(Closed) Need some reassurance/advice

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t had this happen to me but I have read that you should be concerned if there is a significant amount of red blood and severe cramping together.

If it were me, I probably would have done the same as you, but if it happened again I would probably be on the phone to the OB/GYN.  🙂

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you had intercourse recently? Most of the time the bleeding is from the cervix itself, not the inside of the uterus.  The blood flow to this area is increased in pregnancy and the cervix can bleed quite easily.

You do need to know your blood type, however.  If you’re Rhesus negative (eg. O neg, etc) then you do need to contact your OB.  If not (which is most likely), you can wait and see what happens if you want, or contact the OB and they may order an ultrasound to see if they can see anything going on.

Good vibes your way!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Radiochicky:  Hi, I do not mean to be alarmist but I would call the OB ASAP. I have had spotting during my pregnancy always of the pink and brown variety. One thing that was pressed on me from the doctors was that if I ever, ever saw red blood to go to emergency. Aparently if there is something wrong there is a very small window in which they can give you a shot to prevent some pretty serious complications. 

This article explains it. As I said there is probably nothing wrong, I am just repeating the medical advice I was given after being in the hosptial numerous times for spotting pink/brown. 

Good luck and I am thinking of you and hoping everything is ok.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cdncinnamongirl:  That’s not entirely the case, it will also depends on her partners blood- he needs to be Rh-negative as well or she is at risk. I am not at all trying to be rude, but I am just worried about her not getting the appropriate care based on just her blood type. 
 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m going to second that you should contact your OB just to be on the safe side. My concern is the significant amount of red blood.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Radiochicky:  If its that little its very unlikely that its a MC (god forbid) but I am just retelling what all the doctors told me and that was to go to hospital as soon as I saw any red blood.  

Good Luck! 
 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

How worried are you? I think if you are worried and it’s bothering you, you should call the OB and ask what he/she recommends. If an ultrasound to confirm that everything’s still ok would be a huge relief, and the doctor will order one, I say go for it. As someone who bled off and on throughout the first half of my pregnancy with my now 12 year old son, I can tell you that bleeding can be scary and everything can still turn out okay!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Why does it hurt to call the OB?  I think you should definitely call and they can say whether you should wait and see or head in to the dr. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Sea_bass:  I agree. I think it’s a really bad idea to ‘wait and see.’ My midwife made it super clear to me that if I ever had bright red bleeding, I was to call her immediately. Not trying to scare you, OP, but everything being fine at your ultrasound last week does not mean nothing could have changed since then. I would want the peace of mind of knowing that everything is okay with the baby, not just hoping.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Radiochicky:  I’m so glad to hear that. Great news! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Glad you called.  I had the same thing happen after intercourse early on in the pregnancy.  Then I had it happen again around 30 weeks.  I hadn’t had intercourse so they had me come in for an ultrasound to check.  Always call your OB.  Better safe than sorry.  I too hated calling over something so small but glad I have each time. 

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