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16 weeks, few episodes of blood when wiping over last couple of weeks, anyone else had this?

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looneytune Sat 29-Dec-12 09:02:44

Hi all

I'm sure this is nothing to worry about as it's not like I'm bleeding as such but I've now had 5 occasions where I've had blood on the tissue when I've wiped.

1st time (2 weeks ago tomorrow) - after going for number 2 so put down as straining although did have period pains which lasted a couple of days (had a stressful day that day, when to GP next day who said threatened mc)

2nd time (3 days later) - had overdone it a little, pains again but not as bad. Went to GP next day (different one) who made me feel better as could hear baby's heartbeat (heard this a week ago yesterday)

3rd time (6 days ago) - overdid it in the kitchen, no pains though.

4th time (yesterday morning) - after DTD (we'd not for a while but I felt like it was ok to now)

5th time (just now) - after going for number 2 (slight period pains, nothing major but have niggles)

Each time it's just when I wipe, once a mark on my knickers but nothing much at all. As I said, I'm sure this is fine but as this is 3rd DC and the only time I've ever had any sort of bleeding led to mc (early on), I'm just starting to get a little paranoid again.

Is this quite normal do you think and maybe I've just been lucky before? Or do you think I should get checked by my midwife? I was due my 16 week check next week (I'm 16 weeks tomorrow) but as it's New Year then I'm back to work on Wednesday with 6 children to look after (I'm a childminder), I originally booked this check for the following Tuesday (I'll be 17+1). I'm thinking that there is probably nothing that can be done unless I have a 'proper' bleed but any advice would be appreciated.

By the way, I'm RHneg in case that makes any difference (I know I need anti d at some point but can't remember when and it seems to change each time - my others are 4 and 9).

looneytune Wed 09-Jan-13 12:41:28

Hi and thanks. It's low again today but I'm sure my body is just fed up with the amount of blood being taken wink Must get DH to grab me some salt n vinegar crisps as salt does help smile

I've spent a long time on the internet researching about this problem I'm having and I've learnt quite a lot but one thing is confusing me and I'm trying to find out how soon after a mix of blood between me and baby could my body start producing antibodies - can I find the answer anywhere?!!!

crunchingicicles Tue 08-Jan-13 21:43:29

Oops, sorry, just seen the low BP updates on the other thread. Glad things are improving with that at least & good to hear your iron levels are good smile

crunchingicicles Tue 08-Jan-13 21:26:01

Aww, so sorry to hear this but glad you're getting the tests you need. Hopefully the consultant can also advise you about the low BP too. Thinking of you looneytune x

looneytune Tue 08-Jan-13 20:39:51

Well after 3 hours last night and 4 hours this afternoon (long story but related to a 7th bit of bleeding), I've now been transferred to consultant care and have had a load of blood taken today to send off for a special test to see what the baby's blood group is. There seems to be some concern about the fact that I had a 13 day gap between my first bleed and my first anti-d and this has been raised since the blood test last night??? I'm still learning about all this so I think I understand most of what they've told me but I'm going to try and get my head round it. All I can say is that my 2 GPs messed up not thinking about the RHNeg thing as this special test costs a LOT of money and they said they only request it if they really have to!

Anyway, if it wasn't for MN I'd be non the wiser and no doubt have still not been seen by the maternity ward so thanks again for highlighting the fact I DID indeed need seeing. Fingers crossed this baby is a negative blood group! (one of my boys is + and the other - so could go either way!)

looneytune Wed 02-Jan-13 20:08:01

Cheers, I was told the same about no sex for 2 weeks (although at the weekend when I asked they said no need to stop?!). Anyway, makes sense to.

Yes, it's hard work with the childminding, I was fine last time and worked right til the end pretty much but I didn't have any bleeding or anything. I've told dh that he needs to help when I finish work i.e. help tidying/hoovering (as everything has to be perfect again for the next day!) so at least that's some help. I just need to get through tomorrow then I have 3 days of just our 2 boys, then get through Monday then they all go back to school and I'm on a much reduced workload - can't wait now! smile

Hopingforno2 Wed 02-Jan-13 19:10:37

Mines plays up from time to time always a worry tho touch wood been ok so far, its worth getting it investigated even if they find nothing at least ul know anything bad has been ruled out. I was told no sex for at least 2 weeks after the one at 14 weeks too, must be hard to take it easy in your job its hard enough with my just my 4.5 year old ds

Just be sure to go in any worries at all

looneytune Wed 02-Jan-13 18:20:41

Thanks. Just called and spoke to a lovely lady who said it was right to call as my anti d would usually only cover me for 72 hours and as I had it on Sunday, I'm sort of at that point that if I have any more bleeding tonight onwards, I need to call up. She also said she couldn't tell me the problem but that I could possibly have a weak cervix so they might have to investigate.

