**Final Edit** Miscarried Monday night, 3 days after the brown started Feeling sort of numb; at least now I can stop worrying and can plan for the future once more xx
this my first post, from Saturday evening;
(sorry for tmi)
Hi, I wiped brown when I went to the loo last night, and again just now - not too dark or thick, but enough for me to worry a little, so just now i (washed my hands carefully and) felt inside and came out with a blob of red "period like stuff" - about the size of a 50p. It was dark red but some bright red when smeared (sorry that's gross to describe!). My cervix was low and hard - which is why I'm posting, because I'm not sure if that's good or bad (I'm guessing: low bad, hard good? :s)
... I only have the very mild, occasional cramps I've ever had (which have been my only real symptom ever), the only thing new is I've been mildly dizzy over the last couple of days. I know all anyone can say is, wait and see... in fact I'm not sure really why I'm posting... well, questions:
Would my (careful) prodding just now have made anything worse? :S
Does it help to lie down or anything? Is there any point?
I guess I just need to put in a sanitary towel and hope it stops, don't I..?
It sounds like a bit of a clot, which is usually no big deal if it's not constant bleeding and clots. It does deserve a call to your doc or midwife or whoever you guys call there when there is an issue. (i'm not in the UK) I know lots of ladies on here have had all sorts of bleeding and all was well. Never hurts to be sure and it might get you a little glimpse of the baby with a scan to check things out!
I had a similar experience at 10+1..... I went to A&E on my midwifes advice as I had sharp pains with it - as I hadnt had a scan previously they wanted to rule out ectopic.
It turned out everything was fine and I was feeling ill as I had a high white blood count so was fighting an infection of some sort.
The doctor in A&E told me that some blood at this stage indicates that your mucous plug is forming and the odd spot will go astray...
I would see how you feel - if your cramping gets worse or you have more red blood as opposed to old brown blood - then I would go to Casualty as soon as you can (or GP after the weekend). They were fantastic to me and really reassured me, I dindt feel as if I was wasting there time at all..
thanks folks I went to bed almost as soon as I posted hence no reply sooner; it's just been brown since last night with no major cramps and I'm really hopeful reading your reply Emx - I just remembered I had a sore throat a few days ago, so perhaps I've had an infection too.
The timing (of all things to worry about) is sort of good and bad - I have my first midwife appointment on Tuesday (good).. I'm currently in Sweden and flying back Monday (bad). I think I'm just going to stay horizontal as much as I can today, and call the midwifery on Monday morning (so long as no new developments today).
Small update in case useful to anyone in the future: I'm still wiping brown with the odd lump of dark red/brown. I phoned the midwife who said that there's nothing much I can do to prevent a miscarriage should it happen (so I can take my flight home without worrying how to sit/stand etc).
however, she did advise me to visit my GP a.s.a.p, who can book an early scan to check it is a viable pregnancy - this will be in addition to the two I am 'due' from the NHS (my worry was, if I asked for an early one, I'd miss another -assuming all is ok). The midwifery service can't request scans, apparently.
So anyway, I feel sort of calmer having a course of action: I will update again when I know more.
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