all, not even a cramp. I put a pad incase and didn’t even drip once on it. The bleeding didn’t come back since. I am still feeling morning sickness and have sore breasts. I also discovered a bump in the hole of my cervix, I will have to let my doc know about this too, I think it is a polyp. Do polyps bleed ? could it be the polyp bleeding ? and is my baby is okay ?

thankyou for taking the time the answer me.

  lexie wrote @ May 20, 2011 at 1:15 am

Dear Deanna,
I’m super worry at this moment since this is my first pregnancy.
My situation is: My LMP was March 30th. roughly the third week of April i’m started having mild, dull lower back pain accompanied by sore tender breasts that didn’t go away. around the end of April (1 day before my regular period) i experienced this weird 2 days bleeding. very light pink (only there when i wipe) and super heavy bright red with clots the second day and completely gone the 3rd day. this is odd compare to my regular period that last 4to5 days. and i have the urge to use the restroom more often around the first week of May. my breasts are sore and tender this entire time, light headache and my lower backache come and go throughout the day. I changed my bra size from 32 to 34 (36 some days) to avoid feeling suffocated and tightness and i feel bloated and was having a weird feeling when wearing my seatbelt because of the lower strap that goes over my lower abdomen (this feeling went away lately). and now my regular period is schedule to start May 20th, but i got this weird bleeding starting the 18th. It was super light brown and pinkish as the day progresses for the first day. the 2nd day, it got heavier (bright red with small clots) (but not as heavy as my regular period would usually get). i had to use the thick pad, but only changed 3 times for the entire 2nd day (today is the second day). I do not have any cramps or abdominal pain for both times i bled. but just lower backache and sore breasts with bad headache.
I took 2 pregnancy tests at the 4th week of April before the weird 2 days bleeding and they came out Negative. because i kept having the feeling i am pregnant, i tried the pregnancy test again the end of the first week of May and it was also Negative. I really want to know what this bleeding is and see if i am pregnant, Please Please help me for the time being, I’m worry sick right now and my apt to see the Dr. is Wednesday May 25th. And if in case i am not pregnant then why is my bleeding not normal? i have never had this weird period bleeding episode before. and i never get cramps/backaches/sore tender breasts when i’m on my monthly period.

Thank you for your help in advance,

  ashley wrote @ May 21, 2011 at 6:32 am

Hi, I’m twenty years old and my husband and I had sex when my period ended on the 7th of may. We are ready for childeren and the condom broke, I took plan b. Yesterday at work I had slight cramping, and very intense bleeding. I’ve never seen so much, and it almost had a powdery look to it. I had many clots ranging from nickel to dime size. If you could please email me with any information. I’m so worried.
Thank you, ashley.

  kaala wrote @ May 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

i am between six n seven weeks and have been ok no bleedin but slight crampin. But all of sudden yeaterday evening i started bleedin it wassnt enough to feel a pad it was dark thn became bright an i passed a blood clot and it look like one i have passsed when i was on my period . N the bleedin is just when i whip an has gotten lighter since yesterday… Does that mean i have misscarried???

  lizzy29 wrote @ May 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I had my last period on 18 april 2011, i had unprotected intercourse on my 12th day friday 29th april 2011 and he ejaculate inside me, i know i read sperm can live up to 5days. I did a ovulationn test on monday 2nd may 2011 and there was a line and today wednesday 4th may 2011 but there was no line, so i must of ovulated the ova day.Ive been aving weird sensations and pain cramps in my uterus/abdomen and feeling contispated today wednesday 4th may 2011 aswell. Do u think i could be pregnant.

i was supposed to be due on 20th may, but the week up to 20th my breasts starting hurting quite alot more than normally. On saturday 21st i did HPT and it was negative. On sunday, monday and today i had lil lght brown bleed only on tissue, it was just like bits splattered, only wen i wiped. I noticed a drk reddish brown clot and lil bits of drk blackie colour aswell. My breasts stil hurt abit aswell. Any advice………….!

today 25 may my af was quite heavy and still had drk clots and blackish. But i also had someit drop on the toilet basin, so i got some toliet tissue paper to pick it up and it was like drk reddish clot and wiped the blood off and it was like white see through thick skin/ or cud it be tisssue ??

  confused wrote @ May 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm

hi, i have a qeustion….what does it mean when you bleed a hole lot one day then no bleeding next day bleed bleed bleed and tons of cramp i feel like im dieing?

  Heather wrote @ May 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

Hi, I’m 25 years old and my husband and I have been trying for 3 months and have now conceived. We had our first ultrasound last week and the baby measure 6 weeks 3 days and had a heartbeat of 153 bpm. The doctor said everything looks great. I have had normal pregnancy signs to include: breast soreness, fatigue, frequent urination and slight nausea (no sickness) … but last night I was sitting on the couch and had pretty bad cramping in my lower abdomen that lasted for about 20 minutes or less. Then last night while I was sleeping I woke up and had an odd sensation in my stomach, like a stabbing aching pain (not like cramps) that was gone when I woke up this morning. I have had a “missed miscarriage” almost a year ago and never had any bleeding or signs of miscarriage except for losing all pregnancy symptoms previous to my US that showed the baby had stopped growing and no longer had a heartbeat. I am concerned that something is wrong although everything seemed normal at my last appointment. I just don’t want to lose another baby as my husband and I are very excited. Any advice? Thank you so much in advance. -Heather

  Jennifer wrote @ May 29, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I should be about 12 weeks pregnant but about 16 days ago I was told that I was going to miscarry this baby. I have no symptoms of a miscarrige. I have no bleeding or cramping. I have slight pinkish discharge after intercourse but I was told that is normal. Could the doctors be wrong and nothing is wrong with this pregnancy?

  Corky wrote @ May 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This is the best information I’ve seen on miscarriage and I mean even in babybooks.
I’ve been worried about mc as my first pregnancy ended in one and have been stressing about any ach and pain I have this now- I’m now 9weeks3says…
Still a few weeks to GØ till I chill out lol 2weeks 4days- but have my scan two days after…
Just praying that my little babe is there… Stresss stress streasss… Anyways.. Good luck all you babymamas to be and don’t forget you TTCers babydust girlies 

  ashley wrote @ June 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I am 7 wks 2 days today and I have been very about 5 weeks I had some brown discharge that didn’t last too long, but of course it scared me! My symptoms also change day my boobs will be real sore, the next just tender. One day ill feel sick, the next I’m this normal? I go for my first ultrasound at 9 week. Deanna please email me! My dr said that the discharge was normal. I’m just ready to see my little babyy..

  Sam wrote @ June 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

hi, i am only sixteen years old. i lost my virginity about a month ago. I hadnt even thought about telling him to use a condom. I thought i was alright. But when i was supposed to get my period i only bled lightly like light pink for three days. i thought it could have been my period because ive never had a normal period. but now im concerned because im having signs of pregnacy. and have continued to be sexually active. should i stop? And should i tell the guy i think i might be pregnant?

  tia wrote @ June 4, 2011 at 10:45 am

i’m not sure how far along i am because i haven’t had my dr. appointment yet but i missed 2 periods and had a pregnancy test that was positive. I estimated myself to be 10-16 weeks. i was starting to feel what i thought was movements but today i noticed some pinkish/brownish spotting but only when i wipe but not enough to soak a pad though, in fact i don’t need a pad just yet, could i be having a miscarriage or am i not really pregnant? i’m so terrified.

  Jacqui Messer wrote @ June 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Hi, I found out a week ago that I am six weeks pregnant. I have no idea what any of my symptoms mean and can’t help but stress. My partners mother had 2 miscarriages (amongst 11 healthy children) and my mother had none. I have been reading website after website to stop me stressing about some symptoms.
I do not have morning sickness. I have started to dribble alot when I am sleeping. I have veins on my boobs which keep going from dark to light. I stress every time I can’t see them. I have been getting light pink spotting from time to time, it is never heavy enough to need a pad. The most severe cramps that I have felt have been no worse than period pain. My HCG hormone levels were at 18,500 at 5 weeks, 3 days. I have had one ultra sound and we could not see the baby. She told me that this could be because it is still too young. I’m going to be a young mum at just 19, but I’m mature enough to handle this. I already feel so protective of my baby and I don’t want anything to hurt it. Is everything ok? What do you think. Please email me at

Thanks, Jacqui.

  Tiff wrote @ June 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm

So i Had sex then my mom took me to get on the shot and my mom told the doctor that i have not has sex in over two years so they didnt test me but i fet pregnant and then a few weeks after i got the shot i woke up with this weird thing and it was really bloody, and now i keep having old blood… and crazy bad cramps did i have a niscarriage? please help thank you:)

  morgan wrote @ June 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

my last normal period ended on the 18th of may, on the 19th i had unprotected sex and took a morning after pill on the 21st (within 48hrs), everything was ok until the 26th when i felt a little bloated, then on the 28th i started having light brown discharge which continued to get darker and darker throughout the whole of last week, i now have mild achyness in my lower abdomen and back and feel like there is a lot of pressure under my ribs, i saw the gp about this and they told me nothing about the dicharge but said that the pain under and around my ribs is to do with excess acid in my stomach. since this i have had a tiny blood clot and a lil bit of red blood but it has turned back into blacky brown again, saw another doctor today who cant tell me much until i do a pregnancy test, but im not sure it would show up anyway as with both my children i didnt show on the test until i was 6 weeks, i can only be about 3+ weeks if i am, do you think this sounds like a miscarriage? i have had a few sick feeling spells and some dizzyness but with both previos pregnancies i didnt experience any symptoms until around 6 weeks which is when i became violently ill please help, thankyou : )

  Jo wrote @ June 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hi there I am 5 weeks and 6 days (I think!) but was feeling sick last week and metal taste in mouth last week but this week…. nothing. Slightly sore breasts and that is it. I have had quite painful cramping for around 4 or 5 days now in tummy and lower back but no bleeding? Do you have any advice? Thanks

  Lyndsay wrote @ June 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I’ve been having some weird feelings in my stomach the past few days and then yesterday I woke up to brown blood. It has since turned red and is slow but now I’m having pain in my hypogastric region. I’m worried because I’m on the depo shot and haven’t been having any bleeding at all. Do you think I should go to the doctor? Please and thank you.

  erin wrote @ June 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Hi Deanna,

This is my first time really using one of these websites and found the information helpful and even some responses that are similar to mine.I found out that I was pregnant 5 days ago after I missed the first 2 days of my period.and 4 pregnancy test. My pregnancy calendar indicates that I am abut 4 weeks pregnant. I began bleeding very light pink this past sat evening (after sex), it eventually stopped. Then sunday night I went to the restroom and had a little more bleeding this time bright red (almost like a period). I decided to take it easy for the rest of the day with the thought that maybe i worked myself a little too hard that day. I had no cramping, and no pain. Monday morning when i got up, I again went to the restroom and noticed still bright red blood, not alot thought (maybe a quarter size). I decided to go ahead and go to the ER with the fear that I might be having a miscarriage. The ER drew blood and came back that my hormone level was at 57 but because I was so early along in pregnancy he did not know whether my levels were low becuase I am so early along or because of a potential miscarriage. The nurse told me to wear pads and that if i soaked thru a pad within an hr that would be a sign of too much bleeding and miscarriage. i still have had no cramps and no pain. My brest have ceased being sore, but I still am very very fatigued and tired. I have been wearing a pad and for the last day or so I have still have the bright red bleeding with very little tissue (just very small specs throughout). I was instructed to see my primary doc to get my levels have checked to see if they have increased. I am just worried that a miscarriage is what I am experiencing but still very confused as I havent had any of the cramps or intense pain everyone speaks of, I have heard of ppl having periods the first couple of months, could this be what I am experiencing?? this is my first pregnancy so I am very new to all of this. thanks for any help you can give, and thank you for having a website that women can get answers and comfort.

  brenda wrote @ June 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

i have been sick with whooping cough and two weeks in i had a very big bleed, then it stop. Now i bleed for a hour or two, heavy or just a spot, then to stops for a day or two. what does this mean???????

  Anne wrote @ June 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

7days of heavy period… Very heavy period. My abdomen hurts really bad and I had the slightest idea of having a miscarriage. I got scared… even too scared to a doctor.

  deanna wrote @ June 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

i have been cramping for the last 3 days and w/o any bleeding. my lower back has dull pain for most of the day.I haven’t been myself lately. I feel very emotional, mostly sadness. i was wondering what this may be. i am 26 and already have 3 children and have never experianced this before. if you have any suggestions it would help. thank you!

  Katrina wrote @ June 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hi. I am wondering if I am having a mischarriage. I had a negative pregnancy test a week ago. I just got off my Mirena birth control about three weeks ago. Last night through day I have had horrible headche. Then today I have adominal crapping. And I was bleeding. I put a tampon in and just thought suffer through it. Then less than a half an hour it was full. And a passed a very large blood like clot. Do you think I am misscharring? Should I go to the doctors or just rest? I’m confused and scared. And I don’t want to worry my husband if I don’t have to. Thank you.

  Rose wrote @ June 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm


I found out on May 31st that I was pregnant. Just a few days ago I had a small amount of dark blood, so I immediately called the doc and they said unless it is bright red and a lot not to worry. Well, I woke up in the morning and had bright red blood, but again not a lot. So, I went to the ER and they did a full pap and pelvic exam, blood and urine tests. Well, by the pap exam they said I was not miscarrying because my cervix was so tightly closed. Then 45 mins later they came in and told me that my urine came back negative and my blood showed no hormone levels. Now, I am REALLY confused because I had 5 positive pregnancy tests and now all of them are negative but I have no pain, no cramps, and I spot blood but not every day. Anybody have a clue what this means? This is my 3rd pregnancy and I have no idea what is going on. Please help.

  Beth wrote @ June 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I just wanted to say thank you……I’m (hopefully still) almost five weeks pregnant (my second, my son is 3 1/2). I started bleeding at work today, I’m not bleeding a huge amount, and it’s redish brown rather than bright red. The doctor didn’t even examine me, saying there was nothing they could do scan wise as I’m only 4 weeks (I’m in the UK) and to wait a week before trying another test as my hormone levels will still be at pregnancy levels till then if I am losing the baby…….
I wanted to say thanks as after reading this website and some of the posts on here I’m feeling a bit more positive that things may be ok. It’s going to be a long week!

  Samantha Parente wrote @ June 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Not sure if I had a miscarriage, that happened over the course of the past 2wks. It started when I peed on myself 5times in 4days without any warning. Then, day 5 I passed so much bright red blood in the toliet that I was dizzy when I got up. The next 2 days I had an extremely abnormally heavy period, having to change my tampon every 1-3hrs. This lasted for 4-5 days. I stopped and then 2days later I went to the bathroom and a lot of clear, runny, but mucusy liquid came out. I thought I got it all and took my 2.5yr old and 9mth old upstairs to take a bath and the same stuff started to pour down my leg. I just inserted a tampon bc my kids required my attention. When I took it out later it was full of the liquid and a streak of blood. It’s been 2 days and nothing else. If I was pregnant, I didn’t know and couldn’t have been more than a few weeks along. I also have coeliac disease and rh negative blood. I have an appt on monday with my gyno, but not sure if I should’ve waited. Any idea what that could’ve been or if it was in fact a miscarriage?

  Lori wrote @ June 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

hi Deana,
I find your website very informative. It seems that doctors and ERs dont care much about a pregnant woman in her early stages its a wait and see type of attitude. i have a question i am 40 yrs old I have had two successful pragnancies full term no complications i had one pragnancy that was ended about 6 years ago. currently I am pragnant and concerned I have had two ultra sounds but the first one said I was 7 weeks and 4 days and than two weeks later i had another ultra sound that said I was 8 weeks only could this indicate that the baby is growing slowly at 8 weeks the baby has a heart rate of 135 but I have been spotting for about 4 weeks now…. by back aches but it could be that I am tired allot so once i am home I make dinner and go to bed. I am still spotting brownish with a little hint of red only when I whiped I did pass a clot about the size of a quarter but I had an ultrasound after that, this morning I woke up feeling great went to work everything was fine that night I passed a small blood clot again with a white spot. this was about a 1 cm clot and the spot was as big as a small safty pin head ( i should be at 8 weeks and 5 days… no cramping no other bleeding my breast are still sensitive. the nipple area in particular. my spotting is odd as it seems to come from the back of the virgina wall. I have low hemogloben (iron) I have another appointment with my family doctor next week and my first OBGYN appointment right after. I feel its a urinary tract infection but my doctor wont do anything or do a papsmear to ensure nothing is wrong. I have had the same family doctor for 5 years and he has done 5 complete physcials and he has never done a papsmear I asked for one on my last visit and he said lets confirm pragnancy first. pragnant or not shoudn”t i get one anyway. shouldnt it be part of my physical, I will be changing family doctors immediately as i HAVE no faith in this one… I am very confused.

  Rupali wrote @ June 13, 2011 at 2:49 am

I am 4 mnths preganant.First 2 mnths I wud feel like vommiting but didnt vommit till date,and slight stomach pain.I have donr sonography and everything is fine.I am absolutely fine after my 2 mnth. I am tensed that I do not feel any symtoms of preganancy.I do not get any stomach pain nor can i feel baby’s movements.My doc has geven me 2 tablets folinate and doxinate.I dont know why has she adviced me to take doxinate as I dont feel like vommting.I am very much tensed.Please advice me.

  Ily wrote @ June 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Hi my name is ily my lmp was may 11. I have irregular periods usually a couple days apart. I started spotting june9th.for 3 days very light pinkish and also brownish. Today is the 13th I started to bleed a little more but not enough to fill pad. Its bright redish and brown as well.ive never been pregnant I have a couple of symptoms: lightheaded sometimes, dizzy, tired, moody, heartburn on and off , nausea no vomiting, very constipated, hips and abdomen hurt. I dont know if I am pregnant…. Please help with advice.thank you

  Kacee wrote @ June 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

Just wanna say in late Jan I lost a set of twins, and at that time I was diagnosed as having a BU. I was shocked cause 12 yrs ago at 19 I had a perfectly healthy 7 lb 3 oz baby boy!! Now I am 6 weekish pregnant again and now I believe that I am miscarrying again. Yesterday I started pouring bright red blood and felt very dizzy and almost passed out!! Today I am still bleeding a lot with a low dull backache and lots of pushing down pressure on my lower abdomen!! I urinate constantly, and I am wondering if it is due to the pressure, or maybe I have a bladder infection???… Anyways I am to the point where I think I am going to be happy with the one beautiful child God blessed me with, and give up on having another baby!! My body and mind can’t take the stress of another miscarriage!!!!

  Jacqui wrote @ June 15, 2011 at 11:36 am

When I was about 19 years old, I had a miscarriage. I am now 23 and am about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant. However, I went to the emergency room 2 days ago because for the second time, I was experiencing extreme cramps, worse than any period cramps I’ve had. The dr. at the hospital did an ultrasound, and said it looks like it’s possible I may have an abnormal pregnancy and he thinks I have about a 50% chance that I will miscarry. Does this have any connection to my previous miscarriage? I have my first appointment with my dr this afternoon, but needless to say I am having a hard time staying positive during this. Any suggestions?

  rebecca wrote @ June 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Okay so in April, after I was done my pack of 21 pills.. I was on my “off” week which is when I get my period( Wednesdays) But I got it a day early and only for 30mins-an hr. WEIRD. Normally I get it the Wednesday-Saturday VERY LIGHT. May comes along and again I finish my 21 pack of pills. During the off week I DONT get my period on the Wednesday but the Friday instead and only for a couple days if that. Now its June and im on my off week. I did not get my period on the Wednesday but I thought i got it yesterday. As I stated my periods are very light so I dont use as many tampons. I put one in at 3pm and finally took it out around 930pm… there was only a small amount of blood about the size of a nickle. I didnt put a tampon back in for overnight, and no bleeding occured. Now its Friday, I took a pregnancy test this morning and it came back NEG. Still no period… in the shower around 2pm i discovered a bit of blood. I have no idea whats going on… anyone with some answers???

  rebecca wrote @ June 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

also yesterday there was a bit of tissue and today as well…I never get cramps during my period but right now I have them a bit….UGH

  charli wrote @ June 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I’m 6 weeks pregnant and have had very slight cramping for about 2 weeks, which from what I understand is normal. However today I started bleeding lightly, only noticable when I wipe. Should I be worried?

  Lena wrote @ June 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I would have posted in the “I don’t know if I’m pregnant” section but didn’t see anything load… Anyways, I’m young 20’s. Idk if I was late, bc I’m the worst at tracking and really just started :/ I believe I was, bc the last pd I remember was more than 4/5 wks prior to the start of what may have been a mc. I normally get bad cramps, bad backache (old sports injury), nausea, headache, fever, fatigue, mood swings, increase in acne, and almost always feel some fatigue (I have a flow that’s norm heavy for 2-3 days then tapers off for a total of about 4-6 days). Almost everything is cured with 2 Midol, although sometimes I’ll take 3 if the backache is bad. Starting two weeks ago, I felt moody, tired, and like I usually do when I’m about to start my pd in the next day or two. That lasted a week. On Thursday, my back hurt and I started to have cramps. Friday, the same but worse, and I started to feel nauseous and had a light flow. Later that day, my i was bleeding heavily and saw some clumps. Saturday, even with 3 pills (Midol Complete) every 3 hrs or so, I still was in a fair amount of pain. I worked outside most of the day, and felt fatigued as I would suspect from pd plus working, but I did feel nauseous (drank plenty oif water) which I thought was just from cramps. Sat night, I hadn’t taken anything since dinner, but couldn’t sleep. Took a hot shower, had to sit in a ball it was so painful. Passed a clump of tissue 2x size of a quarter, which I believe was the lining. I had to take more pills to be able to reduce the pain enough to go to sleep (4-5hrs later). The same thing happened for about 5 or 6 days, and just tapered off recently. I’m still spotting, and my first spot was over a week ago. Everything was much much worse than usual, except for acne, which was almost nonexistent . My bleeding was worse than it’s ever been, and I bled through super tampons in under two hours, and at night used a super tampon anda super absorbent pad, and bled through the tampon and half of the pad in under 6-8 hrs. What’s your thoughts???

  Lena wrote @ June 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Also passed other chunks of tissues, about the same size and smaller. I think this meant that I wasn’t mc-ing, but I want to know. I thought to get a preg test, but never did, partially bc i didnt know if i wanted to know, but now I do… Would there be any way to tell this late? :(

  Tracie baggaley wrote @ June 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I had a miscarrige 3 weeks ago and I still think im pregnant ive taken 3 tests since and they have all come bck positive I have a doctors appointment where I will be sent for scans and tests is it pisible that I cauld of been car th ying more than 1

  Rachel wrote @ June 21, 2011 at 6:03 am

I had a chemical pregnancy loss April 18. Lmp was 22 may. Positive clear blue digital on Saturday (18th June) and it said I conceived 3+ weeks ago… My chemical pregnancy clear blue never went above 1-2 weeks since conception. I’m trying to be positive about having higher hcg this time but I’m feeling crampy and terrified I’ll miscarry again! I have a chronic illness so am already seeing the high risk obgyn- next appointment Monday 27th. I’ve been having some sharpish pains on my sides: predominately on my left lower abdominal area. Apart from that- feeling ok. Should I be concerned about another chemical pregnancy or ectopic with these pains? Just want a healthy baby…. I feel like these pains are moderate- but due to my illness I live in pain and get a little desensitized! Am I going to lose this bub too?

  Rachel wrote @ June 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

And my other symptoms seem milder than last time too: less tired and boobs less tender ( although I suspected pregnancy when my nipples were extremely sensitive in the beginning- aren’t really anymore though! But I did not have that symptom last time at all…). Is it a bad thing to have milder symptoms? They also seem to come and go…. Living in fear!

  Rachel wrote @ June 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Um my email was written wrong- it said .con not .com. If u replied can u resend??

  Shauna wrote @ June 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I stopped taking my bc pills end of February of this year. I found out last week that I am pregnant. According to my LMP, about 4 1/2 weeks. I haven’t felt pregnant, except for an increase in my trips to the bathroom and a little heartburn. I’ve had cramping for a solid week now, which the nurse at my dr’s office told me is normal in the first trimester. Yesterday I went to the bathroom and when I wiped there was bright red blood. After wiping a second time there was nothing. The cramps increased a little but no bleeding after that initial time. I felt just awful last night (lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous, seeing spots) so I went to the ER. They took blood tests, urine sample, did an ultrasound and gave me fluids through an iv. I did feel 1000x better, thank goodness. They said my hcg levels were low (about 500) and I could be having a miscarriage, or that I’m just too early on in the pregnancy for them to be higher. The ER dr wants me to go back tomorrow to have another blood test done to see if my levels have risen, fallen or risen just a little, which could indicate an ectopic pregnancy. I’ve had mild cramping off and on since last night, some lower back pain, but absolutely NO bleeding. After reading some of these entries, should I be realistic in preparing myself for a miscarriage? This is my first pregnancy and I’m 30. Thank you for any help.

  Ashley wrote @ June 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I am in the Army, so it isn’t well liked when you get pregnant due to the fact that it takes you away from the mission at hand. I found out I was pregnant at the begining of June, I am somewhere around 4.5 wks. My husband left yesterday and last night I was in the ER because I felt a heavy pressure on my lower abdomen and experienced bleeding. It started off pinkish then after having an emergency vaginal ultra-sound the blood turned more bright red and i have seen a few clots, along with stuff that appears to be tissue. This is my first pregnancy, and I am extremely scared. I am trying not to lose hope but I cannot bring myself to stop crying. I have been dealing with a lot of stress, along with being a soldier which is already a demanding job. My hcg level at the ER was an 888 and they said they thought i wasn’t very far along, the ultra-sound didn’t really show anything. Please will someone tell me if I need to prepare for the worst or if there might still be some hope. My husband and I will be seperated for quite sometime due to him being transferred to a different duty station, and I will not be able to join. I feel lost, confused, and very depressed. I go in tomorrow to have my hcg levels tested….if they have doubled since my er visit almost 48 hrs ago is that a good sign?

  megan wrote @ June 25, 2011 at 7:40 am

hi I am going to be 13weeks tomorrow and I keep feeling like something is wrong. I feel like I’ve lost a lot of my symptoms and I feel like my stomach looks very small. I’ve had some cramping in my stomach and sometimes my back. I’ve had no bleeding though. The past couple of days I even feel “less pregnant”. I know I’m probably just making myself sick over nothing but I would love to hear some oppinions and possibly gain reassurance. My next dr. Appoinment is this tuesday and I am just terrified they are going to tell me something is wrong :/.

  Maria wrote @ June 30, 2011 at 12:43 am

i found out in the emergency room(went in for food poisoning) june 17th 2011 that i was pregnant,they did a urine that come out very faint positive so they did a blood test and it came back positive and according to them i was about 2 weeks and today(june29th) i woke up with mild cramps, with brown discharge that later turn pink which later turn red with no clots…i went in for an ultrasound and they didnt find a baby,heartbeat or gestational sac so they took a blood test to check my hcg level again..i wont find out till tomorrow but my doctor is pretty much telling me i probably just lightly bleeding(still red) but no cramps and i still have breast pain(havent had nausea at all) and this is my second pregnancy with no problems in with the first(she was 9lbs 3oz) just wondering if this is normal?.does it sound like a miscarriage? im just really scared=[

  sophie wrote @ July 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

hi, im 5 weeks pregnant and for the past 2 days ive had cramps and very dark brown discharge…..why?? im also aching down stairs at times!! Can sum 1 please help me…..will this stop?? n if not do u think i will miscarrie?? This is my 1st pregnantice so i really dont no what to expect and very nervous over every little thing…..HELP!!!!!

  laura bryant wrote @ July 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

is iy normal to have extreme cramps and trouble breathing while in you 18th week of pregnancy

  christel wrote @ July 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm

i am about 8 weeks pregnant, i have not experienced any morning sickness, i have gained a little weight but i also lst alot due to gallbladder surgery in april, i have a son who turns 6 tomarrow and i am very worried that something may be wrong wen i had my sono they said the baby measured 7wks 1 day, but the sac didnt measure that. they said there was a small amount of blood also, what does this mean, i dont believe i have ever miscarried but i am terrifies that i will. my first pregnancy i was 15 but it was normal w/ morning sickness, now i am 21 and havent had nany, my husband and my self are very worried please let meknow what you think i have a ob appt on 7/11 and another 1 with a diff dr on 7/21 but i am just so worried right now… thank u for ur time

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  kristen wrote @ July 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Im 10weeks pregnant ive had 3 heathy normal pregnancy but this one i been bleeding very lite off and on just alittle when i wipe but these last couple of days i been bleeding more some times its red sometimes a brown color had to start wearing a pad its almost like im on my period. lower back is killing me ..i had a dream that i was pregnant with twins and lost one before i even started bleeding ..very scared ..i dont see my doctor for another 2weeks im a very healthy person i dont drink are do drugs r smoke i eat good never had this happen please help scared

  gemi wrote @ July 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I am 3 months pregnant and anxious..The information provided here has helped me so much..answered a lot of questions i couldn’t have asked anyone.. Thank you!

  Heather wrote @ July 9, 2011 at 5:28 am

Alright my husband came back from deployment about a month ago or almost a month ago (10th of June), anyways had sex that day. Then started my period or so I think I did on the 23rd and it was only for four days and usually its 5-7 days. And now I started back up about three weeks after that and I am having really sharp cramping all through my abdominal area and my pelvic area. I am also having bad back pain and passing clots. Its extremely heavy. Usually it’s not this heavy I am leaking through a lot…is this my period or a misscarriage? I never had one and I am so scared…and in so much pain…

  grace wrote @ July 11, 2011 at 7:25 am

I got married 18th of june and started having on d 19th of june and my last period was 28 of may and I started feeling sick after having sexa,breast tenderness and my nipple painin me,waist pain,sharp pain in my stomach,I pee often,yellow pee and yellow discharge,tightness when having sex and I did blood test for pregnancy it was negative.yesterday I did a lot of cleanin and cooking and I took folic acid in the night and my tommy started paining me.dis morning I woke up with blood redish blood and cloated flowing out of my body what is happening to me am I still pregnant

  tierra wrote @ July 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

i recently had a miscarriage that ended May 28 20011,i am pregnant again now to months later.Now i am very nervous because i did not wait until my normal period return, now i am 7 weeks pregnant. I went to the doctor and they said they saw my baby and heard the heartbeat. I am very nervous about the whole pregnancy because i am scared i am going to miscarry. I also have light brownish discharge that comes out from time to time very light though, i have not had any cramping. I am very nervous about having another miscarriage are those bad signs please help.

