I am due for a pregnancy test tomorrow or in a few days time. I have started bleeding. What shall I do?

  • It is likely that you are not pregnant. You must still attend for your appointment for a pregnancy test. This is to exclude an ectopic pregnancy.

I had a positive pregnancy test last week and have started bleeding. What shall I do?

  • If the bleeding is light you should rest and continue with any medication prescribed. It may be that you are having a very early miscarriage.
  • You need to contact the Assisted Conception Unit on the next working day for advice.
  • You should keep your pregnancy scan appointment for the necessary assessments. Scans or blood tests when performed earlier than this appointment are generally not helpful.

I had a positive pregnancy test 2-3 weeks ago. My scan in the ACU did not show a pregnancy sac and they took some blood. I have now started bleeding. What shall I do?

  • You may be having an early miscarriage. If you are also experiencing pain we need to make sure that you do not have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the womb). During working hours, you need to contact The Centre for advice OR the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you. Alternatively you can attend any Casualty.

I had a positive pregnancy test 2-3 weeks ago. My scan in the ACU did not show a pregnancy sac and they took some blood. I have now started to have sharp pains and bleeding. What shall I do?

  • You may be having a miscarriage but again an ectopic pregnancy needs to be more seriously considered. During working hours, you need to contact The Centre for advice OR the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you. Alternatively you can attend any Casualty.

I had a positive pregnancy test 2-3 weeks ago. My scan in the ACU showed a pregnancy sac but not a baby. They took some blood and have given me a further appointment. I have now started to have pain and bleeding. What shall I do?

  • This is most probably a miscarriage. During working hours, you need to contact The Centre for advice OR the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you. Alternatively you can attend any Casualty.

I had a positive pregnancy test 4 weeks ago. My scan in the ACU 1-2 weeks ago showed a pregnancy sac with a baby. I have now started to have severe pain in my side and have also had some bleeding. What shall I do?

  • This is most probably a miscarriage. During working hours, you need to contact The Centre for advice OR the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you. Alternatively you can attend any Casualty.