by angieb (1194 Posts), Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:38 pm
Obviously, you probably already know that it could go either way. It's very encouraging that you saw a heartbeat already at 8 weeks. If you aren't cramping with the spotting, that would be even more encouraging, IMO.
With my current pregnancy, they found a subchorionic hematoma at 6 weeks. My doctor warned me that it was extremely likely it would bleed out, and that this would be totally normal and happens a lot. It ended up getting reabsorbed without any bleeding, at 11.5 weeks they couldn't find it, but that is definitely one cause of bleeding that in many cases can apparently be okay.
I hope you can get in to a doctor soon so you can get some answers, though! This early on, you may have better luck getting a regular OB to see you. (My MFM starts seeing me at 6 weeks to start lovenox, etc., but her nurses told me a few times if I had any signs of miscarriage I should contact my OB and not them...not sure if they are all like that though.)
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