  Hannah wrote @ July 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hey I’m 16 and I was 3 weeks late, I did a cheap pregnancy test and it had a very faint second line, so I made an appointment at the doctors they couldn’t get me in for another week, the doctors pregnancy test couldn’t tell whether or not I was pregnant, so they told me to book a blood test which was the following week and to see if I came on between then which I didn’t, however I never made the blood test, on the Tuesday, the following Monday I woke up and went to the toilet when I wiped there was some very light pink blood on the paper, I thought it was just my period and didn’t think alot of it, I then got in the shower an hour later, and started getting painful cramps in my stomach and when I looked down there was so much blood in the shower that it couldn’t be a normal period, then I started to black out I couldn’t see anything so I got out the shower and sat on the bathroom floor until I could see again, I looked down to see if there was any blood on the towel I’d been sitting on, there was so I sat on the toilet, as I wiped myself I got painful cramps asinine and passed a blood clot, very dark in colour and with White tissue mixed with it.. For rest of the day I felt as if I was going to be sick and has terrible cramps worse than any period cramps I’d ever had before, I carried on bleeding extremely lightly and it was pink, now two days later the bleeding has completely stopped, wondering if this is a miscarriage?

  Nicole wrote @ July 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

When I was six weeks pregnant I started spotting fairly heavy with brown blood. The doc told me to to come in monday so they could test my levels and that is when we found out I was pregnant with twins. The bleeding continued and a few weeks later it turned bright red. Went to the ER and was able to see and hear both babies heart beats. Found out I have a cervical polyp that we believe has been causing the bleeding. 8 week appnt, heard both heartbeats again and since then the spotting has stopped.

I have very little symptoms. I am writing to give you ladies hope that not all bleeding is bad and sometimes it is caused by something other then the baby. The best thing you can do is call your doctor. If they are concerned they will have you come in. Good luck to us all and remember that everything happens for a reason, even if it’s not what we had hoped for. This is helping me get through the 4 weeks between my appnts as the chance of losing a baby during a twin pregnancy is so high.

  Crystal wrote @ July 19, 2011 at 2:02 am

hi, im crystal, I just found out that I was about 3 weeks pregnant last week but yesterday I started cramping and bleeding. Its bright red which worries me but other than one big clot it’s been pretty light. I’ve prepared myself that I have probably had a miscarriage but I was just wondering how everyone else has dealt with it because it kills me when people say oh it was early you didnt even feel it kick or anything because no matter what they say this is still going to hurt me. I go wed. for another hcg blood test. and if anyone on here would pray for us I would be grateful.

  Bianca wrote @ July 20, 2011 at 1:15 am


Tonight has been rough for me. I thought I was pregnant about two weeks ago, took 3 tests all came back negative. Missed my period and took 5 more that were faintly positive. I started having lite cramping two days ago with no bleeding. I made an appointment with my doctor. She did not Give me another pee test, but had me do a blood test. No results yet. Well tonight the bleeding has increased a little starting with pink blood and going to bright red. I passed one quarter sized clot with cramps continuing. I have never had a miscarriage and this is my first pregnancy. I am so scared. The blood never got enough to fill a pad. But the pain is intense. I am so worried. Please can I have some advice. I now have to wait until the blood results come in. And first ultrasound is scheduled for aug. 5.

  Shelly wrote @ July 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

Hi im shelly, i am about 6 weeks pregnant and went to my first doctors appointment early last week because i have been having some bleeding, it started out brown and is now bright red in color about the amout of mid period time with no cramping (it is around the time i would have my period) so i went to the doc and she said it is a “threatend misscarriage” because i am bleeding and we couldnt hear the heartbeat but could see it and it was slow…is this a misscarraige or am i stressing for nothing? she wants me to come back for another U/S on Tuesday to see if it improves…..

  gabriella wrote @ July 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Hi Deanna, Thank you for your site. I had two miscarriages in the past year and can’t tell you how much comfort I found here. Now I’m pregnant again and just hit the 12 week mark. I’m thrilled, but did notice the FAINTEST beige discharge today when I wiped. I’m absolutely panicked and I can’t tell if this is because of my past or indeed something to be concerned about. I would appreciate any insight!

  Ariel wrote @ July 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Based on my last period, I should be 8.5 weeks pregnant. While I was at work two days ago I began to see slight brown bleeding. I didn’t work too much. The day went on and I began to have minor cramps. I went back to the bathroom and had dark red blood that was a little heavier. By the time I got home the cramps got worse (almost like I was on my period) I rushed to the ER. They told me that I had a possibility of a miscarriage. They did blood work that showed that my HCG levels were a little over 2,000 when they should have been around 5,000. They did a pap smear and said my cervix was still very closed. They did an ultra sound and it showed that the sac only grew to be 5 weeks and 2 days. They said that I might have a miscarriage, but it’s also likely that I might not. The next day I had no cramping and the bleeding lightend, but I did pass a slight blood clot. The next day I had severe cramping for ten minutes, but then it quickly stopped and never came back. The bleeding was slight throughout the entire day. I’m very very confused. Can someone tell me what’s going on or what is going to happen?

  Katy wrote @ July 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I had a very faint positive pregnancy test July 15th. The 17th I tested again and got a much more obvious positive result. July 21st I started my period, no clots, just period like soreness in my lower abdomen (I never get cramps during my period, just mild soreness). I retested and the line was very faint again. I tested again the next day and it indicated I was no longer pregnant. I also re-tested last night (July 24th) and it said not pregnant. Was that a chemical pregnancy or is there still hope that I am pregnant? I had my blood drawn today to check my HCG levels but won’t know the results until they get them to my OB and then depending on the results she may or may not schedual to see me. I am so confused………….is it possible that it is a threatened miscarriage? Like I said, I did not cramp and I don’t remember passing any clots. At one point when I fisrt started bleeding it was blood mixed with a clear jelly like substance…….I don’t know if that matters…….sorry if it’s TMI…………..I’m just confused and upset and would like some insight…………

  Sneh wrote @ July 27, 2011 at 8:42 am


I have been experiencing a dull discomfort/ache in my left ovary area..and have been going to toilet alot more than I ever have. My breast are sensitive as well.. i went to doc and after the scan she said that my uterus lining is 20mm which is like the first sign of pregnancy but she cant see anything more. she made me do a urine test which was negative (i had done 2 home tests with the same result before going to her) and ordered me a blood test- which came back as negative. hcg 0.1 and progesterone 14.8.. i am very confused and scared that what is going on with my body? the doc said wait for ur period..but i am so worried..can anyone help??

  Donnna wrote @ July 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

I have been reading everywhere that the percentage of women who bleed is between 20 and 30%, and then half of these incidences will end in miscarriage. It kind of gives false hope and makes it sound normal to bleed. I recently bled and cramped very lightly for four days and then miscarried.

  Donnna wrote @ July 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

*I mean to say ‘up to 70%’ of women bleed is giving false hope and makes it sound like it’s normal and that the majority of women bleed.

  Vanessa wrote @ July 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

About a week ago I started spotting brown blood went to the doc urine and blood work was neg today I started having mestrual like cramps and blood comes with the cramp am I pregnant or ready to miscarrie

  Vanessa wrote @ July 30, 2011 at 2:49 am

I have a 14 month old that I am still breastfeeding. I had my first period in May then didn’t have any in June and suspected I was pregnant. Then just this week I started spotting one day the next day there was heavier bleeding, no real cramping. I don’t know if it’s just my normal period still not regular after my son or if I was pregnant and miscarried or if I still could be pregnant (I think that’s just wishful thinking though). I did take a HPT before the spotting started and couldn’t read it well and was too afraid to go to the doctor. Any suggestions?

  Amber Moody wrote @ July 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

hey there :] I recently found I was pregnant Im 6 weekish ..I have had no bleeding but this morning I ate something that didnt agree with me and i have been on the toliet all day and have been cramping and hurting all day and been having alil pain in lower abodem im just wondering is this signs of a miscarriage?

  Roze wrote @ August 2, 2011 at 12:11 am


I have just recently had the contraceptive injection, i am and have been sexually active before the inject but have been safe.

After the injection i had a delayed period and on the 2nd day of my period something wierd, squishy tissue came out.. i’ve been looking all over the internet and im quite scared. Did i have a miscarriage?

I have been on my period now for little over a week but it seems to be stopping.

please help im scared

  stephanie wrote @ August 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I’m 20 weeks pregnant. Yesterday and last night I was having some cramping and I just noticed when I peed, it was a reddish brown color mixed with my urine and was a little cloudy….anybody have any idea what this is???

  sofia wrote @ August 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

i am 6week old pragnent and have bleeding for the last 6 days i am very worried.bleeding is not stopping.please tell me is it misscarriage?

  Jamie wrote @ August 4, 2011 at 7:48 am

Hi, my name is Jamie and I’m kind of in an interesting situation and really rather confused. Both of my first pregnancies were first time attempts right away without fail. Then I would say we tried from the beginning of Sept. Til the end of June before we FINALLY got pregnant. Was exciting, went to the Dr. And confirmed we were around 4.4 weeks pregnant. Well about what I thought would be about 6-6.5 weeks along I start streaking with clots with what felt like mild labor pains/cramping. After 2 visits to the ER in less than a week first time telling me my HCG levels should have been higher for as far along as I was so they could possibly see something on ultrasound. So they figured either I was off on my dates or we were having a miscarriage. Well they had me come back in 2 days time to explain my HCG levels dropped dramatically and I was having a miscarriage. It wasn’t until a few days later on the 4th of July that I gushed through my clothes and passed what I thought to be placenta. Was told by the Dr. To wait for my first full menstrual cycle before trying again, I admit we disnt wait. I had read the risk was the same regardless so about a week after I stopped bleeding we had our first ‘incident’ lol. It’s been 3 weeks and about 3 mornings ago I had the most excruciating pain of my life. Was worse than any labor I’ve been through. My husband felt helpless not sure what to do. My symptoms went from labor pains with lil to no streaking barely enough to tell to nausea and vomiting. I was starting to wonder if this was another miscarriage ALREADY this soon after the last one. I had purchased some home pregnancy tests and sure enough came out almost clearer than this last pregnancy, indeed its positive. Now a lot of my pain is gone it only latest tops 30 minutes that morning and now virtually no pain and absolutely not a hint of bleeding and still nauseous. Is it possible to have the pain for that short spell, no bleeding and still be pregnant? Is is possible to be pregnant in these last 3 weeks so soon after a miscarriage or just a possible false reading due to elevated Hcg levels from before? Or have those already had time to go down? I’ve heard of a lot of couples getting pregnant right away after a miscarriage and having healthy babies but I’m worried about the immense pain I was in 3 mornings ago being a sign or affecting a possible pregnancy plz help with any ideas or suggestions! I’ve held off going to the Dr. Until I take another test to see of it still shows up pregnant since I know hcg levels drop drastically in 48 hours if its a miscarriage. Thank you everyone!

  Jamie wrote @ August 4, 2011 at 8:03 am

Also Ashley I know its a lil late as I’m sure by now you have figured what’s going on from June to now but I know when I officially went to the ER my hcg levels were 600 at what I thought 6.5 weeks. Went in 48 hours later and it was 200 so yes for the hcg level to double in 48 hours is a good thing. Depending on the situation from what I’ve been told is that if it doubles up your good if you drop drastically you’ve had a miscarriage. And a slow rise could also indicate something may not be right either like too slow gestation growth. Hope this helps.

  kerrie wrote @ August 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

Im currently 11 weeks pregnant, and i woke up at 4am this morning went to the tolilet and there was blood. Not a spot but not a huge amount either. Since then i havent had anymore but have had slight cramping, more twinges than cramps. Phoned the hospital got a scan booked for the 9th. Could this be a sign of a misscarriage coming? I have already had 2 miscarriages before, 1 baby died in utero at 18 weeks and the other i was just 6 weeks pregnant.

  Jamie wrote @ August 6, 2011 at 12:01 am

hello… hopefully you ladies will be able to ease my mind just a bit. i feel like i am losing my mind. i believe i am about 5-5.5 weeks pregnant by my estimated lmp. today i had an early ultrasound done and they saw NOTHING. said it might just be too early, but of course it worried me. and now when i wipe after using the bathroom, it looks as though the urine is either a dark yellow or there may be some very light brown. are these two things something i should really be concerned about? is this definitely bad? i am so worried i cant do anything else, and i know its just making it worse. thank you in advance. everyone just keeps telling me to stop worrying, but as you know, its not that easy. :(

  Max wrote @ August 7, 2011 at 5:09 am

Hi, I am currently 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant. At 8 weeks and 3 days I started to bleed bright red blood very lightly for the whole day; and ever since I have been bleeding brown blood lightly all day every day with a brief episode of spotting bright red blood again half way through. I have also had a temperature of 37.1-37.8 all day since the bleeding started; as well as light cramps that feel like period pain. My severe morning sickness (vomiting three times a day) and very sore breasts also ceased the morning I started bleeding. I have been to the ER (at 9 weeks and 4 days) and they did a blood test and said my hCG levels were 67000, that I had an infection and that I had extremely low blood pressure (it’s normally perfect), and I had to have two bags of fluid through a drip because they thought I was dehydrated even though I drink 2L of water a day. They also said that they could not find the reason for the infection (no UTI, throat infection, etc). They did an ultrasound and it showed that I had a viable pregnancy but that I am only 8 weeks and 3 days; I know the exact date of conception, so I think this is small. I was also told that I have bleeding in my uterus, but they don’t know why. Three days after the first blood test, I had another one so they can check my hCG levels which I find out tomorrow. This is my third pregnancy, and I have successfully had a baby which gave me no problems at all. I just want to know if everything is okay; I worry that having a temperature for so long will cause damage to the baby (even with paracetemol it doesn’t drop) and also the infection which I am becoming ill from. I’m also worried that I will miscarry later in the pregnancy, the ER doc said I have a threatened miscarriage and that I have a 50% chance of miscarriage before 14 weeks; I would rather miscarry now than at 14 weeks. If my hCG levels do drop, will they perfom a D and C despite seeing a heartbeat?

  Michelle wrote @ August 8, 2011 at 8:09 am

Hi there, im 8wks pregnant according to period, had spotting and cramping today, scan showed no heartbeat, dr said im 6+3 which i find hard to believe, ive just had gush of pink blood, is this the start of a miscarriage

  Natasha wrote @ August 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Well I have my little bit to add. I am 25 years and have had 2 miscarriages back to back. Early last year and early this year. I have had paps smears coloscophy and an ultrasound. None of these tests show any abnormalities. Any how to the matter at hand. Both of my old pregnancies were tracked late meaning the doctors only detected them at four months after which I miscarried soon after. Ultra sounds were inconclusive and by the time the blood tests came back the fetuses were lost. It was frustrating. I also experienced severe cramps on these occasions with heavy bleeding or brown spotting. It was painful and hard. Any how the doctors never found fibroids or endometriosis. I literally have these doctors scratching their heads. So much soo that one wanted to perform a laporoscophy. I just don’t know. However this in my problem now and also when I was pregnant those two times I took countless hpts and they all were negative with one or two showing faint lines as positive. This time now my lmp was 2011-07-06. I had sex unprotected about three times during this period. My period was due the 2nd August but it did not come. Yes I have been getting all the symptoms headaches, nausea, chills, sensitive breasts,lower back pain, white liquidy stuff in the breasts,fatigue, well little increase in appetite and thick discharge. Any how I had cramps and a line of brown discharge after I wiped by the 4th. My mc is 27-28 days like clock work. So I was surprised when I was slightly late by 4 days. So the next day I had some back pain n spotting which was light. This blood was dark brown like the colour of stool. It had a strange odour not dead or anything but strange. It didn’t even smell raw. It was slight but the night time now I peed and the urine came out brown and almost black like tar. The pee and blood was dark brown. The next day the flow increased and I slept the whole day. I went from cold where I was shivering to burning up. With cramps I wouldn’t wish on my worse enemy to head aches, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, cramps in my feet . I felt horrible anyhow the pads were not full could wear one up to three days if I wished but changed them when I bathed. Didn’t see ant clots in the dark brown blood just little specks of mucous. Anyhow after that day the dark brown blood just went back to spots. I still wore the pads n the odour remained the same. I am not experiencing any cramps and I still having the spotting which is minimum. My breasts are not as sensitive, I am still getting the headaches n nausea and before where I could have walked for long periods I have to stop because I get a crampy feeling on my left side with sweet bad feelings dizziness n nausea that I have to sit down. Have not done a test as yest because in the case that I am pregnant it is early and like before to early to be detected. This was not a normal period for me since it was dark brown through out and did not turn red. It came closese to reddish dark brown. I don’t know what is going on. I freaked out cause I feel down before the spotting started. I know brown blood is old blood but I am also wondering my belly throbs not in pain but up and down in my abdominal area. I can rest things on it and hold my breath and it just throds up and down rhythmically. It is possible that the black blood did something to the womb? It is possible that I am pregnant. I just want my mind at ease because the doctors in Barbados don’t seem to understand my body. I also increase my intake of water because I am always thirsty and my mouth and throat has a sweet taste. Mt sense of smell is also off the rocks. I really want a baby but is it worth this trouble. The spotting is light brown now so I don’t know. I never had aperiod that stayed brown straight through without turning red. Help me if you can please. My email is I am looking foward to hear from you soon. Won’t see a doctor until sept but if I spot or bleed again I will go to my doc and see what is going on. My man left me but if I really am pregnant I will keep the child.

  Natasha wrote @ August 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Ohhhhh yeah and also my vagina also flexes or contracts but they are not painful and my ankles also hurt. My breasts are still full but not painful like before and my back still hurts especially when I stand for prolonged periods. I must admit that I was doing a bit of moving around when I fell down that day. Tell me the truth to ease my mind. Could the throbbing in my abdominal region that is noticeable could be an artery pumping or could it be a heartbeat. I am painfully thin. Not anorexic but slim at 5 ft 9 and 125 pounds. Help me please.

  Als wrote @ August 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I’m not positive excatly how far along i am. I never had regular periods and i went to a clinic to confirm pregnancy because after many weeks of terrible sore breast and morning sickness, didn’t want to see the signs…i took 5 home pregnancy test all positive. Positive test results from the clinic. I filed for insurance and finally have a doctor appointment set up but not for another month!! My morning sickness has stopped, breast slightly tender (more of my nipple) i am looking pregnant. Everyone ask for my due date and what not. I’m now not feeling like i’m pregnant and i’m worried if my baby is ok. If my baby’s heart is beating. The doctor can’t get me in any sooner either but i want to know if my baby is ok. I’ve known i’ve been pregnant for about 2 months but the insurance company gave me a harf time and now i still have to wait!! I’m afraid to go because what if my baby doesn’t have a heartbeat? Me and my boyfriend along with our family are so excited. Especially because my doctor said i could never get pregnant when i was 17 and now i’m 21 with positive test. Someone please set my mind at ease!!

  Sophie wrote @ August 11, 2011 at 10:13 am

Hi im no i shouldnt really write on her cause im only 17 but im scared. Found out i was pregnant over 9 weeks when i started bleedin the first day i was bleeding a bit a brown then i noticed when i went to the toilet a bit of dark red blood,Anyways the next day still bleedin brown and dark red.Till the night time i had a bit of a light red then a big dark red clot that was just as big has my hand.The next day on the way to A&E i had to small dark red blood clots that was a size has a pee. When i went there they tested my urine and said it was normal but cause i had a big clot i miscarriaged.I have a scan tomoz for it.Is there anyway i havent.

trying to find a bit of hope

  amanda wrote @ August 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Hi. I am 24 years old and am 5 weeks 4 days pregnant with my 3d child. Thusday around 2 am I started having light cramping with a little bit of brown discharge. I went to the er where they did a pelvic and a transvaginal ultrasound. All they were able. To see the sac, no baby yet. they sent me home and told me I might be having a miscarriage, and to follow up with my ob to have my hcg levels re- drawn ( they were 2,000 at the er) I followed up with my ob the next day, and she said things looked ok and there was no active bleed, but couldn’t rule out miscarriage. Since then I’ve had very slight cramping and brown discharge, today there would be red mixed in from time to time. I go in Monday to have my hcg levels re checked, but I’m really trying to figure out what’s going on. There have also been very small ( smaller than a grain of rice) clots passed yesterday and today and the red mostly shows up after a bn. Also with my youngest daughter I had a cesarean and am not sure if that would be any cause for this. Please help, I feel like I’m losing my mind. Thank you.

  amanda wrote @ August 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Hello again, the email attatched to my above post was incorrect, the email attatched to this post is correct, if you could respond to this email address I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  lauren wrote @ August 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

hi, i am currebtly a little over 17 weeks pregnant and after having sex i noticed a tiny amount of blood. it was bright red. this i the first time during the whole pregnancy i have had any amount of blood. im a m terrified that something is wrong with my little one. what could be going on?

  Eliza wrote @ August 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

Hi, I’ve been pretty confused since nothing seems to be right, right now. I normally have a bi-monthly period since I’m anemic but lately my periods have been coming much earlier than they should be. For instance, today I started bleeding, or should I say spotting since I’m not sure? I honestly couldn’t tell the color since I’m wearing brown underwear. My last period was 2-3 weeks ago, approximately a few days after some messing around with my boyfriend-fiance-as-soon-as-we-have-the-money. I’m wondering if it’s even possible to have it considered a miscarriage so early, and it’s impossible for me to go see a doctor anytime soon. Not to mention, this actually seems to happen a lot ever since I met my boyfriend, at least once a year. Strange, huh?

  Kerbe wrote @ August 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’m looking for answers but can’t seem to find the right ones. I’ve been ttc and took a HPT on Thursday (~2weeks past my estimated ovulation date) but it was negative. I typically have a 25-27 day cycle and my periods are 4 days in length. Day one usually has cramping and medium flow; days 2 and 3 are light flow with little to no cramping; day 4 is mostly spotting.

I started my period on Friday (day 27) but had been cramping a little most of the week prior. During the day Friday the cramping got worse and the backache began. By nighttime I was in misery. Getting up multiple times throughout the night to readjust or use the bathroom, I realized I wasn’t bleeding anymore. But the cramps were still really bad even through to the next morning.

On my way out the door on Saturday, I put on a pantyliner (just in case) and drove to a store ~10minutes away. When I got out of the truck I noticed small puddles of my blood (thick and red) on the pavement and my shoe, with bloody streaks running down my leg and staining in my capris. It was like someone tuned the faucet on and I could feel the blood free-flowing from my body.

We grabbed some towels for me to sit on and went directly home, where I stood in the shower peeling my clothes off to evaluate my condition. The blood kept flowing for close to 10 minutes but with some extra rinsing, which yielded some clumpy “sheets” and a couple of small clots- much like I’d have with a normal period, I was able to get out of the shower and get re-dressed. I used a tampon and a maxi pad, then left to re-run my errands.

Getting home ~2hrs later, the tampon was saturated and the pad was 1/2 full. After that, it’s been like a regular period (with no further cramping) which ended on Monday. I still have some bloody streaks within a mucousy discharge, but nothing truly noteworthy.

After talking to my doctor’s office I was told to wait and see what my next period was like. I like to have answers so I’m very curious what may have really happened. I should also state that last year I had 33 fibroids removed and was told that the scar tissue that remains may prevent me from ever conceiving. The fibroids have already started growing back, so if all I have to look forward to is a continual repeat of what I just went through then I’d like to know so I can stop “trying.”

Any thoughts?

  Janelle wrote @ August 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

Hi there, I have been on the pill 2 years now but I’m pretty bad at remembering to take it each day. Sometimes I miss one day sometimes 2 or 3. I know Its bad but I forget, I’m married so I wouldn’t mind if I fell pregnant.(we are planning to wait a bit longer)
Recently I have been sick with a tummy bug which made me feel very sick and I also had excruciating tummy cramps. Doctors said its probably just a bug but I’m a little worried. The pains continued for a week but not all the time, a week later I was 4 days late with my period, took a test which was negative. I then got my period and it was very heavy but lasted only one day which has never happened before. I took another test today (1 week later) and still negative.
Could this be a miscarriage or just strange periods? I’m 21yrs.
I also had been noticing when I ovulated alot more the past two months and know my husband an I had intercourse while ovulation. ( then realized I missed 3 pills)
The doctors in my town are hopeless.
I know there is nothing I can do now but I want to know of it could have been a miscarriage??
Please help ease my mind. Thank you.

  claire wrote @ August 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

I am 10 weeks pregnant i took some pregnacy tests this morning and they are fainter than what they were last week can you help?

  Mary Spayd wrote @ August 19, 2011 at 8:44 am

Thank you. Your information was reassuring at a time of vulnerability & limbo. I know I’m alright.

  surabhi wrote @ August 22, 2011 at 1:25 am

hi.i m 14 weeks pregnant now, i had ultrasound in 9 weeks at that time gestational sac age of 6 weeks wd fetal pole but no cardiac activity is my 14 week is going i have no everythng wen i should go for ultrasound

  Jummy wrote @ August 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’m worried dead. I had sex on the 2nd of this month. later discover it was day 11 from my period and day 1 of ovulation. By 5th/6th, i started having cramp, saliva, nusea, tiredness all came in a whoosh only for a day. afterwards few symptoms but the craping and tiredness are still there. Also i feel sleepy all day. I did two preg test but negative. On the 20th i had brownish discharge which later turn pinkish discharge intermitently and then light red. Very light not heavy and intermitent up till now. i noticed if i have a cramp i have a discharge. What is wrong with me?

  caitlin wrote @ August 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm

So me and my bf had unprotected sex a week before my periods two months ago. When i got my periods on time they were really light and browny coloured blood. In the last month my breasts have gone up a cup and i was experiencing nausia during the arvos most days. I didnt think anything of it, and continued my pill. Then on monday ivwas due for my period and got it super light again, even less than last time. So i tried a test yesterday but it came up negative which coud be because im on my so called periods. Then today i got my periods really heavy and had clots that were really big and the blood is bright red. Do you think i could be pregnant and miscarried or is it in my head? I have a doctors appointment next week but would like to know another persons thoughts on what happened.

  kyla wrote @ August 25, 2011 at 1:38 am

My boobs are extremely tender and sore. Whenever I have sex it hurts for some reason. I haven’t had my period for about 2-3months, but my periods are always irregular I never keep track of them. two days ago , I had the WORST cramps I was up all night and couldn’t sleep. I then realized I got my period and I had a few quarter sized clots, todays the third day I’ve been bleeding and I had another quarter sized clot. this has happened to me before 2 or 3 times but this is the worst one so far. have I already had three miscarriages and I don’t even know ?

  Kim wrote @ August 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

what is the earliest miscarriage can happen? is it possible to have miscarriage even before the day you expect your menstration come? Since pregnancy can possibly know after 2 weeks of intercourse.

  jamal wrote @ August 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Ok ladies I have a serious question I think me an my lady is having an miscarrage because she told me about some whit to pinkish looking mucus that she is having also she said that she has had a few cramps but nothing serious also no back pain I have read everything that has to do with miscarrages on every website and I. Just don’t know I’m about to call the doctor but I just wanted your get your insight

  Brenda wrote @ August 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks. I went to the doctor in my 7th week, who told me that inside it showed I was only 6 weeks. She set up an appointment 3 weeks later and when I went she said the same thing. She said my baby had died and that I would have a miscarriage soon. I have been bleeding but for some reason I still have hope that it won’t happen. I have no idea how to cope with this since it is my first pregnancy, and I am scared that it will keep happening to me on every pregnancy. I had heavy cramping but it would come and go. I was scared until a family member told me this was normal. I also remember my doctor had told me that I was definitely going to have some spotting so I wasn’t scared when I did. When I was supposed to be 8 weeks pregnant I started spotting. It was pinkish and it only happened when I wiped. On week 6 I had a 13 hour road-trip, and before I left I remember I had sex with my husband all day. I’m nostalgic because I think it might have all been my fault.

  Christine wrote @ August 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I am 5 weeks pregnant based on my last period. On Tuesday my hcg was 160. I don’t know if that low. I miscarried in 2006 and this is my first pregnanvy since. I am 27 years old and this is something I really want. I had a blood test yesterday to see if there’s an increase but I’m so worried. I have no bleeding or cramping I’m just really worried that something is not right after 5 years of trying I’m sure you’d know why.

  Anni wrote @ August 28, 2011 at 4:43 am

I am 9w pregnant from LMP 26/6…scan 1.5 ago came up as 5w3d instead of 7w5d. Since then I have had 4x BHG levels taken with the following results….Summary of bloods as follows:
1) 1/8: 576 (Confirmation bloods)
2) 19/8: 16653
3) 22/8: 17150 (+550~)
4) 24/8: 16309 (-800 ~)
5) 26/8: 13599 (-2800~)
So my HCG is declining. Today (Sunday 28/8) I have noticed some red spotting around about the time my period is due. I am assuming I am headed for a mc over the next couple of days due to my declining HCGs and the spotting. Any advice re: could there still be hope of a viable pregnancy or not? We do have a scan booked for Wednesday 31/8.
Thank You

  niki wrote @ August 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

@claireive got 2 healthy girls and trust me i freaked out really easy just have faith im sure ur nervous for nothing like i always was lol

  niki wrote @ August 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm

@lauren i had the same thing as well its nothing to worry about as long as its spotting now if its a large amount go to the doctors or hospital just to be sure

  Renee wrote @ August 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Hi ,
Im 3 weeks today in last night I had sex in when I got up around 8am I had blood all in my underwear no clots or cramps just alot.of red blood what can this mean?! This has been going for most of the day can you help! : (

  Tracy wrote @ September 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

I got my bfp a few days before af this cycle. I am on a 28 day cycle and my lmp was 7/28 it was shorter than usual but nothing made me think otherwise. I am a week late today but after having sex with dh I bled. Ok understatement, it hurt me so bad I cried and told him to stop. The next day I wiped and there was red. I put on a pad and wore it 24 hours with a couple of spots after that time. I then got angry and yelled to stop a fight between my teenagers and ran to the bathroom where I passed what seemed like a quarter size clot and I bled for a couple of hours. The blood came and went and no matter how bad it looked on the tp when I wiped there was little to none on my pad. After the clot I did fill a tampon but that is it. That was yesterday. Today it went front a super light flow to nothing. Literally as dark as red can get with a purple blue undertone to nothing but old tacky brown nothingness. I have had several miscarriages after my Tuvalu reversal and one ectopic. My symptoms were bad before this now they just come and go in waves. I don’t know this time. Thanks for your input.

