ER visit, but positive results
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|Mon, 11-05-2012 - 10:52am|
On Friday I had a VERY scary experience. I used the restroom and I saw fresh blood when I wiped. I freaked out and called my OB (who I haven't seen yet) and they told me to go to the ER. So, DH and I dropped our twins off at a friend's house and headed in. I gave a urine sample as soon as I got there and just saw a very small amount when I wiped. Waited about an hour and they took me back to a room. They took blood and scheduled an u/s. Sonographer came in and tried an external u/s and didn't see anything. Performed an internal with the screen faced away from me and I finally asked if there was a baby still. She said that she wanted to wait to tell me anything to see if she could find a heartbeat. Finally, she said "120 beats per minute, measuring 6 week 3 days" and turned the screen around to show me. I just about burst into tears! Waited some more and finally got to see the doctor that said the u/s doesn't show any problems and my HCG numbers were good. He asked if I wanted an internal exam to make sure the cervix was closed and I said sure. The NP performed the exam and said everything is looking good. The only explanation they have is a blood vessel broke for some unknown reason and had stopped bleeding by the time I got there. I still have restrictions (no intercourse, no heavy lifting) but at that moment my baby was OK.
Not an experience I want to repeat, but I did want to share that bleeding (even with fresh blood) doesn't necessarily equal miscarriage. On the plus side, I got to see my baby for the first time!