I'm 14 weeks, and have had dark brown spotting for a week now. At first I worried but google told me to only worry if it was red or accompanied by cramping.
After it continued, I rang the labour ward (impossible to get hold of the group of midwives where I'm booked) and a slightly harassed sounding midwife told me to get myself to A and E, which panicked me. I told her it was brown and I wasn't cramping, and she said to just keep an eye on it.
Anyway it hasn't gone and isn't getting lighter - should I go to A and E? Given that it's a bit of a mission by buses (I don't drive) and will I get a scan if I go?
I have had this for 2 weeks now. My consultant has just been on the phone to me telling me not to worry, esp as I have a doppler at home and can hear the hb. Brown is old blood. I would ring the midwives and ask for an emergency appointment with them and beg them to get you a scan for reassurance. Failing that, you can always go privately and have a reassurance scan.
i would ring the A&E department now and check that if you come down they can do a scan or you could ring NHS direct as they will give you loads of advice and can help with getting seen quickly at A & E
I would call GP and get an appointment with the early pg unit. That's what I did and I had a scan the next day - saves hanging around. Labour ward mws won't deal with you until 24w + in my area. I had this a few times and pg is fine - now 26w. Best to get it check though. x
We-ell... the really silly thing is that I saw a GP this morning about my morning sickness meds and didn't mention it
I'm in a group practice and didn't think to ask for a lady doctor. The man I saw, I really don't like, I find him creepy and really hard to talk to, so I didn't mention it. I know it's silly, but I didn't want his hands up my fanjo!
I had dark spotting at around 5 weeks and lasted for more than 2 weeks. It was implantation bleeding. As you are 14 weeks, it is probably not that, but my aunty had a heavy period for the first 3 months and had a healthy pregnancy. My friend had occasional bleeding throughout her pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby - so i would not worry too much but of course get that checked.