It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pregnancy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-20-2001, 07:02 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Lubbock, Tx, USA
Posts: 53
Aerosmith22 HB User
Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

As you know, 5 positive pregnancy tests now signal amanda is pregnant. I wanted ot get her to a doctor today cause she has had minor spotting which turned into a serious gush of spotting last night and into this morning..since then it has stopped...she has NO CRAMPS, and the spotting has NO ODOR -- it is mainly brown, at one time black, otehr than that...very, very, very dark maroon, almost black...it was minor until that gush last nght that scared us..like I siad, no other symptoms...only + pregnancy test..Since there are no other symptoms im doubint a miscarriage, but im still worried, she is only 6 weeks along. We've worked a year and a half for this...she feels fine, i ve put her in bed somehwat...She wqill see the doctor tommorrow about the spotting...

Are there any women out there that had quite a bit of spotting during early pregnancy that went along to carry a baby fine? Some women even have a period...this starts, stops, starts stops..usually once a day, but twice a day lately...and ocne again..no other symptoms at all..i keep asking her about cramps and she says no..no pains anywhere...she doesnt even know when shes spotting..so at times a little heavy, but sometimes light...all dark..but is nothing like a period..and the 5 tests have us convinced shes pregnant..although it s a faint line ona couple, its all clearly +

any opinions or comments other than 'see the doctor' .. were going tommorow ;o]


appreciate it.


-worried in lubbock, tx

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-20-2001, 08:04 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: MI USA
Posts: 10
Sweetie HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

Hi. First I just want to ask if you have called the dr. for some feedback. What does he say? I had a miscarriage with my 1st pregnancy which started with light spotting and it was bright red. I have had spotting with other pregnancies that were carried to term with no complications. But with those it was brownish. From what I understand he brown would signify "old blood". Also, I do not think it is unusual to spot during early pregnancy. I understand your fear but the best thing is to express these fear to the dr and get a professional opinion. With that first pregnancy my dr. did an ultrasound (which they have to do with a vaginal wand at that early stage)to determine if there was a heartbeat and that all was ok. Now this was about 10 yrs ago so much has changed I'm sure. Try not to worry too much. Good luck!

 
Old 12-21-2001, 01:34 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Lubbock, Tx, USA
Posts: 53
Aerosmith22 HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

thank you.. i got another reply on the infertility board..and im getting more relaxed..even if it she did miscarry, I know were both fertile enough to try again..appreciate it, sorry to hear about your 1st..miscarriages are hard..have a good one.

-JD&AW

 
Old 12-21-2001, 05:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 113
Kimberly HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

Hi there, I read your post and thought I would reply. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

For starters - Congratulations! You are definitely pregnant. When I first tested back in November all I was getting was a VERY faint positive line. So faint that my fiancee was telling me "You're crazy dear, I don't see a line there!" Like you guys, I kept going out and buying LOTS of tests - all from different brand names. I think I spent well over $50 in home pregnancy tests that month heheh. Anyways, there was no doubt about it when I took my last HPT's a week after my period - the line was very much positive. I am happy to report that I am in my 9th week of pregnancy for our first child. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

When I first found out I was pregnant I got a little nervous because like your wife I experienced a brown discharge. It was enough to cover my underwear so it had me a little nervous. My mother works at a hospital and talked to a nurse and she said it's normal to spot when you first get pregnant. She mentioned that with some women, their bodies are so used to having a period each month that they'll basically bleed a little bit. Mind you I'm not talking huge gushes of blood - but spotting. I have read about women who have full blown periods when pregnant. I would definitely discuss this with your doctor though, as I'm sure he/she can answer your questions better. All I know is that from time to time I still experience slight spotting - mostly light pink or a little red but it's only for 1 wipe then it's gone.

An excellent book to look at purchasing is "What to Expect When You're Expecting." I bought a copy on Ebay for $5 and it was the best investment I ever made! It answers so many questions and puts your mind totally at ease. I'll quote part of the book here to answer your question.

"The two most common causes of first-trimester bleeding, neither which is an indication of trouble, are: Normal implantation of the pregnancy in the uterine wall. Such bleeding, which sometimes occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus, is brief and light."

"Hormonal changes at the time mentruation would ordinarily have occured. Bleeding is usually light, though an occasional woman experiences what seems like an actual period.

