(Closed) Brown spotting – so nervous

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Normally doctors say that you should not be worried about brown blood, only red blood.  Brown blood is old blood, mostly likely something that did not clear out from your last period or leftover implantation bleeding.  If it was only a little spot, I would not worry.  Cramping is totally normal because it is your uterus growing.  

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

And congratulations on your pregnancy!  Happy and healthy 9 months!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

pinkpolish:  I also had brown spotting at four-five weeks. I am ten weeks now, but they did get me in for an early ultrasound and have monitered me more closely. This may be because I am older. I think you are probably just fine, but if you are still worried, maybe try to call your doctor again. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot they can do to prevent you from miscarrying, but I wouldn’t assume that you are at all. The internet can send us all into a panic sometimes, but brown spotting is really quite normal in early pregnancy. If your spotting gets heavier and is accompanied by intense cramping, go to the emergency room.

I think the fact that it’s gone away is a great sign. Take it easy, put your feet up, and stay hydrated!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

firstly congrats on your pregnancy. 

I had brown spotting arounf 5 weeks, which the OB said was normal and was probably implantation.  Then I had more spotting at 11 weeks, and then some at 18 weeks.  I’m sitting here today at almsot 37 weeks pregnant watching my son dance in my belly. 🙂

Spotting that early can mean so many different things, and can mean nothing at all.  I know this sounds terrible, but at this stage, theres nothing much they can do it if will lead to a miscarriage.  Spotting is so common though, I would just rest up, drink lots of water, and try to not think about it, I know easier said than done.  But if its just implantation, then LO is just getting further secured in there 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hang in there, chica! I’m having some brown spotting today too. I’m  6w6d and trying my best not to freak out. FX it stays brown for both of us! 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had a couple of bouts of spotting in my first trimester.  I’m almost 24 weeks now, and everything is going great.  Like others have said (and like the nurse said), a little brown blood is very normal.  It’s nerve-wracking, sure – trust me, I worried each time I had spotting and didn’t really relax until I was past 12 weeks.  But it could be many totally normal things, like a little implantation bleeding still working its way out (yes, it can happen a few weeks after conception, sometimes it takes awhile for it to make it all the way out), or just a little bleeding from your cervix (you’re very vascular right now, so the littlest thing really can irritate it and cause a little bleeding).  Since it’s stopped, was brown, was a very small amount, and wasn’t accompanied by severe cramping, I’d try my very best to just relax.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

pinkpolish:  Try to breathe! I know how terrifying this can be. I am pregnant and I had brown spotting and cramps in the beginning (4-8 weeks). I was so scared that I went to the ER. One of the awesome nurses told me that it can be my hormones adjusting to the pregnancy in addition to some of the ligaments stretching (and small capillaries bursting), which is why you see the old blood. It’s also common for someone women to spot around the time of when their period was scheduled to arrive. It sounds normal to me! Try to keep busy even though I know it’s impossible not to worry.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

pinkpolish:  try not to worry! I had spotting pretty much throughout my first trimester. My dr said it looked like my hormones were causing the bloodvessels in my cervix to come right to the surface so anything I did (extra walking, sex, etc) made me spot more. It’s perfectly normal and I think if you were having a mc you would have heavy bleeding and much stronger cramping. i know it’s impossible not to stress about it but just try to keep your mind off of it. 

 

I should probably also mention I’m not 22 weeks along with my baby boy and haven’t had any more spotting since the end of the first tri. 

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Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

brown spotting is very normal

 

i agree with your doctor that there is no need to go to the ER unless there is fresh red blood and lots of it, followed with lots of intense cramping. Even small spots of red blood are not considered something to worry about.. It’s the heavy red blood and cramps

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

pinkpolish:  i work at an ob gyn, brown blood is old, if its red or your cramping then call your doctor

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m  so thankful we have each other to lean on in times like this. Everyone’s advice has really put my mind at ease. 

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