Spotting At 11 Weeks

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Bilmes123 - May 23

I am really worried about all started when I was at 5 weeks and I went to the hospital and they said that it was probably a threatend abortion. Its been happening off and on. I asked my doctor about it and he said many things could cause it and I shouldn't be worried. I am now in my 11th week and it is still happening. It is really light pink and about the size of a small dot. No actual heavy blood flow thank god. But it still worries me. I have not had a scan done yet to see the baby's heart beat. I am scared that I might have a miscarriage. This is my first pregnancy and I am 21 years old. What should I do? Or any advice?


mcbee - May 23

Get an u/s scheduled. Or have blood work done? Has the doctor done any blood work? This might calm your nerves. The truth is, though, that if you're not cramping and there's no flow, then it's probably nothing to worry about. Also, if your doctor is just brushing off your concerns, you might want to look in to getting a new doctor. I am actually with a fertility specialist right now, but when he releases me to a regular OB, I plan to interview several different doctors.


Bilmes123 - May 23

I went to the emergency clinic and the doctor told me i have nothing to worry about. and that at 11 weeks it would be to early to even try to hear a heart beat and said it was a waste of time doing an ultrasound. he didn't seem worried at all. he measured my uterus and said its at what it should be for 11 weeks pregnant. i see my family doctor monday so maybe he will give me a different opinion


cherylc - May 23

I would demand an ultrasound, and not because I think something is wrong, because honestly, like the mcbee said, if there is no cramping and no heavy flow, it's probably nothing. But just for your own sake. Not to mention that it is NOT to early to hear a heartbeat. MAYBE with a hand held doppler, depending on your weight and the position of the baby, but on an ultrasound you would clearly see the heartbeat!!! I would demand blood work and an ultrasound just to ease your own mind!


Bilmes123 - May 23

yea. i tried. he told me it was a waste of time because the baby can be healthy today and then i could miscarry tomorrow. he said what ever happens happens and if there is a threat of a miscarriage then there's nothing that can be done. *sigh*


mcbee - May 24

Get a different doctor. Seriously!


epigg - May 24

I agree, get a different doctor. That is crazy! You can see a heartbeat on sono as early as six weeks. If you are spotting, he should have at least ordered blood work to check your HCG and progesterone levels. He sound like a quack! I have had two miscarriages, one of which I had spotting similar to what you are describing. I don't want to scare you, everyone is different and chances are everything is fine, but it is your body, and you need to trust your gut. If you have concerns, find a different doc. and make an app.


Bilmes123 - May 24

Well in Canada is really hard to find a different family doctor. I went to the walk in emergancy clinic yesterday to get another doctors opinion and his seemed more harsh then my family doctor. I was going to go to another walk in clinic today but I don't have the time. I am just going to wait for my apointment on Monday to see what my family doctor thinks. If I don't think his opinion is that great I will just go to the hospital and wait 5 hours to get thiers...I am very determind to figure out if my baby is healthy or not. I seem to be growing every day so thats good. Thank you for all your input.


cherylc - May 24

I live in Ontario, so I TOTALLY know what you mean about getting a new family doctor. I'm actually in a very similar boat. My doctor is a B(well you get it LOL). And basically told me she wants me to have a miscarriage. If you are really concerned, I do suggest going to the hospital. I realize it's very inconvient, and NOT fair that you should have to, but it will give you peace of mind at least. ALSO, I would concider reporting your doctor to the medical board. That is what I am in the midst of doing right now. He is NOT giving you adequate care, and yes in most cases he's "right' if you're going to miscarry there really isn't anything that can be done... but if you're NOT you don't have to spend the next however many weeks worrying about it, you could enjoy it!! Hope that you're feeling better!!!


Bilmes123 - May 26

So I went to my doctor today and he seemed very happy and pleased with the way things are going. He says I'm really healthy and that my blood work showed nothing and was great and everything is where it should be. My doctor doesn't have the equiptment to hear a heart beat but he did something else and said that I should be really happy with the way things are progressing. He just said I need to gain more weight because I didn't gain any since the last apointment last month but says thats normal. ( I've been eating mega healthy and my job requires me to walk a lot and also I walk to work and home from work.


cherylc - May 27

I'm so glad to hear that everything is looking good!! It's wonderful news to hear everything is progressing the way it should. Good luck in the future hun


Bilmes123 - May 31

well im still having the spotting and i was fed up with doctors answers. so i went to the hospital and they did an ultrasound. i could see the baby moving and kicking karate style lol. i was so happy. they couldn't see anything wrong. they tried finding the heartbeat but im still to early. (12 weeks now). they took my blood and everything seemed fine but they didn't have the results for the hormone amount. if there are issues they said they would call. im crossings my fingers. also in my urine sample they found a urinary infection. has anyone had one?


mcbee - May 31

How did they try to find a heartbeat? Through the ultrasound? I don't mean to scare you, but they found a heartbeat on my little one at 6weeks and 4 days. If they were using doppler, I guess that might be understandable. Also, if the little bean was kicking and moving, then they should totally be able to find a heartbeat.


Bilmes123 - May 31

the equipment they had at the moment sucked. they couldn't find my sisters at 12 weeks either. i guess every place is different. they told me they prob wouldn't find one just yet


mustangca__sie - June 8

I had a moving, fluttering heartbeat on the u/s screen at 5 wks, 7 wks and 9 wks. We didn't hear ir but you can SEE it. If your bub is jumping around, then you would have a heartbeat. It seems like you need to ask more questions while you are with the dr. Do not leave until all your questions have an answer.


Bilmes123 - June 8

I'm now at 13 weeks and everything seems to be fine lol....I'm even getting used to the growing pains...though I am prone to stretch marks ( i have them all over my body already before getting pregnant :( ) but i should be ok lol. ive been rubbing lotion like crazy.



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