I've now been told to avoid intercourse for a while but i know that wasn't what started it to begin with so I guess I need to avoid other stuff too. Bit hard in my job though, had 6 kiddies today and am shattered now!

Hope everything is ok with yours now, I guess I haven't been investigated yet as could be many reasons although would be nice to get a scan and rule out things they can see on there!

Hopingforno2 Wed 02-Jan-13 18:18:45

It sounds like me actually anything touching my cervix, or overdoing it and ive been told just the pregnancy hormones can set off my cervical erosion, however as previous poster said u can never be too safe and they dont mind you calling for advice honestly i let it go wen it happened on a sat as i had clinic on monday told them then and the mw said plz dont sit at home and worry just call and be seen thats what we are here for do update and let us know ur ok smile

Emsyboo Wed 02-Jan-13 18:03:30

I get this a lot but have placenta previa (picked up in 20 week scan) any fresh blood and I have to go into hospital for 24 hours after last blood. They are concerned small bleeds are the start of more serious bigger bleed.
It could be anything such as cervix but if it is placenta you need to know so call midwife or doctor ASAP
I would take it easy I am not allowed more than 40 mins from hospital and can't do too much walking or lifting etc just because of the risks and had to cancel my holiday at 23 weeks pregnant.
Good luck hope it's nothing but always better to be safe x

looneytune Wed 02-Jan-13 17:56:19

Oops sorry, didn't realise you'd posted again. Yes, it's heartbreaking. She's 2 weeks older than my ds2 and I remember when she was just a little baby, you never expect anything like this sad

Bit more advise...........I had another bleed last night (after DTD) and this time there was a small clot. The hospital told me it was ok to continue with intercourse without worrying but clearly this is one of the things that can set the bleeding off. Again it wasn't a LOT but it was a little more than just on wiping. It was bright red again but I'd probably have just ignored it if it wasn't for the little clot I had. I've been trying to decide all day whether or not to call for advice or is that just pestering? I hate to annoy people but I equally don't want to ignore something I shouldn't. Any thoughts?

Hopingforno2 Sun 30-Dec-12 23:15:23

Im glad ur ok smile

What a heart breaking situation for your friend my ds is the same age and i cried when i thought what your friend must be going through pretty sure i would not still be standing! I dont know her but i will be thinking of them esp wen i give my own ds a cuddle

looneytune Sun 30-Dec-12 22:03:37

Hopingforno2 - had my anti d this morning and was in and out which was good (stung for a while after but fine now!). I'm going to have a proper chat with my midwife in just over a week and see if she'll also double check about the cervical erosion. As for the scan, I don't think she checked for anything, she made it clear that she wasn't checking for anything other than a heartbeat purely because she'd spent so long trying to find it without success and didn't want me going home thinking my baby had died. It was all very quick and so I'm not sure whether or not she would have seen anything else. At least it's only a few week until my proper scan.

As for my friend's dd, it's so heartbreaking. We met at a post natal group and her dd and my ds2 are just a couple of weeks apart in age (4 and half). They found out in February and were only given weeks to live, told she wouldn't make her 4th bday in June but she did. She's been having a special treatment from America which we've all been helping raise funds for and we're sure that's why she's still here but it's failing now so she's off it and now just trying to keep her comfortable (can't talk, struggles with food, sometimes with breathing and can't walk etc.) She has been such a little fighter but now it's just a matter of time sad They're at the hospice at the moment for much needed respite, her poor mum looked exhausted last night. Amelia's parents are really a true inspiration to others and will go on fighting to raise awareness/funds in the hope one day a cure can be found for this awful disease.

mrsL1984 - thanks, I think that it's around 28 weeks at our hospital too. I know this jab only lasts for something like 6 weeks and so I'll need the other standard ones still as well as more if I have more bleeding later on.

Thanks again for your advice ladies, if it wasn't for you guys I'd never have got seen thanks to neither GP telling me I needed it!

Hopingforno2 Sun 30-Dec-12 17:08:28

How did u get on this morning? I meant to add that i usually have to go in each time it happens not fun but hey so long as babys safe. Im also diabetic so my consultant has said she will likely check my bloods and give me anti d often anyway

mrsL1984 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:23:16

The hospital I work provides anti d again at 28 weeks to all rh - patients! Glad u got seen eventually! X

Hopingforno2 Sat 29-Dec-12 23:33:00

Im so glad baby is well smile and you will likely get anti d anyway they wait on results to see how much to give you or so im told anyway. The first doc i seen couldnt see anything on my cervix either but on my 2nd trip there a different doctor said that in fact i had a 'very post cervix' and took a longer v uncomfy look and seen it so you never know but at least you have been scanned and no reason was found on that so chance r the blood is from you and not baby.

