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Bleeding at 8 weeks - blighted ovum

 

Hi,

I started bleeding at 8 weeks and went to A&E to have an early scan. They told me that I had a blighted ovum (anembryonic pregnancy) nothing had happended after 4 weeks and that I was having a delayed miscarriage.

Apart from being devestated as this was our first pregnancy I was so angry with the health system for not providing scans before the 12 week, especially as I am 36.

After crying a lot I was told this this was an exceptional circumstance and that it should not happen again (I hope to god not), 50% of first timers have a miscarriage and that next time my chance of miscarriage falls to 10%.

We want to try again straight away, can anyone give me any advice or has anyone had the same thing then got pregnant again. How long did it take for periods to come back and when is the best time to start trying.


 

Bleeding at 8 weeks.

I just went through this last night. 2 weeks ago was told blighted ovum. I went back on Thursday and nothing had changed. I was scheduled for a D&C the next day but I decided against it and cancelled. Sunday & Monday I was spotting, nothing bad, then Tuesday around 3 P.M. I started to bleed and was having some pains. Around 5:00P.M. they were getting worse so I went to the ER. About 20 minutes after being there I began to bleed heavily & it went on until 8:30. I was passing large blood clots. The Doc there told me that it was too much blood and I was rushed to a different hospital in another town about 20 minutes away, we made it there in the ambulance in 8 minutes, which, we barely made it, as we were pulling in, the motor blew up. Before I left the first hospital they gave me something in my IV to make me go in to labor. After arriving at the "other" hospital, my OB was in emergency surgery and couldn't make it right then & there. He didn't come until 1:00 A.M. By then I was in an extreme amount of pain. After the D&C I felt fine. The next morning he explained to me that the reason for all the pain was because the sack was stuck, it was so close to coming out, he actually reached in and pulled it out, that's how close it was. If only the Doc at the other hospital would have done that. He told me that he seen it but was too scared to pull it out because I was bleeding so heavily he was scared it would get worse. Blah!! That Doctor was freaking out on me and I actually had to tell him to calm down because he was scaring me. I am so glad that he rushed me to the other hospital. I didn't trust him at all, and come to find out, he was the TRAUMA DOC! Scary! I am fine now. Not really in any pain, just light cramping with minimal blood. My OB told me that within 3 weeks I will be fertile and if we wanted to try again it would be a great time. I actually decided to wait until 2013, after I graduate from College. Every woman is different though, some women don't go through what I went through and some have it worse than I did. The D&C was a great choice, even though I didn't think so before all of this happened.


 

Blighted ovum

Hello,

This has happened to me twice now, first time feb 2007 and found out at the 12 week scan and second time was thursday just gone, I had brown discharge and had a 6 week scan and no embryo again.

I am getting worried now and the hospital will only investigate after the 3rd.

D & C is what I choose as I believe I will be cleaned out and free of any infections, it will also take the devastation away more quickly as I still feel pregnant.

I have no children and I am worried that there is something wrong now.

Your periods come back in a month or so.


 

Hey girls it happened to me too!

Hey girls

I hav suffered from blighted ovum pregnancies twice in the past year. Its not a nice feeling. I knew something was "wrong" wen my usually sensitive breasts were no longer sensitive. Also, i gained more energy and as prenancy hormones began to drop, i no longer "felt pregnant".

Then the party started(!). I was not told at the scan that i had a blighted ovum. I only managed to find out by sneaking a peek at my medical notes. I was only told by my nurse that the pregnancy was not viable, so continuing it was not an option. The next day i was given a tablet to detach the pregnancy from the uterus (the first of the RU486 tabs). Because my hormone levels had already begun to drop, this tablet caused me to start bleeding that night. Thats wen the horror started.

I experienced labour-pain style cramps which were horrendous. I was due to take the remaining tablets the next day. Because the pain was so horrific, I went to see the emergency doctor, who prescribed synthetic morphine. This just took a bit of the edge off the pain. The next day i was given four tablets vaginally. I couldn't imagine myself to be in any more pain that i was already in, but boy was i mistaken. It took me four hours to pass the pregnancy. The contractions intensified until everything was out. I had to collect it in a cardboard bowl so that the nurse could ensure that i had passed everything. To my horror, i had passed TWO fetal sacs. The nurse quickly took the bowl away, hoping that i hadnt noticed. I overheard the nurse saying "there are two in there". My heart sank.

The pain continued for a while, but nowhere near as intense. i found that if i walked about more, the bleeding became heavier. If you are prone to heavy bleeding, i'd advise you to stay in bed for a while.

Not all women will experience this level of pain. My first pregnancy was also a B/O, but that just felt like a bad period pain.