Less common, and more worrisome, causes of early bleeding include:

Miscarriage. Usually, heavy bleeding is accompanied by abdominal pain and possibly the passage of embryonic material. A brownish discharge may indicate a missed miscarriage. Sometimes, when the ovum doesn't develop (a blighted ovum), the sac is empty and no embryonic material is passed.

Ectopic pregnancy. Brown vaginal spotting or light bleeding, intermittent or persistent, is accompanied by abdominal and/or shoulder pain, which can often be quite severe.

Trophobastic disease. A continuous or intermittent brownish discharge is the prime symptom.

Often, however, the actual cause of bleeding in the first trimester remain unidentified and the pregnancy continues to a happy conclusion.

************************************

Based on what you've said, if your wife isn't experiencing any major pains or huge gushing of blood with clot like material then I wouldn't be too worried. Talk to your doctor ASAP and he/she will be able to give you more information. In the meantime I recommend continuing what you're doing. Make sure your wife gets lots of rest - I find lying down with two pillows under my feet to be a great help! I would also invest in buying that book, as it has a lot of wonderful information - even a section for Soon to be Dads. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

God Bless!

Kim

 
Old 12-21-2001, 06:14 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Lubbock, Tx, USA
Posts: 53
Aerosmith22 HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

awesome replies..since she only missed htat 1 period..she starting spotting 8 days after...and then had one gush..no pain..didnt even know it was happening until it did..and so she has been wearing tampons lately but dont really need them, jsut wearing to see hwo heavy the spotting is...after a entire night one side of the tampon has some blood 1/2 way up it..and the string is brown and some small patches of bown..over all I dont thinks he has misscarried either..but want to make sure all is ok today at the doctors...i'll let you all know...

 
Old 12-21-2001, 03:28 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Lubbock, Tx, USA
Posts: 53
Aerosmith22 HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

well, she want toa doctor... they will try to get her into the obgyno this weekend...blod test ws strong positive...she had been wearing tampons for spotting, then on the other boad i was told strongly not too, so im kinda worried..she only did for a few days..is this a serious risk she took?

 
Old 12-22-2001, 03:36 AM   #7
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: ca
Posts: 0
Calbroncos HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

Hello I bleed for a week with my first pregnancy it was bright red and some brown no pain. I went in right away becuase I thought I was miscarry even the doctor said the blood was heavy and I probably did. He did and ultrasound and I saw the baby's heart beating he blew it up so you could see it because it was only 2 months old They put me on bedrest till it stopped and watched me and the baby carefully throughout the pregancy my heathly baby girl will be two in Feb. I don't think your supposed to use tampons during pregnacy but don't know if they cause damage. Its very common for women to bleed with implantion of the egg to the uterus wall. Many bleed and have healthy babies born.

 
Old 12-22-2001, 08:10 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Lubbock, Tx, USA
Posts: 53
Aerosmith22 HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

hey..yeah ive heard of bleeding with implantation. The bleeding has slowed down since she started using pads....its very mild in comparison to what it was...its almost pink its light red she says..loks dark to me, dont know..im not about to scan a pic of it for you all to see ;o) she cant see the OBGYN until afer christmas...blood test from family doctor came back 'definatley positive' .. a little soreness on the side of the uterus when you apply pressure, but very mild..left nipple is very sensitive..lookd arker aorund the edges..but we may be seeing thigns we didnt notice before.. mild spotting...usuallly now only when she pee's. any more ideas??? appreciate it.

 
Old 12-31-2002, 04:08 PM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2
ITSMEE HB User
Re: Serious spotting, no cramps...very worried - worked a long time for pregnancy

So what' the latest Aerosmith22 ??? 'very curious 'cause we'r in the same boat as you ...
'appreciate some more insight ?

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Cramps, Spotting and thick white discharge? MP716 Women's Health 3 10-24-2010 06:18 PM
spotting lady346 Pregnancy 5 05-18-2010 05:09 PM
subchorionic hemorrhage, how serious? lovemyangel Pregnancy 17 04-20-2010 12:13 AM
Argh!!! Is it IBS? or is it ..Serious? roseang Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 3 10-27-2007 11:58 PM
Spotting and semi-irregular cycles QuienEst Women's Health 1 06-08-2007 12:46 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Seraph (6), quinyonna07 (2), Kali333 (2), Xkwizit (2), TwinMamma (2), cattieos (2), mumovhann (2), kittenkaboodle (2), BeachMama (1), bossyjones (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1177), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (903), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (753), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:53 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!