@Melinda: Go for a SCAN! Are you based in Pretoria?
I had the EXACT same discharge & spotting as you, but my 1st scan was all fine. So just go check it out, maybe it is nothing... I've had it as well, went for 2nd scan & once again everything was perfect. Discharge completely gone since yesterday.
I won't wait for 2 weeks, I honestly would insist on another scan.
I'm going to use these ladies for my diagnostic scan at 11 weeks: www.4dscan.co.za/. Please check it out! They are VERY affordable!
They are internationally trained to do this & then send all results to your gynie. If you do have a branch near you, I would suggest making an appointment ASAP to at least find out what's going on & to put your mind at ease.
@Melinda, maybe you should consider popping into hospital, into casualty. The fact that you have cramps and are spotting after the news of your first scan sounds scary to me, I'd rather have it checked out if I were you?
Unfortunately my dates were correct since my Dr had me document everything including taking ovulation tests etc. Started having brown discharge yesterday and changed colour to browny-pink today and some period-like cramps. Phoned my Dr but she's not available and will get back to me tomorrow if she can (or so I was told).
So I went all worried to the gynie this morning...and as Murphy would have it, there is no blood nor bloody discharge to be seen, though she picked up the blood in my urine still.
The scan went very well. It looks like the blood came from 2 sources & not 1... it is in fact implantation bleeding, but it also seems that I would've had twins, but the second baby never developed past implantation. Since baby moved out of the way a bit, she was able to pick this up.
FHR went up by 40bpm, Baby grew about 4mm. The amniotic sac walls increased in thickness drastically and looked very healthy according to her. In addition my uterus doesn't fold to the front like most women, but it folds over backwards...which was interesting in itself. So the baby's space is elongated & not round.
I must admit, I feel very relieved to have seen the the strong heartbeat & the little growing munchkin.
@Melinda: Holding thumbs that you get a positive scan as well. Sending you lots of baby dust & positive thoughts!
I asked my gynie about ovulation... She explained it quite nicely. She said that the calculation is as follows:
1st day of menstrual period - 14 days = ovulation.
She says that over 90% of women have a luteal phase of 14 days. She says that some women have longer cycles than others, & if you are unsure about when ovulation took place, just count 14 days backward from your LMP.
She said that ovulation is almost always 14 days before a women's period. She says that the follicular phase, i.e. the days BEFORE ovulation might differ from woman to woman. e.g. if a women has a cycle of 32 days, then it will be follicular phase of 17 days, ovulation day, luteal phase of 14 days, period. I hope this make sense.