It depends on how far you are in ur preg. With the first preg i was just 3 weeks gone. The last one i was almost nine weeks gone, which is the absolute maximum eligibility for a medical abortion.

The further along u are, the more ur cervix needs to dilate in order to let the pregnancy out.

Last but not least - DON'T be hard on urself girl.. this is not ur fault. This is nature's way of doing things for the best.

May you all have lovely happy healthy babies. HUGSSSSS x x x


 

Blighted ovum

I got pregnant after the only period i had after D&C.
12 weeks? In my area you never get scan before 20 weeks! Only got 12 week scan with baby 4 cos of blighted ovum and my big mouth! My period came back 3 weeks after d&c. Good luck let us know if you get any good news


 

Started bleeding at 8weeks too!

Hi,

2 and a half weeks ago I started to have some spotting. Went to A&E and was told had to make an appointment with my doctor as I was in England for the day. The spotting stopped later in the evening. The next morning I made an appointment with my doctor, but I never got there. I started bleeding heavily and went to A&E they were really good. I had scans done and was told I had a miss-misscarriage. I was suppose to be 8weeks, but the baby died at 5 weeks. We are heart broken. It was our first pregnancy. We opted for the conservative way, were the body follows it's own clock to expel the pregnancy. I have been bleeding for over 2 weeks now. I had my follow up scan yesterday and there is still some lining left. We have decided that as soon as we can we are going to try for another baby. I have not seen any information anywhere to say that you have to wait to try. They prefer that you wait so that they can get the dates as accurate as possible. I believe if nature lets you fall pregnant soon after, the body is ready. I have to say that if I do have another misscarriage I would maybe think about a D&C. We will never forget our baby, we had a special name for it. We won't tell anybody when were pregnant next time until were 3 months, it is so hard telling all the family the bad news. The early pregnancy clinic also told me as soon as were pregnant again. I have to phone to get an early scan, I don't even need to go to my doctor. Me and my husband is very close and we helped each other alot. I know I am going to worry next time I am pregnant, but knowing now there is only a 10% chance of misscarriage makes the sunshine ray a bit bigger. They say your periods start in about 4-6 weeks after. You would be very fertile up to then, if you had a D&C you are even more fertile. I wish you all the best for next time.


 

My 2nd miscarriage

by:pauline3969

Seems to be similarities which gives comfort in a strange way. I had a miscarriage last aug at 6 weeks and although difficult it was relatively straigt forward in that i just bleed and although upset felt it was nature's way of dealing with something that was wrong. I think I dealt with it rationally as my firnd lost her baby at 24 weeks. So in comparison i had not seen a scan or seen a heartbeat. However this time totally a broken woman. I niavely believed it wouldn't happen to me again. We started trying again 6 months ago I I fell pregnant in May. So over the moon as I felt there was something wrong with me. At 39 my time was over & should of had babies earlier etc. I had some spots of brown blood when i spoke to gp she said is generally normal, nothing to worry about butlet's get it checked out to be sure. This was on wed, I was told could not get appointment for scan until the following tuesday. No way could I wait that long. She said could go to a&e but last time I was there for 7 hours bleeding knowing I was losing my baby could not face that. so i had a private scan really expecting them to say ..it's all ok don't worry. But no!! Devasted told me sac had developed but not the baby. Went home rang the doctor who said it's best to wait as sometimes the baby may not have developed at same rate & also best to wait for your body to deal with it naturally.I spent the next 2 days with curtains closed, didn't shower,eat or get dressed. My husband tried tobe supportive but really doesn't get it.makes comments like 3rd time lucky! I know he means well.I have a gorgeous little boy who is so affectinate and adorable if it wasn't for him i really don't know how i would of coped! So in a way so grateful I have him!! Over the next few days felt better in myself keep my little one off nursery on the Friday & spent hte day with him...great therapy. Then on Sunday I started bleeding really heavily & my moods declined again wanted to shut myself off from the world.Monday the same was meant to be back at work felt so ill, drained & had a really high temperature. Tuesday felt better. Wed the day of my hospital appointment. What a shocker of a day. I woke up at 5am feeling really really odd. Had horrendous stomach cramps. Worse than any period pain I ever had. I felt like I had pains in my back passage as well. Thought I was going to pass out. this continued for 3 hours. I got my husband up & said felt really bizarre. Then I passed something reallt large & realised this must be part of the sac. Shocking feeling. Morbidly Iwanted to see it! I then started bleeding like it was a running tap . i had to change sanitary towels every 2 minutes.Was worried wouldn't make it to the hospital. By the time I got there my jeans were covered in blood. Felt as if I was going to faint & was shaking. Then said the sac had gone but he neck of my womb v thick. I also fainted so they put me on a drip, gave me anti sickness something & put tablets in my bottom to start the contractions. I was then admitted to hospital as they were worried about the bleeding and blood pressure. I have never ever had pains like that in my life. My contractions where more painful that when I was in labour. I wasnever givent the option of a d & C. Surely this could have been prevented if this was an option? we are all led to believe the medical profession are to be trustedbut for me this experience lasted an entire week. Psychologically this has been horrific. I am now so scared this will happen again. I know I should be positive but the big 40 flashes up in my head constantly which is not that far away. All the stats for my age aren;t great & when i read up on this it mentions egg/sperm quality. Also GPS say 2 miscarriages is within the realms of normal & it;s not until you have 3 that they investigate any further. I really don't know if I could go through that again! Has anyone had a baby at my age after 2 miscarriages. I am now so fearfu!!


