Pain and bleeding during pregnancy

Christy - posted on 10/06/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I found out I'm pregnant on Thursday. I was cramping almost like a period, but Not as strong and I didn't feel it in my legs like I usually do. So I took 3 HPT's and all were positive! I was going to call Friday for an OBGYN appt, but if started spotting and my cramps got worse so I left work and went to urgent care. They drew blood and my HCG level was 218. I also went to get an ultrasound but it was too early to see anything except that my uterine lining was thickening. They told me to go about my business as usual with no restrictions other than dietary. That evening I took my dog to obedience class and everything was fine. Saturday I took my first prenatal and had diarrhea and took a nap. Then we were helping some friends and I wound up sweeping floors for close to an hour. Later that night I got a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen that wanted to stay there, and my hip/leg
Had this weird achy feeling too. I could even feel it in my back. This lasted all night and it prevented me from sleeping well. I'd say the pain is a 5 or 6. At about 7 AM I went to the bathroom and discovered that the spotting was a bit heavier and red instead of pink, but still not soaking a panty liner. There may have been a glob when I wiped but I'm not sure. The spotting calmed back down then, but it's still red. The doctor took my blood again today and I'm waiting on the results to see if my HCG went up the right amount. The doctor seemed cautious and thorough and warned me that I could be miscarrying or having an ectopic, but he didn't seem overly worried. I am having a panic attack over it though. I hate waiting! I've been trying to have a baby for three years and I don't want it to end like this. Somebody please tell me they had a similar experience and the baby turned out fine!!

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