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Magoo 12-13-2009 12:31 PM

Spotting/bleeding during pregnancy
Has anyone had spotting/bleeding during pregnancy?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have had on and off spotting since about 7 weeks. Initially I had some bright red blood when I wiped and since then it's ranged from brown spotting to pink tinged discharge. I'll stop for a couple of days and then I'll have another couple of days of it.
I've been to the doctor 3 times in the past 2 weeks because of it and have had 2 ultrasounds which showed the baby measuring on schedule and with a good heartrate. They also found a small bleed behind the placenta (subchorionic bleed) which they think may be the cause of the bleeding. I've been told to take it easy and because my job involves a lot of time on my feet and heavy lifting, my doc pulled me out of work for 2 weeks to allow it to heal.
From what I've read on other pregnancy boards, it seems like spotting during pregnancy can be common
but because I had a loss in May I am so on edge and stressed out. I can't keep running to the doctors office every single time I spot so I'm just trying to hang in there and wait until my follow up appt, as long as it doesn't get worse, I'm assuming things are still status quo but it's so hard not to worry all the time.

goldy 12-13-2009 01:28 PM

If they found a SCH than there is reason for the bleed.

I had unfounded reason for spotting/bleeding. I had very faint implantation spotting than I spotted faintly again at 8 weeks. Though at 12 weeks I had bright red bleeding -- enough that it would have filled a panty liner. I was put on bedrest and upped my water intake. It took a good week or so to completely go away (it went from the bright red initial bleed, to pink, to brown to yellow discharge). The reason for my spotting/bleeding was never found, but my little boy turned 3 months old on Wednesday.

{{{hugs}}} I know how frightening it is... and don't be afraid to go running to your health care provider every time you spot or feel something is off, that's why they are there.

mad scientist 12-13-2009 11:27 PM

I had bleeding with my first pregnancy - pretty much continuously from week 5 to week 13 with a gush at 10 weeks. It wasn't even spotting, it was bleeding.... red blood, needed a pad pretty much every day.

It was horrible. I felt ill with worry every time I went to the bathroom. But at the same time I still felt pregnant because of the nausea and breast tenderness, so that alleviated my stress somewhat.

In any case, I know how stressful it is. Hang in there!

Magoo 12-14-2009 09:25 AM

Thanks ladies. It helps to hear some stories with positive outcomes. I agree, it is absolutely terrifying and I dread going to the bathroom. My heart just sinks everytime I see any spotting. The worst part for me is that there's nothing much I can do but "wait and see" which is driving me crazy. I have days when I'm so positive and feel that everything will be ok and days like yesterday when I'm teary and on the verge of a panic attack all day. It's just pure torture :cry:.

sarah42 12-28-2012 06:36 PM

Bumping this thread because I am 9 weeks pregnant and I've had some very light bleeding today. I called the doctor and he's having me come in tomorrow morning for an ultrasound. I had one at 6 weeks and saw the heartbeat and everything looked good, and the doctor said the chances of miscarriage were very low. But I am still worried, of course. I'll feel better if everything looks fine tomorrow, but I can't help but worry with any bleeding going on.

iroc 12-28-2012 06:44 PM

For what it's worth, the signs of miscarriage are usually before you actually start bleeding. And I bled a little at different times throughout my completely healthy pregnancy. The people I've known to miscarry have just 'felt' like something was very wrong.

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goldy 12-28-2012 07:42 PM

I hope you read my reply about my experience with bleeding & spotting during my pregnancy.

I hope for the best for you tomorrow!

sarah42 12-28-2012 08:33 PM

The stories here have been very reassuring! Thanks for the well wishes. I'll update tomorrow after I visit the doc and see what the ultrasound looks like.

One thing I forgot to mention--I've had other pregnancy symptoms (tired, sore breasts) but no morning sickness. That plus the bleeding has made me apprehensive about something going wrong. But, I will stay as positive as I can and hope the pregnancy is not in danger and the bleeding will resolve.

iroc 12-28-2012 10:42 PM

It's been a long time, but I think you're in the early enough stages that morning sickness may not have kicked in yet. Or you may get lucky and not get it at all!

RedCatWaves 12-28-2012 11:56 PM

FWIW, i had unexplained bleeding at various stages of all my pregnancies and didn't miscarry any of them. It's quite common. Definitely have it checked, but try not to worry unless/until there is really something to worry about. Good luck to you. Update us when you can.

cosmicfly 12-29-2012 07:54 AM

Sarah, I only had morning sickness with my first pregnancy. Best wishes to you.

sarah42 12-29-2012 12:12 PM

Bad news.

I woke up in the middle of the night with cramps that felt like menstrual cramps, and I had a bad feeling about things. I went back to sleep, and shortly after I woke up this morning, I started having heavy red bleeding and some clots. I went in and the doctor did an ultrasound, and confirmed that it is a miscarriage.

I'm feeling sad but okay. The doctor said that my body is getting rid of everything on its own, so I won't need to have a D&C. Unfortunately, I told my parents and sisters about the pregnancy just a couple days ago when we were visiting for Christmas, so now I have to break this news. I am glad that we found out, though, one way or the other.

cosmicfly 12-29-2012 01:26 PM

I'm sorry, Sarah

goldy 12-29-2012 02:04 PM

{{{hugs}}} I'm sorry.

nynaeve77 12-29-2012 02:46 PM

((((Sarah)))) I'm so sorry.

Jess the Mess 12-29-2012 03:06 PM

(((Sarah))) I'm so sorry.

Spider 12-29-2012 03:16 PM

Sarah I'm very sorry for your loss. My first pregnancy ended about 10 weeks, and then I went on two have three healthy children. Give yourself all the time you need to grieve and heal. Hugs

iroc 12-29-2012 03:33 PM

Im so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace soon.

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B-Nessa11 12-29-2012 03:41 PM

:( I'm sorry Sarah

How can I say goodbye P.L.G.

cyndi 12-29-2012 04:46 PM

I'm so sorry. :(

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