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Brown discharge 6 weeks - advice pleas

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Danlsb Sat 04-May-13 07:58:06

Hello. I am 6 weeks pregnant and Thursday evening I suddenly felt funny hotflush and as if I needed the toilet. When I wiped there was light brown discharge. Freaked out - went to lie down and drank lots of fluid as I had not drunk much during the day. Next day at work discharge darker brown and a little on pad. Came home early and went to bed as discharge less when not walking about. My doctor is closed Fridays and with bank holiday not open til Tuesday. I don't have a midwife yet. Phoned epu who said it's fairly normal and to come in Tuesday morning if still worried. Or go to a&e if it becomes red bleeding. Sorry for long post just so worried I might loose baby :-( is brown discharge really normal?

Dominique1 Tue 17-Sep-13 22:42:48

Dear all
I'm between 5-6 weeks in my first pregnancy and this morning experienced brown discharge and this has been ongoing all day. I spoke to my GP who said it was probably ok but just to monitor it and let them know if there were any other changes. I was devastated, assuming the worst but my GP and this forum have made me feel so much better and I am thankful that there is somewhere for people to share these concerns, stories advice etc.
So thank you to you all for sharing, I am praying that everything goes well with this pregnancy but know anything can happen during these early days but have certainly gained some reassurance from this group.

ChocolateCremeEggBag Thu 09-May-13 23:22:13

Great news - the fanny cam really isn't that bad is it! Looks awful when they put the condom onto the mahoosive wand thing but really is just the tip that goes in

Really pleased everything is ok with your little bean

SirChenjin Wed 08-May-13 22:19:55

Oh that's great news! flowers

blondebaby111 Wed 08-May-13 20:36:22

Great news op, I didn't see this when I posted earlier smile x

180209cooper Wed 08-May-13 19:56:43

Great newssmile

blondebaby111 Wed 08-May-13 19:45:41

mmmm, if you have nothing good to say then say nothing at all perhaps..selsigfach!!! op doesn't need to hear comments like this....perfectly normal OP...just part of the implanting...stay positive xx

toffeelolly Wed 08-May-13 18:34:17

That's great new's .brew

EeyoreIsh Wed 08-May-13 18:26:28

Great news smile

PinkParsnips Wed 08-May-13 18:24:15

Great news!!

Danlsb Wed 08-May-13 14:28:01

Hello I thought I would update you ( as someone may find my experience reasuring) I went to the EPU on Tuesday but they could not see me without a GP letter. They booked me in for the next day under the previso that I call my GP and get them to contact the EPU. So I called my doctor straight away andvthe said they would do it rang again in the afternoon and they assured me they had done it. Arrived at the epu for my 1120 scan only to find the GP had not been in contact and then when the nurse called them they denied ever speaking to me! The staff at chasefarm EPU were fantastic they managed to get the doctor to fax them and after 2 stressful hours I got a scan. They tried an external but could not see anything so had to have an internal scan ( which I was suprised to find did not hurt) and there was little baby with a strong heart beat. All looks good. They confirmed that bleeding on early pregnancy is common. Thank you all for your support :-)

ChocolateCremeEggBag Tue 07-May-13 20:09:47

Hi Danis - hoping your scan went well today?

SirChenjin Tue 07-May-13 19:27:21

How did things go today Danlsb? flowers

Dusty04 Tue 07-May-13 13:42:32

I am 6 weeks pregnant too and experienced the brown discharge last night. I rang my local EPU who said they cant scan me til 8 weeks and booked me in but brown is better than red and to keep an eye on it. I have had some cramping on one side but they don't seem too concerned about this. Roll on the scan next Thursday!

selsigfach Mon 06-May-13 12:57:46

I didn't find it helpful to be dismissed by friends/doctor/MN - "light bleeding is completely normal, don't worry" - and then not be remotely prepared for when the worst did happen.

wifey6 Mon 06-May-13 08:59:29

Hi OP, no personal experience but my friend experienced the same as you are describing & she has PCOS.
She is now 16+ weeks & they couldn't explain what the brown discharge etc was.
Hoping you are ok today & that all is well for you at your next scan thanks

Featherbag Sun 05-May-13 23:13:14

I very much doubt the OP, who is trying to stay positive, could possibly find that post helpful!

selsigfach Sun 05-May-13 21:41:42

I had brown blood at 6 weeks, very light, tried not to worry for a few days and then I went for a wee and then had a sudden gush of blood and sadly lost my baby. I sincerely hope that this won't happen to you. Sorry if this isn't helpful.

Danlsb Sun 05-May-13 18:21:52

Thank you all for taking the time to respond it's great knowing there are so many kind people out there. Am trying to stay positive and relax until I can go to the epu Tuesday.

LandsN Sat 04-May-13 22:33:51

Hi I am 15 weeks pg and I bled brown blood for 7 weeks but all is fine and has stopped now so might not be bad just take it easy till you can get checked out good luck x

Featherbag Sat 04-May-13 22:22:40

Please do bear in mind that unless you're bleeding heavily and/or are in severe pain/feel unwell, there is nothing A&E can do for you. They will not be able to scan you, only refer to EPU after the weekend. They will not be able to do anything to stop the bleeding. Please don't think I'm being harsh, I've been in your situation (and worse) on several occasions, but as an A&E nurse it breaks my heart when ladies in early pregnancy come in because of brown discharge/light bleeding. They're very understandably distressed and upset, and being told there's absolutely nothing we can do to help or reassure them makes it worse. Do absolutely go to A&E if you feel you need to, I'd never discourage someone from going if they felt they needed to be seen, but I've even had ladies attend who'd been sent by a MW (who knew fine bloody well we couldn't do anything) who'd said that if she came to us we'd HAVE to scan her! With what I don't know, we don't even have the equipment.

PPs are very right when they say brown blood is old blood, very common at this stage, and very rarely means anything bad is happening. Try and take it easy this weekend, look after yourself x

Christelle2207 Sat 04-May-13 22:11:05

my midwife said that anything pink or brown was generally fine = red however should be checked out immediately.

Pentagon Sat 04-May-13 19:41:08

Hi, in my pregnancy with DD as well as the current one (14 weeks at the moment, so far so good) I've had brown discharge at 5/6 weeks. I've also had 2 missed miscarriages where I had no bleeding (or pain) whatsover. Good luck, more likely than not it's nothing to worry about.

PinkParsnips Sat 04-May-13 19:29:53

Hi, I had brown discharge at 6 weeks too, posted on here about it in fact, it continued until about 8.5 weeks and then stopped.

I'm now 13 weeks and everything is fine so please try not to think the worst but if it makes u feel better definitely get checked out, I got an early scan at epu and it definitely reassured me.

The sonographer told me that although its never classed as 'normal', brown spotting is very, very common and 6 weeks is very common for further implantation bleeding.

Its very stressful though, I know!

DukeSilver Sat 04-May-13 19:26:48

I had this at about 6/7 weeks. I had an early scan, all was good and I went on to have a healthy pregnancy.

I hope its the same for you flowers

Jojay Sat 04-May-13 19:08:57

I really hope it's not the case for you but I miscarried at 6 wks and it was brown blood, not red. Hardly any pain, but i did have slight cramping.

Best of luck. I conceived 8 wks after that miscarriage and had twins!

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