 

Started spotting at 9 weeks

by:pauline3969

Seems to be similarities which gives comfort in a strange way. I had a miscarriage last aug at 6 weeks and although difficult it was relatively straigt forward in that i just bleed and although upset felt it was nature's way of dealing with something that was wrong. I think I dealt with it rationally as my firnd lost her baby at 24 weeks. So in comparison i had not seen a scan or seen a heartbeat. However this time totally a broken woman. I niavely believed it wouldn't happen to me again. We started trying again 6 months ago I I fell pregnant in May. So over the moon as I felt there was something wrong with me. At 39 my time was over & should of had babies earlier etc. I had some spots of brown blood when i spoke to gp she said is generally normal, nothing to worry about butlet's get it checked out to be sure. This was on wed, I was told could not get appointment for scan until the following tuesday. No way could I wait that long. She said could go to a&e but last time I was there for 7 hours bleeding knowing I was losing my baby could not face that. so i had a private scan really expecting them to say ..it's all ok don't worry. But no!! Devasted told me sac had developed but not the baby. Went home rang the doctor who said it's best to wait as sometimes the baby may not have developed at same rate & also best to wait for your body to deal with it naturally.I spent the next 2 days with curtains closed, didn't shower,eat or get dressed. My husband tried tobe supportive but really doesn't get it.makes comments like 3rd time lucky! I know he means well.I have a gorgeous little boy who is so affectinate and adorable if it wasn't for him i really don't know how i would of coped! So in a way so grateful I have him!! Over the next few days felt better in myself keep my little one off nursery on the Friday & spent hte day with him...great therapy. Then on Sunday I started bleeding really heavily & my moods declined again wanted to shut myself off from the world.Monday the same was meant to be back at work felt so ill, drained & had a really high temperature. Tuesday felt better. Wed the day of my hospital appointment. What a shocker of a day. I woke up at 5am feeling really really odd. Had horrendous stomach cramps. Worse than any period pain I ever had. I felt like I had pains in my back passage as well. Thought I was going to pass out. this continued for 3 hours. I got my husband up & said felt really bizarre. Then I passed something reallt large & realised this must be part of the sac. Shocking feeling. Morbidly Iwanted to see it! I then started bleeding like it was a running tap . i had to change sanitary towels every 2 minutes.Was worried wouldn't make it to the hospital. By the time I got there my jeans were covered in blood. Felt as if I was going to faint & was shaking. Then said the sac had gone but he neck of my womb v thick. I also fainted so they put me on a drip, gave me anti sickness something & put tablets in my bottom to start the contractions. I was then admitted to hospital as they were worried about the bleeding and blood pressure. I have never ever had pains like that in my life. My contractions where more painful that when I was in labour. I wasnever givent the option of a d & C. Surely this could have been prevented if this was an option? we are all led to believe the medical profession are to be trustedbut for me this experience lasted an entire week. Psychologically this has been horrific. I am now so scared this will happen again. I know I should be positive but the big 40 flashes up in my head constantly which is not that far away. All the stats for my age aren;t great & when i read up on this it mentions egg/sperm quality. Also GPS say 2 miscarriages is within the realms of normal & it;s not until you have 3 that they investigate any further. I really don't know if I could go through that again! Has anyone had a baby at my age after 2 miscarriages. I am now so fearfu!!


 

Miscarried at 8 weeks

hi,

i miscarried a week ago at 8 weeks, I actually went to the early pregnancy unit during the day as i was bleeding and they did an internal scan and we saw the baby where it should have been with its heart beating away happily, we went home so happy as we thought that everything was fine, i got home and went to bed for a couple of hours as i was exhausted from all the stress, i then woke up with the most horrendous pain and i basically lost the baby within about 5 hours of having the scan done, i went back to the hospital a couple of days later for another scan to check if i needed any surgery or not and i asked the nurse if it is common for people to have a scan where all looks well and then for them to miscarry and she said yes, ok i know i have waffled but my point is......even if they did do an early scan it really does not mean that everything is ok as my situation has proved, i think that even if i have bleeding next time round i won't even go to the hospitl, i will sit it out at home as i found that the early scan just gave us a false hope! x


 

Hey

hey there just wanted to say i know how you are feeling.

