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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:06 AM   1
Morticia
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Very light brown discharge at 18 weeks pregnant...should I be worried?


Hi girlies

Really hope you can help as I'm feeling a little worried right now.

I went to the toilet when I got to work this morning (about an hour ago) and saw a tiny bit of brown blood (about the size of a penny piece) on my pantyliner, just like I had at 9 weeks pregnant (had an early scan then but nothing was wrong and had a healthy 12 week scan after that too).

nothing else has come since, I have no other symptoms at all, no cramps or anything, and I know that brown blood = old blood, but I still can't help worrying. I haven't told anyone and think the best option is to see how it goes for the rest of the day and if it gets worse, goes red or I have any cramping, then will leave work and go to the docs or the hosp immediately.

I'm 18 weeks today, which worries me more, but on the flipside I guess perhaps that I'm just a 'spotter'...I used to be before being pregnant, for 4/5 days before each period, so maybe that's just going to be something I'm prone to? When I went for a routine appt last week they said there was a slight trace of protein in my urine and sent it off to check if I might have an infection, so could be connected to that - I've also been quite constipated but did have a large - ahem - BM this morning, so perhaps it's that. I've also been doing a bit more exercise recently (walking, swimming etc) so perhaps I need to rest more, I don't know. just needed to share with you girls as was feeling panicky.

Thanks for listening! xx



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:51 AM   2
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Anyone else had this experience?? nine views but no replies which feels a bit lonely....



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:55 AM   3
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I woulddef call your midwife,if only to put your mind at rest. If you have no cramping,back ache or fresh blood,that's a good sign. Try not to worry tho x



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:56 AM   4
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Ive had bleeding through pregnancy, they seem to think im just prone to these things.

But I would advise any time you have any type or bleeding and spotting that you seek advice, Someone on here once said to me, "you will never regret the calls you make, only the ones you dont".



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 08:07 AM   5
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I don't have any experience of this hun but didn't want to read and run. I agree with the other ladies to call your midwife if only for some reassurance. Xxx



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 08:13 AM   6
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Hi Morticia, I remember you from the spotting thread! Congrats on your pregnancy!

I've had this issue all throughout my pregnancy. Always brown spotting - and I get it about every two weeks or so with a bit of cramping. Everything is perfectly fine with my baby and my doctors - family doctor and my ob/gyn have told me that as long as it is brown, I shouldn't even worry about it.

My progesterone has been tested - and it was super high in first tri. My placenta is away from my cervix as well.

Speak to your doctor or midwife if it really worries you, but most likely, you and baby are just fine.



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 08:28 AM   7
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I normally have a little spotting a few days after intercourse, could that have caused it?x



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:18 AM   8
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I normally have a little spotting a few days after intercourse, could that have caused it?x
It's been about a week since we BD-d, so thinking it can't be that, but have read that when pregnant your cervix is super sensitive so I'm leaning towards the whole constipation/straining BM thing from this morning (apols if TMI!). If nothing else happens then think I will put it down to a one-off, though am definitely going to keep a cautious eye on things...thanks for all the advice and support girls x



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:51 AM   9
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i had a bit of browny yellow discharge about two weeks ago so 17 weeks and had alot of pinky brown discharge early on so our history is similar, saw midwife and she said it was fine, as soon as i heard bubbas heartbeat i instantly relaxed so maybe book an appointment and have the heartbeat checked it is the most reassuring sound xx



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 10:42 AM   10
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Hey Mort!!!!

Good to see you in the second tri! lol!

I have no experience of anything of this nature at this point in pregnancy so cant really advise. However, I would ring your MW and get a bit of reassurance or perhaps a check up from her.

Keep us updated. Lots of love xxxxxxxx



 
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