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Postby BreeAndJoe081415 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:59 am

I'm 6weeks, woke to some very light brown spotting this morning. Just on the TP. I'm freaking out. I have had no cramping, just some light pinching on the right side which I had assumed was corpus luteum pain. I'm terrified of an ectopic, anyone had anything similar?!
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Re: spotting

Postby alecita1987 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:51 pm

Brown spotting is usually not a cause of concern, but you should let your doctor know just in case. If it increases or changes color they might wanna test your progesterone in order to avoid too much bleeding and a miscarriage. If you mention you've been having that pain they might do an early U/S just to confirm that the baby is in your uterus.
If you recently had sex or had a difficult bowel movement that could be the cause of the spotting. Sometimes during the early days the cervix is just too sensitive and bleeds all the time. Sometimes the bleeding can become something else, so you never know. That's why it's best to have your doctor know just in case.
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Re: spotting

Postby LK44 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:31 pm

I am in the same boat. I'm around 6 weeks 2 days and I've had light brown spotting on and off since Monday. I only notice it on toilet paper. Ive also had some mild cramping. I called the doctor on Monday and they got me in that day for an ultrasound as I have a history of miscarriage. Everything looked as it should be. They saw the Sac and yolk sac and no evidence of a bleed spot. They told me brown blood is old blood but it can still be worrisome. I agree that you should inform your doctor to be on the safe side. I keep reading that spotting is a normal part of early pregnancy but it can be hard not to worry. Thinking of you!
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Re: spotting

Postby BreeAndJoe081415 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:47 am

I don't know if this is why but I just found out my progesterone is only 8.1. Seems low, but my hcg is doubling perfectly. What the heck??
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Re: spotting

Postby BreeAndJoe081415 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:14 pm

Blood is turning red, 8days now, getting heavier by the day. I'm terrified... Anyone have similar?
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Re: spotting

Postby alecita1987 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:44 am

Did they put you on progesterone supplements? A value of 8 is not enough to substain a pregnancy I'm afraid. Since your HCG is doubling fine it could be that it's just your body (your corpus luteum) not being able to support the pregnancy regardless of it being a good embrio or not.

Normally a pregnancy that is not viable will have low progesterone and HCG levels cause a miscarriage is imminent, but when HCG is good chances are that it's your body's inability to produce progesterone what's messing with you and not that the pregnancy has to be miscarried.

My HCG with this pregnancy were nicely high and doubling but my progesterone was 11 and I still kept internally bleeding for no reason. Midwife put me on progesterone supplements till 13 weeks, and I firmly believe that's one of the reasons why I made it this far. Otherwise I feel like my body would've given up on me and my baby making me miscarry during the first trimester.

So if they didn't put you on supplements you need to get on them ASAP. Good luck.
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Re: spotting

Postby BreeAndJoe081415 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:59 pm

My doctor said the supplements are not proven to keep a pregnancy, that it helps get one pregnant, it is the estrogen that sustains pregnancy... I suppose the doc knows more than Google...I'll trust her for now.
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Re: spotting

Postby elohcin » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:09 pm

I agree with Alecita. That's interesting about your doc...and kind of disappointing to hear that, as many, MANY women have had success sustaining pregnancies with progesterone supplementation and many doctors recognize that. It may be considered anecdotal to some docs, but I've found those things to be almost more reliable (and far more "real life") than textbook medical stuff. There has to be a balance of estrogen AND progesterone to sustain a pregnancy, and the imbalance can lead to an inability to carry the baby (whether to term or at all). We are in a xenoestrogen dominant environment so it makes sense that women would need more progesterone these days.

As someone who has experienced a lot of miscarriages, I'd highly encourage you to get a second opinion on the progesterone supplementation.
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Re: spotting

Postby BreeAndJoe081415 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:38 am

Thank you ladies. It seems that the low progesterone makes sense. My pregnancy was ectopic. However, my husband and I agreed that seeing that number should've raised a red flag, good hcg or not. The doc even said in the hospital that the level of 8 makes sense now. So if you knew it was off, why we're you unconcerned? We will be finding a new OB when I recover from this.
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Re: spotting

Postby elohcin » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:05 am

So sorry to hear that. :(. Were they able to catch the ectopic in the early stages? Take your time recovering, and I hope that next time your pregnancy is a healthy term on and you will be holding that sweet baby!
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Re: spotting

Postby BreeAndJoe081415 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:23 am

I was 7 weeks, but the US only showed a gestational sac without a fetal pole, so I am guessing he never developed or stopped developing very early. I was able to receive the methotrexate to dissolve what was left.
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Re: spotting

Postby elohcin » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:26 am

Okay, well I am glad it was a pretty simple process then and that they were able to save your tube!
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Re: spotting

Postby alecita1987 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:32 pm

I'm sorry to hear the pregnancy was ectopic but glad to know that you were able to save your tube. I also think it's a good idea to find a new OB for next time. Not that the progesterone supplements would've saved this ectopic pregnancy, but they can certainly help sustain a good embrio in the uterus. Going through a miscarriage sometimes you find out (the hard way) who's there to support you in the good and bad times. Some doctors and even midwives sometimes like to give up on you as soon as they don't see the perfect high progesterone and doubling HCG, but I'm a believer that if we all followed those rules and gave up then many healthy pregnancies would be miscarried just because the woman's body did something wrong in the process of carrying it.

Our bodies are wise and will do whatever it takes to miscarry a non viable pregnancy, but things can also go wrong on our side for some reason even when pregnant with a healthy baby and it's in those cases that we should advocate for ourselves in order to save the pregnancy.

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