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Asked by gppacen

Q: Waiting to find out if I'm going to miscarry...

I am currently 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant - this past Thursday night I had some brown spotting with menstrual like cramping. The spotting stopped by Saturday, but I am still cramping. I called my OB and spoke with a nurse who had me go for a beta hcg on Friday. That result came back at over 10,000. When I spoke with someone else today she said the increase was good (though my last comparison HCG was when I was 4 weeks) and that she would leave the results for the doctor. Well of course the doctor won't be in until tomorrow evening, so the waiting continues. I also told the nurse that my pregnancy symptoms seemed to be less but she didn't seem concerned.
The waiting is awful. Has anyone else been through this to tell the tale?

This question was asked Jan. 30, 2012 5:05pm
Category: Miscarriage & Loss

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Answered by gppacen - Jan. 31, 2012 12:50am
Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and for the supportive words. I had experienced a chemical pregnancy a few months back - I only had faint positive hpt's and had brown spotting 8 days prior to heavy bleeding and I think that's why I am so worried. Sharing your experiences really helped me feel a bit better about everything and at this point I'm just trying to enjoy this pregnancy instead of constantly worrying. Worrying isn't helpful at all.
Thank you everyone again!

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Answered by babbosbabymama - Jan. 30, 2012 10:24pm
All my miscarriages my symptoms stopped suddenly and the bleeding started out red but not a lot and then the next day or two it was like a period and the last day (when i think i passed the baby) it was extremely heavy bleeding and cramping so bad i couldnt get off the floor. the day my bleeding started was the day my symptoms stopped EVERY time. my blood levels were in the 300-700's and went down.

in my opinion, since ur levels are so high and you spotted brown it is probably either brakethrough bleeding or implantation bleeding since its not red. I have had a few miscarriages and it doesnt sound like anything i have experienced. cramping is normal in the first few weeks bc the baby is settling into his/her new home and that could cause some spotting too. i know its hard but try not to worry. Ur probably fine :) Good luck!!

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Answered by kirstyk - Jan. 30, 2012 9:47pm
When i suffered my mc I had a scan and blood test at 4 weeks and 4 days the bloods level was 141 and ultrasound showed no sac then came back from my honeymoon and was just 6 weeks and got another blood test and ultrasound bloods were only 1200 and ultrasound still showed nothing. The next night i started bleeding very red blood but no cramping it was just like a period. The next day my bloods were 600. Your hcg level sounds really good and brown blood is old blood not knew stuff. Good luck i hope its just a false alarm x

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Answered by Coomy08 - Jan. 30, 2012 7:18pm
When I m/c I started out spotting BRIGHT Red blood.So I'm sure since it's just brown that its old blood. I'm 5 weeks and 6 days today and my symptoms come and go and have menstrual cramping here and there. I wouldn't worry unless you see bright red blood or start cramping so badly to the point your doubled over in pain. Good luck to you and wish you the best.

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Answered by wassernixe - Jan. 30, 2012 6:38pm
I also had brown and red spotting from 4 weeks to 9 weeks. I think you have a good chance if your HCG levels are high. I am now 13 weeks and no more spotting and everything is looking good so far. Also, I was constantly convinced that my symptoms were disappearing all the time. It just turned out that I didn't have many symptoms at all in general. Sometimes it is just in your head.

I know it's hard, but just keep your head up and I'm sure your Dr will get back to you soon.

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Answered by danni179 - Jan. 30, 2012 6:26pm
I spotted brown at 6 weeks / 8 weeks / 14 weeks with slight cramping. Do not stress. My baby is perfect and yours will be too. Some women just spot during pregnancy.
If the bleeding is heavy and you have SEVERE pain then you have to worry.
Brown is OLD blood.
Good Luck :)

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Answered by Amarylis - Jan. 30, 2012 5:51pm
When it's a miscarriage the cramping and bleeding is supposed to pick up. Since the spotting stopped just take it easy.

Forgot to put that in my first comment.

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Answered by Amarylis - Jan. 30, 2012 5:49pm
I had brown spotting all through my first trimester with this pregnancy.
When I had my last miscarriage a year ago it started with bright red blood. My levels were only 111 and I was supposed to be around 13 weeks.
Your levels are really good for five weeks. The stretching can feel like cramps because it is in the same area.
My doctor told me when ever I had the spotting to go on 24 hours bed rest immediately.
You can message me if you want :)

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Answered by lulu26 - Jan. 30, 2012 5:29pm
I suffered a miscarraige in May and was a similar situation...but if your HcG numbers are rising, I would think that all is going to be ok?
My HcG was falling so I knew what was happening (having had 3 previous miscarraiges and an ectopic)
The general rule is, if the numbers are doubling, chances are you are going to be ok - and the spotting could be a number of different things such as implantation or simply old blood from the uterine wall.
I know its hard, but try not to worry.. things will be just fine, and if not, its best to know that something wasnt quite right with the pregnancy - this is what got me through, and i'm now 27 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby... try to relax and stay calm
- best wishes from Egypt xx

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Answered by Shyardra - Jan. 30, 2012 5:22pm
While I haven't been through this, I wanted to wish you the best. Keep us posted, and I'll keep you in my prayers!!

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