This site has really helped me cling to hope, and to avoid an early D&C. I am so glad I found MM before the Doctor started pushing for me to get one. I am aware that my hope is a tiny one, but it's something.
After having my perfectly healthy son last Jan, i got a surprise positive pregnancy test on March 2nd, after a cycle varying 34-42 days long over the last 6 months.
SInce my cycles are so long, I have no idea when I ovulated, and my LMP was jan 21st. (41 days before my positive test - almost 6 weeks)
I started mild cramping and spotting about a week after my pos test, consistently, every time I wiped would be brown on the paper, so I made an appointment to be seen. (my work is extremely physical and it seems worse after work)
Based on my last period they said I'd be about 7 weeks pregnant, but I was only measuring 5 or 6 weeks, and with an empty sac. They prepared me saying it could go either way, but still could be fine. They said exercise wouldn't make a difference.
Since I teach Aerial acrobatics, I decided to take a week off work any way to see if the bleeding would stop.
It lightened, but didn't stop.
I was hoping that the dates were off, but when I went in the following week, they said I was measuring about 5 weeks, and the sac was still empty and at 24mm, I was basically going to miscarry, and I could do it naturally or have the D&C. Even if I chose natural they said they wanted me to have the D&C anyway in a week If nothing happened.
I don't want to do that. I still have mild cramping, and still have brown blood on the toilet paper, but sometimes it's so light it's almost gone.
I finally called and asked for another ultrasound instead, from a technician instead of my doctor. They seem very surprised, but agreed to schedule an appt for me. I know its a very slim chance with all that's going on, but I will keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for all the stories. They really helped me come to terms, and still have hope. Good luck out there!