I am between 4-5 weeks & 2 days ago i had some spotting that lasted nearly 24 hours, but it was only there when i wiped & wasn't there each time. I went to the hospital today for an internal scan & was told there was no sign of pregnancy. I was asked to give a urine sample & I was then told that I'm still testing positive with a pregnancy test, so a blood sample was taken which has to be repeated in 2 days.
I was told that there's a chance I am still pregnant but it might still be too early to see on the scan - how possible is this? I've had a miscarriage before & it was nothing like this - last time I had heavy bleeding & cramping - I've had no pain with this bleeding.
It sounds to me like you may have been having an implantation bleed, which is normal, and if you had a scan right after that, the baby would have been too small to see. The blood tests should give you a lot more information about what is going on. Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.