  Tracy wrote @ September 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

* tubal reversal. Sorry its auto correct.

  Eva wrote @ September 1, 2011 at 1:18 am

Hi my name is Eva. I have a couple concerns. My LMP was 7-27-11 and ended 8-2-11. My period was a week late but then I had some brown discharge which later throughout the day led to blood almost like a menstrual cycle with clots. I have pain in the lower part of my abdomen and pelvic area but only on one side which is the left side. Before this happened I had all the pregnancy symptoms but as soon as this happened it felt like all the symptoms went away. I wanted to know what could possibly goin on. I also took a couple pregnancy test and they all have been negative, so I dont know if I should take a test again. I’m jus lost and confused and dont know whats goin on. If u can please help and give any advice u can. Thanks.

  Natalie wrote @ September 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hi I am about 10 wks 5 days pregnant I had intercourse yesterday and to day when I went to the toilet and wiped my self I had a green boogy like discharge could this been a sign of having a miscarriage or not really worried this would be my 4th child I have had a miscarriage before but that one started with me bleeding sofar I have not had any bleeding please can u help me many thanks x

  Angie wrote @ September 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Hello, I had unprotected sex, the next morning I took 1 morning after pill and 12 hrs later took the other one like I was suppose to. 2 wks later took a preg test and came up positive. I started having some pretty bad cramping and lower back pain. No bleeding though. Had an ultrasound at 5 wks. There was a sack but couldn’t see anything else but they said that it was to early to see anything. I have another ultrasound set up and ill be 8 wks. My first pregnancy was 6 yrs ago and I don’t remember having any of these pains!!! Its driving me crazy!! Any advice would be helpful. Thank u bunches!!! wrote @ September 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

hi i have a question, this weekend i had a some bleedin but the blood was light red and since then i have had spotting for three day i went to the doctor and he said the babys heart reat was okay but i have had cramping since day one of this pregnancy, is that okay?
im also scared cuz this is my 3rd baby and its les active then my two girls where?
i would love to get some answears please help!!!

  Jaqueline wrote @ September 8, 2011 at 2:24 am

Good day My periodes was every month 28/29th of each month. I was suppose to get my period 28/29 Aug 11 but i didnt get it iwas so late with my periodes, and then i started on 7 September meaning i never got my periodes in Aug. What could that be. me and my husband us trying to conceive, Could that have been a miscarriedge

  tiffany wrote @ September 9, 2011 at 4:58 am

I’m 20 years old and have a year and a half old daughter…. Point blank I’m pregnant again and dnt want to be… But I’m having weird cramps… Sharp at times… No blood…some back pain…. Not like my first pregnancy…. What’s going on??? I mean if something is wrong maybe a sign of miscarriage I wld like to know…. Thank you I’m only a few I’m also only a few wks preg

  Jan wrote @ September 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Hello Jeanna,

I’d be so happy if you can help me out here. I got married last year and for the past two years, my period has always been within 21days. However, for the past three months, my period has gone from 21days to 19days. Last month, I had my monthlies twice (14days apart- 28th-3rd July; 22nd July – 27th July). My period was to commence 2nd September, but I eventually saw it yesterday. Could I be pregnant or is it a case of irregular period?

  April Lee wrote @ September 13, 2011 at 4:12 am

I took 2 Home test and they both came back positive with one line lighter than the other. For
The past 2 days off and on experienced light cramping and light bleeding. Have all symptoms of pregnancy but just don’t understand why I’m spotting LMP 08:04. I’m miscarrying or is this normal

  parisa wrote @ September 14, 2011 at 3:32 am

I recently had a miscarriage in January. I’m 4 weeks pregnant and I am having very little abdominal pain like I did last time. I am not having any bleeding though.and i had pregnancy signs 2 weeks ago but now i haven’t. I am so scared and worried could this be the start of another miscarriage?

  jessica wrote @ September 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Hi I am really worried, I have been trying to get pregnant for years now ( up to 7) I found out last friday I was 8 weeks pregnant. I began with nausea and tummy cramps. My tummy was also bloated and ‘looking’ more pregnant. Over the last 2 days all of this has disappeared; i have no symptoms and ‘feel’ empty. I am not due to see the midwife until next Tues. I don’t know what to do but can’t stop worrying. This is a so much wanted baby . Any advice would be very much welcomed .Jess

  Misty wrote @ September 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I am 12 weeks pregnant. This is my third pregnancy. The first ended in miscarriage (found out at 9 1/2 weeks that the baby had died around 6 1/2 weeks). The second pregnancy ended with my daughter being still born due to genetic kidney issues. I am now pregnant again and terrified. I started bleeding last week and had bright red blood. I went to my doctor and they did an ultrasound. Everything was fine and the heartbeat was great. No signs of bleeding. After that day I had brown spotting for two days and then no spotting for two more days. I started spotting again a couple of days ago. Its very light brown. My question is, could this be old blood from the bleed last week or is it possible to be having a miscarriage? I have an appt on Tuesday and my doctor is 4 hours away so I don’t know what I should do.

  brittany wrote @ September 19, 2011 at 11:00 am

Im 20 and i have never been pregnant before. I’m not sure if i should be worried or not but i have have horrible pains in my stomach for four days now i woke up this morning and bled alot, my breats are sore and i feel like i may throw up all through the day. i do not have a steady period i can go three months withouth getting it or i can get it every month so im not sure if it is my period or if i should be worried that i may be pregnant or had a misscarriage.. HELP

  Trish wrote @ September 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

Hi, I’m 5w3d pregnant and I started bleeding bright red blood last night but only slightly, (not enough to even fill a quarter of a panty liner)

Woke up this morning with period type pains, went the toilet and noticed when I wiped there was more blood but slightly darker (still red) with some small ‘string-like’ clots.

I’ve still got some pains which seem to come and go just like a period and there are still the ‘clots’ when I wipe. Am I having another miscarriage ? (m/c November last year at 10w5d) any help or advice would be gratefully appreciated.

  Trish wrote @ September 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

Sorry, I forgot to mention that my husband and I had sex yesterday afternoon, thanks

  Amanda wrote @ September 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I have always had very irregular periods ( like 3 a year), and I just found out that I’m pregnant but I woke up to bleeding yesterday and went to the er they told me I have a low hcg level of 136 and that I could either not be very far along or that it could be a miscarriage. I woke up today and I’m still bleeding but now Im having cramps along with it but no tissue. What do u think? Is there any chance that I can still e pregnant or do u think it’s a miscarriage?

  Nala wrote @ September 23, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I have been bleeding two days straight at first i thought i was on my period but they symptons are completly different from my past periods. I am chaning into super tampons every hour and cramps in my lower stomach. My blood is also bright red and it is clogging. Is that a sign that i was pregant and i’m having a miscarriage?

  Lauren wrote @ September 28, 2011 at 8:19 am

hi, i actually didnt think that i was pregnant because i was on the pill (i have missed one or two though), but three days ago a thin brown liquid came out of my vagina and i thought this was just my period starting because of my week break from the pill. However, the next day i began bleeding very very lightly (which isnt usual for me, im usually heavy) Then later that night i got excruciating stomach pains that made me curl up, fall to the floor and i began to moan it was so painful. When i went to the toilet, there was a layer of tissue in my underwear. Does this sound like I was pregnant and miscarried?

  ccharmed wrote @ September 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

I have a similar situation with jess though i had a previous m/c last year at 11w 2d with end result to be inconclusive since the baby had normal chromosomes. Anyway, i’m about 7w 2d, for the past 2 weeks, i had very bothersome symptoms from sore breast, nausea, and ms. But for the past two days, i noticed that the symptoms had noticeably decreased, my boobs are just a little sore, no ms, no dizziness, been having intermittent weird sex dreams and dull low back pain. Last night, had little abdominal cramps with no bleeding but found about 3 flaky, looks like tissues in my pee. I’m really scared that something is wrong due to my previous experience. My doctor said during my first miscarriage that even though my baby’s heartbeat stopped, i can still feel some symptoms because it’s coming from the placenta but it gradually decreased for me. I’m so worried that it might be happening again but i didn’t have spotting like in my previous pregnancy. I want this baby so much, any comments will be greatly appreciated.

  Gena wrote @ October 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hello, I had a miscarriage n feb 2011 at 7wks. We just found out we were preg and around 5wk last wk. Doc did a sonogram and she said tho she could not hear heartbeat bc it was too early that the position seemed to be good and there is no reason why this one wouldn’t be full term. Last night I started spotting and this morning I started bleeding. About 30m later I was cramping very bad and it felt similar to before. I am no longer cramping. I just lost my job and medical insurance 3 days ago so we cant go in for an ultrasound. Did we just miscarry?

  Gena wrote @ October 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I also forgot to mention that I had 2 huge jellyfish like substance that came out

  Tish wrote @ October 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

So confused. I just turned 9 weeks last friday, had cramping that night in my lower back, with on and off old blood spotting, in between greyish mucus passes. Saturday morning at 2:30 am I woke up to an odd feeling of too much fluid down there and ran to the bathroom. I had bright blood red coming out and as I kept tyring to clean myself the big part came out. It was traumatic. My husband couldn’t look at it. So I went in the following Wed. and they did an hCG blood level test which first came to 135,746 units. The nurse and doc were still surprised it was so high and called me in 2 days later. My tests 2 days later rose to 140,601, which is in normal range for a 6-8 week preg. woman. All of my pregnancy symptoms are gone, with some minor bouts of nausea. Another thing, we concieved 2 days after I got my IUD out, which I know horomones increase after an IUD is out. Could I still be pregnant? The doc wants another blood test tomorrow and and ultra sound next week (which I requested earlier). I’m on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, as I had came to terms with the loss. Any comments would be appreciated!!!

  Tish wrote @ October 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Oh another thing, when i pass a BM, it feels like i’m tearing apart and it really hurts on the left side. This has happened after i had birth of my first son. It just hurts on the left side and no one is taking me seriously…

  Laura wrote @ October 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm

On tuesday Oct.4th I took a pregnancy test which came out immediately positive. I went to bed that night with my head spinning but thought I should take a test in the morning just to be sure. I woke up on Oct.5th and the test again came out immediately positive again. However, when I wiped I noticed I was spotting bright red blood. I have heard this can be normal so I tried to stay calm. About an hour later I started to feel very intense cramping as well as felt like I was running a slight fever. I went to the bathroom and found that I was lightly bleeding and passing some small tissue and/or clots. I went to bed and layed down with my feet propped up on pillows (I figured it couldn’t hurt no matter how stupid I looked). The cramping did hurt worse than period like cramps but I didn’t pant or anything like that. Painful enough for me to not be able to sleep but finally I broke down and took some advil and I was able to sleep. When I woke the next morning on the 6th the bleeding was a little heavier but not heavy by any means. (Like hardly ever did I bleed more than a little on a pad). It just felt like it was trickling out if that makes sense and the cramping was mild if not totally gone. I did pass one bigger clot maybe the size of a walnut but all others were small. After reading online, I assumed I was having a miscarriage. My breasts which had been extremely sore, now hardly hurt but still feel heavy. As of the 8th I am bleeding slightly but not very much. Basically, I don’t know what my body is telling me anymore. I had just found out I was pregnant and did not want to go to the doctor and be prodded like a animal if I was losing my baby that I had just found out I was pregnant with. This is or would have been my first pregancy or miscarriage… I guess I am not sure what to call it. By my calculations and I was just coming up on 5 weeks. Should I wait to go to the doctor because they wouldn’t be able to hear a heart beat for a week or two anyway. But I guess I could get a blood test to check my levels? Is it possible that passing all those clots and the pain WASN’T me losing my baby? I hadn’t even had a chance to tell my husband. We weren’t trying but we weren’t not trying either. I guess I just never thought about how traumatizing an experience this all can be. I guess I just feel a little lost. Thank you for your time and I am sorry I wrote a novel.

  Kara wrote @ October 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Hey, I recently got my period, which was early for the first time ever! Usually my cycles range between 30/37 instead of 28! It arrived 2weeks early an started off light and bright red with stringy discharge ! I felt weak and felt like I was going to be sick! And got intense cramps unlike a regular period! Also minor headaches! It’s day three and I still have it it isn’t bright red anymore it’s brown! And I still have cramps! I wad wondering if I had or and going through a MC ????

  keshia wrote @ October 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

hi, I was on the pill my last period was on august 24th 2011. did the urine test at the doctor office but i was told i am not pregnant. however i am spotting and have quite a few pregnant symptoms. I am confused can you tell me whats going on

  alexis wrote @ October 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Hey, I’m 6 weeks pregnant & when I woke up this morning & went to.the bathroom & wiped there was a little blood. It’s not bright red like I’ve read in some blogs. It looks like old blood & I Dnt have any blood clots. I did have sex Saturday night but today is Monday. I’m not cramping although I have been on & off since I’ve been pregnant. My Dr said its just my uterus expanding but my back is killing me. I’m really scared & Idk what’s going on. Can somebody please help me?

  valeria wrote @ October 24, 2011 at 10:17 pm

hi, I took a pregnancy on Friday at the doc and it was positive I was so excited cuz I had not be able to get pregnant after my first one which was 5 yrs ago I got diagnosed with cyst so it was harder but also I had irregular periods. On Saturday I went to the bathroom n when I wiped myself I saw red blood not a lot I freaked out but I had no cramping so I took another pregnacy test and it was positive. On Sunday I had to change my pad because I was actually bleeding not heavy but enought to change a pad. On Sunday I took another pregnancy it was still positive and noticed that I had red clots coming out a size of a pea not a lot but some I got worried so on Sunday I when to the doctor and they tested again to see if I was pregnant it was positive they did a ultrasound

  valeria wrote @ October 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm

hi, I took a pregnancy on Friday at the doc and it was positive I was so excited cuz I had not be able to get pregnant after my first one which was 5 yrs ago I got diagnosed with cyst so it was harder but also I had irregular periods. On Saturday I went to the bathroom n when I wiped myself I saw red blood not a lot I freaked out but I had no cramping so I took another pregnacy test and it was positive. On Sunday I had to change my pad because I was actually bleeding not heavy but enought to change a pad I bad mild cramps I took another pregnancy it was still positive and noticed that I had red clots coming out a size of a pea not a lot but some I got worried so on monday I when to the doctor and they tested again to see if I was pregnant it was positive they did a vaginal ultrasound and told me they couldn’t see anything they got blood out to see how far I could be and if the hormones were high for me to still be pregnant he thinks I could have a miscarriage. I’m not able to know how far a long I was or am yet cuz I had irregular periods but more less I had symptoms like fatigue, and tenderness in my breast for about 2 weeks. Is it possible that I can still be pregnant but too soon to see anything on a ultrasound? I’m hoping it just a scare n everything is fine I’m bleeding lightly now but very light cramps and sometimes not at all for hours.

  Kim wrote @ October 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Hi. My usual cycle is about 52 days so al preg tests I’ve taken are negative as I’m not due on til next Sunday. I think I am preg though as had many symptoms over the last week or so. I worked out I am about 5-6 weeks preg. This morning I woke up with bad tummy pains and bright red bleeding. Bleeding is no heavier than my normal periods but pain worse. Since coming off the pill my periods hav always been later than normal never early. Hav I lost my baby and what should I do.

  Jade wrote @ October 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

Hi i’m currently 12 weeks and 3 days pregnant i went to my ultra sound today for my 12 week scan and baby was fine it was moving around and everything was okay, but i have been coughing for the past few days and tonight i went to the bathroom and when i wiped down there, there was a tiny bit of red blood on the toilet paper and it lasted for a few seconds then went away this happened a few weeks ago when i was coughing lots and i had an ultra sound after that time and everything was ok. Can someone tell me is this normal that when you cough lots it can cause light tiny spotting

  robana wrote @ November 21, 2011 at 10:10 am

I have been experiencing heavy clots but no pains, I am also bleeding but like normal period.

I wanted to know if this is any signs of a miscarriage?.

Thank u.

  Karen wrote @ November 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hi deena So I wanted to thank you for this wonderful website you have made gave me hope but now um a little worried look I had bleeding Luke bright red bleeding fir half hour no cramps no pain but ran to the ER hospital where I went was horrible!! They did show an ultrasound with my baby jumping around it was cute but showed that my cervix was closed an really no sign of miscarriage except that u had to have bed rest. Bleeding after the whole hlf hor stopped just next day when I wiped saw dark brown on the tissue I guess that’s old blood right ? Since then I only see light light brown not alot should I be worry? Or is this normal? Btw Im
10 weeks an this happen two days ago

  Karen wrote @ November 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

Hi deena So I wanted to thank you for this wonderful website you have made gave me hope but now um a little worried look I had bleeding Luke bright red bleeding fir half hour no cramps no pain but ran to the ER hospital where I went was horrible!! They did show an ultrasound with my baby jumping around it was cute but showed that my cervix was closed an really no sign of miscarriage except that u had to have bed rest. Bleeding after the whole hlf hor stopped just next day when I wiped saw dark brown on the tissue I guess that’s old blood right ? Since then I only see light light brown not alot should I be worry? Or is this normal?

  Karen wrote @ November 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

Sorry I’m on iPod an sometimes it changes words lol

  Heather Kirby wrote @ November 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

In July I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks…since this time I have had terrible cramps and a burning sensation In my lower abdomen and upper thighs. Everyone thinks I’m crazy (stress or worry), I’m definitely not imagining It. Now I have just found out I’m pregnant again, I really don’t want to lose this baby too. Does anyone know what this could be? Btw, I had a natural miscarriage, relatively uncomplicated. Hcg levels returned to normal within 2 weeks.

  ashley wrote @ December 2, 2011 at 12:51 am

Okay so I had unprotect sex twice the same day.. 2 days after my period in november(on nov 8th) a week later, I had cramping for a few days and no blood. then on day 27 of my cycle(i’ve never counted before tho so i don’t know what day i regularly start on) i started spotting very very light pink for 2 days. I just used toilet paper to stop it. It wasn’t consistent either. but then day 3 and 4 I have a heavier period with some clot bits in there and the blood looks different. i used a few tampons those days bc it was heavy. It looks like something is bleeding in there or something bc some is darker than other spots. yesterday was day two of the heavier flow and it was half brownish. today its still present but barely there. It was accompanied by cramps and i haven’t had period cramps in a few years. the cramps would come and go and on the left side. now they are almost completely gone. i also felt sick all day the first day of the heavy flow. I’ve had like every pregnancy symptom in the book including extra vaginal discharge(it got thinner the week before my period but was still extra there), i’m always tired, i pee every hour, i threw up in the shower tonight out of nowhere. i only felt naucious for a min after. the other day in the shower i started coughing and felt the same way but didn’t throw up. as i sit here and type this tho i felt a pain in my bladder come for a sec and go. i have my period so I don’t know if this is pregnancy but i never have felt all this before and its driving me crazy. I’m so unsure. I took a pregnancy test a couple weeks ago and it was negative but i know its too soon. i have looked up everything i can but no woman has had the same exact pregnancy symptoms in this order. please tell me what you think??????

  Tricia wrote @ December 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Hi my fiancé & I have fallen pregnant after an IVF cycle. We are 4.5 weeks pregnant. Since yesterday I have had some brown discharge (which I am told is old blood, so it’s ok). I have also noticed when I wipe there is some very light (like diluted) blood, not much just like a smear of it. Not enough to fill a pad or anything. We have a scan booked for next monday 12th December. I am stressing a bit, after reading some of the above comments i an not bleeding heavy or anything like others are. My fiance abd i had sex a couple of nights ago could this be why perhaps. What could this be???

  Erica wrote @ December 8, 2011 at 11:21 am


My husband and I have been trying for almost 5 months to get pregnant. Last month, I noticed I started feeling different than I usually do, fatigue, nasuea, hungry all the time- we have dinner and I’m ready to eat again within the hour! I’m not due for my cycle for another week and a half but I woke up cramping really bad and started bleeding. I still feel nautious though….could I be pregnant? :S

  Tendai wrote @ December 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Well I’ve had two miscarriages in the past and I am absolutely terrified about this current pregnancy. I had to take about three pregnancy tests to make sure that it really was a positive line that I was seeing. When I did an ultrasound, we didnt see anything at all, except for possibly a little dot, but even so the Doc wasn’t even sure about that. She concluded that it would be too early to see anything and she sent me for a blood test. As it turns out, my hcg is low. She said I should come back to see her in the next two weeks.
In the mean time I’ve had no symptoms except perhaps the fatigue. I’ve had some very mild cramping that goes away once i lie down, or sit for a while. After having sex this week I noticed some brown/slightly pink spotting. It has not subsided that much, and pretty much everytime I wipe, I see a slight bit of pink. Today, after having dance rehearsals, I noticed a little more, it was brighter, but not fully red either. Just really anxious about this. After crying my eyes out upon seeing more spotting, I came across this website. Should my husband and I continue to have sex? And should I continue dancing during this two week period before I see the doc again? Thanks so much , and anxiously awaiting your response!

  Shonta wrote @ December 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

Okay here is my issue me and my fiancé had been trying to conceive for months and we finally succeeded. Around my 5th week I started bleeding real heavily and having sharp pains in my lower abdominal region and in my lower back. The bleeding lasted for all of 20 days and I went through pads like they were nothing but tissue paper. I called the doctor and was told it was nothing to worry about. But now I’m not having those pains or symptoms anymore and I was wondering have I miscarried.

  lisa wrote @ December 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

hi deena, thank youy for this wonderful website i was really upset until i came to see this , im 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant and im very worried, i started spotting brown blood 3 days ago, after 2 trips to the er my hormone levels are fine and rising but i went for a ultrasound yesterday and they couldnt find any foetus but they found my sac, they thought that i have mis calculated my due date which i was hopeful that i did, today i have started to bleed heavier and its turned dark red, i also have tummy aches although it doesnt feel like a cramp more like im ‘gassy’ i also have a feeling like i have pulled a muscle in my upper abdomen on my right side, meaning that it feels tight and its sore when i breeath in or out, and i have also lost my pregnancy symptoms, my breast are not tender anymore and i dont feel like eating im terrified im misscarying, did i misscarry?

  Natalie wrote @ December 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm


I am 8 weeks and 4 days along. I know this seems to be a common question, but I need some reassurance. I hardly have any symptoms (it’s been this way since I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks). At 7 weeks I got an ultrasound done and the doctor could see the heartbeat and showed no concern as far as development. I’m worried because I feel like I should have more symptoms. This is my first pregnancy and I’m just so nervous that something is wrong. It seems like a missed misscarriage is a very common thing and that is terrifying. I won’t be going back to the doctor until December 30th for my NT. Until then, do you have any words of wisdom that could put my mind at ease? Thank You.

  Alyssa wrote @ December 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

i found out i was pregnant about a wk and a half ago i had my first drs appt on monday. i had started spotting early sunday morning. i went to my drs appt and they did an ultrasound and told me that the baby was fine, my cervix was closed and thick the way its supposed to be. later monday evening my bleeding increased. tuesday i had some errands to do and when i came home my spotting that turned to light bleeding started to cover my pantiliner. i called my dr wednesday morning because when i got up i had a very small clot along with the bleeding. the dr put me on bed and pelvic rest. wednesday i just laid around the house doing nothing, its now thursday and i havent gone to bed yet since i had woke up at 8pm last night. should i have light/moderate bleeding even with having been resting all day?? also it has a foul odor to it that doesnt seem normal. i also passed some more small clots. i even had the bleeding while i was standing up in the shower. im really conserned…i dont want to lose my baby. im about to call my dr but i have no way there if they want me to be seen. im so worried. i know bleeding can be normal during pregnancy i had it with my second child from 5

  Alyssa wrote @ December 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

i found out i was pregnant about a wk and a half ago i had my first drs appt on monday. i had started spotting early sunday morning. i went to my drs appt and they did an ultrasound and told me that the baby was fine, my cervix was closed and thick the way its supposed to be. later monday evening my bleeding increased. tuesday i had some errands to do and when i came home my spotting that turned to light bleeding started to cover my pantiliner. i called my dr wednesday morning because when i got up i had a very small clot along with the bleeding. the dr put me on bed and pelvic rest. wednesday i just laid around the house doing nothing, its now thursday and i havent gone to bed yet since i had woke up at 8pm last night. should i have light/moderate bleeding even with having been resting all day?? also it has a foul odor to it that doesnt seem normal. i also passed some more small clots. i even had the bleeding while i was standing up in the shower. im really conserned…i dont want to lose my baby. im about to call my dr but i have no way there if they want me to be seen. im so worried. i know bleeding can be normal during pregnancy i had it with my second child from 5 months till birth but this isnt anything like that.

  Roxanne Scoville wrote @ December 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I am havibg sore ribs, sharp lower back pains, mild upper back pains, my period well havent had that in abiut 3 months i went to the bathroom and it was ver heacy and it was so heavy filled a pd in less than an hour there was a lot of clumps also idk what the tissue looks like exactly but there was some stuff that wasnt clots my cramps arny like my normal period pains my nornal periid pains are slight to none these make me have the breayh slowly in and out and most of the time they make me want to scream! I can handle pain but tgis is rediculous im still bleeding very heavy this is my 3rd day bleeding….signed a very confused 18 year old….

  Jo wrote @ December 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

I am 6w and 4d pregnant, this is my first pregnancy. I have had slight cramping and lower back aches since I was due on my period (approx. 2 weeks ago) this is daily and quite often nearly all day. Yesterday morning me and my bf had intercourse and I notice brown blood and then later on in the day it was peachy/very light pink but it only comes out with discharge not on it’s own. I am petrified of miscarrying and making myself feel sick worrying about it. What do you make of it. Do you think it could be from the intercourse? I don’t have my first midwives appointment through yet. Thanks in advance.

  Carmen Gomez wrote @ December 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Im 11 weeks pregnant today and 2 days ago a had a very faint brownish discharge and then a little pink but very both the pink and brown were very light and only when i wiped. Then today i had like a clump of pink discharge when i went to the bathroom left in the toliet. I havent gone to the drs as i barely found out i was pregnant. Its my first. Baby and im really nervous and scared is this a miscarriage.

  Rebecca wrote @ December 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I have been using no form of protection.. I didnt know that i was pregnant(if i was) but i recently had severe pain in my lower abdomen and lower back to the point i was double over and was uncomfortable sitting, standing, or laying down… the next day i started bleeding… bright red blood but now am clotting… and not having as bad of cramping but i do get random shooting cramping that is very painful… i havent ever had anything like this with a normal period … i was concerned i could possibly have been pregnant and didnt know and i am having a miscarriage..? Are any of these signs that this could be true?

  Tasha wrote @ December 18, 2011 at 8:26 am

I am in denial? …
two weeks ago, my husband and I seen our 8 week old babies heartbeat in an ultrasound. Last week- THursday, I had a little bit of blood when I wiped…. not much. I figured it was because I just moved our couch or from picking up my two year old, but I still went into the ER to be sure. Everything seemed fine. I was not bleeding anymore. The following Tuesday, I went in for a blood test and was told it went down from 7,000 to 5,000. The OB tried to convince me to take medication to speed up the process to pass the fetus. I was in so much shock, I told her I would think about it. I called the next day and scheduled another blood test. results were down again to 4300. I still want an ultrasound… but there is no need to have one according to the OB. I am scheduled for a D&C on Tuesday if nothing happens over the weekend. IT is SUnday morning and I am not cramping… or bleeding. Just scared, confused, upset, stressed, worried, waiting for somethign bad to happen. MOrtified! Disappointed. :(

  Wanda wrote @ December 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

I have a friend who thought she might have been pregnant because she thought she was having morning sickness at work. So she then went and bought several kits to make sure test kit that is and it was positive. A week or two later she started bleeding heavily about 1_2 pads a hour or sooner. I went online for her since she refused to go to seak guidance and I asked if the blood was brown or bright and she said yes. I asked her if she was having sharp pains or cramps and she said it felt as if she was being stabbed by a knife in her back an in her side. She had to call out of work several days because it hurt so bad. She stil refused to go seek help. She advises me today 12/17/11 she has slowed a little but still spotting some and feels sick to a degree. Per some of the things I looked up online for her it seems as if she could have had a miscarriage. Is that correct? What can she do? When she first told me she was shocked because she had been taking birth control and she says her friend or the guy who she was with swore up and down his doctor told him he could not bare kids with out his help. She says she is confused and really didn’t want a child at this point in time. What do you think?

  Kim wrote @ December 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm


I’m 9weeks 2day today Dec. 18. Last night I got hot and kicked the covers off of me. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain from the bottom of my ribs to right where my ovary is along the left side. That was at probably about 8 pm. At around 2:30 am a be gan to have cramps that keeps me awake untill 5:30 am and I have continued to have those cramps, at a lighter pace, throughout the day today. I have not had any bleeding during this situation and had an u/s 2 days ago that showed a normal developing baby with a heart rate of 161. Please let me know if I am experiencing the beginning stages of a miscarriage.


  Vivianis wrote @ December 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Hello, I found out I was pregnant about a month ago I believe I’m 9 to 10 weeks.. I haven’t been to the doctors yet. Anyways yesterday I went to the bathroom and saw I that I was bleeding but it was brown and stopped after a minute.. Then last night I had sex throughout the hole night I was bleeding but didn’t find out till I woke up to use the bathroom. It was very light and I had NO cramping.. I’m only 19 and I’m very worried.. I don’t know what to do..