So sorry about your friends dd i just cannot imagine what they are going through.

looneytune Sat 29-Dec-12 22:59:40

Don't worry and thanks for getting back to me. Well I'm back now (was only so long as went to visit a friend who is there with her DD (Amelia, in case you've heard of Amelia's Miracle - been all over the press etc.) who has a brain tumour and doesn't have long left sad I was with them for a couple of hours so popped back to ward but anti d hadn't arrived so I'm back in the morning.

Anyway, apart from a horrible bit of time when they couldn't get baby's heartbeat, tried for ages (felt like a life time!)........they scanned me as they didn't want me worried (think they were a bit worried too) and heartbeat was there so fine. Apart from that, checking my BP (initially high but checked again and not so high, although bit higher than I usually have in pregnancy) and having a look inside (NOT cervical errosion like I'd hoped so not the wiser at the moment), that's it.

So I'll pop in for my jab in the morning then guess wait for my booked appointment with the midwife.

Hopingforno2 Sat 29-Dec-12 19:47:53

looneytune sorry i was at work im 24 weeks but my 1st anti d inj was at 13-14 weeks, im suprised it was never mentioned to you thats bad on ur mw part i was told at my booking appt but knew before as had blood earlier on and was told would need anti d once into 2nd trimester, they may even do a pelvic exam to check for cervical erosion while u r there. Im sure its fine but better to be on safe side and get anti d inj.

Please let us know how u r getting on

looneytune Sat 29-Dec-12 17:59:18

Thankyou so much MN ladies!!! I've now phoned OOD GP who told me to phone labour ward. They've told me to come in for anti-d and to check me out, poor lady on the phone had to deal with me who burst into tears as I know I should have probably gone in nearly 2 weeks ago! Neither GP even mentioned about me being RHNeg, labour ward didn't sound happy about that!

mrsL1984 Sat 29-Dec-12 17:32:30

U need to get checked by ure gynae time even more so as ure -ve blood group and may need anti d! Good luk x

looneytune Sat 29-Dec-12 17:18:13

Just checked and when over 15 weeks we can go to the day assessment unit but that's not open until Monday now. We can call the delivery suite if urgent but I doubt this would be classed as urgent as it's been on and off and only a little when wiping.

looneytune Sat 29-Dec-12 17:09:54

The first time I had it it was a bit brown when I wiped then bright red in cm but the rest has just been when wiping (not in cm). Can I ask how far gone you are as I was under the impression that the anti d would be needed if further gone than I think 20 weeks? I also don't think our triage deal with us until 20+ weeks but I can double check that.

Thanks for mentioning, I hate all this worry. This was a unwanted/unplanned pregnancy when we found out but very much wanted by me now and I'd hate for anything to go wrong. I still get the odd dull ache period pain but can't remember if this is all part of normal pregnancy anyway (others are 4 and half & 9 so been a while!)

Hopingforno2 Sat 29-Dec-12 16:56:13

Ive had something similar but more streaks of blood in cm and still get it from time to time this is my 2nd never had it with my 1st.

I was told i have a cervival erosion which may be to blame however every time i have any ive been told to phone maternity triage at my hospital as im also rh neg. Usually they ask me to come in check me over and take bloods then call me back for an anti d inj, policies may differ across the country but if your hospital has a triage in maternity id call them as i was told i had a 72 hour period following any blood to get the inj

Hopingforno2 Sat 29-Dec-12 16:54:16

Ive had something similar but more streaks of blood in cm and still get it from time to time this is my 2nd never had it with my 1st.

I was told i have a cervival erosion which may be to blame however every time i have any ive been told to phone maternity triage at my hospital as im also rh neg. Usually they ask me to come in check me over and take bloods then call me back for an anti d inj, p

looneytune Sat 29-Dec-12 14:12:18

Thanks and will do. Luckily I don't work Fridays so just got Wednesday, Thursday and Monday to get through with 6/7 children then it's back to school. Not only that but due to me being pregnant and lots of changes with mindees, I'm now only going to be working Mondays and Thursdays (apart from 1 child after school on a Tuesday) and Thursdays are much easier than I'm used to (used to 5 for breakfast, 7 on the morning school run, 3 during the school day and 7 after school, Mon-Thurs) so apart from a mad Monday, the rest of the week is going to be very different and I'm looking forward to it! (when pg with ds2 I worked til 10 days before he was born with 3 aged 1 and under and the after schoolers - never again!).

Just need to make DH understand that I'm not being lazy and that I need to take it easy for a reason! wink

crunchingicicles Sat 29-Dec-12 12:11:33

Aww, that's good your DH can help out. Hope you get an appointment this week. Take care & have a good think about all you do in your job & life outside the childminding too. Try & be creative about coming up with alternative ways of doing some things you probably just do as standard, to ease the load a little. Break bigger tasks that don't have to be done all in one go into smaller activities with a little sit down in between. Easier to do this now than truly overdo things and have to cut right down on what you do.

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