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(NSFW?) Could I be having a miscarriage?

Asked by creepypastagirl (229 points ) 2 months ago

Firstly, before you get on me for asking on here instead of going to the hospital, if it is happening I won’t be going to the hospital unless the bleeding doesn’t stop in a week or so (I’ve done my research and have known several people who’ve been through countless miscarriages). Secondly, I will be telling my mother what’s going on I just want your opinions on the situation first. So I just finished my period on the 2nd but I started bleeding again lightly on the 6th. I didn’t think much of it, my periods have always been really irregular so I just assumed it was normal for me. But yesterday it got really heavy and I started having really bad crampy feeling things. I’ve gotten menstrual cramps maybe twice in my whole life and never as bad as this so it alarmed me but I still just popped a couple Pamprin and went on with my day. Then I noticed that there were hard-ish clumps in the blood which has never ever happened to me, and there were a lot of them. The Pamprin cut the cramps way down but it happened again today. I didn’t think I was pregnant and I took a test this morning and it showed negative. My breasts and “down there” are really sore. Could I have had/ be having a miscarriage and is there any way to be sure other than going to the doctor’s?

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filmfann's avatar

Sounds like a miscarriage. You should go to the doctor, and be properly cleaned. The danger is a bit left inside can become infected, and very harmful.

Judi's avatar

When I was 15 I had something very similar happen. The heavy period went on for a few weeks and I ended up in the hospital on IV antibiotics and fluids.They never figured out what it was but one thing they tested me for was a tubal pregnancy. That’s why it’s important to see the doctor. It could be many things. How old are you? I really didn’t want to tell my mom and it went on longer than it should have. That’s probably why I ended up in the hospital.

creepypastagirl's avatar

@Judi I just turned 18 a few days ago.

Judi's avatar

If the heavy bleeding continues for a week or more please see a doctor.
In retrospect I probably had HPV but they didn’t talk about it back then. When I was 21 I had an abnormal pap that was probably caused by the HPV virus. I don’t know if that was what caused me to go to the hospital though.

creepypastagirl's avatar

@Judi If it doesn’t slow down or stop in a couple days I’ll go in. Thanks for helping me out.

snowberry's avatar

The thing you need to watch for is if you start hemorrhaging. I can’t remember the exact details, but I think my doctor told me I was hemorrhaging If I soaked a pad in an hour. If that happens, don’t wait. Call your doctor soonest.

GloPro's avatar

Is it possible to go to an urgent care center, not a hospital? If the issue is financial they charge on a sliding scale… Tell them you are broke.
I echo the concern of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. If you aren’t a heavy bleeder and had a period on the 2nd, then that could be the issue. Don’t wait a week if you are having strong cramps and bleeding, please.
No one is judging, but it would help to understand why you aren’t going to a doctor. Whether or not you tell your parents is your business…

GloPro's avatar

If it helps you, the female body normally holds 2 and a half big Pepsi bottles of blood. 5 liters. Please drink lots of fluids while you consider what is happening in your body. Hemorrhaging would be a liter lost…

nebule's avatar

I would go to the Doctor as others have said. I wouldn’t know whether it was a miscarriage or not, but I sincerely hope everything is ok for you xx Hugs xx

AshLeigh's avatar

Since this started a few days after your period it doesn’t make sense to me that it would be a miscarriage. You should really see your doctor. It could be something serious.

JLeslie's avatar

Could be. Since your pregnancy test is negative it’s impossible to know for sure, unless you get a blood test that might show a very low level of HCG (pregnancy hormone) that is too low to show up in urine. Tubal pregnancies produce HCG also, so those pregnancies come up positive. Tubal pregnancy typically have side pain, not typical central cramping. However, tubal pregnancy can be life threatening, and is not something to take lightely. Tubal can have bleeding and no central cramping and then if the body actually gets rid of it on its own (which does happen sometimes) then you can after the intitial bleeding get a full blown normal period, or miscarry period. The initial bleeding is from the tube.

If you are bleeding a lot it would be prudent to get your iron or red blood counts checked.

It sounds like a visit to the doctor is in order. A simple blood test to check, and possibly an exam to look at your cervix and maybe run a culture. I wouldn’t run to the hospital either, unless the bleeding got very very bad, especially if you get side pain, but I think you should go to the doctor tomorrow if they can squeeze you in.

Did you recently have sex? You say you are sore down there. Sore how? Inside your vagina?

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor.

creepypastagirl's avatar

@JLeslie The last time I had sex was the 21st (of January) and we used protection. And by sore, I just mean sore all over, inside and out. Not sore to the touch, just achy.

Update: Yesterday was another heavy day like Sunday but today has been better. Very little cramping and the bleeding has slowed a bit. Hopefully that’s a good sign. My main reasons for not going to the doctor’s for those of you who were wondering are, firstly, money. My insurance was cut off because I turned 18 and I don’t have a job at the moment. Secondly, I don’t want to make a big deal of this if it’s just menstrual weirdness.

Judi's avatar

If you were on your parents plan you should have insurance until you’re 18. Otherwise you should be able to get insurance free or very low cost.(Unless you live in a state with a republican governor who refused Medicaid expansion.)
You can start at www.healthcare.gov.

creepypastagirl's avatar

@Judi I was on my parent’s plan and I just turned 18 a week ago so I’ve not set anything up yet.

JLeslie's avatar

Well, you are barely late if you got pregnant on the 21st, so a miscarriage would not be very unusually bloody. If you used protection it is really unlikely you were pregnant, but anything is possible.

Bleeding can be for other reasons, fibroids, hormones, all sorts of things. So, if you have irregular heavy bleeding, it is a reason to go to the doctor and get checked anyway. Have you ever had a gynological exam?

Judi's avatar

Are you in the US? If so you can stay on your parents plan until you are 26.

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