(Closed) Early Brief Spotting? Anyone else have this?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I had that too and it turned out to be ok. It happened twice, usually in the 24h after having sex. My doctor still wanted to examine me and at 11 weeks we heard the heartbeat for the first time. She examined my cervix and sent me for an ultrasound to make sure that the placenta wasn’t too close to the cervix.

In the end, all was fine, she recommended no intercourse for three weeks, and it never happened again after that. 31 weeks now.

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had something similiar to this at just over 9 wks. But mine wasn’t “old blood” – it was bright red and a fair amount. I was going to a movie with hubby and when I went to the restroom there was quite a lot of it – like I had started my period. But after that first “gush” there was nothing more. I called my doctor and they did another ultrasound the next day and said everything was fine – they told me what I had was called a subchoronic hematoma (sp) and it’s fairly common. Essentially there were some large blood vessel by the placenta that burst but nothing that was harming the baby. I was also told to refrain from intercourse for 4 wks and to change my workout from running to walking during that time. I’m now 31 wks and never had any more bleeding other than occasional spotting after sex.

Best thing to do is rest and try and relax. My doctor told me as long as it isn’t bright red and flows like a period you should be fine.

Post # 6
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had it once, the morning after having sex. I think I was around 5 weeks. 

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