  Nikki wrote @ December 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I am six weeks pregnant. I’ve been spotting very light brown/pink. I had a ectopic preg, in 07, I lost one of my tubes due to it. So I’m concern if the spotting is a miscarriage or ectopic. I have an appointment soon. I’m pretty worried either way. Anytime I’ve spotted while being pregant, it has always turned out bad. Worried is all I can say.

  Patricia wrote @ December 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

Thank you for your web site. In general, bleeding during pregnancy is a bad sign. It’s common to see false reassurance on message boards that state that bleeding is often normal and common. In most cases, even spotting without any associated pain is usually the first signe of a miscarriage. Often times there may not even be advance wearning of any bleeding.

  michele wrote @ December 21, 2011 at 8:15 am

Hi! Im 35 pregnant with my 4th child. My other 3 prregnancies were full term with 3 healthy children. I went for an ultrasound and they said i was measuring at 6w4d but should be 7w6d and they saw a heartbeat but it was very slow and its either my numbers are off or an early miscarriage. I have no bleeding or cramping but alot of back pain.

  angel wrote @ December 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I just found out I’m 5weeks pregnant. The night of I began to bleed red in the shower I went to the er a.d my hormone level was 850 the doctor put me on bed rest. I’ve had no sexual contact but am spotting dark brown, enough to fill a pantie liner per day for about three days now, is this normal?

  Brianna wrote @ December 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm

i had a sonogram (vaginal) 3 days ago tou determine how far along i am (6.4 Weeks) after my appointment i started bleeding lightly, its getting progressively worse and today i have horrible pelvic cramps & lower back the pain feels like contractions almost & I’m pouring out blood & clots the size of golf balls i fill a pad within minutes i can’t bare the emergency room will do nothing for me do will have to wait it out. Is this a miscarriage?

  Katrina wrote @ December 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I’m 18 years old and just began what should be my 7th week of pregnancy. About four days ago I had brownish discharge and thought nothing of it because I have multiple family members who are pregnant and they assured me that it was fine. The next morning I had light bleeding and no clots but I freaked out and was told by my family to go to the ER. While I was there I had my second internal sonogram in a week and when the doctor came in he rambled on about how many pregnancies don’t last because a sperm isn’t compatible with an egg. However, he didn’t tell me the results of the ultrasound clearly. Later that day, the bleeding got worse and I began getting cramps. It is now 3 days later and I was told to get another blood test to check my hCG levels. I called the hospital and the doctor who was in the ER that day, and even though he told me that I could call him today to find out the results, he told me he couldn’t disclose the information. In the past 3 days I have had an excessive amount of clotting…mostly small clots but MANY of them…but the cramping has gone away. My question is: Do you think it was just the internal sonograms hitting my cervix twice in one week making me bleed more, or am I having a miscarriage?

  vicki wrote @ December 27, 2011 at 2:00 am

Hi yes i need help last night me a my husband was haveing sex and after we were done i was bleeding got scared went to the bathroom wiped my self was still bleeding start to throw up passed out for a few seconds felt fine after went to bed woke up still a little blood when i wiped i think i also wiped a blood clot only one though now IM not bleeding trunk brown when wiped earlier IM 5 weeks did is miscarriage IM scars BC i really wonted this baby someone help me please IM scared

  Darcy wrote @ December 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I’m currently 14 weeks and 4 cdays pregnant. I had some slight bleeding around week 6 they did an ultra sound and said the baby was fine and the heart beat was 158. I had another ultra sound done 2 days later by my doctor and everything was still fine. I had cramping but when I did I had bowel movements afterward which I had cramping before bowels before I was prego so I wasn’t really worried about it. On week 13 they weren’t able to hear the babys heart beat with the little noise thing. N now my pregnancy symptoms r all gone and I’m kinda worried I go in soon 4 my foot and are going to tell her but I just so worried. Sorry it is so long hope u can set my mind to ease!

  jackie wrote @ December 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

Hey, I am 7 weeks pregnant. This will/would be my and my husbands first child so I am completely new at this. I had an orgasm earlier in the night. I fell asleep to wake up to the feeling like i was urinating on myself. I went to the bathroom and my panties were SOAKED. It Was red but looked diluted. I sat on the toilet to urinate and a blood clot the size of the palm of my hand came out. I immediately called my husband to come take a look. I am SO afraid I miscarried. I have been having light cramps prior to the orgasm and about the same afterwards. I’m a nervous wreck. I told my husband about him being a dad for Christmas, and here it is 3 days later and this happens. We are suppose to have our first ultrasound on Thursday, (Tomorrow). I really do hope all is well with this baby. I have never seem my husband SO happy before this happened.

  Sabrina wrote @ December 28, 2011 at 4:38 am

im 18 years old and i think i might be pregnant. a few weeks ago, around december 5th, i had sex. he used a condom, but didnt put it on until we were over halfway done. about a week after that i had a “hangover” where i was throwing up the next day, but yet i only had one drink the night before. and i dont usually get hangovers.
ive had many signs of pregnancy, such as being tired, nauseous, hungry, gaining weight. and when i eat something i either have to go throw up or use the bathroom within 20 minutes. also sometimes i get intensely dizzy, but it lasts for literally a second or two. my sister has had lots of pregnant friends and she told me she really thinks im pregnant. but then i got my period, and i said to her “HA im not pregnant i started my period!!” and she goes ok let me see it. it was light orange and barely anything, and she told me that wasnt my period, that it was spotting. the next day it turned light pink, and the next day it was bright pink and brown. the day after that (which is today) it goes back and forth from pink to brown to orange.
i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came out negative, but it was the cheapest one and apparently i didnt do it right. there arent any open doctors appointments until january and im just really nervous!

  Tannika wrote @ December 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm

At about 5 weeks or so (13th Dec or a bit earlier) pregnant I had a small amount of fresh blood when I went to the toilet than a few hours later I passed a small to medium sized blood clot than when I went to the toilet and when I wiped there was a small amount of brownish blood but no blood made it to my undies.
I went and got my blood levels on the 22nd, got the results yesterday.. The doctor said I was around 7.5 weeks pregnant based on my LMP. My HCG levels are around 6 something thousand but I have no pregnancy symptoms.
I don’t feel pregnant.
My breasts aren’t as sore as they used to be, I don’t
feel nausea, I haven’t had may cramp like pains.. This all stopped last week (having no symptoms), I’m
not sure if I should be concerned or not?
Did I miscarry?
I have an appointment for an ultrasound at the end of January, but that seems so long away.. I want to know what’s going on..
Thanks :)

  ash wrote @ December 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I am 9 weeks 5 days Pregnant. I have been having brown dischareg since week 5 and I have got 2 ultrasounds and blood works. everythng has been normal. However , today (12/29/11) morning I had bright red discharge. The mucus has been bright red since morning with some red spotting. I am going to my Doc in the evening today, please let me know if these things happen?? Thankfully I havnt had cramps so far..

  Patty wrote @ December 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

I think I’m about 4 to 5weeks pregnant. I had a positive prgnancy test about a week ago. I went to the doctor to find out how far along i am and get vitamins. I had a vaginal ultrasound and they said he couldn’t see the “yolk” and ased me to go back in 1 week. It will be 1 week on Monday. Since the visit, I’ve had constant cramping with light bleeding (it started after we had sex). Honestly, this is an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy and would be ok if these are symptms of a miscarriage.

  Erica wrote @ December 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I have a concern I just took a pregnancy test a couple of days ago it came out positive . I have been cramping all day i have tryed resting but even then I still cramp. Should I worry ?

  jessica wrote @ December 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I am 11 weeks pregnant I started bleeding light pink on thursday friday it was light flow but turned red today bleeding is light but when I use the bathroom large clots are discharged this has come with slightly painful cramps my doctor says nothing to worry about for now should be worried? Am I miscarrying? Please give me some advice!!!

  Rainy wrote @ January 1, 2012 at 2:51 am

Hi, im currently confirmed pregnant but have yet to know how long it has been. But the thing that’s worrying me is that i bled after having sex with my bf. The first time i bled,i found little blood. but this times is the second time i bled and its more than the first one. I didnt have cramps or whatsoever. I feel normal but i dont know whether ive loss the pregnancy symptoms. could it be a misscarriage or something else? pls advice. thanks!

  Rebecca hunt wrote @ January 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I just found out through a clear blue digital test I was pregnant took four of them all positive I went to er cause I had been bleeding for 12 days on and off they did blood test showed positive but low Hcg levels seen thickening of my uterus and also a spot on my ovary then today I was supposed to be seen by an obgyn but they was not opened I passed some good sized clots at work and when I came home bleeding died down however this am I woke up an bright dark looked like black blood covered the toilet but not my pad just a streak we went back to the er my Hcg levels dropped from previous day and bleeding worse no severe cramps just light on and off and now nothing but a headache also the first night they gave me a Rogam shot because I’m rh negative I go to dr ford in the am anyone tell me what to except er doc says a possible misscary or ectopic pregnancy but I’m not sure what’s going on any advice??

  Melissa wrote @ January 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm


I believe I am about 6weeks pregnant.. I found out I was pregnant december 28th and shortly after I got a yeast infection. I recently started to have light bleeding and mostly when I wipe. It has been consistent for about a day now. I can’t tell if I have cramps because last night I was up all night with a stomach virus. Should I be worried ?

  Amy e wrote @ January 9, 2012 at 1:59 am

Hi, My partner and I have been trying for a baby for 3 months. Iv got two daughters from a previous relationship. We are both in our mid 20s and very fit. My cycles are always regular and I my af bleeding is always the same . I was due for af Saturday and it came like clock work. I ovulated on 13 day and my af was 12 dpo. As always, but usually 5 days befor I’m in pain bad cramps head aches back pain and I always feel like iv been kicked down stairs. I felt great the few days befor better than I have for months. When I woke up Saturday I noticed some blood when I checked my cervix and temp is was very pinkish an watery so I sent my partner to get me some tampons whilst he was out I didn’t bleed but there was blood when I wiped usually there is so much it comes out . It’s now day three and it got darker day two but very scant just coating the end of a tampon same with today I’d say only enough for a liner a day it seems to only bleed when pressure is on my cervix . Iv had brown sludge like af burnt red watery pink watery but not alot and some stretchy pink like water stuff bot again it’s not alot. I usually have medium bleeding for 6 days and it seems to be stopping. I’m confussed and worried

  Monica wrote @ January 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

Hey I took a pregnancy test and its shows im pregnant how ever the next down it start to bleed a little and its brownish. They check my HCG and it was a 1,000 and some when I went to the er they put me on bedrest and that I was to see my Ob the next day. she said that my HCG was dropping and I may be having a miscarriage but she provided me with prenatal vitimins to start taking. Im so confused because I dont have heaving bleeding and no blood clogs. Then she schedule me for a ultrasound in 2 weeks when I become 6 weeks. Im a completely comfused.

  Kirsty wrote @ January 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hi Deane,
Firstly your website is very helpful & informative. It has answered a lot of questions I have had.
Well this is my second pregnantcy, first ended in miscarriage at 5wks. I am currently 11 weeks today. At around 8 wks I had some extremely light brown discharge, which we put down to progesterone suppliments (due to this being an ivf baby). Then at 10 wks 2 days I had some bleeding which was dark red it only lasted that day & i had no pain or cramps with it, then was dark brown almost black discharge for a couple of days which decreased day by day. I have not had anything for a couple of days now. We have been for many scans throughout tis pregnancy & even had one on Monday & Tuesday at 10wks 2 & 3 days & the baby was alive saw heartbeat & baby move. I have not had too many preg symptoms but have had for about 4-5wks dark blue veins in arms, belly & recently my legs. Well last night I noticed they have faded, still there slightly but not as prominent as before. I just want to know is it likely that we have lost our baby & that’s why they have faded. We have another scan on Monday (I’ll be 11wks 2days). I am so so scared, it took us 3 1/2hrs of trying everything to get here & to come so far, I am just praying our precious little miracle is still ok.

Sorry it was so long I just wanted to get you the whole story.


  jade wrote @ January 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Hi, I found out that I was pregnant bout 4 weeks ago by home pregnancy test went to doc and did another one both positive!! The last two days I’ve had light pink discharged when I wipe, it was more obvious after I had intercourse but goes away!! I had a ultrasound today and the lady said that the sack was very small and she couldn’t see a fetus or yolk sack, we then did an internal scan it see if we could get a better look but still nothing, the discharge was also more after my internal scan!! she also said that the sack was an abnormal shape and by the size that I was about 6 weeks!! I had blood taken yesterday to see my hcg levels etc… I haven’t had any abnormal cramping to my knowledge but am so worried!! If you have any advice would be great thankyou jade

  vanessa wrote @ January 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

i just have some concerns that i may be having a miscarriage, i am about 11 wks pregnant, and yesterday morning i woke up to a gush of bright red blood(with a greyish strek of tissue), it soaked through my undies and my p.j.s, i jumped in the shower and when i got out it happened again. Then it was pretty much like a mild period for a few hrs untill it gushed one more time, after that it slowed down, and now it is brownish and thick and has some streaks of tissue with it when i wipe. i havent called a dr yet because it did slow down, and i really havent had any cramps. just some mild ones here and there, and some tightness around my lower abdomen.
just looking for advice, thank you all, and good luck :)

  staci wrote @ January 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

I am 10 days late for my period, my husband thinks I am pregnant. I have not taken a HPT because my cycle is irregular. I have sore breasts, tired all the time, and hungry. Yesterday I woke up feeling pretty good, just a little bit of blood on the toilet paper. In the afternoon I started cramping up pretty bad, I was walking to my car and had to stop and bend over, as the cramps were so severe. I felt something come out, like a big blood clot. I checked to see what it was, a thin layer of what appeared to be gray tissue, about the size of my palm. After that passed, I felt so much better. Today now I have slight cramps, just like I have my period, my breasts are not quite as sore. Could that have been a miscarriage? Is a D&C required now if I did miscarry? I need advice, am so new to all of this. Thanks:)

  Heather wrote @ January 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I have a placenta tear and i have had a lot of bleeding. well its not covering a pad now but i am having a lot of brown mucus when i go to the bathroom and i want to know if anyone has had this thnak you

  Natalie wrote @ January 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Hey everyone well I just found out in the Jan 25 that I was pregnant so going by last period i would be 5-6 wks. I’m very excited but also worried cause tomorrow will be a year since I had my last muscarriage and am scared its going to happen again. I’ve been having period like cramping and back pain and at night i can’t get comfortable no bleeding but don’t have my first ultrasound till march 6. My boobs don’t seem that sore like they were when I first found out and I’m not tired or anything. Could this mean I’m having another miscarriage.

  Natalie wrote @ January 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hello. Well I found out I was pregnant on the 25 also had blood work done from my doc to confirm it so going on my first day of last period Im 6 wks. But ever since I found out I’ve been having period like cramping and back pain no bleeding. But I’m worried cause exactly a year ago I had a miscarriage and worried that it’s happening again. My boobs also aren’t as site as they have been and not really tired or any other symptoms. At night I continue to have cramps and can’t get comfortable in bed.

  Saddened wrote @ February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

I found out I was pregnant at around 5 wks 5 days, since I wasn’t expecting this, I had been spotting pink about a week prior, so decided to take a hpt, it was positive, when straight to doc that same day he did an ultrasound and saw everything in it’s place and just a lil nub in the sac, scheduled me for a week later to see if we could see a heartbeat, sure enough that following week a day before my scheduled ultrasound I started bleeding now it was blood but not alot but enough to stain my pad, I called the OB nurse and she was able to get me in that same day, well after getting my ultrasound done went to see the nurse so she’d let me know the results and she told me we have a baby with a heartbeat now, I couldn’t have been any happier nut concerned at the same time because of the bleeding she suggested I go home and take it easy well by that evening there was no more red blood just spotting when I wiped. So my first oB appt wad scheduled for 2 weeks later, however during these two weeks I’d spot off and on
, so went to my appt did an ultrasound and I was able to see baby and hear the heartbeat, and she explained that there are some woman that have spotting throughout their pregnancies. She scheduled me for 6 weeks later. Well that visit was just last Tuesday, yesterday at 2 am I woke up to use the restroom and had a lil cramping since last Thursday, called the nurse she explained it could be due to everything stretching that it would subside and to watch out for any clots or blood well I didn’t have either of two but I was still spotting off and on since before I found out I was pregnant. So I sit on the toilet and felt a gush, I thought to myself I haven’t even started urinating yet so I did but when I wiped there was bright red blood I got up to put a pad on and it just started gushing out like a faucet had been opened. Panicking I woke up my husband and told him to take me to ER, meanwhile I wad trying to change my pad cuz it was sacurated and I was able to so I grabbed a towel and put it on over my pants.
, by the time we got to the hospital5-7 minutes later I was soked. I started getting cramps at this time, sonographer did her thing and we again saw baby with heartbeat but was dropping into the uterus, when doc came in we told us that we were having a miscarriage that my uterus wad rejecting the fetus perhaps the chromosomes weren’t right and that the only way he could stop my bleeding was to do a D& C, sadess news, but my husband and I believe in our Lord and know that this was at HIS will and not ours, this was just yesterday morning it’s hard to get through the emotions of it all and I lost alot of blood so I feel weak and lil unbalanced….I know I have to replenish my blood loss to feel better, and need to eat whatever contains iron for that. My dreams were shattered with this, but believe my faith and hope is still strong, so we are definitely going to try again. May God bless you all.

  Jessica wrote @ February 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and just found out that I am 8 weeks pregnant. With this pregnancy my stomach has gotten harder and my boobs are sore. I never took precautions my first pregnancy lifting things or exercise. I kept doing the things I normally do. Last week I lifted 50lb boxes of books because that’s a normal thing in my work day. I ended up doubled over. Not in pain just Naseau. Since then my boobs don’t hurt as much my stomach is softer at certain points in the day and sometimes I get abdominal pains. I have a weird feeling something is wrong and I dont know if it’s due to the fact everyone talked about miscarriage and has freaked me out. Or if something is truely wrong. My apt isn’t till the 22nd and I don’t know what to do.

  Mary wrote @ February 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I had a miscarriage in December. I have not had a period since them. I took a pregnancy test that was positive. Since then I have had all stigmas of being pregnant. After getting extremely such last night, I have had no signs of being pregnant today. Usually I have horrible morning sickness, but I have not been sick at all today. I have only had light cramping in my back as usual. Should I be concerned that I miscarried. I am not bleeding at all. I am just worried. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  gloria wrote @ February 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Am 25yrs old and 5weeks pregnant with my first child and last nite before i took my bath i noticed a spotted bleeding on my pant and after few hrs i had a litlle cough n spotted a very little blood and also i am having some abdominal pains. Am so scared of losing my baby. Could it be am slowin losing my baby?

  gloria wrote @ February 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Am 25yrs old and 5weeks pregnant with my first child. last nite, before i took my bath, i noticed a spotted bleeding on my pant , and after few hrs i had a litlle cough n spotted a very little blood in it. Allso i am having some abdominal pains. Am so scared of losing my baby. Could it be am slowly losing my baby?.

  gloria wrote @ February 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Am 25yrs old and 5weeks pregnant with my first child. last nite, before i took my bath, i noticed a spotted bleeding on my pant , and after few hrs i had a litlle cough n spotted a very little blood in it. Allso i am having some abdominal pains. Am so scared of losing my baby. Could it be am slowly losing my baby?. Pls, what should i do?.

  Karen wrote @ February 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

By my calculations I should be 6 weeks pregnant. Went for ultrasound and showed gestational sac and yolk but only measuring about 4 and a half weeks. Going back next week for another u/s and have blood test. The tech did say there is small chance I was off on my calculations or I had late implantation. I did have some implantation bleeding four days bf period.
I have two healthy kids-but had a miscarriage in the summer…. No known cause as I was unaware I was pregnant….any thoughts…suggestions?

  denyd wrote @ February 13, 2012 at 6:13 am

im 8weeks by my correct dates, but im bleeding and cramping had u/s doctor said i either have dates wrong or baby stopped growing as it only shows me about 4 weeks, whats goin on?

  summer wrote @ February 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

i dont know if i am pregnant and misscarring. i took a pregnancy test and it came back negative, this was after a week and ahalf before i started bleeding and it was around the time my period was expected, i also had sex the night before. my blood has been extra havy point that i was changing my tampon every half hour or it would bleed through within an hour it was bright red and at first i was spotting then it stopped then 3 days later i started what should have been my period and that is was i assumed, but then about a week to 2 weeks later i was having great sex and all of a sudden i started bleeding and the blood was bright red and very heavy,i also had some string red mucus strings that came out too. i stopped bleeding then 2 days later i started bleeding again,i have been bleeding now for 4 days and it hasnt let up cramping has been heavy too light at one point it was so bad i was leening over in pain, i assumed this could have been gas but nothing happend and it went away. i dont know what to think i had a wellness check up that i couldnt go to because they said i was bleeding. so should i go take another pregnancy test or should i go too the hospital, i dont have a regular dr. or the money to pay for one. my other ouestion would be are these signs of a misscarriage. my breast have been swollen the entire time and my weight gain has increased. my breast was very tender and firm up untill now but are still larger then usual, i dont know if this could just be from noemal weight gain or if it is because im pregnant and now misscarring. i need some help and answers. im scared to go too the hospital because unless im having abdominal pain at the time they will not do a sonogram. they will also make me sit there for several hours and will usually say there is nothing they can do but take blood for a hcg test. i am b negative blood type, i have a young son , and have had an abortion before, ive been informed that these are 2 of the 3 top reasons to have a possible miscarrige i have been in alot of stress since the first time i started bleeding. can u possible put any of questions at ease.

  Ariel wrote @ February 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

i am suppose to be about 6 weeks pregnent and im having some cramping and bleeding. but its around the time of my period so im not sure if its a miscarraige or not. My mom said the same happened to her with her first born. but i keep stopping and starting up again with the bleeding. ugh. i have no idea weather to cosulte a doctor or if im just worring to much…

  naomi wrote @ February 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

hi im 7 weeks pregnant in 3 days time and i have noticed my symptoms are becomeing less noticeable.. i ve had 4 miscarries two where i bleed out and the other two more recent ones about two yrs ago were the baby had died but not passed out of me im really worried that this bubby is going to end up dieing inside me too i ave an ultra sound in a weeks time should i be worried

  Kelli wrote @ February 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I’m 12 weeks pregnant and last night I woke up to go to the bathroom after laying back down I felt nauseous so I went back to the bathroom I got really hot and sweaty and my heart started beating very hard and fast. I never got sick and have only gotten sick twice during pregnancy. Should I be concerned about a miscarriage?

  Tina wrote @ February 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm


I am about 6-7 weeks prego now. Im worried that I might not be pregnant any longer. I think Im just paranoid but ive had alot of cramping off and on through out the day everyday. I haven’t had any bleeding at all but about a week ago I peed and I saw really white, really thick sunstance. I am not very sure what it is. Ive been told that it is normal but im worried that since I havent had any throwing up or anything that I might not be prego any more. I haven’t been to the doctor yet but im trying to go soon. am I being paranoid is that white stuff something i need to worry about. it only happen once.

  Fiona wrote @ February 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’ve just had a LLETZ (removal of precancerous CIN3 cells by laser) done 2 weeks ago. The day after I found I was pregnant. I haven’t bled until about 3 days after the procedure and since then it has kept going on and off. Today I had an ultrasound which showed 6 wks 3 days preg, baby had heartbeat and was attached to womb. But tonight I’ve experienced bleeding which is moderate and I had a long black clot like thing come out and what looks like tissue…. I’m so scared I am miscarrying as I really want this baby! Does this sound like I am miscarrying? Or would it be tissue from the LLETZ? I’m scared because I saw the long black clot and tissue. Plz help!

  Fiona wrote @ February 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

Also I haven’t experienced pain asides in pelvis and back and I have fractured my pelvis giving birth to my 6 yr old. My back hurts most of the time and has done since my first child. Plz help I need this baby!

  Elizabeth wrote @ February 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I was about 5 weeks pregnant and had a miscarraige 2/12/12. I bled for about a week and am all through now. I had lower back pain with my first pregnancy and my back began to hurt with this last pregnancy as well. It is still hurting pretty badly. Is this normal or should I contact my doctor?

  Mariea suarez wrote @ February 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Dear deanna,
i have just recently found out i am pregnant and am now scared i have been having strange stringy brown n pink mucus discharge for 3 days today being the 3rd n the day im supposed to start my my period im worried because i just suffered a miscarriage and i feel like its happening again.

  Mariea suarez wrote @ February 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Oh n no blood but slight cramping….any thing will help n ease my mind…?

  Donna wrote @ February 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

Hi There

I am looking for a bit of advise please.

My ovulation was around 15/1/12. On 22/1/12 I had some spotting, altough period wasn’t due until 2/2. I took a pregnancy test on 3/2 and is showed positive 1-2 weeks.

On Sunday 19/2, I noticed some spotting (28 days after first spotting eposide, which I assume was the implantation phase). The blood was reddy brown and there not a great deal of it (aroudn a couple of wipes with a tissue). I have not expereinced any cramps, or clots.

I have been experiencing nausea from very early days, but in the last day or two it has subsided. My breasts are still tender though.

If I had miscarried would the symptons have totally gone by now? If a had miscarried and did a pregnancy test now would it still show positive?

I am going out of my mind, thinking should I be worried or not and I am pregnant or not.

Any advise you can give would be greatly appreciated



  Jill wrote @ February 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Please help! I’m suppose to be 7 weeks pregnant and going in for an ultrasound on Tuesday. Last Tuesday was hcg was at 80,000. I’m on clexane and progesterone pessaries due to previous miscarriages. My son who is 4 came home with gastro during the week and I caught it off him. I have been v sick all throwing up lots on Thursday night and again on Friday night. I’ve been barely able to eat. I also feel I have lost any pregnancy symptoms I was having – tender nipples but still have a horrible taste in my mouth. I’m worried sick. I also have had some bad pains in my stomach which have subsided but come and go. Do you think something has j
happened and I’ve lost this one too????

  sonia wrote @ February 26, 2012 at 11:03 am

I am about 4-5 weeks pregnant and believe I may have just had a miscarriage, but am not sure… I started bleeding lightly yesterday, with mild cramps – the bleeding then got heavier (like a normal period) and I passed two large clots, each about half the size of my palm (not sure if they were blood clots or tissue – they were large, deep red and very thick). Immediately afterwards I felt a bit feverish but since then the bleeding has gone down and I haven’t had any cramping or pain at all. Is it safe to assume that this was a miscarriage? Also, we’d had sex just before the bleeding started – could this have had anything to do with it? Thank you in advance for your help! S.

  La’hkeysha wrote @ February 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

I just found out that I was pregnant by a home test and at the hospital. I am very early (3 weeks) and when I had the ultrasound done they couldnt see the fetus, so I was diagnosed with a threatened miscarriage. Could I just be too early ? Or does this mean that I will miscarry for sure, I have an appointment on march 1st. But im scared so scared because I miscarried once alreadie please help me

  dozie wrote @ February 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Hi Denna, Last night I passed a large amount of blood clot throgh my viginal, this is after going through an ulta sound test that shows 8wks pregnacy with on visible foetus, or heart beat,. Kindly advise what this means.

  Elly wrote @ February 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

So I am probably about 4 weeks or so, I am a week late for my period and have taken three tests. All of which came out positive with a faint line. However, I have been cramping horribly for over a week and in the last couple of days when I pee and wipe I’m wiping pink mucus and little chunks of flesh to pink colored things. Am I miscarrying? Please help me. I am 21 and scared.

  Tish wrote @ February 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Hi, i am wondering if you could offer some advice. For the past couple of weeks i have been feeling extreemly nauseous in the morning and throughout the day. I had a very stressful weekend and then yesterday started bleeding a little – its was light pink brownish in colour with clear fluid as well. It wasnt heavy, more like the start of a period but hasnt stopped either. I have my period 2 weeks ago n thus am not due for anothe 2 weeks ( they have been regular for the past 4 years). Is it possible i am/ was pregnant? And if so should i make an apointment to see a doctor?

  Christina S wrote @ February 29, 2012 at 4:07 am

Hey everyone So on Feb 17th I took a digital pregnancy test because I was 4 or 5 days late. My period was suppose to come on the 13 or 14h. My last period was Jan 13th 2012. WELL both test i took came back positive. On the 22nd I was feeling sick walking around the store. Came home and I was bleeding. Very light. I went straight to the E.R real scared to because I had a blighted ovum 6 months before and had to have a D&C. Well My blood test and urine test both showed I was pregnant. The Dr gave me a pelvic exam and said my cervix was completely closed. Went and got an ultrasound and there was nothing showing on US. He did say I had a UTI and that could cause bleeding. He said he really didnt know what the bleeding was from and I just might be to early to show on my US or going to have a M.C I waited for house for them to tell me that. =( Came home bleed for 3 days. Took a pregnancy test today and it’s still positive. I don’t have a UTI anymore as I took all my medicine. I woke up throwing up water i drank and acid yellow stuff.. Now peeing alot. Also bleed light pink spotting after intercourse. that happened with my first pregnancy. So I am not sure if I was just to early or what it is but I’m praying to God he watches over me It’s in his hands.

