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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 18:40 PM   1
hapi2bhealthy
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Bright red bleeding at 21 weeks...! :(


Hi all,

Has the worst night last night. After a few days of more annoying BH's than usual, and more back pain, and just a feeling that something isn't quite right, I went to the toilet for #2's and had 2 lovely fresh bright red blood wipes from my vagina.

I freaked out and got DH in the car right away, we were at the hospital within 20 mins and being checked. The bleeding stopped- it was only those two wipes, but considering I haven't had any other bleeding since my LMP, have no fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, or PCOS...it was worrying. The doc had a look at my cervix: closed, fine. Some residual blood. The MW listened to baby twice: healthy, happy, kicking.

I was told maybe best to take the day off today, and I must come back in a week to get looked at again by the OB, and to report any changes immediately including period type pain, or more bleeding.

I spoke to my mum- who has been a nurse for 32 years now. She asked if they did an ultrasound, and they didn't. She has now insisted on coming over and taking me to get one, because I have had back pain, increased BH's, and abnormal vaginal bleeding- which are all signs of a placenta abruption. I also have a tender abdomen- I always have since about 12 weeks, but it seems to feel a bit sorer or heavier or something right now.

I also have that uneasy feeling, like something is not quite right. Even though everything seemed fine at the hospital last night, I have not been able to shake that feeling of unease.

Do you think my mama is being a paranoid, old-school nurse? Or is she right, I should have an US to just MAKE SURE that nothing has changed? I live 1hr 15min from her but she is driving over to take me to the hospital for this...so she seems quite concerned. Frankly, when my mum is concerned, it's usually not a good sign!

Bubba is giving me grand old kicks as I type but urgh, I feel like something is just not 'right'....which is so strange, because I have a very healthy reproductive system, and eat very well, and do not partake in strenuous exercise etc. Weirdly, I was supposed to go to yoga last night but something told me to "stay home", and I wasn't sure why I felt that way and put it down to just 'needing a rest'.

I know lots of women bleed in pregnancy, but most start in first tri. I have not had a speck until now. That is not normal.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 18:43 PM   2
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Hope everything is ok Hun, I too would demand a scan just to make sure, better be safe than sorry, I had bleeding at 28 weeks with my dd & all was fine xxx



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 18:50 PM   3
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if you think that something is not right, chances are they are not. I would go get it checked out to put my mind at ease. Worrying and stressing and asking yourself is there something wrong cant be good for you and baby



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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 19:26 PM   4
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Id be demanding an US if i bled honestly I wouldnt need my mum to convince me. Especially with all those other symptoms!

get yourself to the hospital, take a list of every symptom you've had and dont leave till they have checked EVERYTHING!

good luck hunny *hugs*



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 00:49 AM   5
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hope everythings ok x



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 00:59 AM   6
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Thanks so much guys

I DID end up demanding an US even though it had to be done at a local private clinic (apparently the hospital didn't think it was warranted?? But covered in full by medicare anyway woohoo thanks Australia!).

ALL IS FINE

I feel SO much better after that: no tears or abruptions, even had an internal and everything is totally intact.

So what happened...? Who knows....!? Must have burst a small vessel in my girly part while doing #2's...? I still feel uncomfortable but my belly is now growing exponentially and this is #1 pregnancy for me so I have to put that down to stretching.

At least I got a quick peek at bubs again hehe; my baby is a busy, busy little worm who hates being poked and prodded during any scans or doppler- always aims exactly at the probe and kicks- and then runs off!! So glad my mum convinced me to go get checked, I was so nervous. I am still a little...put off...by the whole incident, but feel better knowing I can return to work and normal life. Good to know also that my doctor and midwife were right that there was no major concerns. I'll probably be a paranoid pregnant woman from now on though....



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 02:38 AM   7
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Glad to hear everythings ok with you and baby. I've occassionally had bleeding when going for a #2, only very slight and only once when it was red blood, I think its something to do with irritating your cervix.

You were definitely right to get it checked tho, especially if you had other symptoms and were worried.

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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 02:59 AM   8
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Yep you did the right thing for sure there. Even though nothing was wrong, it could have been and that uneasy feeling would have been eating at you

Really glad to hear that all is well and that you could get your scan Tis awesome having a nurse for a mum sometimes. My foster mum is a retired nurse and it helps to have that 'go get checked' kick up the ass doesn't it.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 03:11 AM   9
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I'm sure you're mum is over-reacting in the best possible way. It's hard not to think of the worst case scenario when things like this happen because it means so much to you.

At the same time I'm surprised that at your stage of pregnancy they didn't scan you. I would not have been happy about that either. Although the bleed is most likely just one of those things, how can they say for sure if they don't even check!

Fingers crossed all is ok.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 03:14 AM   10
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Glad everything is ok x



 
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