Really confused, can someone help?

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Really confused, can someone help?

Okay so - at the end of Sept I had a chemical pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant and about 4 days later started bleeding. I bled for like 3 weeks and finally passed something...and I stopped bleeding. The next "right" cycle was in November, I had a normal one in December. January 1st I had what I thought was implantation bleeding, so I waited until the 5th (one day before my cycle was due) and took a test. It came up negative. The next day, I started my period. My period's usually last 4 days, this one ... well, I stopped bleeding, but I still had very little brown...goo when I wiped. Yesterday, I was putting up heavy boxes and felt my abdomen start hurting. I went to the restroom and I had started having a brown discharge, like old blood...like what it looks like right before or right after a normal period. Just to ease my mind - I took another test and it read positive immediately. I can't even get excited, I know I'm more than likely having another chemical because this is almost exactly what happened before EXCEPT I can't figure why I had my period. I know some people have periods throughout their pregnancy, but the test right before my cycle was negative.. I have a period and then a few days later test positive? I'm so confused and sad... Even though I want to know what's going on, I don't want to go through what I went through in September. So I guess my question is, is there anyway this won't end up like last time?

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I would definitely call you doctor and get bloodwork done, especially since you've had weird cycles and an early m/c. Some people bleed during pregnancy and it turns out totally fine, but it can also be a sign of m/c or ectopic. They'll definitely want to check you out. Good luck.

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There are various reasons for bleeding, but women don't actually have periods while pregnant. While sometimes we know the source of the bleeding, most of the time we just don't know what causes it. I've read some articles before that said that twins are pretty common, but that one twin miscarries fairly quickly causing bleeding (not implanting properly, etc). It can easily be seen as a "period."
With my chemical pregnancies my HPTs never got DARK. It was positive, but not dark, and each day it got lighter and lighter till it was negative again. I never bled longer than a normal period either.
I'd definitely call and make an appointment with your doctor and go over everything starting with the chemical. You'd definitely want an ultrasound to date you because that would be able to tell you the most information. For me to get a beta takes a small miracle, but I know most regular civilian offices will do them (one one day and then another a couple of days later to see if they double).
Having an immediately positive IS a great sign. I hope this is it for you! Smile

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I agree with the other ladies. Get yourself to an OB ASAP. The bleeding you had could be some kind of fluke, a miscarry of a twin, ectopic, or any number of things. Since it is physically impossible to have an actual period during pregnancy, any bleeding should be checked out by a doctor since there are many reasons that you could have bleeding during pregnancy.

The solution could be as simple as needing progesterone supplements. Some women have low progesterone and that can cause chemical pregnancies and miscarraiges, but if you get to the doctor early enough they can give you progesterone supplements and you can end up with a normal healthy pregnancy. In any case, go see a doc asap and then KUP on how things go.

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I would get to the doc asap!! I was pretty sure I had low progesterone the last few months, then recently I had a m/c and I just wanna kick myself for not going to the doctor early enough to see!!

Also, I had quite a bit of bleeding right before I found out I was preg with DS- I thought I was on my period, then it dried up after only about 2/3 days so I just tested for the heck of it- and it was +.. Hang in there!!!

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Did you call your dr. yet? I agree with everyone else. A trip to an ob should be your next step!

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Called the doc - they can't see me until Monday. However, I did ask about the brown spotting and the girl said as long as I'm not cramping it's okay. But I'm still confused as to why I had a period (and a negative test). In retrospect, I remember looking at the test and thinking that it was just an evap line, but maybe it was a really really faint positive. The only other person I've seen post on something like this happening... where you have a period and then get a + soon after - had a miscarriage. *sigh*

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:bigarmhug: That stinks that you can't be seen until Monday. Try to stay positive and keep yourself distracted the best you can.

There's a girl on DS's BB who had red bleeding, thought she miscarried, but later learned after the bleeding stopped that she was actually still pregnant. There are good stories out there!!!

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My fiance just came to me... I told him that I feel like everyone is negative around here about me being pregnant. He said he's not going to get happy until we fine out everything is okay. THEN he tells me that he's not going to tell anyone until my 4th month. WHAT? I understand we had problems, but I needed the support from friends and family when everything happened. I don't know what to think. Part of me wants to be optimistic that this one will be different. But the other part, the bigger part, can't get excited because of the previous chemical preg. But I want to tell people. But I don't. I dunno.