  Marie wrote @ March 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I am 13wks, 4days. Two days ago, I stated bleeding. Not super heavy or enough to soak a pad, but kind of like a period. I had my 12wk u/s and everything was great. When I went to the ER because of the bleeding, they checked my cervix, which was closed and they also did the ultrasound which showed a very active baby with a prefect heart rate and the right size. they told me it was a “threatened miscarriage” and they said to rest until the bleeding stops. My question is, how/when am I going to be able to know what is going to happen? I am still bleeding a tiny bit. Still don’t have cramps (except a little tiny tinge now & then but nothing out of the ordinary). It’s now thursday night and I’ve been in bed basically since tuesday. I plan on resting tomorrow as well… I am so scared and I just wish I knew what was going to happen. My next appointment isn’t until three weeks from now! I know you can’t diagnose me… But I need some input as to whether or not my baby is going to be ok!! Please help!!!

  tara wrote @ March 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

hi i am 11 weeks preggo i will be 12 weeks on wed. this morning i started having darting pains and about 4 hours later bleeding took its place. i went to the er and they done a sonogram, and pelvic exam, my cervix are still closed, the baby was very active on the sonogram, sticking its tongue out hiccuping and kicking. dr said things looked good, but i want to know my chances….. any advise? i just want to be prepared….. i have one angel baby (feb 2007) one full term (sept 2009) and this one is due (sept 2012)

  Esther wrote @ March 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hi there.

A few days ago I started having really bad back and stomach pain. Almost like labor pains. I then started bleeding severely and filled an adult sized nappy within an hour or 2.
Went to the doctors and he just said that it was my period. Kind of think my doctors useless. lol
Also have had clots with the bleeding!

  Shar wrote @ March 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm

9th pregnancy, 4 miscarriages. I am 11 weeks and I have cramped a little, but my concern is that there started to be some brown discharge yesterday. Later it had more of a red hue. Today there was small pieces of blood clot when wiping, and tonight there was some in the toilet. Is this “normal”? I haven’t been to the dr yer, my first appt is on Tuesday. Should I go get it checked out or wait??

  crystal wrote @ March 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

i am about 3 weeks pregnant….my husband and i have been trying for about 6 years to have a baby…we finally asked the Dr. for some help he gave us clomid…we didn’t expect to get pregnant the first time taking them…..any way….i started bleeding after sex on Friday it was just some spotting so i didn’t think of anything….but this entire weaken i have been bleeding more as if im on my period?….i have gotten a blood test so i know i am pregnant!!!…..does this mean im having a miscarriage?

  kerry wrote @ March 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Hi had a dnc in aug 2011 have taken 6 positive pregnancies test had some spotting this mornin took another test says negative does this mean I’m havin another miscarriage I’m so scared and worried I’m movin house in couple days I’ve been packing could this of caused the bleed

Many thanks

Kerry please reply I’m worried sick

  kerry wrote @ March 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Bleeding is more red now have pains in my right side its not sounding gd is it


  kerry wrote @ March 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Hi ill be comin to 5 weeks pregnant started bleeding at 5 weeks last time continued til I was 13 weeks that’s why I’m so worried this time I did a test yesterday said positive then anotha late afternoon today which was negative its baffled me surely the hormone is still there for few days after is it not


  Tracy wrote @ March 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

I am currently 7+2 weeks pregnant. I had a miscarriage last August (2011).
I started to notice brown blood when I wiped a week ago. Since then I have noticed red blood when I wipe and sometimes it drips into the toilet. There is never enough to fill a pad.
I have been experiencing headaches and been feeling nausea on and off for around 3 weeks.
Is this normal? I contacted my GP and also the maternity dept who both said it’s nothing to worry about but if you feel the need then your GP will refer you to the early pregnancy problem unit. I guess I’m a little concerned after my miscarriage but reluctant to find out either way…x

  Breanna wrote @ March 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I am 21 years old and I recently found out I am pregnant with my first child. Sunday my boyfriend and I had sex, and afterwards when I went to the bathroom and peed, when I wiped I noticed a little blood on the tissue. I had a little bit of cramping but it was nothing severe or too painful. I was also spotting a little bit Monday but it was just the same thing, a little blood on the tissue when I wiped. At first I wasn’t too worried, but yesterday, which was Wednesday, I decided to go to the emergency room to get checked out. I couldn’t go to an OB-GYN because I’m still waiting on my health card to come in the mail. When I went to the hospital the doctor said that since I’m only 7 weeks along the only thing that he could really do was check my hormone level to make sure they were where they were supposed to be. So he took some blood and urine and when the tests came back he said that everything was fine. However, I’m still a little worried. It’s like now I don’t even feel pregnant any more. Most of my symptoms have gone away it seems. I keep taking home pregnancy tests and they’re still positive, but it’s like one of the lines is lighter than it was before. I really think I’ve had had a miscarriage but I’m just really scared to face the truth. I guess the only thing that I can really do is wait until my health card comes through the mail so that I can set up an appointment with an OB-GYN and really get checked out. I’ve already told my boyfriend that despite what the doctor said, I think I lost it, and he was really positive about it. He said that even if I did lose it we can always try again. This made me feel really good because I didn’t know how he was gonna feel about it. Does anyone have any advice or any explanation about why I feel the way I do?

  Dee wrote @ March 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I will be 8 wks in 2 days. Two wks ago I started having light spotting (pink) almost everyday. I would only see the pink discharge on my tissue after wiping myself. Well today, I felt wet and when I went to check myself I saw a little red blood on m underwear and when I wiped a good bit was on the tissue. I went to the Dr’s office and got a sonogram done. I was told that there is a pregnanccy within my uterus w/ a fetal pole, but no heartbeat. I was told I am having a miscarriage. I am hoping that they are wrong and that the heartbeat will be present/evident at a later date. I don’t have any cramping hours later and I’m not bleeding heavily. I have not soaked the one pad that I’ve had on since this morning, it is now after 5 PM. I did notice blackish colored blood clots since being home from the Dr’s office. Is there a possibility that this baby is fine and I will not miscarry. I have already had 2 losses. I’m really hoping this won’t be # 3. Thanks.

  kel wrote @ March 9, 2012 at 5:06 am

Please dont wait and go and get checked out… better to be safe than sorry….. never wait and no question is too small to ask them at the hospital….

  Vicki wrote @ March 10, 2012 at 6:42 am

Please help. I started clomid in December.
Took 2nd round in January. I am 7weeks
Pregnant. Dr said I have hyperemisis
(severe sickness) I went to the drs yesterday
As I had very light cramping, and light
Brown discharge. He said its normal.
I have a scan in tuesaday to check.
This is my first pregnancy. I’m scared as
Thid baby I’d everything. I’m still getting
Light brown discharge, mainly when I go
To the loo. And light cramping every now
And then. I’m sleeping lots too. Is this
Cramping normal. It’s I’m lower tummy and
Back. And is the brown normal? X

  mutu wrote @ March 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Hi I am 27 years and iam pregnent for the first time . today i the heartbeat of the baby and iam 6 weeks pregnent. Today night went out of dinner had some good music and dance, after dancing for an hour i felt exhausted and i got a slight pain on my lower left abdomen.when i checked i saw white discharge. i stopped immidietly and drove home .Just cant wait to hear from the doctor if the baby will be fine.Please answer me soon.

  hayley wrote @ March 13, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hi. AM really anxious my first pregnancy was twins and i lost one due to a birth defect. second pregnancy ahd ltos of piana nd was told i would miscarry but never did. Now pregnant again although at first after miss perios did not show up then when it did was faint on the test now its not really getting much darker 5 days later on the test. And i have no pregnancy symptoms unlike the previous times except bad crampign in my back. sometimes shooting pain under my right ribs. Anyway i ditn have very good pregnancies and now because i have no symptoms and the tests have been faint (so faint the nurse told me i wasnt pregnant and then actually i was) but cannot get into see my doctor for atleast a week. should i be worried?

  Dipti wrote @ March 14, 2012 at 12:48 am

Hi, I am 28 yers old and have a normal cycle of 26 days. last date was Feb 10 for my period and on 12th march little brown spotting with no period appeared. I showed to the doctor and he said most probably you are pregnant. Lets observe. on 13th I started having cramps and pains all over my stomach and red blood discharge where I have to use normal sized pads. and today on 14th, there was a approx 4 mm sized blackish blood clot that came out. Throughout these days I was feeling dizzy and sleeping whole day. Now also feeling dizzy… Is it a miscarriage?

  Danielle wrote @ March 14, 2012 at 2:51 am

I am about 7 weeks and havent had my first appointment yet. I had the light pink when i wiped yesterday then brown spotting since.. Just enuf to wear a liner but not a pad. No cramps but my breasts ( which hurt if u looked at them) r no longer tender at all. Worried i lost or am losing baby.

  stacey wrote @ March 15, 2012 at 4:50 am

I have just found out i am about 2-3 weeks pregnant and this morning i went to the toilet and when i wiped there was a bit of pinkish-nude bleeding i freaked and my partner said that it should be fine, after a while it stopped and then i went to the toilet again about 4 hours there was 1-2 little clots, i have no cramping and had a full blood test today so feeling a little tired what could it be?

  jmb wrote @ March 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

Thanks for the info, this was really helpful!

  Helena wrote @ March 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hi, I found out last Sunday that I am pregnant by using a home pregnancy test. I was thinking that I would have conceived on the 4th of February. Thursday night I went to the toilet and when I wiped there was a little bit of bright red blood. I called the doctors office and they instructed me to go to the ER. The ER drew blood and said that although my HcG levels were high they had to warn of an ectopic pregnancy or threatened miscarriage. They were unable to see the sac on the ultrasound (both external and internal), but did see thickening of the uterus wall. They also said that I might not be as far along as I thought, although I completely missed my February period. I went to the toilet Friday night and had more red blood than the night before, no clotting though. It is just bright red. They did give me a pelvic exam in the hospital. This will be my first pregnancy and we have been trying for years to conceive. I have read through many of the questions and answers on this site and it has provided me with a little more comfort. Looking forward to your response. Thank you.

  Kellene wrote @ March 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Hi. Im currently 12 weeks pregnant with my third child. I had my first ultrasound at 11w6d and the tech said everything looked fine, but I have some concerns about how I’m feeling and don’t have an apt for another month and a half. I’m experiencing bad lower back pain, and some really intense pressure right where my uterus is. I am not bleeding, or having contractions, and have no abnormal discharge or fluid leaking. The pressure and pain is there 80% of the time, and seems to be triggered and get worse when I stand. It almost feels as if my uterus is going to fall right out of me.. I have no cramping, just that intense constant pressure and back pain :( can you give me any input or advice?

  Beth wrote @ March 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I am 7 weeks pregnant and have been spotting off and on for a week and a half. Generally it’s only brown and once every couple days I see a bit of red but dark and definately not bright. It’s only when I wipe and only there maybe 30% of the time. We had an ultrasound at 6W2D and heard the heartbeat very clearly so that was reassuring Im just so concerned since this spotting is continuing :( anyone else experienced this?

  Justine M. wrote @ March 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I am 9 weeks 3 days pregnant. I started getting stomeach pain in the late aftrnoon. And now around 7:30 pm the same day I was going to the restroom and I had this sharp shooting pain in my urithra and ever since I feel like I constantly have to go to the restroom. And it is painful when I urinate. What should I do? Or has anyone gone through something similar?

  Kelli wrote @ March 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

I had 2 positive tests a couple days ago but they both had VERY faint lines. I also had very little spotting & a little cramping so I called my Dr & they had me come in for a blood draw. The nurse said that my progesterone levels were to low and that there was a large chance that I would miscarry & to come back on Mon for another blood draw. Is there still a chance that the progesterone level can increase and that I won’t miscarry?

  kamogelo wrote @ March 24, 2012 at 8:32 am

I’m about 4 weeks pregnant nd having a brownish offensive smelling discharge during the day. So I was wonder are those signs of having a miscarriage? Its really scary cause I dnt think I’m suppose to having that! Pls reply as soon as possible. Thanks!

  Ashley wrote @ March 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

My last period was in january and it started abot the 15th and was regular for a coupleof days and the rest of the I spotted. According to that I should be about ten and a half weeks, my doc said. Well I went for my first ultrasound a week ago and the doc said that there was no heartbeat, I am completely devistated. This is my first pregnancy and I was wonderibg if maybe we were juat completely of on my duedate, which is supposed to be oct. 16, bc I took my first pregnancy test on feb 25. Idk what to do im so scarred to go to my doctors appt on monday. I have been bleeding off and on with small amounts of clots too. I am just so terrified

  Carly wrote @ March 25, 2012 at 7:05 am

Hi. I am 11w2d and have been having red bleeding since yesterday. I went to the hospital where they did an ultrasound and saw the baby and the heartbeat was there. Upon the internal exam I was told that he sees some membranes coming through and he’s seen this before and that I am in the stages of miscarrying. I am not doubled over in pain. These are mild period like cramps and have not soaked pads but am bleeding like it was a normal period. Some tissue but not big clots. I was told to rest and go back Monday for another ultrasound. Then he said they would tell if I would need a D&C. I have read that some women have their periods during pregnancy and the babies are fine. Can he be wrong in the diagnosis?

  Lou wrote @ March 26, 2012 at 4:10 am

Hi, Just wanting some info actually i had my last period on the 10/03/12 and it was normal to me, then about 3days after my period had finished i had the sticky mucus that is a sign of ovuation. so i am now 13days post period and had some bleeding yesterday starting of brown and had just alittle of red blood enough to wear a pad but only lasting a day ive had lower abdo pain, today ive had 2 postive preg test and im having blood work done tomorrow and then again in 2days time.
Could this be a miscarrage, or implantion bleeding?

  PS wrote @ March 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

My wife and I found out four weeks ago that we were expecting our first child. A few days later she passed blood and tissue. It sent the alarm bells ringing: my wife is in her late 30s and we feared the worst. No-one tells you these are good signs.

I found very little online or in books that was reassuring, apart from this amazing website. The doctor was very calming too. She told us to come as scheduled for an ultrasound later that week – unless the bleeding returned.

Nonetheless, we spent three days coming to terms with the fact that we might have to try again, after a reasonable break. One thing we kept telling each other was there were no other symptoms – the bleeding was a one-off and there was no cramping.

Our ultrasound confirmed everything was fine. We cried in relief and are now almost 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I am saying this to reassure anyone out there in the same situation: books and websites talk in generalities, but every case is unique.

  Isis wrote @ March 30, 2012 at 1:36 am

Hello. I am about 2-3 weeks pregnant. I had a depo provera shot around 3weeks ago. Then the next week found out I was pregnant. Afterword I had my period. Which lasted about a week with heavy bleeding and is usual for my cycle. I tested positive after it finished and a week later. But I’m worried how the shot might affect my pregnancy. I have been cramping often everyday, sometimes as strong as when I’m on my period. And I started having some light red spotting. Also my breast are no longer sore. Should I be worried?

  courtney wrote @ March 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

hello im 26 this is my forth pregnancy im suppose to be 9weeks i had my 1st dr visit on tuesday they set me up to have a ultrsound did to see if they could hear a heart beat had a vaginal so ater the ultrasound they looked over my ultrasound n the dr came to tell me they didnt see the baby all he saw was the sac he had me to gve blood n i went bak yesterday fo the nurse to draw more blood n i wat find out anything else til monday i havent had any moring sickness but be nausea every now and then i had few headache littli bak pain no bleedin only a tad bit after sex n rte now it feel like sumthin pushin up against my ribs can you give me your opinion on what goin on

  Lindsay wrote @ March 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Hi Im 9 weeks 3 days pregnant and for the last 3-4 days have been bleeding a darker red or brown blood. Not enough to soak a pad in a couple hours but I have to change it every few just because it has more than I would prefer to leave on and wear. I am cramping and have lower back pain that is worse today but I also have slightly overdone it today as far as activity and the bleeeding was a tiny bit worse. Is it worse because of the activity or not and do you think Im having a miscarriage? This is my 4th pregnancy and I never had anything like this happen before I dont know what to do but I havent been to a dr yet. We have an appt for in a week and I know theres no real rush, if Im miscarrying theres nothing I can do to stop it but I would like some peace of mind about if this COULD be normal or not. I want this baby so bad Im very scared. Im worried maybe I did something to make this happen or to bring it on if it is a miscarriage. I have a 7 month son, is carrying him around bad right now? It does tend to make me hurt more but I cant exactly just stop caring for him either. I also passed a few very small black clots that were about the size of 1/4 of your thumbnail so were talking really tiny, what could that be? Thanks for your help.

  Alyson wrote @ April 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

Hello, I am 25 years old. In February I had somme minor cramps nothing serious but i was bleeding for 14 days. It was bright pink with vomiting on occasion. I had contacted my cousin who is a nurse at a OB and she told me that it seemed like i had a miscarriage. Last night I was watching TV and all of a sudden i was doubled over in pain. The cramps were so severe and i finally got myself to the bathroom and there was nothing just some minor brown blood it was more of just spotting. I stayed in the bathroom for like an hour. The pain continued for about 2 hours started to gradulally go away but about midnight the pain came back this time with really heavy brown blood. I knew that I needed to go to the DR but i have just moved to a new city and I dont have a DR or any friends and there was no way i could drive last night. This morning when i got up for work the pain was still there but not as strong. Naseua and a headache along with cramping and heavy bleeding is what is happeing today. I would assume that I had a miscarriage or do you think that it could be something else more serious?

  jenna wrote @ April 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

i am a 28 year old mother of 5 i found out a few days ago via 2 home tests that i’m pregnant then took another just yesterday and true again two lines didn’t even have to wait to time it…. Today i started to bleed very red but not a whole lot of volume… i have never had any bleeding problems during pregnancy even early on…. no cramping but i have had an achey lower back these last few days… i’m scared it may be the early start of a miscarriage… not sure how much you could help me on but any info would be deeply appreciated…. also i just had a baby 5 months ago, so this pregnancy was a definite surprise however a welcome one my husband and i want a big family and we agreed on at least one more, as i said i have absolutely no pain , just what feels like a typical backache, and little in volume bright red blood…

  Brittany wrote @ April 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I purposefully skipped my period by skipping the week of my period and starting my next birth control pack b/c I was on my honeymoon and didn’t want to have it. I had already not had my period for 2 month before besides spotting or light bleeding if that. I had been sick and on antibiotics and bronchitis then got a yeast infection and used those 3 day suppositories to get rid of that and ever since I did the 1st suppository I have had horrific cramps, pain and heavy bleeding. It started as clots then turned more bright red recently. I had had my period for 12 days with the cramps never getting errrr then went to urgent care and they dis pregnancy test and said it was negative and did some bloodwork. Nothing seemed unusual they said and he put me on progesterone for 10 days to stop bleeding so I didn’t become anemic. I am on my 6th day but still have some cramping mostly on my left side. I still feel dizzy and after talking to a few people am scared I may have had a miscarriage and I just don’t feel normal. I have another dr apt next tuesday should I be seen sooner? Don’t u have to go to the dr for a miscarriage? Please help! Thanks!

  Crystal wrote @ April 7, 2012 at 6:44 am

I’m 42 years old and took 3 pregnancy test all positive. I had a miscarriage last year and was devistated. Counting by my last menstural cycle I’m 5 weeks. This week I no longer have symptoms no bleeding or cramping. Did I miscarry my first dr appointment is 3 days away and I’m worried.

  Louise wrote @ April 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

Hi, I am 11 + 2 and started spotting three days ago. I wasn’t too concerned as this is my 3rd pregnancy and had spotting in both. I keep saying how much better I feel this time round, a lot less nausea. This morning I have woken up and have steady bright red flow like a period. Small dark clots and cramps (not bad just a niggle like period pain.) my nuchal fold is tomorrow.

What do you think my chances are?

Thank you.

  julie wrote @ April 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

hello my name is julie
i’m 23 years old been married 15 month been on the pill
i took it every night at 10pm on the dot but somehow have became pregnant ???
it is far too early for us we was expecting to wait at least 4 years but i am not very comfy with the idea of termination each to there own thats just how i feel

it is my 1st pregnancy and i am completely clueless
1 have done 4 pregnancy tests over the last week they all say positive.
went to the doctor yesterday and got told i was 6 weeks but she never done anything !!!! no test no nothing !!! so all i’ve got to go on is what i already did myself.
for some insane reason i kinda chocked and went silly in front of the doc ( like i forgot my birthday, and phone number ) got embarrassed and never asked what i wanted to so i have a couple questions i hope you can help me with please

#1. i landed back from australia on the 4th of march was the 1st day of my last period got it when i landed on the 15th 17th and 19th my sister had two hen nights and there was another party i went to so there was a lot of drinking, and she actually got married on the 24th so there was alot more drinking.
can that in any way harm the baby??

#2 three days after the wedding me and my husband came down with really bad flus we were taking nurophen,beechums, and lemsips all pill form can that in any way harm the baby??

#3 about 10 days ago i was doing alot of heavy gardening involved alot of heavy lifting could that in anyway of harmed the baby??

#4 since i took my 1st pregnancy test well the reason i did take it really was that i was getting and still am getting alot (like alot alot) of liquidy discharge no blood but kind of like egg whites is this ok??

#5 i have all the syptoms of going to get my period minor cramps, bloated, moody, hang nails, and to be honest sorry for being so detailed but that feeling just before your flow starts every time i go to the bathroom 1st thing i do is check my knickers for blood thats how i have been feelin for about 3 weeks feeling it is scaring me a bit is it all o.k??

#6 i’m flying to canada in 3 weeks and going to be staying there for a few month will it be ok to fly??

#7 is there any way of having an early scan?? i really dont want to wait another 6 weeks

#8 how long would you suggest me to wait before announcing it to all our family and friends??

please if you could give me some detailed answers please id be very grateful sorry there are so many questions i may be over the top and i should have really said all this to the doctor yesterday but well……….

  lauren wrote @ April 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm


I’ve been reading many articles, and getting such varied information.

I’m about 7 weeks pregnant. My husband and I just had sex–not very, but maybe a little rough. I had a few cramps. Nothing too painful, and they were very brief. I’ve had not bleeding or spotting.

Still, I’m wondering if sex, or rough sex, poses any potential risk of miscarriage. If it does, we’d rather abstain.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated:)

Thank you so much,


  Monica wrote @ April 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hello I haven’t had my per since last time got it on feb 22.. I had intercourse with my husband on the 9th of march.. I was expecting my per on march 22 haven’t gotten it . Now we are
On 12 April and still no sign Ive taking preg exams and neg I took one blood test neg. I would like to see the gynocologist. But I need a referral
And they are taking their time I’m going on three weeks late now.. Is there a possibility I could be preg. Or is there also a possibility that I lost it.. No symptoms, I’m always sleepy but maybe has increase a little more , lightheaded, and some abdominal pain.. No spotting and no discharge.. No other symptoms at all.. I have gain some weight.

  Logan wrote @ April 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Hello, I took a pregnancy test about 2 weeks ago that had a very faint positive line.. I was 2 weeks late for my period then and I have 2 children so I know I am/was pregnant. Yesterday afternoon I started to bleed brown blood.. I didn’t worry because I know it was old blood but then that evening it turned bright red and I am still bleeding a million tiny blood clots a few big ones and bright red blood. I can’t get in to see the doctor until Tuesday. I’m terrified that I have lost this baby. Have I ? According to my last period I am only 6 to 7 weeks pregnant. Any advise would help. Thank you

  Logan wrote @ April 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm

And I am cramping in my lower abdomen but it’s excruciating as others have described.. And I’m having slight pain in my lower back

  Rebecca wrote @ April 16, 2012 at 6:44 am

Hi! I am 22, almost 23 years old. I took an at home pregnancy test and it came out possitive (about a month ago). I waited two weeks because I hadnt gotten a period and i was two weeks late. After I waited that 2 weeks, I took a test as soon as i woke up and it was positive. I called the doctor about 3 or 4 days later and set up an appointment. They confirmed my pregnancy. They told me I was about 7 weeks along.

Yesturday, My boyfriend and i had sex and there was so blood or cramping but it was a little uncomfortable side (which doesnt worry me). Later that night (lastnight) i was attempting to do number 2 but i was straining. when i wiped, i was very watered down blood on the tissue paper and some in the toilet. I called the hospital and they said i should probably come in. so i immediately went in and they did blood work and an ultrasound. They said the blood could have been either from straining or from having sex. and that the ultra sound showed a sac so that meant the fetus was still there. they also told me that i wasnt 7 weeks along, that i was only 5 weeks and 5 days (now 6 days).

This morning at about 6:30 i was helping my boyfriend find his things for work and out of no where, i felt cramping like that as if either i had to do number two or if i was about to get a period. its 7:45am and there hasnt been anymore cramping and no sign of any blood so im not sure what to make of that.

I’ve never been prego before so I have NO clue what pains i should and should not worry about.

Also, I was wondering if when i went to the doctors the first time and they told me i was about 7 to 8 weeks pregnant and the yesturday i was told im only 5 weeks and 5 days along, maybe either one of them is wrong (if so, how do i find out myself) or if maybe its not developing the right way.

  Rebecca wrote @ April 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

sorry… in the beginning how i said i took a prego test (the first one) and it came out positive, i meant negative.. lol.

  shantrese wrote @ April 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hi, I am 30 yrs old and have 1 4 yr old. I am now 7 weeks pregnant. A few days ago I went to the hospital because i started bleeding with no cramps. I did a vaginal sonogram and they took my blood. Everything was fine and I also heard a heart beat. they then discharged me. When I got home I went to the bathroom and while I thought I was urinating it was blood. And there was A LOT. Still no cramping. I put on a pad and just expected the worse. In the past I’ve had 2 missed abortion. That was 8 yrs ago. The bleeding stopped and I just relaxed and stayed in my bed for 3 days. Now, no bleeding but brown discharge. Also I still have pregnancy symptoms. I’m just playing the waiting game until my next drs apt in 2 weeks. But, should I be worried?

  melissa n. wrote @ April 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I’m 17 and scared I was late on my period and took a test early in the morning it came out positive then 3 days later started spotting and got heavier but not that heavy blood red Color it was heavy but it wasn’t light… When I went to the bathroom to wipe sorry TMI but there was something white and then I didn’t cramp the whole time I took another test in afternoon came out negative I’m still bleeding its not my normal cycle its lasting to long and not heavy enough yesterday I was cramping very badly like 1st of period and I felt pressure n felt like I had to push and I did n a not normal size blood clot came out with something hard and was small and was tissue..I’m still bleeding and I need some kind of idea to what is goin on

  Lisa wrote @ April 22, 2012 at 2:45 am

This is the first website that I have seen that gives so much information. I’ve had a devestating week. My last period was on 3/2. By the end of March, I started getting very sore breasts, smell of food made me have no appetite and by first week of April was so incredibly tired that I took naps after work or in the middle of Saturday only to wake up tired. Hpt before & after my period that didnt show up were positive. I had bloodwork done on 4/6 that showed I was pregnant but low levels. I never get pms or cramps & my period is usually 2 days long. On 4/13 I had a cramp feeling & some discomfort while at work for an hour & then it went away, went home & was really tired, slept most of Sat then woke up around 3 & felt really good, slept off & on next day,4/16 monday was a holiday, slept until 4 &then went to a bbq, later that night while dancing I felt a cramp in my upper back & tried to massage it away & it continued to ache, went home, slept for 7 hrs woke up to low back pain that was quite painful, then got wrap around pain into my rt hip that was sharp & 2 hrs later when I called my pcp was also having bad cramps, she referred me to an ob specialist for an emergency appt for an ultrasound. I was then spotting very lightly but the lbp & hip pain was getting worse by the time I got to ob i felt like i was bleeding. She determined I was 6 wks 4 days & felt i had a threatened miscarriage, i had a pelvic exam showed slight bleeding, sent for blood work & for 2 u/s. The external us was very painful especially on right side, the vaginal us sent me over the edge the pain was so bad & caused me to faint, i was sent back to see the ob specialist & while waiting for her started having sharp abdominal pains along with rt hip & pain that had been in my low back was now in my tailbone area. Another pelvic exam was done, i was told that they couldn’t find the baby on us & i was having an ectopic pregnancy & would likely need emergency surgery. I was also told that sx could cause me to die, in one blow not only had i lost my baby but now my own life was in jeopardy. And they sent me home telling me to watch for increase severity in pain & if i bleed in an hours time soaking a pad. I sat in my car crying & terrified not knowing what to do or who to call. I drove home in pain, sat up with a heating pad on my back praying that the pain would not increase. I bled maybe a teaspoon of red blood. Next morning, the back pain diminished, rt hip pain continue & had random abdominal craps, i called the ob’s office, took them 6 hrs to call me back & i was sleeping & my bf was working. I was still bleeding but very lightly & hardly anything on the pad. On 4/19, blood looked a little brown for 3 hrs then stopped completely for 2 hrs got a bad headache, took some aleve, called ob & left msg, got a msg back that i was miscarrying & would bleed for 7 days. Started bleeding again, but not heavy by that night had black, long stringy blood & then clumps of bright red blood. Back & tailbone pain went away, still having abdominal pain & rt hip pain that seemed to be getting worse, got 12 hrs of sleep that night. On 4/20, woke up to excruciating right hip & pelvic pain, drove myself to ER. I was no longer bleeding. Hip pain was getting severe, hurt to walk. Pelvic exam done, more bloodwork. Had another two ultrasounds that were worse than tues, was in excruciating pain on external & internal whenever they pressed on the right side, pain exploded as did tears. They told me that miscarriage was now complete, no sign of any cysts, my ovaries looked fine, they order a ct scan with contrast & dye fed thru iv that ended up feeling like i was being burned causing me further severe pain. Ruled out appendicitis, they thought there may be some type of inflammation from the miscarriage or deep ligament strain causing the right hip pain. Has anyone ever had this? I can barely last 15 mins of walking & continue to have rt hip pain & today some upper thigh numbness. It has been a physically & emotionally draining week for me. My first pregnancy, a baby that was so very much wanted, i’m still in shock. I’m 46, was a natural pregnancy, no fertility drugs.

  natalie wrote @ April 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

hi im 5weeks pregnant and have recently had a heavy bleed in which i passed a single clot ive waited three days and have done a pregnancy test and this still says im pregnant could the test be wrong ive been trying for 2 years for a baby and im worried ive lost yet another baby.

