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5 weeks, some bleeding and mild cramps

Hi there, I'm five weeks and yesterday I had my full blood work up done. Last night at about 6:30 I started bleeding bright red blood and had mild cramps similar but less than period cramps. By the time I got to the ER at 7:30 I had soaked through my underwear but not my trousers and when I cleaned up it was a dark browny/pink. They did my bloods again and told my my hcg was 256 so wouldn't be able to see anything on an u/s for at least 2 weeks. The did a pelvic exam and said my cervix was closed and there was no active bleeding to be seen. By this point I had a panty liner and it absorbed maybe 1-2 teaspoons of very dark blood. I haven't passed any clots. When I got home I had a shower and (sorry if this is an over share and a bit gross) I just had to know what was happening so examined myself and it looked like thick dark brown d/c I supposed like school paste c/f when we ovulate. This morning there is no new blood and no cramps. They've said I can test my hcg levels every other day until they can do a scan but the not knowing is eating me up. Can anyone relate or help?
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replied January 6th, 2018
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

You have got correct advice. At this stage, it is very difficult to say how the pregnancy will proceed. Some women do bleed now and then in first trimester without any loss of pregnancy. At this stage if the HCG levels in blood keep doubling or rising at a great speed, then chances of pregnancy carrying forward are high. However, if the HCG levels do not rise fast or start falling, then there can be a miscarriage.
Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance.

This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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