I had a miscarriage at 9.5 weeks in december which they discovered after a 7 week scan, blighted ovum as well stopped developing at 5 weeks.

I was told to wait for one full cycle to again. (i waited about 5 weeks for a normal period after the bleeding stopped.

Got pregnant again the fist month we tried which was March unfortunately had another miscarriage at 5 weeks.

Started trying again right away and now just waiting till i can test!!

Hope this helps, by the way its normal not to do an ultrasound before 8-10 weeks unless they are unsure of your dates or there is another problem.
Good luck!


 

Blighted ovum

by:lainey11

Hello everyone out there who has gone through or like me going through this strange, and cruel term they use for early miscarrage.

today is wednesday. on monday i went to the hospital for my 12 week scan, really exited with my partner and 3 year old daughter. the nurse said that she could not see my scan and it was probably because i hadnt drank enough and cld i take my bottom half off for an internal scan. i asked my partner to wait with ellie back in the waiting room. The nurse then told me, im really sorry i can not find a baby. I was in shock as you can imagine as i had no indication that there was anything wrong! I was having a normal pregnancy, I started to show at 8 weeks! everyone told me that this was because it was my second pregnany! I had sickness for 6 weeks, i was sooooooo tired, even had cravings for certain foods. my gums would even bleed when i brushed my teeth!

I felt so weird, almost like someone has robbed my baby whilst I was sleeping. I never expected in a million years that there would be no baby! how cruel that my body showed me no sign that there actually was never a baby and that before the egg had the chance to become anything my body disposed of it, but my body still for a few months was pregnant, but with no baby!

I was given 3 options. natural, tablet or sergical management! I am sitting home today after deciding to go for the opperation, really happy that i didnt go for the other options after reading other ladys experiences and reading up on everything. The hospital nurses were so lovely and really cared. the opp was fine and i had no cramps and have had little bleeding. I know everyone is different but at least if you go for sergical you are reasured in knowing there is less risk of infection! natural and tablet at my stage (12 weeks) is totally not viable if you want to have success next time as they both carry risk of infection which can cause scaring, which can affect future pregnancys.

I really hope I have helped someone out there going through what i am going through now. So far i have only wanted to speak to 4 of my friends and all 4 have known someone who have had a blighted ovum.

I would really love to hear from other people in my possition 37 plus who have gone on to have a baby and how long did it take? oh and partner who has recently had a reversal and only one side was successful! this pregnancy was 5 months after my partners opp. we felt so lucky and then after 3 months of doing every thing right this happens! bet theres not many people with exactly the same possition, but some feed back would be really nice. thank you so much and kindest regards good luck with everything yourself xxxx




 

Blighted ovum

by:steph7219

Hi all,
I had 2 successful pregnancies in 1994 and 1996, then in 1999 I discovered I was pregnant again and had all the symptoms of pregnancy the sickness and sore boobs, tiredness and putting on weight, then I went for a scan when I thought I was 12weeks pregnant (but in the meantime I had backache and abit of streaky blood which I didnt have in any of my other pregnancies) so I knew something wasnt right and was prepared for the worst, I did tell the sonographer this and she couldn't find any baby just a sack which was breaking down, she asked me if I wanted a D&C or to go home and let it come away naturally, I prefered to go home and it came away on its own and I had painkillers and antibiotics.
After this I went back on the pill for a year and then decided to try again, but was petrified (even though I have 2 children already I was thankful for that) so when I got pregnant I was eager for an early scan and there was the little heartbeat I was soooo happy
and thank goodness my 3rd little boy is 6 now and very healthy .
I decided after that I was not going to have anymore children, but 6yrs later I decided to have 1 more and discovered I was pregnant, but because I am so regular with my periods I lost that one, but would of thought id just come on heavy if I didnt know my body, so we tried again and yes I fell pregnant. But my husband kept saying are you sure . Ihad all the symptons again and I pushed for an early scan. My doctor said it would not happen again, so by 12wks pregnant I pushed for an early scan because I discovered streaky blood again and yes it had happened again (this time the sack was only 6wks and no breaking down yet, just a mass at the sid which they tell me I will bleed) and I am now playing a waiting game.
I am 36 and thank god for what I have and not what I haven't, I may try one more time when my body gets back to normal, but to all who dont have any children dont give up, I succeeded and had a baby after my B/O, if id of given up I wouldn't of had my 3rd, I wouldn't be without him now, good luck to you all xxx


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