  Amanda wrote @ April 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

I am currently 6 weeks pregnant, Friday night my husband and I had sex and afterwards i went to the restroom and noticed a very light pink tinge when i wiped, I didn’t think much of it and went to bed. The next day Saturday I had some period like cramps and red blood, I can wear a pad all day and not soak it, but i bleed enough to somewhat fill a pantyliner. Today is Sunday and I still have red bleeding the amount is still about the same but I have had bloodclots some are tiny like an appleseed and a couple have been about and inch long and stringy and some are the size of a dime. Could I be having a miscarriage or could it all be from having sex?

  megan wrote @ April 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Hey my friend has just found out she is pregnant approx 6 weeks.she has in the last couple of days split with her boyfriend after telling him about the baby and him reacting badly.she came to mine all upset n stressed,she not been eating/sleeping.generally lethargic and worn out.she started bleeding earlier on 2day and it was a deep red/brown colour,has slight stomach cramps and its been on n off all day.attend a emergency docs app n they have booked her for a scan I wrong in pushin for her to go to the hospital n get checked out 2night or am I worrying to much as she seems quite happy to wait for 2morrow.I think she should go to a n e n get checked out.I know I’d would if it was me.wot r ur.views please x

  Nee Nee wrote @ April 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm


I’m 29 yrs old and I just found out I was 6wks pregnant. Everything was fine until Sunday when I started spotting brownish /red..and got a severe pain in my lower back,at that point the spotting was very light, I would only see blood when I wiped. Early Monday morning the spotting became bright red, so I went to the ER, they gave me a pelvic exam,.blood work and ultrasound, they told me everything looked fine and the baby had a heartbeat. Later Monday evening I continued to have cramping and the bleeding got heavier, so I went back to the ER, they said my hcg levels were fine, but that it was possible that I was having a threatened miscarriage. Today Im still bleeding and I have passed 3 blood clots since yesterday evening and today…Im so scared and if this is a miscarriage how long will I bleed and remain in pain?…this waiting process is torturing me, please help me

  mindy wrote @ April 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hi, i took a pregnancy test about 4 weeks ago and it was positive but now i am having very heavy bleeding and huge clots of blood could this mean that i am possible having a miscarriage. or for coming a miscarriage

  stacy swiggett wrote @ April 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

i want to know when i concived

  stacy swiggett wrote @ April 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

when i bleed heavey i had a miscarriage you should go to the hospital mindy

  kita wrote @ April 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I’m 10 weeks pregnant and first I had back pains then cramp and now I’ve been bleeding for 3 days. I thought that maybe it was my hormones because it will start and stop. And this is the time I usually start my cycle. But I went on and got really scared. I went 2 the hospital and they sent me home and said excatlly what u said follow up with my doctor. I have been upset and crying all day. But then I clicked on ur page and feel much better I’m glad I’m not the only one that has been through this and 2 know that it is normal is a relife. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Bridget wrote @ May 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

Hi. Hate to bother when most people who share their stories seem worse than mine but I do have a few concerns. I have a beautiful 2 year old and had a wonderful pregnancy. Now I am 4 1/2 weeks from what I have put together. I had two positive home tests and have had bloodwork with my midwife resulting in my hcg levels good and progesterone very good. Since then both me and my daughter have been sick. Our natural doctor put her on medication and she is better but could not do anything for me due to my pregnancy. I have been to the er once for temp and headache I couldn’t get rid of. They did nothing. Been to see NP at work once too. Negative for strep and all cultures come back negative.

For awhile at the beginning I felt twinges in my belly like something good was going on. Haven’t felt that in awhile. No other pregnancy symptoms. Haven’t felt like eating but I’ve been sick. I’m worried about this virus I’ve had plus that fever that I could have a m/c. I use a midwife and normally feel more comfortable with the hands off approach for awhile. Do I just wait. My next appointment isn’t normally until after the first trimester.

God is good. I am blessed but waiting to hear a heartbeat is tough.

  briana wrote @ May 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I’m supposed to be 11 weeks and three days pregnant. Today I was told that the baby died at 6 weeks, but I got an ultrasound at 7 weeks and everything was ok. I also found out that I have two cervix and two uterus’s. I took a pregnancy test and it was a positive. The baby is still in my right uterus. I’m very confused by all of this and not sure what to think. Please help.

  Heather wrote @ May 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Hi Deana, my husband and i found out i was pregnant at 4 weeks. i am currently 5 weeks and 5 days and am having tailbone pain, especially when i walk, its not bad but i think because its hurting it’s making me feel crampy like im on my period.
I have an ultrasound appt booked for may,11 but i am getting anxiouse. i am 25 yrs old and have a 5 yr old son.

  kristin wrote @ May 4, 2012 at 7:55 am

Hi I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been having extreme cramping for the past week.. nothing like my first pregnancy. I cant sooth the cramping by laying down or relaxing. There is no bleeding nor have i had any sex since my finding out. Possible sign of miscarriage? i dont see my dr for another week

  maha wrote @ May 5, 2012 at 5:52 am

i am 7 ‘th week pregnant but now i have over bleeding,no pain…this is positive or negative prgnancy??/anybody reply my question….

  LJo wrote @ May 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hi. I’ve got to say, reading all these comments makes me wish that the users had come back and posted to say whether they had miscarried or not, as a lot of the posts tally with my experience :-(

I’m about 6-7 weeks gone, only realised about 5 days ago after a couple of home tests. Things have been generally fine, usual symptoms of sore breasts etc, although I’ve had little to no nausea which does concern me as I read that increases the chance of miscarriage. I also have poly cystic ovaries, which again increases the chances, so as you may guess I’m a bit of a nervous wreck.

Two days ago I noticed a brown discharge, very thin, when I wiped after the loo. I was terrified but it wasn’t enough to soak into my pants and only showed up on loo roll. Still, I had nightmares that night about it. Yesterday there was no discharge, but this evening it’s back again. Again, not much, brown, very light. I have no cramps whatsoever apart from the occasional normal twinge. Should I really be as worried as I am? I’m beating myself up here and trying not to freak out but it seems in so many cases brown discharge leads to red blood. I’m terrified. Would be so grateful for some advice.

  kakatie wrote @ May 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I have read through a few sites about miscarriage and came to a few conclusions. Im still worried though. I m 3-4 weeks pregnant after taking 3 tests and have brown discharge as if im starting my period, do I need to worry or is it just because it would be the time of.the.month id have a period? And its just discharge? Not a miscarriage. Dont know wether to ring my doctor or go to the hospital, its my first pregnancy.

  Norah wrote @ May 7, 2012 at 1:32 am

I am about 5-6week and I am at work my doctor’s appointment was reschedule for May 14th. Today walking into work 11pm-7am I start to cramp and I feel like my period is about to start. I ran to the restroom and first blood poured out and then a huge clot of blood. My stomach felt lighter and crampy at the same time.The pad I had on soak immedietly and then 3 hours later I had the same urge as before and when over the stoll another clot, a little smaller drops into the toliet and like the other was automatically flushed by the motion toliet. I am waiting for my shift to end to leave because I don’t think the emergency room can help me. I had a similar experience last year around this time ended in a miscarriage. I havent told anyone because I was afraid of this and I don’t want to anyone to go through the emotions of my loss AGAIN. Does this sound like a miscarriage?

  robyn wrote @ May 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I conceived around March 17 so I should be 9 weeks along now, since I did not know my last date of my period my doc had me go in for an ultrasound last Thursday. The tech only found a 4 week sack, I know I have to be farther along than 4 weeks as like I mentioned I conceived around March 17 (last time I had sex). Yesterday I started spotting just brown old blood, not much and no cramps, I’m pretty sure I’m having a miscarriage as the fetus is underdeveloped but I’m not sure. I never really had any pregnancy symptoms so I cant say. I have done 2 hpt and one test at my doctors in 1hpt April 17, the doctors April 20th and the last hpt last Friday and they all were positive. Any advice would be appreciated.

  Holly wrote @ May 8, 2012 at 2:13 am

Hi there can someone help me. I’ve havent had periods Since 10th march done a few pregnancy tests and found out on 27th April Im pregnant. Went for a scan a few days later & there was a pregnancy lining but no sac anywhere tubes where clear too they tested my blood hcg levels and it was 34 2days later they tested it again and it had dropped to 30 I’ve had slight spotting and slimy stuff with blood through it looks watery slight cramps nothing major I went to a&e for advice on Friday and they basically said I was misscarrying as levels don’t go back up what have I to expect? I have only had a few tiny clots the size of half a pea. Can Some please help?

  Joanna wrote @ May 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hi…i. took a pregnancy test 4 days ago and it came out positive…if anything I would be like 3 weeks pregnant…yesterday I was spotting in the morning and later in the afternoon I filled up a pad within 2 hours…at 4am today I woke up with really bad extreme cramps….I went to the bathroom and felt like pushing…a very large clot came out of me then the pain stopped….I’m not bleeding anymore and its 730am…….what now?

  Laura wrote @ May 9, 2012 at 6:22 am

i have had a missed miscarriage of twins but not passed all the tissue yet, until this has gone can i get pregnant?? I did choose the medical management of an internal tablet 2 weeks ago but this never worked and just stressed me out more then two days later it happened by itself but my follow up scan yday shows 17mm of tissue is still left. does anyone know if i can still get pregnant again with this still there? Thanks

  Leeann wrote @ May 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

I am about 7-8 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. This pregnancy is nothing like my other two. I have had cramping (like a regular period) and some bleeding (passed at least 2-3 clots about the size of a pea in the past 2 days and reddish/brown blood when I wipe) but no flow). These are my only symptoms of yet – other things may be more in my head like the feeling that my breasts are not as tender. Are these necessarily a sign of a miscarriage? I have an appt with my dr in 2 days but want to prepare myself for what she might say. Thanks

  Renee wrote @ May 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Hi I’am 6 weeks and i am cramping and my stomach hurts . Is this a problem ??

  Shaquille wrote @ May 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

im on the pill and Ive been having very painful cramps lately anyway i started my period yesterday and today felt something fall out of me. was trying to figure out what i was but just figured it was a large blood clot could i have misscariagged without knowing??

  Natasha wrote @ May 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Hi..I’m sure I’m not posting this comment in the right place, but I’m in need of some answers if someone could help me. I think I may have had an early miscarriage last week.. I had what I thought was my period, except it was heavier than normal and on the third day of it, I passed a blood clot (?) about the size of my palm.It was a purplish/maroon color and felt squishy and jelly-like. i have never seen anything like it before and I dont normally get blood clots with my period.
I continued to bleed heavily for the next 7 days. I had more pain than I usually do too. I was overly emotional, with chills, dizziness, heartburn, and just really really tired prior to this happening. Moreso than I usually am before my period. I never took a test because I just assumed what I was feeling was PMS just on a greater level than usual.
I am now still bloated, been exhausted(althogh getting better), having pain in my lower back and down my legs. This isn’t how I normally feel after my periid ends. I have an ultrasound scheduled nezt week to see about some pelvic pain thats going on.
Do you think this could have been a very early miscarriage?
Thank u for your help and let me say how sorry I am for all your losses. Praying for each of you!!

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  briana wrote @ May 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Well I have discovered that the baby has been dead since I was about 7 weeks. I have yet passed the baby and being almost 4 months I have to get a d&c. My sac is continuing to grow but the baby isn’t. Just thought I’d let that out there in case someone else is in my position. Good luck to all of you, hope things turn out for the best.

  Laura wrote @ May 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Hi, So I was a week late on my period, and had a positive reading from a clear blue test which said I was only 1-2 weeks. The day after I started bleeding with a few mild cramps like period cramps? The bleeding was like a normal period but a few little clots and quite stringy (sorry). I’ve only been bleeding for 2 days and now its going brown. Could I have miscarried or is it possible that my pregnancy test was wrong from the start? Thankyou to anyone who can help. Its the ‘Not’ knowing that’s frustrating.

  Kimberly wrote @ May 19, 2012 at 5:19 am

I am 21, but I have PSO. and lately everything below my belly button hurts horrifically, as well as my lower back. I did experience a rather heavy menstrual flow, but I’m not sure if it was a period or a miscarriage. but due to the PSO I have been given some heavy duty pain killers. I do what i can to take them as sparingly as needed but i am just at a loss

  cheryl wrote @ May 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Hi my name is cheryl im 22yrs old im just over 8weeks this is my first baby i havent had any vomitting for morning sickness just nausia yesterday my bfs 3yr old was hanging out with his grandma who i found out today is sick with sore throat ext. I hadnt given my bfs son a hug last night due to picking things up from the store and i woke up this morning with a sore throat and copper coughs and ive been drinking a little bit of tea to sooth my throat i just recently threw up very hard twice and still feel as if i need too some more im having hot/cold flashes and a very sore abdomin and head im nervous that this could be a begining of a miscarrage i take my vitimins daily and i eat healthy i i dont know just need a little assureance that everything will be okaii no one else on my end is replying.. I ve tried for this beautiful begining of life for almost a full year i dont want to have it end so soon.. Thank you anyone that could help me

  Hailey wrote @ May 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

Hi Deanna,
I only just found out I’m pregnant and have not yet been to the doctor. About 3 months ago, I had a chemical pregnancy and lost the baby at about 5 and a half weeks. So far, this pregnancy has been seemingly better, but I’m still worried about miscarriage. Last night when my husband and I were having sex, I bled and it was red. Twice before that i had noticed extremely pale pink after sex but the bleeding had stopped immediately in all cases. There has also not been any cramping in any of the cases. I’m worried that since this time it was red, that something is wrong. Should we refrain from having sex for a bit? I don’t have a doctor yet but am making it a priority to get in touch with one today. I’m only 23 and very worried that I’m about to suffer a loss for a second time.

  Rebecca wrote @ May 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hello everyone. I had a lot of the symptoms i have read today. Ive had bleeding and everything… went to the dr and they did nothing. they said bed rest. well, that was when i was 5 weeks along. i am now 11 1/2 weeks and i heard a heart beat today… id say, if u start bleeding, get lots of bed rest and call ur doctor.

  Crystal wrote @ May 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Hi Deanna,
I’m going through a scary time right now. This is my first time being pregnant and I have NO idea what to expect. Anyway, on friday May 18, 2012 I did two pregnancy tests. One with the two lines and it was a light positive. Second one was a digital one and said pregnant plus 1-2 weeks. This weekend was a long weekend so I didn’t get to go to the doctor until Tuesday May 22. The urine test there was negative so I went to the hospital. They did the urine and blood test and sent me for ultrasounds. They found I am pregnant and my hcg level was only 78. If I am infact 1-2 weeks that level would be okay but they are basing it on my lmp.

The issue with that is that I don’t have regular periods. They can be anytime between 5 -6 weeks between each other so I have no idea when I ovulated or conceived.

The doctor at emerg told me that I could be miscarrying. This pregnancy wasn’t planned but now that I am pregnant, I don’t want to lose it. I do have some milk cramping, not even as bad as a period and some back pain. I have literally no bleeding and not even spotting. The ultrasound showed nothing but my bladder was empty by then and it could potentially be too early in the pregnancy.

Could you please give me some insight on this? I’m terrified and don’t know what to do or think. I go to the early pregnancy clinic here on friday to get the tests done again but its making me go crazy thinking about what is going on. Please help.

  heidi wrote @ May 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I have had 2 previous Mc’s and when I found out I was preg again the Dr wanted to do lots of checkups. At 7 wks there was a heartbeat. Went back 2 weeks later to make sure baby was growing. At 9 weeks Dr said baby was growing fine, heartbeat was good and levels were fine. At 10 w/3d I started spotting. Went to Dr and he sent me for ultrasound. The ultrasound tech said no heartbeat. So we went home and I knew what to expect. But after 3 days of light spotting, one day of barely there bleeding and another day of spotting, (no cramping ever at all by the way) it all stopped. No more spotting or bleeding at all. No tissue passed either. My other two MC’s were done and over with in 3-4 days. But I wasn’t sure if it is normal for the spotting and light bleeding to stop before tissue and baby has passed. Or if it’s possible that my baby is still alive. I have a tilted Uterus and I’m not sure if that could cause you to see a heartbeat one week and not the next.

  melinda wrote @ June 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I am supposed to start my period today but i’ve had 3 positive HPT’s. i would be in my 5th week of pregnancy. my husband and i had sex earlier and i started bleeding its a light bright pink and its basically just spotting. i have a blood clotting disorder and have had 4 miscarriages because of it. i am worried and not sure what to do or think about this. i’m not having any pain other than work related pains. i still have pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue nausea slightly tender breasts and a bloated feeling. do you think i’ll miscarry?

  kloe wrote @ June 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Hi Im on pill but other day i started getting grey/brown bleeding for no reason. My break doesn’t start until next week. Last night i passed several large clots which i never have experienced before. I then went to bed shivering. Throughout the three sdays I’ve been bleeding i have been having bad cramps and pains in my back and Im very tired. If i was pregnant i would be about 8 weeks. Could this be a miscarriage?

  Mariska wrote @ June 4, 2012 at 5:56 am

Hi there,

i am 10weeks pregnant, this morning i woke up with pain on my stomach left from my belly button and lower down also,

it feels like bruises but it is not blue, does anyone know what this pain might be or whether it could be serious.

  B wrote @ June 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hello, I am 6 weeks pregnant. Today I woke up and had bleeding. It was red, but only lasted 10 minutes and on and off for an hour or so after. There was no clotting but since it is my first pregnancy I wanted to check if this is something that is worth going to the doctor about or it is normal? Thanks

  ashley wrote @ June 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I went to the doctor the other day for my first ultrasound. The doctor had thought i should be seven weeks but the ultrasound just showed the Gest. sak. he said its possible i could have ovulated later than what he thought or i am going to have a misscarriage. but i have had no cramping, spotting or any other symptoms that would seem like a miscarriage. i get blood work done twice in the next 48 hours to see if my levels double..this is just really freaking me out. and im just windering what are the chances the outcome is positive.

  anna wrote @ June 8, 2012 at 4:51 am

Hi Deena,

For the past couple of weeks i have had lots of preg symptoms : swollen breasts, large nipples and darker, white spots on nipples, blue veins on breasts and chest, feeling shattered, nauseas, dizzy, painful breasts so painful i cry, nipples are so sensitive…… Bleeding gums….. My period was two days late but arrived. I still have all these symptoms. I dont know what to think… I was fairly sure i was pregnant, i still have all the symptoms, im totally shattered. Please help!

  Shawna wrote @ June 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

I took a test that had a real faint positive line, shorty after that I started to spot then bleed not real heavy but it was so so I had some small clotting with it but nothing really drastic I havent taken another test yet. Ive noticed im constantly tired, nautious but dont have an appetite.. Could I still be pregnant or could I have possibly miscarried?

  Nicole wrote @ June 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

So I was so excited when me and my fiancee took our first pregnancy test and it was positive. Then I called the Dr and they couldn’t get me in for a week. Well me and my fiancee were excited and took more pregnancy test through out that week and they were all positive. Then we went to our Dr appt. and the urrin test came up very lightly. So the Dr took a blood test and the number was at 45. I was told that I was about 2 weeks pregnant. The Dr told me to wait a day and then come back in and take another blood test and if the number doubles then we are heading in the right track and if it drops then I could be going through a miscarriage. So we waited for a day and went back and took the blood test and found out that my numbers dropped to 27:( My heart broke when the nurse told me that I was having a miscarriage. I am so scared. I am having headaches, little bit of cramping, light brown blood, dizziness, and I am very sad. How long does this last? When can I try again? The worst feeling in the world to me is thinking that I am actually going to be a mom and then having your baby not exist:(

  Kylie wrote @ June 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Hi Deanna, I just found out I am 3weeks pregnant and an ultrasound was done but they couldn’t find the baby. Is it because I’m too early or am I miscarrying? I haven’t had any bleeding but a lot of cramping and they did not see the baby in my tubes so where could it be?

  Shua wrote @ June 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’ve taken two pregnancy tests and they’ve come up positive, I haven’t had my monthly in about thtee months. Am I really pregnant because I’ve been cramping and I can’t seem to keep any food down.

  Shua wrote @ June 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

I need some answers and my man is going to get deployed soon so he wants to know if he’ll miss his first child

  teffanie wrote @ June 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

I am supposed to be 12 weeks asking but for the past couple days starting after my husband and I had sex i’ve been bleeding not really a lot but I have been noticing stringy bloody things coming out and it scares me. I can still feel the hard spot in my tummy and my back is still killing me when I lie down. What is happening to me???

  Laura wrote @ June 26, 2012 at 1:08 am

Could I have miscarried and not known that I was even pregnant? I had brown discharge for about three days then it had stopped for two. Then later that evening I felt wet and went to the bathroom and I had passed a half dollar sized clot. So, Thinking I was having a strange period, I put a pad on and went to bed. Well, the next morning There was no blood on the pad and haven’t had anything for a few days. This has never happened to me before.

  Laura wrote @ June 26, 2012 at 1:10 am

also, I had no real cramping, just a dull pang on my right side.

  vicky wrote @ June 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

hi i went hospilal 4days ago and they said i might be misscarring i have bled for 4days like my normal poiriord and i took a pregnancy test 2day and it has said im still pregnant they saw a sack on the scan but no fetus do u have any answers for me please i dont no what too do,

  Melinda wrote @ June 28, 2012 at 12:55 am

I went to the doctor and she calculated that i was supposed to be 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. However, when she did the scan, the sac measured 10.9 mm and she said that is the size of a 4 week 1 day sac. She also said that the baby may have stopped growing. i am really worried. if the baby has stopped growing, will i eventually miscarry?

Please help me.

  Favy wrote @ June 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

Um a gal age 26, a mother of 1 and she is 6yrs.. Had a miscarriage last year October 2011. i was 16wks. It happened like this. The father of my child were trying to get back together, but when he found out i was pregnant he wanted me to have an arbortion. At first, i was up for the idea, then i changed my mind. We had sex twice before he went.
He went to out of the country when i was a month&half. I used to feel a burning sensation in my tummy which i thot was normal. I never went for an altra-sound since i never had a problem with my first pregnancy.
He then came bek wn i was about 4mnths. We had rough sex. i really didnt enjoy it coz it was painful. After a few hours, i started feeling pains and i just thot it was becoz of the sex and becoz i hadnt done it in a long tym.
The pain consisted, but there was no bleeding. I couldnt move, it was 2 painful. I would go to the toilet becoz i would feel the need to urinate every minute.but nothing but nothing would come out. A twelve midnight, when i used the toilet i felt something coming out of my virgina
i pushed it back in. I wasnt bleeding so i didnt think i was having a miscarriage and was dreading the thot of having 1. The pain was so severe, i felt like pushing the baby out, the kind of way when you are giving birth. I continued to hold it in becoz somehow i thot i would save it. At that time i went cold, the pain was just 2 intense for me, but no blood was coming out.

At 3 in the morning i felt like vomiting, and as i did the baby came out. I saw it right there lifeless. I didnt cry then, i only cried after i had cleaned myself.

Till today the loss of that child still hurts, i dont kw wat to do to get over it. um no longer with the father of my child. Going thru it by myself is hurting even more. I just wish i knew wat really caused my miscarriage.
Your response will be greatfully appreciated. At times i feel like um going crazy. Please help me! What could have caused my miscarriage?

  Ashley wrote @ June 30, 2012 at 4:25 am

Hi there,
I am 5.5 weeks pregnant. We fell using clomid tablets. My first hcg level at 4 weeks was 44, the next at 5 weeks, 2 days only 296. This is lower than normal! I experienced one pink tinged wipe yesterday and now today have noticed 3 times there has been blood streaked mucous. What is your opinion? Do you think I am losing the baby? I have had very minor cramps (not sure if I am imagining them to tell you the truth). I have to wait for more blood work for a few days, but in the meantime I am feeling very sad. I have a 9 month old beautiful boy but I am struggling to keep my smiley face on at the moment.

  Ashley wrote @ June 30, 2012 at 4:27 am

I forgot to add that I had an ultrasound at exactly week 5 and no gestational sac was found in the uterus or the Fallopian tubes. It might have been too early and given the hcg levels are low, I guess it’s no surprise nothing was visible.

  Donna wrote @ July 5, 2012 at 3:44 am

this morning i woke up and i did not vomit however i am having painful abdominal cramps should i worry?

  cody wrote @ July 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

Hi I’m just about 11 weeks pregnant. A few days ago I woke to make my son a bottle went to the toilet and noticed a bit of Brown stuff in my undies. It looked abit like show before you give birth. Then I went back to sleep and hour later woke up wet. Like my water just broke or I pissed myself. I didn’t think anything of it. So went and ran a bath. I went to the toilet wiped then stood up and blood just can flowing out. Running down my leg. There was no blood clots. But I’m too scared to go to the doctors. If it is a miscarriage this is my first. And I’m depressed and confused. HELP.

  Nicole wrote @ July 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I want to say thank you ahead of time for reading and responding to this!

I am 9 weeks pregnant. Yesterday evening when I used the restroom and wiped There was a dark brown discharge. It didn’t change the rest of the night. This morning it was heavier with some brighter red blood as well. There are also tiny clots or tissue. I called the hospital because I am also having cramps that are coming and going…but when they are here it’s a dagger in my lower abdomen. And the severity is increasing. The hospital said until I am soaking through a pad in an hour they can’t do much for me. My bleeding is nowhere near that. Also I am in the middle of moving and haven’t established a doctor yet. Do have suggestions or advice on what’s going on??

  vmt wrote @ July 7, 2012 at 12:44 am

I truly believe I am experiecing a miscarriage. Of my calculations were correct, I should have been 10 weeks along. I took three pregnancy tests, and all came out negative. I began having normal cramps (this would have been my second pregnancy), but wasn’t worried. I started spotting, and the next day there was a seahorse like thing in the toilet. Now I’m having back pain and minor cramps, no fever. Could I just ride this out?

  stac wrote @ July 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

i had a internal scan on thursday as i was havin brown discharge im 7 weeks pregnant and the babys heartbeat was found friday i startedd to bleed wen i wiped and also small clots now its sat and still bleeding wats the chance my baby will be ok as ive seen a heatbeat

  Jen wrote @ July 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

HI, I have had 2 successful pregnancies with no real problems…both while taking clomid to get pregnant. This time around I got pregnant right away and my hcg number were excellent right away and I know there were 2 eggs released. With no warning I started bleeding at 5.5 weeks…the er dr. said it was a miscarriage and sent me home since it was a Sunday morning. I called my dr. the next day and he seem to think that was likely too. I had light bleeding with some small clots for 7 days…then 5 days with no bleeding and then I started spotting again yesterday…I guess my question is how long this will go on for? I still feel pregnant which is really confusing to me since I am trying to grieve and let go of this baby but my body seems to be holding on…I am not sure what to do.

  Lynn wrote @ July 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I’ve been trying to become pregnant for several months, with the same type of questionable periods. Generally my periods normal. But since trying to conceive I seem to be late for several of them (4-7 days) then have a heavy & clotty period. I always had heavy periods with some clotts, this does not really worry me but being late 3 days , then 5, then 4 days the next period etc…does worry me. My doctor doesn’t think it’s a progesterine issue. My blood work shows everything’s good. My HSG was good. My husband has low morphology, but both my doctor and his Uroligist do not think it is really a problem. So I’m back to hormone levels? Any insight would comfort me in some way. Thanks for your time.

  Tracy wrote @ July 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I have had 2 very early pregnancy losses-one at 4 and a half weeks last March and my recent a few days ago at a little over 5 weeks. My obgyn does not see patients until 6 weeks, so I feel as if I never get any answers. Are these early losses termed as “chemical pregnancies” or miscarriages? Also, for what I assume to be my current miscarriage, i started bleeding 2 days ago with significant cramping and now the bleeding has stopped and i am just left with cramping. The first night, I passed a large clot. Do I need to go see the doctor to get checked out after all this? Because it was so early, I only had 2 positive pregnancy tests to go off of and never had any baseline blood tests or exams. Finally, I have a negative blood type and my husband has a positive blood type. Does the body recognize pregnancies this early to potentially form antibodies at this point? How long does it take for pregnancy symptoms (fatigue, sore chest) to go away? Thank you very much for your anticipated response. I have been trying to conceive for almost three years, am almost 31, and the doctors have not been able to find anything wrong with us. I now know that i can get pregnant, as it has happened twice, but just can’t seem to hold on to them. Any advice on who to consult from here? Can a reproductive enocrinologist possibly help with this?

  Brittanie wrote @ July 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm


First, I’d like to thank you for all of your advice that you’ve provided all of us thus far. My issue: I’m 7+2 weeks pregnant. I’ve had some spotting 10 days ago, and then today I had a bleed after oral sex with my DH. I went to the Emergency Room both times, as I had MMC last year. (First visit HCG: 4,120; Second visit 11 days later HCG:26,424) I also had an ultrasound 5 days ago that showed a beautifully formed embryo with “a good, strong heartbeat” as the Dr. said. The bleeding has slowed and turned brown, now. I never had cramping, just slight twinges and some discomfort. Basically, all of this was to ask. . . . is it pretty much a waiting game until my follow-up OB appointment in a few days, or have I miscarried, again? Thanks for the read, and possible help.


  simone wrote @ July 17, 2012 at 10:09 am

Hi..I’m kinda confused and need some help..I’m on the pill and I’ve always had a regular period(which lasted only 3 days and was always on time)until March this year when it came 2 days later than usual and lasted 4-5 April I had so many pregnancy symptoms(nausea,tender breasts,eating way more than usual,moodswings,and almost anything I smelt left me feeling like I’m about to puke,after 3 weeks of this I took a test but it was negative(I drank a huge amount of water before taking it and saw a few weeks ago that doing so can affect the result)..anyway I got my period every month for about 4-5 days and felt normal again except for a bit of constipation,last week I did a midstream pregnancy test(the day my period was due)and I got a positive(this line was feint compared to the line in the control box,test did say that colour of the lines may vary)my period eventually came 3 days later but was very light in both flow and colour as compared to the usual period I have,I’ve been experiencing some cramping for the past 2 months and I’ve been getting nauseous around certain smells(especially sweet chilli sauce),I can no longer sleep on my stomach coz its too uncomfortable(I always slept this way before),I have gained weight,nipples and surrounding area have changed and my stomach is very it possible that I am in fact pregnant?

