Ask an expert
Question

19 Mar 2007

Bleeding Five Weeks Pregnant
Hi Doctor

I have just found out I was pregnant and went for my first scan. My last period was January so I thought I was about eight weeks but my doctor said I was only about five. There was no heartbeat on the scan and it was quite unclear but I am still very excited.

I am worried though because I keep bleeding. It is not fresh blood it is pinky brown and it is a few times during the day when I go to the the loo.

Do you think I am losing my baby.

All I want to do is go to the doctor and make sure the baby is still ok, but my next appointment is two weeks away and I am a nervous wreck with worry.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks
Answer 339 views
Expert
GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The bleeding is worrying and the fact that you are not a far along as you thought, is worrying too. Unfortunately things will only be clearer with time. Two weeks may be a bit long to wait. Try to have another scan in a week. Your doctor could also monitor blood levels of HCG to see if the pregnancy is progressing.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9432 votes
No
68% - 19959 votes
Vote