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Late period, unusual bleeding... Pregnant?

By Anonymous October 20, 2011 - 6:02am
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My partner and I have been trying to conceive for several months now. I have regular 28-29 day cycles, last period starting 16 Sept 2011. Today I am 8 days late. Ovulation occurred around the 3rd Oct, and since then I have had left sided pain intermittently, severe nausea and minor cramping but no bleeding... That is until today - I have had brownish/dark red light flow, but it is very watery - nothing of which I have experienced before. I have had absolutely no cramping either which is unusual for me. Only today, also I have had shooting pains down the side of my breasts toward the nipple - again unusual for me. Has anyone had similar symptoms including a late period and still been pregnant? Also is there concern for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy with watery bleeding? I have done urine pregnancy tests, the last at 4 days late, all negative. I have had one previous ectopic that had no bleeding and negative urine and blood tests. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your post and welcome!
Symptoms of a miscarriage include:
Mild to severe back pain (often worse than normal menstrual cramps)
Weight loss
White-pink mucus
True contractions (very painful happening every 5-20 minutes)
Brown or bright red bleeding with or without cramps (20-30% of all pregnancies can experience some bleeding in early pregnancy, with about 50% of those resulting in normal pregnancies)
Tissue with clot like material passing from the vagina
Sudden decrease in signs of pregnancy

I'm not quite sure what you mean by watery bleeding but if you have had an ectopic pregnancy before, please see or call your doctor as soon as possible.

Best Wishes!


October 20, 2011 - 6:20am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank you for the prompt response Rosa!

I think it might have just been a very late (for me) period even though it was so unusual - the bleeding actually got much heavier, almost like flooding, and bright red, but no clots. And the strangest thing is the typical PMS symptoms that I get before my period starts, and finishes on day 1-2, actually started this month on Day 2, and getting worse! Everything seems to be in reverse for me!

I have an appointment to see the dr on Monday, so hopefully I will be able to get some kind of answer.

Thanks for your help!

October 22, 2011 - 3:11am
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