  Annette wrote @ July 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 yrs, and it’s finally happened. I figured out the eta to be around feb 3rd, so that would put me @ around 11 wks. About 4 days ago I started havin mild cramps ( which everyone assures me is normal) and a pink discharge (which everyone also says is normal). Since yesterday the pink discharge has gotten redder, but it’s only when I wipe, and just today I had a couple of small bright red clumps. What are these clumps? This pregnancy is completely different from my first two. The nurse that talks to me when I call isn’t exactly what I would call nurse material, so therefore I’m not really getting anything or answers except that : Everything is normal. I don’t believe it is, I didn’t cramp this constantly with my other 2, not did I have a pink discharge. What’s going on in there??

  melzaa wrote @ July 22, 2012 at 8:02 am

I am 7w3d and have had my first u/s i was curious what the risk now are of something happening after hearing the heartbeat?

  Deanna wrote @ July 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

5%, down from 15%.

  jo wrote @ July 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

Hi there.. I am about 5 weeks pregnant and in the last 2 days my breasts have reduced in size and I don’t really have any other pregnant symptoms. Today I started to get a small amount of brown discharge after going for a walk. I was pregnant about 8 months ago and found out at 11 weeks after my first scan that there was a sac but no baby… I know that sometimes there are no pregnancy symptoms – even though with all of my pregnancies I have been very sick… but it was weird that my breasts are almost their normal size – after being quite full a few days ago? Does this mean that I will miscarry??

  Kailynn wrote @ July 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Hi, im am 18 years old, and in need of some advice. i have not seen a Dr yet, but am planning to in a few days. my last normal pd was march 10th, i have taken 4 tests since then and they all said negative… 29 days ago, i started having extreme cramps and started bleeding… its been 29 days and am still bleeding heavily, in those days i have gone through 9 boxes of tampons ( 4 of which in 3 days), and 6 packages of 48 pads….. the past few days i have been having hot flashes and and extreme nausua… yesterday i began to have really bad cramps to where i have been doubled over in pain, and cannot stretch my legs out. ive continured to stay curled up in a ball. i am concerned because all of my family tells me it is a Miscarrage. however my mom bled for the first 5 months of her pregnancy, and did not find out she was going to have a baby until she was 4 months along. she had to find out through a blood test… i have no health insurance and am VERY worried, about whats going on… i just need some advice… please, someone, any one… help ?

  Jane wrote @ July 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

Yesterday during an ultra sound I was given devastating news that the baby I was carrying had died at 6 weeks when I was supposed to be nine weeks pregnant. Today the bleeding has begun in earnest from brown for a week to bright red. I’m really sad, I feel very sick and I’m cramping. I feel so hopeless, fat and guilty. I know there must have been something wrong, my symptoms were never very strong I thought I was lucky not to have morning sickness when in actual fact I was very unlucky. Now I sit waiting for more pain and the baby to leave my body. I feel so empty and jealous of people and four friends who have recently announced their news.

  laura wrote @ August 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

i am 12 weeks pregnant and so far everything has been okay. my next appointment is next week but its been about 4 days in which for some reason i no longer feel pregnant. i don’t know if its simply all in my head but i’m freaking out. should i go see the doctor now or just wait a week? i haven’t had any bleeding or cramping though what should i do?

  courtney wrote @ August 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

I am 6 weeks pregnant and after a long day I finally realized (because I had been too busy to notice) that my cramping and breast tenderness are gone. This is the first time in almost 2 weeks that this has happened. I’ve been getting mixed signals on whether or not this is something to worry about. I plan to call my doctor in the morning to ask. The last time I was pregnant, I misacarried at 6 weeks, so I’m really worried that I’m going to go through the same thing again. Granted, the last time around I was in tremendous pain everyday and then finally bled out. My cramping has been similar to menstural cramps pain wise this time, so fingers crossed on today just being a fluke.

  Katz wrote @ August 19, 2012 at 2:48 am

Hi, Im slmost 7 weeks, i started with browm spotting 6 days ago, that quickly tirn into pink and then into red blood, i went to the dr right away, the sac was about 9cm, dr saud everything looked ok and i could continue with my routine, but that night bleeding increased so I decided to stat in bed rest, i had to call him again because all tuesday i had peroid like cramping and my bleeding was more like 3-4 day period, he did another us abd the sac didnt look tound like it did monday, it measured 11cm, tho, he put me in bed rest and ordered at hCG test and my levels matched my weeks, friday i
Started cramping again and passed a large clot (like 1in) it looked like it had some flesh in it, we took it to the dr today and he did another us, the sac id still there but it’s about 5cm, i know in my heart that couldnt be a good sign, i also asked for a HB but the dr said i could see it from about week 8, he ordered a new hCG test for monday and he hopes my levels doubled… Do u think Im having a miscarriege? I am still bleeding but it’s less and cramping is almost gone.

  Andrea wrote @ September 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I am really disappointed about the fact that everything I read says that you must have a positive pregnancy test to have a miscarriage. I had a miscarriage last month at 5 weeks and despite testing almost daily, my HCG levels never got high enough to register on a pregnancy test. I feel that because I didn’t get a positive test that my baby will never be recognised as ever having existed. Also my cramps did not cause me to double over in pain, nor did I bleed excessively. There is a wide range of normal when it comes to miscarriage which is highly dependent on how far along the pregnancy is. I feel for any other women in my position.

  Tracy wrote @ September 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

I am about 7 or 9 weeks pregnant from what I understand and I have had spotting for a few weeks now.

I went to the ER 11 days ago and the sonogram showed “extra debirs” which they called a threatened miscarriage. I had blood work and a sonogram 8 days ago and was told I was in better shape. My HCG levels went up from around 1,600 to over 4,000 in two days and my doctor showed me the heartbeat. I had even been told I could exercise if I was gentle.

I had stopped worrying until today. All I did was vacuum and mop type of non strenuous house work so I didn’t think too much of it. I few hours later I had some cramping that seems to have worsened and I have redish bleeding as opposed to my usual brown. I am not bleeding enough to need a pad or passing any kind of clots. I have been getting slight constipation from the prenatal vitamin but this feels more like menstral cramps.

I am going to make an appointment with my OB tomorrow but it would help to know what my chances are.


  kelly wrote @ September 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

I took 3 pregnancy tests that came back positive but only with a faint line, I took anouther test about a week later to see if it was darker and it came back negative.. Going from my last period which was about 9 weeks ago ill be around 8/9 weeks pregnant, I woke last night in very bad pain in my groin, I’m still in very bad pain where it feels like somebody is stabbing me in my groin area and I’ve started bleeding, not much just light pinkish blood.. What could it be? I know its not my period? Could it be etopic pregnancy? Please someone reply bk to me I’m very worried xx

  kelly ison batchelor wrote @ September 16, 2012 at 8:51 am

I took 3 pregnancy tests that came back positive but only with a faint line, I took anouther test about a week later to see if it was darker and it came back negative.. Going from my last period which was about 9 weeks ago ill be around 8/9 weeks pregnant, I woke last night in very bad pain in my groin, I’m still in very bad pain where it feels like somebody is stabbing me in my groin area and I’ve started bleeding, not much just light pinkish blood.. What could it be? I know its not my period? Could it be etopic pregnancy? Please someone reply bk to me I’m very worried xx

  kiki wrote @ September 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

missed my period on 9/3. got a positive test on 9/11 and on 9/15. (so im probably around 6 weeks) Started light bleeding on the night of the 15th. bleeding still going on with small clots. The bleeding isnt enough to fill a pad at all, mostly just when i wipe. no cramps just general discomfort. I have an appointment tomorrow at the health unit to have a test done and to get on medicaid so i can see a dr. Do you think Im miscarrying?

  Simone wrote @ September 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

After a few months of trying to get pregnant,I finally thought it was time,I had a faint positive on the 2nd sept and another faint positive on the 11th sept(clearer than the 1st)then last tues I went to the doc and she did a test as well which also came up faintly positive(she said this was coz I woz still early into the pregnancy)she estimated I was about 5 and a half weeks..well on sunday I started spotting and as of monday it turned into more of a period like bleeding..I finally went to a doc this morning and the test came out negative but she had blood drawn to see what my hcg levels are..I’m so sad and disappointed,my dream was crushed just like that and there’s nothing I can do about it.. what are the chances I could turn out to still be pregnant?

  shirley wrote @ October 3, 2012 at 2:32 am

Hi there. I am a 31 year old woman who has never been pregnant before until recently. I was talking to a friend of mine and was telling her about what was going on with my body…she told me I was having a miscarriage. I didn’t even know I was pregnant. My had my normal cycle in August and in September I spotted very lightly from the 4th to the 14th…I thought no big deal right…then on the 22nd of September I started cramping really bad and bleeding very heavily with red stringy things…I was/am pad and tampon, yes both, every 30-45 minutes…I went to planned parenthood and they gave me a pregnancy test but it came back negative. They they precisted on thelling me that its an infection or STD…miscarriage was not even in their vocabulary…today is now the 3rd of October and I am still having all of the problems stated earlier…is this cause to go to the er? Just wondering…I am a bit scared cause I am loosing a lot of blood, but I am drinking a lot of water and juice…any advise would be much appreciated…

  Kimberly wrote @ October 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hi i was trying for a baby last month, i took multiple test that were all negative, but my period was late 17 days late. Then i got it. I had aweful cramping, it started out brownish then got bright red and very heavy. I normally have a very light cycle so this was weird. It was litterally gushing out of my in the shower. the cramps continued and 3 days into all this, i all of a sudden out of no where got faint and broke out in a cold sweat when i was just sitting, the 4th day i had some cramps bleeding is more like a normal period, day five i woke up feeling really ill, headach, mild but constant cramps, no more blood, but threw up after i drank some water. I would guess i had a miscarrage, i did at one point discharge a little purplish thing the size of a big pea. I have had some in the past, but never with the sickness.. Should I be concerned?

  Amanda wrote @ October 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Hi I’m 8 wks and 4 days pregnant early on 2nite when I was cleaning myself after the toilet I noticed I had some spotting wasn’t bright red was pinky colour my lower back has been a bit aching today phoned the docs and explained they said was to keep an eye on it since then it’s turned brown I’ve had miscarriages before and with the same brown discharge is this the case with this pregnancy 2 my lower back is still sore no cramps or pain just as yet thanks.

  Carlem wrote @ October 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

First my sickness symptoms went away then I started having abdominal cramps with the puffing.

  Nic wrote @ October 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

I’m 32 years old and 6 + 3 weeks with my first baby.
Last night, I experienced a small amount of pink spotting for an hour or so, only when I wiped. A first, it was pinked tinged mucus, and then it became more watery. There has been nothing more so far today, but I did have loose bowel movements this morning, similar to what I experience when I get my period.
I am really worried about it. I called my GP, but they won’t see me, they said I need to call back if I’m in pain or start to bleed properly.

Would bleeding normally start straight after spotting if you’re going to have a miscarriage, or can the spotting stop for a day or so and then bleeding happens? I’ve had no pain, just a couple of minor twinges lasting a second each time (on my left side).

I haven’t had many symptoms of pregnancy either; I had mild cramps and tiredness before my period was due, but since then I’ve felt fine – no extreme tiredness, no sickness, no sore boobs. The only symptom I’ve had is a dark ring around my nipples.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.

  Danielle wrote @ October 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

in 2004 my hubby and i had a ectopic pregnancy they saved the tube i was so depressed i ate my self up to 94 lbs bigger in a year and my body quit having periods we tried for years and got told by a doctor i had pcod and would never be able to have a child 5 months ago we started seeing a specialist he cked me out said i was miss diagnosed problem was i wasn’t producing enough estrogen got me on meds and found out about a month ago i was pregnant we were so excited we told everyone… today i went for a ultrasound (7.5 weeks along ) they did a trans vaginal and when they did found a sac but no baby.. i have a very tilted uterus … my hcg levels as of a week ago have been going great… he wont re test them for a week he told me it is a 50 50 rite now if im goin to miscarriage it will happen with in the week if and the blood work comes back good then something has to be growing in my belly!! im trying very hard to be positive with this but it is very hard i just need to know what im goin threw is something others have been threw i need to know if my baby is ok or if i should plan for the worse i feel like im loosing my mind and only god knows how scared i am rite now ive been praying every 5 mins please if u can give me any advise good or bad i could use it so im not stuck in limbo thanks

  lili wrote @ October 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

last week i had BAD cramps at night and i woke up with spotting with a few clots, now it has slowly changed to light red bleeding on the other hand i have on and off mad cramps with tender breasts. this has been going on for over a week. what cld it be?

  Britt wrote @ October 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

I had a miscarriage which started on Friday. I was 6 weeks pregnant. Today is my 5th day of bleeding and my blood is orange/red with some clots. Is this normal?

  Mary wrote @ November 2, 2012 at 2:42 am

Should be about 6wks, did a scan 4days ago, the Dr saw only the sac and heard no heartbeat, told me to come back in 2wks time for another scan, I’m not bleeding but feel nauseated in the evenings. I miscarried earlier on in April this year and I’m on progesterol weekly injection. What do you think have I miscarried or should I be hopeful?


  mel wrote @ November 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I am 6 weeks & 2 days pregnant with twins from iui with injectable. My husband & I have been trying to conceive for a long time and come to.find out my left tube was,blocked & has since been fixed after switching doctors. I was lucky to get pregnant the first try with him, not sure if because unblocked tube or timing. Prior to switching doctors we tried for over 2 years to conceive via fertility clinic doing Clomid with iui only 2x. I.did conceive 2 years ago naturally but miscarried at 7 weeks after seeing the heart beat. With this pregnancy when I found out I was pregnant went in to get levels and they were 4100 few days later had very light brown spotting and lower back pain, went in to check hormones again and levels were 10000 just 72 hrs later. Spotting stopped after 2 days back pain still there. Went in for ultra sound 5 wks 6 days. Saw both sacs and fetal poles but couldn’t see heart beat which was alarming. Doc said could be too.early. obviously I am stressing over the next visit. I have had nauseous and been tired but no.other symptoms..I would feel better if the symptoms were stronger especially with twins. Based off all.the info is there cause for concern??? Or am.I being overly paranoid???? Thanks for your thoughts

  CayCe wrote @ November 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Hi my name is CayCe and im 19 im with the man ..i love and have been for seven years and i gave my virginity this past august 8 th my period s are verrry irregular and they always have been but we think we might be pregnant because in agust a week and a half later august 28 th i started my period and it wasent normal but i dont really have a normal period but it was basic i started and i wwas kinda heavy but not super heavy and lasted about three days so thats pretty basic for me but then i didnt start at all in September but thats no t uncomen for me either but i was still scared because before i was not worryed because i have not yet had sex but in this case i was so i took a pregnancy test on the first and it came back negative and theni started that day but this period was the worse i have ever had it hurf so bad in my lower back and i felt faint and i had a fever and felt like i was going to throw up but i never and then this period lasted 7 days and hurt all the way through . we have had sex in between periods and even once on my period but in october i started on the 1 st and went 7 days and then stopped but then on the 25th of oct i “spotted” when i went to the bathroom but not in underwear just when i wiped but that was it and then on the 27th we had intercourse and then i started to spottagain late at night on the 3rd but not in my underwear just a very little when i wiped and it was a light pinkish but then the next morning i woke up and bleed through my underwear on to the bed… And when i went to the bathroom i was bleeding a lot and there were clots but they wernt like normal looking blood clots they were more like tissue and i continued to bleed all day the 4th and i am stil bleeding today the 5th but it has lightend up a bit but the are still lot of tissue clots coming out bet i have stopped a lot now and i have a pregnancy test to take but i want to wait untull i stop bleeding to take it but what does all of this mean? Am i pregnant ? and also i took a test call do i have the symptoms of pregnancy and i got 11 out of 12 right and the results said do not wait much longer to tak e a pregnancy test . But things smell wear i cramp all the time now for the past few weeks and my husband says i feel hot but i feel kinda cold and my Brest ate growing every day bigger and bigger and i have been geting these bad headaches so what do need to do or what do yall think ?

  CayCe wrote @ November 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

And sorry for all the typos im on my phone and its acting up an me today:/

  CayCe wrote @ November 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

And sorry for all the typos im on my phone and its acting up an me today:/
Oh and i have been hungry all the time…..?

  Jessica wrote @ November 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

5 weeks pregnant and had Copper IUD removed today at 2pm. I know it’s a 50/50 chance of miscarriage. A few hours ago I had a large amount of bright red bleeding when I went to the bathroom. It stopped after a few minutes and have had no bleeding or discharge of any kind since then. I also had no cramping or tissue/clots during the bleeding.
Possible miscarriage? Or bleeding from IUD removal?

  Alisha wrote @ November 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

I am going through the same thing as Danielle. I am suppose to be 11 weeks 3 days when I had my first ultrasound and they couldn’t find anything so they done a trans vaginal. The nurse wouldn’t tell me an answer because “she couldn’t” and I found out from my doctor that they are questioning the pregnancy. I have to see my doctor today but I have been going through hell waiting and I am sure I will have to wait until next week to get any results. I am so worried because within the past month after sex I had bleed twice. The first time it was very minimal and the second there was a lot but the red didn’t stick around now it’s just very little old blood for the past day. Is it possible that I miscarried and didn’t even know it? Throughout the whole 11 weeks I haven’t had any sickness or any signs I was pregnant but for peeing more and a missed period.

  Shona wrote @ November 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

Recently found out I was pregnant taken 4 tests all positive, one was clear blue Said pregnant 2-3, the next day I started bleeding really heavy to a put where I went to hospital they examined me took a test and confirmed I am pregnant, sent me for a scan today incase I was further gone but all it showed was a sac and was too early to say It was a growing pregnancy or a lost pregnancy I now have to wait a long 3 weeks for another scan, still bleeding though :-(

  Liz wrote @ November 10, 2012 at 12:35 am

I’m 8 weeks pregnant and have had spotting for about 5 weeks now. Some days are very light with only small amount of brownish blood other days there is more red blood. There is never enough to fill a pad and I have had a scan that shows a heartbeat about a week ago. Is it normal for spotting to continue for this long?

  Kathy wrote @ November 11, 2012 at 7:16 am

HI. After about a week or two of pregnancy symptms I tested positive last week. The symptoms were quite strong; mild cramping, thirst, constant peeing, insomnia, hunger. According to the date of my last period I should now be in 5 weeks +. As my pregnancy synproms seem to have become milder I did two more tests..the first one yesterday evening gave a very faint line (positive) and the one this morning (clearblue) said that I was 1-2 weeks pregnant!? Could I have stopped producing HcG?? In which case, could I be starting to miscarry? Had my first baby in 2010 (i’m 37 now) after a miscarriage in week 7 back in 2009.

  nita12 wrote @ November 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

Sorry so long…Where do I began…I am really confused about what is going on. I am 40, I had a tubal in 2009 after my last baby. My cycles have been pretty much regular and on time. My ex and I divorced and was not intimate with anyone til this year wh reunited with high school sweetheart. My last cycle was September 17, and it lasted six days as it usually does…some heaviness around the second and third day. But not bright red or bleeding through clothes. I had pink and brown discharge for a day in October…yet no period. I felt preggo with some symptoms…my db even asked if I were. Took a test and it was negative. End of October I was in a car accident in which I was rear ended. I have pain in my neck and in my shoulders. And currently under doctors care. This month I started bleeding bright red blood with some clots and five days before my cycle was to begin. Called nurse on call and they took my info and told me to rest and get an appt within the next two Weeks. Can you please tell me what is going on? By the way , the bleeding now was heavy on Friday and some Saturday and bleed through my clothes, stopped Saturday nite now today I am bleeding again but lightly…PLEASE HELP..should I be concerned?

  nita12 wrote @ November 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

Also had dull lower backache and abdominal pains. But it stopped on first day. Breasts are still tendet and I have been very irritable lately..please need some input…

  nita12 wrote @ November 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

not sure what’s going on…since Saturday nite I hanv been spotting like a watery brown and it is just a bit. But I do have lower back pain that is constant and worse when I am walking or other. I also having really bad headaches…can someone please give advic e?

  misty wrote @ November 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’m almot five weeks pregnant. I’ve had no spotting or bleeding or any kind.
I’ve had cramps but family doctor told me they r normal.
Am I just panicing over nothing or is there a pretty good chance you can lose a baby with no bleeding or signs?

Also do you feel pregnant at five weeks?

  Liz wrote @ November 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Hello, I recently found out I am pregnant. According to my LMP I am 7wks5d. I have been experiencing mild cramping, intense stomach aches, a bit of lower back pain, no bleeding at all and heartburn which worries me a lot since I have experienced a miscarriage 4 years ago. I don’t have my appointment until next week. But I am very worried I am having a miscarriage. I also have strong morning sickness which makes me think everything is ok. But the cramping worries me a lot. Is this normal. My husband and I planned for this pregnancy, it would devastate me if I am going thru a miscarriage.
I am 32 with 4 kids.

  munich1975 wrote @ November 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hi Kimberley..
Sounds like u r having an infection..u had better consult a Dr some tissues may need to be removed via DNC if ur body couldn’t expel it naturally.
I just had a miscarriage..even tho e scan showed that most of e sac had been expelled,e Dr still gave me a course of antibiotics to prevent infection..

  lost wrote @ November 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

i am 7weeks expecting but i get pain in my thighs and stomach a lot. I also get high fever at nights and my body pain is more like I used to have for monthly. the only thing is that I am not bleeding

  cat wrote @ November 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi there thanks so much for this site. I’m 33 and we are pregnant with our first. I’m supposed to be 10.5 weeks but 5 days ago I started to bleed bright red blood. It wasn’t enough to soak a pad but enough to scare me. I went to hospital where they did u/s they said too small to see so did a trans vaginal one too. Dr couldn’t find heartbeat and fetus smaller than expected looked more like 8 weeks he told us there was a strong chance of miscarriage and to return for a scan in a week. The waiting is excruciating and I am still bleeding and passing some small clots. I’m getting dull cramps too. It’s devastating but I think this is really happening . Is there any chance that my baby is ok? If Not and really misscarrying, what should I expect to happen? I just need some advice please.

  lydia wrote @ November 29, 2012 at 6:41 am

I am currently 10 weeks pregnant, 11th weeks this Sunday. Two days ago i started having some light brown spotting when i would wipe, by the end of the day it turned into dark brown spotting that would get on my underwear. I called the ob and they said they usually don’t see brown spotting a problem so to just call if it got worse. The next day i continued to have the brown spotting and when i wiped it was pink and red. Later that night i also noticed some small blood clots in the toilet and also when i would wipe. This is the third day of light bleeding with very small clots. I am going to call my OB today to get an US but i just wanted an opinion because i have been freaking out! Thanks so much!

  Megan wrote @ December 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

I had my first U/S yesterday and the doctor told me that I had an empty sac inside my uterus. She said it is most likely a miscarriage but still a chance that it could be a very early pregnancy. I was having very heavy bleeding yesterday accompanied with some sharp cramping in my right side. Im just trying to figure out if I am having a miscarriage. Because I am still bleeding and when I use the bathroom it looks like flaky blood coming out. Any idea what could really be going on?

  Kerri wrote @ December 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Hi I’m a bit worried that I am in the middle of having a miscarriage I’m about 4wks6days 8 days late had a very faint positive test 2 days ago I woke up this morning and had light brown discharge. About an hour later I start bleeding dark red only lightly then within the nxt 2hours it turned bright red and very watery then this evening I’ve started clotting largest clot was aboutthe size of a pea and still bleeding brought red got bad cramping sometimes makes me take a deep breathe and brings a tear to my eyes I’ve gone through one pad every 4 hours but it’s not fully filled end to end just the middle bit. Every time I go to the toilet I loose about 4-5 small clots and 1 ignoring one and a few small ones. This would be my 4th pregnancy with only 2 previous going full term any help and advice would be good as never experience d a miscarriage before and I’m scared very scared thanks Kerri

  lucky wrote @ December 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Hi, My last period was on 14/Oct which means i should be well along on my gestational age but the doctor scanned me on saturday (1/Dec) and said the fetal age is just four weeks.. he also said it’s probably a miscarriage because there is no heart beat.. however the pregnancy symptoms have not reduced, infact morning sickness has increased, and i vomitted for the first time yesterday instead of just retching.. it’s my first pregnancy and i’m really looking forward to having a successful one… could i be miscarrying or am i worried over nothing?

  Krista wrote @ December 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’m 8wks pregnant an last saturday December 1, 2012 I started bleeding heavily an went to emergency room. I was told in my ultrasound they could see two yolk sacs in the gestational sac. I went for my regular dr appt n have a blood clot by he gestational sac. I had a hcg quant 12/1 27900, 12/5 21400, 12/7 19400. My levels are dropping but they still see a gestational sace an yolk sac but the gestational sac an yolk sac decreased in size. Am I having a miscarriage or is their a possability for a viable pregnacy? Please answer soon. I still have bleeding due to the blood clot. An I still have sore breast an frequent urnination.

  lauren wrote @ December 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

i am currently having symptoms of being pregnant. i have horrible head aches, i am extremely moody, my boobs are extremely sore, i am spotting, this whole month i have been having stomach cramps, but i took three at home pregnancy test and they all came back negative. i am very confused and need desperate help. someone please give me advice on what might be the answer.

  amanda wrote @ December 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

hi im 27 years old. i have two kids 4 and 3 years of age. both pregnancies were pretty much the same. my boyfriend and i have been tryin to have a baby for the last year. ive gotton pregnant four times and they never lasted more the 6 weeks or so. its been 6 months since my misscarrige i am now prego again im not sure how far along but iam affraid of it happing again. i been to the doctor several times before with the other misscarriges and they say nothing is wrong with me. could it have somthin to do with my boyfriends sperm cause we can get pregnant but i cant stay pregnant. please help me understand my situation what should i do

  Jolene wrote @ December 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

I had slight vaginal bleeding lastnight without cramps. It ended with a bit of vaginal red blood stringy discharge. Everything seemed fine in the morning with a bit of left over brown blood. Tonight bleeding again with more red stringy discharge and a single blood clot. Cramping feels like beginning of my period. Is this ever considered normal or do I need to prepare myself for a miscarriage. I have not gone to the ER since I am only 10 weeks pregnant. My sisterinlaw works in labor and delivery who says I could go in but there isn’t anything they can do to stop a miscarriage this early on.

  Deb wrote @ December 23, 2012 at 5:44 am

Hello i’ve just turned 33 and found out approx 2 weeks ago that im 4 weeks pregnant with our first child. We have been ttc for almost a year. I took 2 digital tests that confirmed 1-2 weeks after conception. I’ll be 6 weeks almost and the only symptoms i have are missed period and slightly tender breasts now and then. Since i found out i have had light brown (tan) colour discharge then bit of fresh blood (no more than tea spoon and not enough to fill a liner) then i had dark brown discharge then brown liquidy discharge and now dark red/brown. These are never enough to fill a liner always tea spoon amounts. I took another test a week ago to put my mind at rest and it read 2-3 weeks so i assume my levels have been increasing. I don’t know whether i should contact gp or wait it out as i know i’d have to be approx 6 weeks before they do ultra sound. I have no cramping, bad back etc. Please can u give me some advice or confirm if i could be in stages of miscarriage. Thank you x

  Danielle Clark wrote @ December 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Hi, I just stumbled across this page. I am freaking out right now. I am 10 weeks pregnant and started brown spotting 2 days ago. It’s not very much. But I’ve been noticing after bowel movements (sorry tmi) that I’ve been getting bright red spotting with a tiny bit of tissue matter. It’s still not a lot. And my cramping has been mild. I went to the ER yesterday and they took a blood test and told my my hCG level was like 2200. Which is extremely low. So is this a definite miscarriage? Or is something else possibly going on? I saw my baby’s heart beat 2 weaks ago and it’s was a good strong heartbeat. So not exactly sure what to think.

  Michelle wrote @ December 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I have a history of endometriosis, so more than used to bad cramping. However, I’m 8 weeks pregnant (from date of conception) and been bleeding all day (brown for the most part) and cramping really bad. My doctor thought I might have been miscarrying 2 weeks ago, but so far ok. Well, at least I think; he sent for an ultrasound and they wanted me back in 10 days. I can’t get an appointment for another 2 weeks.
Should I be concerned. I guess if I’m going to miscarry, there’s not much that can be done; but is there a way I can ensure that I don’t?

  Ashley wrote @ December 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

hello, im currently suppose to have been about ten weeks pregnant they did an ultrasound last week and it only showed a gestational sack which meant im not as far along as they thought they just went by my last period. anyways my doctors office is closed today and im very worried i started faintly spotting five days ago after intercourse it started as a pinkish color and now is dark brown with a tiny bit of tissue matter did we not see anything in the ultrasound because im miscarrying?? im very worried but its not alot of blood first pregnancy and i dont know what to think!!

  Jessica wrote @ January 2, 2013 at 2:57 am

Hi Deanna, im not sure if i am pregnant but my partner and i have been trying for the last couple of months to concieve our second child , i had a fall at work today and have been bleeding a light red blood since then it isn’ t very heavy and i have cramping like a normal period maybe a little stronger. i would have been due for a period in the next week but the bleeding didnt start like a normal period for me. I havent passed any clots but is it possible that it could be a miscarriage?

  Adriana wrote @ January 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Hello, thank you SO SO much for the information posted in this website. It has actually calmed me down a little bit. I have been spotting for the past 2 weeks. I am 7 weeks 2 days my Dr has checked the baby for the past two weeks and heartbeat is normal and growing at the expected rate. He thinks it might be SCH i have an ultrasound at the hospital next week to determine if it is ot not. Since yesterday afternoon i have not had any symptoms. No nausea or tender breast. I am lightly spotting but i am freaking out that i am miscarrying. I am starting to think the spotting has to do with hormone levels. If you have any advice or comments i will greatly appreciate them

  Shardae wrote @ January 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Hi, I just left the ER and was told I miscarried. Blood work and urine show I’m pregnant but an ultrasound didn’t show anything. I am 6 wks and I want to know if It’s possible that I just didn’t show yet. My symptoms were brown discharge and very slight abdominal pain. Calling my doctor Monday. Could I still be pregnant because there is No bleeding and No serious pain?


