Ok i am 38 years old and 6 weeks 2 days pregnant with my second baby. I have rh- blood type. Yesterday i started cramping and bleeding. Its like having a light period. Today i have had few cramps but still bleeding. I called my ob/gyn and went in for blood work. I go back again on Wednesday for more blood work. I will have my results on Thursday. I know they are checking my hog levels not sure what else. Should i be concerned about the bleeding? I was thinking miscarriage but never passed anything and the cramps were nothing like labor and didn't last but a few hours. Could i of had twins and lost one? Twins run in the family on my mothers side. All info is appreciated as i wait til Thursday march 8, 2012 for my results. Want to know what i should prepare myself and my boyfriend for.
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.
Bleeding with cramps can be due to hormonal imbalance or corpus luteum defect (the corpus luteum secretes the hormones for sustaining pregnancy till 12 weeks after which placenta takes over). In corpus luteum defects, there is increased brownish spotting and if this is the cause then you may need progesterone supplements till 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The other reasons could be ectopic pregnancy and risk of miscarriage. Hence get it evaluated from a gynecologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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