Friday, September 19, 2008

More spotting

Since the spotting of early Wednesday morning (which was brown btw) I had nothing, until I got ready to go to bed last night. It was then that I saw the red blood. It seemed to taper off as the night went on, and by morning was the same brownish color of the previous day. Now, my RE's office had said that if the spotting becomes a "light period flow" to call...well, I've never had a "light" period, so I don't know if what happened last night would fit the bill.

There may be TMI in this next paragraph so feel free to skip it. What is "light" flow? I mean, each time I wiped last night the tp was red...and there was enough to make the water in the toilet tinged red as well. But now there is just a little brown discharge. I kept asking myself, is that a cramp? Am I cramping, or is that just another twinge? And of course, since I was worked up anyway, my mind made things worse than I think they actually were.

I haven't called the RE again. I know that they will tell me the same thing. Spotting is normal. The drugs you are taking are dilating your blood vessels around your cervix, causing the bleeding. UGH! I'm not sure what I should do. My next appointment is Wed the 24th.

11 comments:

BB and MTB said...

Good luck and I hope everything calms down soon.

Fertilized said...

I say do whatever calms your nerves the most. You pay them alot of money so if you want to call - you call and ask them to help.

JJ said...

Sweetie, I know this is so hard--I know the feeling. You are much braver than I--just keep an eye on it, and stay off your feet this weekend. But dont hesitate to call the dr--I always need a reminder that: That's what they are there for! Whatever eases your mind!

Jen said...

When it was me, I exaggerated and told them I was bleeding and cramping so that they would tell me to come in. (I was bleeding, but by the time I called it had slowed and I wasn't cramping except in my imagination.) I needed that ultrasound so that I wouldn't just sit around worrying.

I've been thinking about you.

s.e. said...

I know this is scary. Put your feet up and rest as much as possible. And yes, see if you can get an earlier u/s to ease your mind. I am truly hoping this all just normal and you can breathe a sigh of relief soon.

tryingtoconceive said...

I hope your spotting goes away. I hope you can find relief before your appointment, but if not, then go ahead and ask if they can see you earlier.

A relaxed mommy is WAY better than a stressed out mommy.

I've been trying to be braver (is that a word?) about calling my doctor. I'm always afraid they'll think that I'm one of 'those women' but really, in the end, your peace of mind is all that really matters.

Good luck this weekend!

JamieD said...

I don't think it is a bad idea to call your RE. Wednesday is an awfully long way away - it will make for a super long weekend. You are right about normal spotting and the side effects of the drugs, but it always makes me feel better to hear the doc agree.

You are in my thoughts . . .

Delenn said...

Frankly, I would go to your OB's office. They can at the very least, take an ultrasound to make sure that everything is okay. It will ease your mind.

Most likely, its okay tho. If you choose not to go in, at least make yourself do bedrest.

Kami said...

I don't know if I knew you were pregnant or stopped by to congratulate you (If I did, I blame it on lack of sleep for not remembering) so first of all, Congratulations!!!

You ARE pregnant. I bleed too - bright red blood - but it turned out to be . . . I want to say "nothing", but it isn't nothing when you are living it, it is very scary. Yet, chances are the baby will be ok. In the meantime, if you can't be hopeful, try for neutral. Just 4 more days until you get to see how things are going.

Denise said...

I agree with the other comments. Call if it will put your mind at ease. My thought is if you badger them enough, even if it is nothing to worry about, they might let you come in earlier for another ultrasound just to help you relax a bit.

theclam said...

I would call them anyway - you are paying them for this kind of service and even if it is nothing to worry about I personally would rather be safe than sorry!!

Thinking of you.
xxx