my wife is in hospital having been diagnosed with hyperemesis last week and in the last few days has started showing blood in her pee. this morning it was a brown colour. she has no cramping, pains, etc. she isnt feeling great (has also got a cold). up to last night the nurses and the consultant had said her bloods were fine, no temp, blood pressure fine. she has been having ketones fluctuating and has been sick, etc. We have a scan this afternoon at 3:10pm. our woest fear now is that because of the brown blood it is a miscarriage. is there anyone that can change our way of thinking please?
Hi Johnnyd sorry you and your wife are having such a tough time. How many weeks pg is she? I'm not a medical expert but can only talk from my own experiences, brown blood can be from an old implantation bleed or from the cervix, and is often nothing to worry about. It would not be in her pee though - it would come from her vagina. Blood in urine could indicate a bladder or kidney infection I think. I hope all goes well for you both
Well, the thing to stablish is where exactly the blood is coming from: if it's IN her pee, then it's probably an infection (of her bladder/kidneys) - I had them a couple of time in my last pregnancy quite bably and never had a temperature, and my bloods were 'off' but not really typical when it comes to infection. However, I responded quicly and well to antibiotics so it was indeed an infection (I also had ++ketones although it's more likely her hypermesis causing your wifes)
If it's coming from her cervix, then given she has hypermesis I would say it's likely (hey, Im not a doctor, but on my fourth pregnancy with experience of bleedin with two of them!) from the fact her cervix will be sensitive due to all the extra bloodflow to the area and, for som women, even having a bowel movement or continued retching (hello, hypermesis) can cause a small amount of superficial bleeding.
It's obviously a small amount as it's brown.
Ok, so she/you need to bring this up with the team looking after her, so that they can investigate, but in all probability it's either her cervix or easily treated. I know it's easy to worry but it's really unlikely to be anything as sinister as miscarriage given the hypermesis, that it's brown blood and the absence of any cramping (you didn't mention it,so I assume she's not cramping?)
But, again, bring it up with the team. Don't wait for rounds to speak to a doctor, tell one of the nurses/midwives. And then chase them up! (because, sadly, as I'm sure you've seen, they're often rushed off their feet )
Hi Johnnyd1 - good luck to you and your wife. I had brown blood in both my pregnancies (spotting from 6-8 weeks and again at 7 months with the first one, then at around 6 months with the second one.) Both pregnancies produced lovely healthy boys & normal deliveries. When I googled bleeding in pregnancy the first time, I seemed to find stats that said first trimester bleeding results in miscarriage 50% of time and 50% of time doesn't. Don't know if those are true stats, but they reassured me a bit in thinking there was a good chance of it being okay. I think it is red blood that is really worrying, as brown blood is 'old blood'. The scan will hopefully show everything is fine. Let us know how it goes. And try and help your wife to get some rest over the next few days. May be just a coincidence, but my bleeding always seemed to coincide with me overdoing things a bit.