Bleeding....(UPDATE #3)

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Bleeding....(UPDATE #3)

So I woke up yesterday to brownish red bleeding. I called my doctors office and talked to the nurse and said to monitor the bleeding and to call back if it got worse or if i started cramping. Well, the bleeding eventually tapered off to barely anything. I went to bed thinking it was done and I had nothing to worry about.....Woke up this morning and I'm bleeding again. It's red this time. I'm trying not to freak out.....
I called my docs office again, and I'm now waiting for the nurse to call me back.
I'm not really cramping, but I feel "something"....not sure if I want to call it cramps. Hopefully they have me come in today, I'm going crazy. If you're a praying person, could you please say a prayer for me. I'll update as soon as i know anything.

(UPDATE #1)
The nurse called and told me to come in and get some blood work done. They are checking my betas I guess?? They want to see where my levels are and if they are where they should be. I had my blood drawn yesterday and am waiting to hear from them. I have to go in again tomorrow (Friday) and get my blood drawn again to see if my levels are doing what they should be doing.
As for my bleeding.....its a light brown, no more red. I feel sore in my uterine area. I don't know if thats cramping or not. I'm so scared. I don't know what to think. I don't know why I'm bleeding and my doctor is being stubborn and won't give me an ultrasound. I need some reassurance that I'm okay.....that my baby is okay. I can't lose another baby Sad
I will update again when I hear anything......

(UPDATE #2)
Well, my doctors office finally called. (So frustrated with them by the way) My beta number was 49,261....I little low for 11 weeks don't ya think?! I'm not holding out much hope.....I have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow at 12:30.
Last I checked, there was little to no bleeding, but I've been having some slight cramping.
I've never had my betas done, so I don't know what they were previous to this number. I do know that they start going back down as soon as the placenta takes over. I also know that once the placenta takes over, your pregnancy symptoms go away and mine went away last week....maybe a touch before then. So maybe, my numbers are low because they are on the decline now?? You think?? I hope so.....I want this baby Sad
As for my doctor, I think they were making sure that my numbers were high enough to be able to actually see anything on the ultrasound....I think they were unsure of my dates. I haven't even been in to see my doctor yet (first appointment is on monday), so that may be why they didn't want to order an ultrasound. They didn't want me going in and not seeing NOTHING. I dunno know....they made me mad.
Will update again when I know anything else.

(UPDATE #3)
Sorry this took so long.....
I went to my ultrasound, also had my blood drawn again. Everything looked good on the ultrasound. I got scared at first because I didn't immediately see that little flicker of a heartbeat nor did I see it move. The u/s tech eventually slowed down enough for me to see the little peanut move. I almost cried. Also got to see the heartbeat eventually too.....it was beautiful.
The u/s tech didn't say as much, but I do believe I'm only about 10 1/2 weeks.....so about a week behind. Not sure though, I'm just going by the measurements i saw showing up on the screen. I have to wait to see my doctor on monday. They also called about my blood work and said everything looked good....I didn't get any numbers though, i'll ask for those on monday too.
As for my bleeding, I'm still spotting occasionally, but not constantly like before. So thats good. Cramping also stopped.

I'll update again after my doctors appointment on Monday Biggrin Thanks for the prayers and thoughts ladies, it means a lot to me!

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Oh no I am thinking of you and hope all is well. Update us when you can.

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Praying for you!!

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Hugs. KUP.

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Praying for you.
Hope they can get you in today...

Kayla1981's picture
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Praying for you.

Bleeding in and of itself can cause cramping. I had quite a bit of bleeding when pregnant with my DD. I hope they get you in soon bc I know how scary it can be.

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Just said a prayer for you! I hope that the doctor is able to give you good news and everything is ok! Hang in there

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Thinking and praying girl!! I love you!!!

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Sending good thoughts your way. KUP and take care.

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Thinking of you and praying it is nothing and baby is o.k.!!

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Oh gosh! Please take care! Praying and sending good wishes...

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I am so sorry to hear that your Dr. is not being proactive about things. If it were me I would just go to the ER were they no doubt will order an US. Could you maybe do that?? Or is there another Dr. you could contact and tell your situation straight up and ask for an US. It really annoys me when Dr.'s don't listen to us, and really an US is not an invasive thing and if it would provide the patient with peace of mind, why not order one.It is not like the Dr. is paying for it, you are!!! Not to mention there are so many variables with beta levels, that an US may be the best way to get an idea of the whole picture. Gah!!! Sorry I just really hate when Dr.'s forget they work for us!!! I hope your little bean is snuggled in nice and safe and the spotting and bleeding was just nothing. ((((HUGS))))

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Seriously? An ultrasound would give you immediate and reliable results. Why is he making you wait for bloodwork?? I guess I was fortunate that my doc brought me in immediately for an u/s everytime I had bleeding. We didn't ever find the cause but knew right away our baby was ok. I know someone who recently went through bleeding in the first trimester and an u/s revealed a blood clot that they've continued to monitor and has thankfully now resolved. Ugh, I am frustrated for you. I would call and demand (or beg?) for an u/s. They need to keep your well being inmind!

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I don't understand what's up with the blood tests. With this and the last pregnancy, there was no checking of betas, just go get an ultrasound if you had any questions... I feel bad you have to wait til tomorrow...must be frustrating...

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Even if your dates were wrong, I still think they should have let you come in for an u/s today. Maybe I'm a needy patient but I would have expected that. I'm glad they are letting you come in tomorrow but I know how long just one night can feel.

As far as the beta, I think it's almost useless when you only have one number. ESPECIALLY if you are unsure about your dates. I'm not a doctor but as I understand it, they vary so much and the important thing is that they increase a certain amount over time. So I hope you can just focus on taking care of yourself tonight until your appointment tomorrow.

(FWIW - Your beta would fall in the normal range from what I read online)

I will keep you in my prayers. This helped me through some hard times -
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Spotting/bleeding is horrible. I have had several episodes this pregnancy. The first time I had it, I was around 6 weeks along. It came with cramps and back ache. I thought for sure I was losing the baby. I have had a few other episodes. And my dr only did beta draws the first time because he said that they become less reliable the closer you get to the 2nd tri. I know that is just what my dr said, but I thought I would tell you that I have been where you are. Uterine discomfort, spotting. And everything has been ok so far. I hope that everything is ok and you get some answers soon. Smile

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Just wanted you to know I am lifting you and your baby up in prayer.

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I found this chart http://stages-in-pregnancy.com/beta-levels-in-early-pregnancy.html and your beta values seem to be within the normal range for where you are Smile I hope you can get an US at your appt to give you piece of mind. In the meantime know that we are all thinking about you!!

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Wow, I hope you get good news when they finally get you in for an u/s. Not knowing what is going on really stinks. I hope everything turns out OK for you and your baby, thinking of you!

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UPDATED, Thanks for the prayers ladies Biggrin

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I am so glad you and baby are ok! And that you got to see the HB! KUP!

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What a releif! Been thinking about you. I hope the bleeding stops so you can get that worry out of your mind. (((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

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SOOO happy for you!!! Thanks for the update!!!

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