  Sarah wrote @ January 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

Hi there,
I am 7.3 weeks pregnant and yesterday started having light brown discharge. It is very light but I still have it today – mainly notice it when I go to the toilet but a little on my panties yesterday. I had a bath yesterday and it was a little bit heavier after.

No bright red blood and only mild cramping as usual, although am aware of Ache lower left side – not sure if this is my colon.

Should I be worried? Should I see a doctor? This is my first pregnancy. Trying not to worry too much. I have not ha sexual intercourse at all during this pregnancy.



  Jessi T wrote @ January 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Hi I took a pregnancy test 3 weeks ago and came out positive ..test was slightly light though. My concern is the following i have been slightly bleeding for 2 weeks now first week was non stop but now one day I bleed the other day nothing .. I have seen grayish tissue very light amounts though. On the week i found out I was pregnant i had a strong pain on my abdomen for like 30 minutes and every now and then back pains. Can this be symptoms of a miscarriage and should I contact a doctor?

  Jessi T wrote @ January 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

By Non-Stop i meant a bleed every day but is not heavy bleeding.

  Michelle wrote @ January 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I am a mom of twins already, and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for a few months now. My period is always spot on, always on the 1st of the month, never late. (Last time I was late, we had twins). Anyway, on the 4th of this month I still had not had my period, I took a few home tests and one was negative, took it first thing in the morning the next day and there was a faint positive line. Went to my docs and got a blood test and my hormone levels were up but not enough to confirm. It is now the 9th and around noon today I started bleeding a bright red. But not a ton. I have been having horrible nausea in the morning the past few days and my appetite is basically gone, as well as breast tenderness and slight cramping pain for the past 8 days…..
Has anyone had this happen? Should I just wait a few days and take another test if the bleeding stops?

  aysa wrote @ January 12, 2013 at 6:03 am

i m 10 days late for my period….and foamy white things are coming…….m i pregnent???
please help me to know…..
it would be a great help!!!
thank you!!!

  Taylor wrote @ January 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

I got my period regularly the 4th to 11th. I had sex the 11th, and since that date had brown discharge everyday until the 19th when I began bleeding very heavily and my cramps are so bad I can barely move. I’m experiencing nausea, lack of appetite, and mood swings. I’m worried as I have never had brown discharge or a period one week after another. Do you know what this might be caused from?

  Renee wrote @ January 22, 2013 at 11:25 am

Hi, as a concerned woman i found this website and have read plenty of the postings. My concern is that finally after 1year trying to concieve I’m finally pregnant wi Baby #1. My menstrual cycle was to start on the 1/17/2013 (which I didnt). Although on the 11th and 12th I did bleed (bright red). On the 14th I took a pregnacy test and came out positive (faint line). on the 17th i went and took a blood tet which also cam out positive for pregnant. and on the 18th i went into the ER because I’ve been haveing pain and disomfort in my right ovary. All they stated was that it is early pregnacy symptoms and that i am less than 5weeks along. Yesterday 1/21/2013 i had light to dark brown discharge, with some bright red dischrge, and through ot the nigh its been creamy brownish discharge with light pink discharge. My pains are the same: discomfort in myright ovary, at times i feel it real hot and burning, when i lay on my right side- my ovary hurts, i feel like my ovary wants to explode, time to time i get pains in the midle of my stomache, my lower back(it bothers me to stand up straight), when i stand i get tired quickly. and i just wanna stayin bed. So my question is: Am i haveing a Misscariage? whats to expect? What should i do? (my dr. appt isnt for another 2week). Help!!!

  suba wrote @ January 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

i got heavy period and second date i got period got very less in third day.i dont whether am pregnant r not plz help me!!!

  suba wrote @ January 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

sry to tell am 21 age

  Erika wrote @ January 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Renee- Your symptoms are concerning to me, as they clearly are to you. I have three kids and one loss (and one confusing cycle now, which is why i’m here) and know how scary the unknown can be. Call your OB in the morning, tell them exactly what’s going on and let them know you’d like to be seen TODAY. Severe pain in your ovary and lower back sounds like more than run of the mill early pregnancy, and they need to take your concern seriously. I’ll keep you (all of you, really) in my thoughts and prayers.

-Erika, former social worker, current soccer mom

  Pia wrote @ January 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Dear Deanne,

I’m currently 5 weeks pregnant. This morning I woke up with mild cramps and light bleeding which developed into heavy bright red bleeding – not enough to fill a whole pad over a few hours but fills the tissue when wiping. I miscarried in September last year after at 6 weeks and I am feeling desperately GP has said a reassurance scan can be done in the EPU at 6 weeks at the earliest which is next week and i should rest now but is there anything else I can do till then? Is any of this normal? Please help :)

  Laura wrote @ January 31, 2013 at 8:16 am

i am currently 11 weeks pregnant and have started bleeding this morning. it is not enough to fill a pad but is quite a bit when i wipe. I cannot get a Dr’s appointment till next week but should i make the trip to the out of hours GP unit? I have abit of back pain and a bad headache but no pains at the front. Can you help please?

  Emily wrote @ February 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hi, I’m 28 and have 2 kids ages 6 and 8. I had 2 miscarriages, each very early on at 7 wks before having my 1st child. Hubby and I are trying for a 3rd and we had unprotected sex every day for a wk, all in my fertile days, very hopeful when I was supposed to get my period on the 20th Jan 2013 (last period being the 20th dec 2012) and I missed it. I did have what I thought was implantation bleeding shortly after that, very light and brown discharge that only lasted 2 days when my normal period is red and lasts a wk. Also had all pregnancy symptoms, nausea, headaches, tender breasts etc. Then on the 4th feb 2013, I get what looks like a normal period, had a little more cramping than I usually would, but nothing too bad. Could I have had a miscarriage? Or just a late period? (16 days is enormously late for me) or could I still be pregnant, if I ever was? As I know you can still sometimes bleed when pregnant. Did take at least 6 home preg tests, all were negative. Very confused, PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks

  Tara wrote @ February 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I am 7 weeks pregnant with my first. 2 days ago my husband and I had sex and several hours later I started to bleed. It was bright red (like when you start your period) not alot, no clots, but it was bright red. Almost immediatly it slowed to spotting but the spotting has continued for 2 days and is dark brown. I have no pain, just worries. Any suggestions?

  cecilia wrote @ February 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

I am 5 + 3 weeks – found out that I was pregnant on Friday…hcg levels were 58000 – they have gone DOWN though yesterday they were 56000- they are not supposed to go down but at least duble over 3 days at this early stage…I am in no pain and is not bleeding – is there any hope at all that everything will be ok?? I have a scan tomorrow …but feel that I am going crazy slowly slowly…

  Rebecca wrote @ February 15, 2013 at 1:25 am

Okay, I had sex about four maybe five weeks ago,
I am on birthcontrol ( implanon)
I started bleeding almost 9 day’s ago it started out light like usual, the. Went to a reddish brown color, after a couple days of that and to now it is bright red and kind of slimmey I mean my periods have that mucous it but this is more than usual I have had mild dull abdominal pains along with lower back pains more near my bottom crack/ tailbone

Since I have birthcontrol I did not think anything of it but, now that I look into it I have had a warm feeling cramping bright red blood and I just don’t feel right,
Along with that I am a mother to a beautiful baby ( almost a year old)
My books have been tender to the touch and I have been feeling odd. Like bubbles in my tummy like I felt with my son. I have also gained 7 pounds….
Is it possible that I was/ am pregnant…
Or I have lost it?
If you can email me that would be lovely thank you for reading

  Karaline wrote @ February 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm

About a year ago I had a miscarriage. I didn’t have any symptoms of pregnancy or miscarriage except I was nauseated a lot and missed a period. But when I went to the doctor it showed I should have only been 6 weeks and I was really 8. The baby had stopped growing. I was 2 days late so I took a test and it was negative. I spotted a few times do I thought it was my period. But after a week of never actually starting I took two more tests and both positive. My stomachs has cramps and I have lower back pain. But it normally goes away once I lay down. I have gotten nauseated and no food sounds good to me. I get short of breath quickly. Should I be worried about it being another miscarriage? I don’t want to go to the doctor until later. I would be about 6-7 weeks now!

  miss Tee wrote @ March 5, 2013 at 9:31 am

I really need help,would have been 6w/4d pregnant today but was told I miscarried 2 weeks ago! I didn’t believe it so I went for a blood text last week that came back negative, my question is that, is it possible to get a negative blood text and still be pregnant? And I heard some people can miscarry one twin and remain with the other can that show a negative after a miscarriage and also my symptoms went away the 2 days I was bleeding and came back on is it possible to still be pregnant? Plz help!

  Jenny wrote @ March 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Hi, I am a 29 year old wife and mother of 1. I am around eight weeks pregnant and everything has been fine. The past 2 days have been the most stressful of my life and tonight I went to the bathroom and had very light pink discharge. Now I am cramping. The symptoms are exactly like starting my period. I really need advice. Please. I’m terrified.

  lcp wrote @ March 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

This is very difficult to type but I know discussing it will ease my mind and my broken heart! My bf and I recently found out we were pregnant. YIPPY, I was so overcome with happiness, nervousness, and excitement that I did know what to say nor did I believe it were true. I went on to take 5 more tests in which all 5 were BFP’S! This was not an expected pregnancy but it was my first pregnancy after thinking that something may be wrong with my body because I have never been pregnant before and I am 28y/o. Friday, The day I found out I was pregnant, I was having some minor pink spotting that was only seen on tissue paper after I used the restroom. By that Sunday, I began to bleed very heavily and was so scared I went to the ER where they determined a “threatened miscarriage.” I was told to immediately follow up with my ob/gyn within 2 days of the ER visit. (My HCG levels were 525 and my cervix was still closed at the time of the ER visit). After my ob/gyn appt on Tuesday, my doctor called and told me that my levels had dropped to 95 and to expect a miscarriage if it hadn’t already happened on Sunday. So here I am today….I am having intense cramping (very similiar to heavy period pains) with bleeding so I am thinking that THIS IS IT. My little one is eliminating his/herself and even though I am very disappointed, I am grateful for this opportunity as it shows me that God will allow me to be a mother one day! To all of the women that have experienced a miscarriage, count yourselves blessed because it is some women who have been told that they will never be able to conceive….”For God so loved the world that he gave his ONLY begotten son, that whoSOever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

  Dee wrote @ March 9, 2013 at 3:08 am

I am approximately 6.5 weeks pregnant. At 5.5 weeks I experienced severe bloating for a couple of days. Went to toilet and noticed red blood on wiping this stopped. 24 hours later small bleed again, 48 hours v. small bleed that trickled out and yet again stopped. The small bleed has occurred for the last 4 days but only happens at night. The colour is red but not very bright and then subsides to brown and doesn’t last very long and is relatively small amount on a panty liner. Over a few days bloating has gone and in one aspect i feel significantly better.My soreness of breasts has fluctuated over this time however now I feel it has subsided. The bleeding also seems to be a little less each day. Due to my history I have a scan booked for at 8 weeks, our hospital will not scan any earlier. I have been told by midwife it is a threatened miscarriage.

My history I have had 2 miscarriages and a neonatal death ( this was due to placenta problems resulting in baby being small for gestation and developing gestational hypertension then pre eclampsia). And have been trying for 5 years, i am now almost 37. As you can appreciate I’m anxious and need advise on how to proceed.

  Maggie wrote @ March 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

Hello everyone,
Really stressed out, I’m 12wks since tues but have been in hosp 8 times so far with heavy bleeds. I lost a baby last oct at 13wks so this time round I can’t help but worry. At the EPU at an internal scan a haematoma was found near the pregnancy sac. Docs said this should bleed out and they will monitor the size of it. They also said not to worry that clots like these were mostly harmless. No other info was offered and I left still not knowing anything in detail. I also found out after my m/c I have hypothyroidism which still isn’t balanced. I’ve since done some research about the clot but am still very worried doctors never said that these clots can be harmful and can cause miscarriages. I am happy I’m pregnant but il only rest when I get to hold my baby in sept when I’m due. It’s the not knowing and what ifs that are so scary. If anyone has any similar stories or is going through the same thing I would really appreciate your opinions. Thanks. x

  Lyn wrote @ March 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I miscarriaged at 11w+3days. I started to have a little bit brownish discharge for two days, and then a little bit bleeding on last Sat morning. My first screening was scheduled the next Mon. I was still hoping that everything would be fine. However, in the afternoon, I had more bleeding and cramping pain. In the evening, the pain changed from cramping to contraction. I went to Emergency. Doctor confirmed that I had a miscarriage.
Even though the Doc told me this is a natural process that my body thinks that my baby is not going to develop, so my body said no.
I cannot accept it, though I might appeare to be strong and accepting what she told me at that moment. I went home, cried and cried.
Though I tell myself I can handle this positively, I don’t know when I will get over this.

  Rachel wrote @ March 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

Hi I just thought I would tell my story so far. We found out we were pregnant a few weeks ago and we were over the moon as I am 39 and have waited so long to be settled and have a baby. Last Friday (thinking I should be about 7 weeks) I had slight pink discharge on tissue when I wiped. Later that afternoon I had a drop of blood in my urine so immediately went to the hospital where they examined me told me I had a very faint positive on pregnancy but that my womb was still closed. I was told to go home and come back in the morning for a scan. I had to have an internal scan which showed a 2 mm sac but it was low. They booked me in for a scan the following week. On the way out I had a massive bleed but again having been checked out by the doctor she said my womb was still intact. I have now been off work all week waiting for my next scan, no cramps and although the blood is less it is still there at least twice when I pee, never anything on a pad overnight. Am sick of waiting now and just want to know that our baby is still alive. Anyone else in the same situation?

  louise wrote @ March 23, 2013 at 6:52 am

I am 10.2 weeks pregnant according to the midwife though i havent had a dating scan and believe i am a week or two less than this. i had very tender breasts and mild nausea from the start, however around 2 weeks ago i noticed my breasts were not so tender but the nausea got quite bad. in the last couple of days the nausea has completely gone but i dont know if that is because i took the midwifes advice and ate little and often, the tenderness is also still absent except for a little soreness of the nipples. Is this normal or could this be a silent miscarriage. i cant do anything till monday and i am so scared i cany even get out of bed right now.

  Sarah wrote @ March 25, 2013 at 12:25 am

OK, I’m not sure if I am miscarrying or not. my last normal period started on new years, I haven’t had anything since. I took as test on 3/14 and it came up negative. The following Sunday I started to notice a light pink/red and mucus discharge followed by a brownish and light red the next few days. From there it was like a normal period, then it escalated quickly with severe cramps and heavy bleeding and clots. And it’s been like that since the last 4 days. I don’t know what to do, do I need to go to a urgent care now? Wait to see if it stops and then make a OB GYN apt? I’m scared, I’ve had a miscarriage before but it was over 5 years ago and it was nothing like this. I had just found out I was prego with a test, a week later I went for a confirmation/checkup and they had told me there was no heart beat, I lost it and I had to have the D&C. So this is all new to me. Please tell me what I should do.

  canadianmum wrote @ April 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I’m blessed to have a 6 year old son thanks to fertility treatments, but unfortunately have lost three more babies due miscarriage in the past two years. The most recent one, last July, was a partial molar pregnancy. I made it to 12 weeks, and had no idea that anything was wrong until I went for an ultrasound and was told that development had ceased at 9 weeks, and that there was no heartbeat. I was of course shattered. It wasn’t until weeks later that I was told that it had been a partial molar pregnancy.

After waiting the required time before trying to conceive again, and again with the help of fertility treatments, I’m finally pregnant again – just over 11 weeks. My doctor’s nurse told me this time around that what I had thought was just a stomach virus with the partial molar might actually have been the only sign that something was wrong. I’ve just had another apparent stomach virus yesterday with similar, though less severe symptoms that last time (nausea and cramping – and I’ve never suffered from morning sickness with any of my previous pregnancies). I’m scared that it’s happened again. Scans were done at 9 weeks that didn’t show any sign of this being another molar or partial molar, but after losing 3 babies I’m so worried about this one. My next scan isn’t for almost 2 weeks, and I’m wondering if I should be asking to be seen earlier, or if I’m overreacting. If you happen to have time to read this, and can let me know what you think I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

  Emma wrote @ May 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm


I was just wondering if this is normal. At the moment I’m unsure how far I am as I have not had my first scan yet. I had a blood test which shown my hcg level at 230, they repeated the test a week after and it risen to 2296 confirming I was pregnant. I even took a hpt (clear blue) to make sure and this also came back positive at 2-3 weeks. However I have had no symptoms just my breasts are slightly sore every now and again. I’ve had a bit of brown spotting but I assume this is normal and I’ve missed my next period. I’m just scared incase nothing shows on the scan with me having no symptoms. Can this be a normal thing? Should I be worried?



  Kate wrote @ May 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

Hi, I have high hcg level 23,000 and low progesterone 7.6. I have two healthy babies and history if a blighted ovum. My doctor saw me two weeks ago and did not suspect pregnancy…now I’m scared its another blighted ovum. What are the chances its just low progesterone at this time and I’m 6 weeks and doctor didn’t notice vs bo?

  Angie wrote @ May 15, 2013 at 12:40 am

I am confused about what is going on with my body at the moment. I was wondering if you could give me a little bit of advice. I cannot have anymore children after I had my tubes cut and burnt several years ago, and I only have one child currently. I have not had my period in over 2 months and started to get a little worried because I knew once I did get it, it would be twice as bad. four days ago I started to have my usual cramps followed with a little brown discharge. My breasts usually get really sore before my period, but for some reason they were not this time.After that, I noticed some light pink liquid. The cramps got worse and I started to bleed a bright red blood. The next day, I was getting small clotting after using the rest room. I figured that I was passing my unused egg, but I happened to look down and seen a round red clot that was about the size of a quarter and got nervous. Since then its been such bad lower back pain and bad cramping. I have been bleeding somewhat heavier than usual and a lot of little clots are coming out. Does this mean I had a miscarriage or maybe stress caused my period to be prolonged and as a result I experienced some clotting which made my period different?

  Jenny wrote @ June 2, 2013 at 2:09 am

Just found out im having my 2nd baby only 1-2 week but I have started bleeding no heavy but enough to worry me frist it was just brown now I have clots and getting redder any help as doctors not willing to seeme yet not got aappointment for week

  nichola wrote @ June 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

I have been getting randomly really tired for no reason for about a month now. Certain foods also started to make me gag. I was on the pill, but i missed about two days in a row of taking it, and had sex during that time. That was about..three-four weeks ago. So a month. And i was only on the pill for a month. My period was three days late, and my period was light. It has been about 4-5 days after my period, and i am getting what seem to be cramps. The other day i got this sudden pain through my stomach, it lasted for about 5 minutes. That was 3 days ago. I also got another pain through my stomach the day after but not as bad, but i had to stop walking and sit down, i also felt really sick.
Could i be pregnant or having a misscariage..? :( Please respond soon what your opinions..

  christy wrote @ June 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

What is the normar prosidure after having a miscarrige at 6 wewks. How do I take care of mi self I f I don’t have a doc.

  Heather wrote @ July 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Hi. I’m 6 weeks pregnant and today I’ve had pinkish dischard all afternoon with mild cramping. I have felt very well for the past week because I caught a cold that turned into a sinus infection, and I’m taking antibiotics. Dispite not feeling well I still worked out for 40 minutes, which then caused me to feel even worse. I can’t help but think that I must be miscarrying, and that it’s because I pushed too hard in my workouts or because I got sick. Is the pink discharge normal, because a lot of what I’ve read on the Internet indicates that it’s a pretty clear sign that I’m in the beginning process of miscarrying.

  Brandy wrote @ July 27, 2013 at 10:04 am

I have had 2 miscarriages in the past. One in October 2012 and one in march 2013. I am 9 wks pregnant and paranoid about every twinge. I had an ultrasound at 6 wks and the baby was measuring large. My hcg levels at that time were also a little high making me measure almost a week ahead. For the past 3 days I had a headache that would not go away until the dr called in some stronger medicine for me. Today the headache is gone but 2 cramps this morning that I swear was my uterus contracting. No blood but also I have no symptoms today. At all. Usually I’m starving and pee every 10 minutes. Does this sound like a miscarriage in the making or is it my brain making me crazy?

  olivia wrote @ August 27, 2013 at 7:42 am

Thankyou for your kind, sensible words. I may be miscarrying my baby right now and I feel worried and scared but I feel reassured that there is a resource like there for women to turn to while we wait for night to turn into day.

  Gina MacCarthy wrote @ October 3, 2013 at 12:12 am

Hi there, I’m 11 weeks. About a week ago I noticed that my symptoms got better – no nausea, boobs less sore, less tired. Yesterday when I went to the toilet and wiped, I noticed I had very light, watery brown discharge with some very slight tissue. I rang my hospital’s helpline and they said that as long as it’s brown, it’s ok. But I read that brown discharge is also an early sign of mc. Is there anything I can do or just wait? My 12 week scan is in 1 week.

Thank you!

  Cavalle wrote @ October 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

Hi, well I was late for my period by 55 days, which never happens, I’m usually very regular. I had a Tubal 7 years ago. But I decided to take a pregnancy test and came out negative….. but after 55 days late, my period has finally came. on day 7 of my period I had really bad cramps and I had to go to the washroom (I don’t mean to be gross) but then I passed a clot about the size of you hand, I have never had anything like this. I continued to pass these for a couple hours later. I went to my Doctor and he recommended the birth control for me to take 3 right way and then 2 a day for 9 days. Has anyone ever heard of this, because its the first for me. My periods usually only last 5 days max, and I’m on day 8 now and no signs of stopping anytime soon…

  Tiffany wrote @ November 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

Hi I haven’t taken a test yet but I will soon and I am having all the signs of pregnancy. What really worries me is I had some light to medium bleeding when I was supposed to miss my period, but it was nothing like a normal period for me, it was brown and then changed to a dark red. This will be my fourth pregnancy and this hasn’t happened before with any of my others, should i be concerned even if i still have signs of pregnancy now after that?

  Jenny wrote @ November 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Hello there!!!

Here are my concerns; I had a complicated pregnancy in March 2013, I ended up having a d&c @ what was supposed to be 17.5 weeks pregnant because the baby stopped growing at 12 weeks. After the d&c, I never passed clots and didn’t bleed very much at all. That was my third complicated pregnancy that ended in a d&c or miscarriage. I also have had a large cyst on my left ovarie since 2005 (found on a internal ultrasound during 1st miscarriage).

I took a pregnancy test on this past Tuesday, I didn’t get my period that was due the 15th so I figured I’d just check in case, truly I didn’t think I was pregnant tho. Anyhow, results came back positive and since then I’ve been eating healthy, trying to drink lots if water, taking my prenatal vitamins etc. Last night, my fiancé & my son and I went bowling (I wasn’t bowling, I was watching), and suddenly I felt a gush of liquid, so I got up and went to the washroom and passed a clot, not too large (maybe half the size of a clementine or less), but I couldn’t really see much of size or color maybe because of shock but it did float to the hole in the toilet quickly and I couldn’t see. I only had a all amount of bleeding while passing the clot and nothing after, very light cramping and some diareha today twice, but I feel fine. Am I miscarrying or is this a chance I passed on excess tissues left over from d&c 8 mths ago? The cyst? I’m very hopeful everything’s going to be fine, I’ve been laying down and taking it slow today. Help me! Advice, support!!! Please & thank you.

  Heather T wrote @ December 13, 2013 at 2:26 am

Hi this is my 6th pregnancy i have 4 kids 1 m/c i should be about 5 weeks right now . Just found out and figured everything out 5 days ago. when i believe i wiuld have been about 3 weeks the day i was due for my period during rough intercourse i felt a pop followed by 1 gush of bright red blood. theres been no blood since and feel very pregnant should i be worried?

  lisa wrote @ December 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

I took two home pregnancy tests that came up positive. A few days later i started bleeding. This is my first pregnancy so i went to the hospital. They did an hcg test that came back 16. The following test put me at at 39 3 days later. The bleeding was light and then got heavier with clotting but not enough too change a pad. It lasted only a few days then stopped. The hospital diagnosed it as spotting complicating early pregnancy. I took at home tests that still come up positive. Today i started getting some cramping and have spotting again. The cramping feels like pressure and is kinda in my lower back. My insurance won’t start for a few weeks… Did i or am i miscarrying? Should i just go back to the er? this anxiety is killing me i can’t think of anything else!

  rosy wrote @ January 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

Hi everyone. I just want to share something. Recently i found out i was pregnant on monday, i was told i was pregnant before my period came. Like 3 days later at 4 weeks and 2 days i went to the hospital cause i was bleeding and i was scared. The doctor at the hospital did and ultrasound on me and they saw nothing. He took me a blood test and my hcg levels were at 0. He walked into my room and told me i wasnt pregnant and he thinks im bleeding cause its my menstral cycle. Yet then he tried testing me again for my hcg quantity and it fell to 1<. The doctor from the hospital was confused and he told me to go do an ultrasound and test blood at my regular doctor on the following check up which is 9 days from now but im bleeding(i dont soak a pad throughout the whole day). But everytime i wipe there a medium amount of blood more lighter than usual its my 3 day bleeding. I need some advice

  Ginger wrote @ February 5, 2014 at 4:14 am

I’m 10 weeks and a day along, I’m 95% sure I just miscarried…. I have had miscarriages in the past but never this far into the pregnancy….. k basically I just had sex with my bf and right after we noticed I was bleeding ( meaning it started during sex) so I went to the bathroom figured it was fine as i had bleed while pregnant with 2 of my three children….well while I was sitting there on the toilet i passed a clot about the size of my palm it was real dark in color and seemed to have a bulge on one side and now I’m bleeding pretty heavy ……got up to change my pad and got real light headed….. at this point I pretty much know I lost the baby but since I know that and my insurance hasn’t kicked in do I really need to go to the ER? Our ERs suck and i dont have the money to go either.

  Tiffany Weaver wrote @ February 22, 2014 at 5:21 am

Was to docs ob said cervix is closed nd uturis nd placenta looked good baby was suckin thumb nd doing flips bt im still loosein a lil pinkish stuff nd when I wipe its pinkish orangish im still scared cramping is nothing severe nd passing alot of gas… any ideas??

  Kirtrina wrote @ March 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Like almost a week ago I was 6 weeks pregnant and had a miscarriage and I don’t know how to Handel it plz explaine to me what I should do

  Pinki wrote @ May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

I right lower back hurts. I’m 6 weeks. It hurts like when you didn’t drink enough water hurt. I am drinking water. could it be signs of a miscarriage?

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  Mandi wrote @ June 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

On Friday i was in town and began bleeding heavy it took me 45 minutes to get home, and in that time i had to change napkins (i didn’t have any pads so i filled 6 napkins in half to make a pad) twice and still bleed through and soaked my jeans. When i got home and took a shower i sat down to pee on the toilet and when ipushed to urinate blood gush from me like I’ve never seen before i estimate about 6-8oz of blood. Then i got into the shower to clean up and more blood, not as much and a clot the size of 2 and half quarters came out after all that i havent bled any but have been pretty sore with mild cramping…….. HELP!

  Stephanie wrote @ June 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm

I am not sure if I am pregnant, about 3 weeks ago I had my period for about 5 days, wasnt heavy just normal. It stopped and now I am having cramp, headaches and feel dizzy and gross after I have eaten dinner, I am passing a browny creamy coloured mucus, it is quite yuck. I was just wondering if this could be a sign of pregnancy or a misccariage?

  Amber wrote @ July 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I hope this is ok I ask this. I’m a bit nervous and uncomfortable saying everything but I’m getting so many different answers and have NO idea, I almost feel crazy because I wish I just knew. Even though I may never know. Ok so about two and a half weeks ago I had intense sharp cramps one night, thought to myself ok this will be a bad month. But by morning they were gone and no period. My period was officially 9 days late before I saw my first spot of pink- and the next two days I literally saw ONE spot if pink, then the next day it got a bit more and the following day heavier for the next four days. Before I started to see those signs I took one test and it was a positive, faint but a sure positive, so I took 5 after that all turned up negative. I had severe cramps and it all felt different then a normal period. Just.. different. And i had small clots nothing big. I’ve had a dr on this app say miscarriage, two actually, and then my normal dr told me it was nothing. I had heard of a curtain cyst causing false positives and thought that must be it but everyone else says no. I had leaned on cyst because my husband had a vasectomy 4 years ago. I know and have seen and heard of pregnancies after. So I’m super confused and wish I knew. I had hoped someone who has been there may have some insight. Tha k you very much.

  Amber wrote @ July 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Oh and to add before I had a low grade fever before I started bleeding but for only one day. Thanks again.

  Jennifer massey wrote @ July 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

Hi. I have had three preg two early and 11 miscarriages a total of thirteen pregnancies. I was told I miss carried on fathers day last month so we went home all was fine I cramped n bleed like was to b expected. A week later allll my prego symptoms cane back fullll force . I’ve taken three preg test all positive currently waiting on blood work.. My question is its hard to tell if my cervix is open cause I had a keep done on it n all the oreg but when I go to check it their is really really small amounts of blood. No pads no panty liner nothing. Its only their when I go to check my cervix I’m s aded IMA misscarru again n needed info on bleeding cervix how u know its open should I be alarmed its bright red when I Che j the opening to my cervix

  Lauren wrote @ July 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Hi, I am between 5 and 6 weeks along. I went to the hospital yesterday because I was experiencing blood, not a lot but enough to worry me. The doctor, tried to give a pelvic exam, but was unable to because it was so heavy. She said I was possibly miscarrying. They gave me a sonogram, and said the fetus was still there but they thought it may be trying to abort itself, that if the blood got heavier, and cramping started I was most likely miscarrying. So I came home, and the bleeding continued for about 4 more hours, and then completely stopped, it did start bleeding again until later this afternoon, and it hasn’t been a lot. All of the blood that is coming out is brownish purple, I have a doctors appointment soon, but I just really need to know. Why I am bleeding so much. Also, the nurse that was taking care of me also stated that his wife Bled her whole pregnancy almost to the point of losing the baby.. So he thought. But now the baby is 10 years old. Sooo… I just wish I knew what was going on. Thanks…

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