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5+2 and brown spotting. Can anyone reassure me?

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HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 13:25:26

I'm currently 5+2 pregnant with DC2. Yesterday when I went to the toilet and wiped I had a tiny amount of brown blood mixed in with some mucus. This morning it was slightly darker brown and there was a bit more of it. There's nothing when I wipe if I just go for a wee. I'm not in any pain but I don't really feel like I have any other pregnancy symptoms.

Starting to resign myself to the fact that this may not end well but would love it if anyone could offer any reassurance. We have really struggled to conceive this time round do feeling pretty low sad.

JonSnowKnowsNowt Fri 10-Jul-15 13:30:10

I had this with my first pregnancy on and off from 7 weeks to 9 weeks. Just small amounts of brown spotting, but occasionally bigger amounts. I went to the GP who was very kind and booked me in for an early scan. My unreliable Google research said that with this kind of bleeding (brown) in 50% of cases it leads to miscarriage and 50% doesn't.

All was fine, and DC1 is nearly eight now. Brown blood is a much better sign than red blood (because it's old blood). I hope it's the same for you. I made an effort to not overdo things as well - no idea if that's got anything to do with it at all, but it made me feel better.

SirVixofVixHall Fri 10-Jul-15 13:32:06

I had this with dd2, it was implantation bleeding I think, and it stopped after a few days.

dinodiva Fri 10-Jul-15 13:42:45

I had brown spotting at 4, 8 and 11 weeks. I'm now 30...

BlueMoonRoses Fri 10-Jul-15 13:45:59

I had this with three of my four of my successful pregnancies. I had a mc but that started off as pink, not brown. It's quite common to have brown spotting but it is dread inducing. Hope all is okay.

HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 13:47:09

Thank you all so much for replying. I'm assuming I just have to wait it out for a couple of weeks if nothing else happens? When is the earliest they can scan?

dinodiva Fri 10-Jul-15 13:50:30

I went to my GP and was referred for early scans which I had at about 5+4 weeks and again at 7+6. Saw a heartbeat at the second one. They will scan pretty early, just be prepared not to see very much at all.

JonSnowKnowsNowt Fri 10-Jul-15 13:53:28

I think 6 weeks is the very earliest they can scan (no heartbeat before that) It is an internal (via vagina) scan. I had one at about 6.5 weeks which showed the heartbeat - v. reassuring.

HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 13:55:35

Okay, thank you. I'll try ringing my GP and see if they would consider making me an appointment for next week.

HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 15:07:21

Rang GP and they wouldn't take my call - the receptionist just told me to go straight to A&E hmm. Not very helpful!

SleepShake Fri 10-Jul-15 15:46:22

I had this in my pregnancy and now have a toddler - so hopefully you'll be fine smile

sizethree Fri 10-Jul-15 16:04:53

Google to see if you have a local Early Pregnancy Assesment Unit at your hospital, as they are specifically for supporting women in this early stage of pregnancy. They'll be milore helpful than A&E. You could try calling NHS 24 on 111 who should be able to best direct you on your area.

Emmalbae Fri 10-Jul-15 17:08:15

i have exactly the same thing right now.

im 4-5 weeks pregnant as well.

the only difference the first wipe was light red which has turned into brown now.
good luck to you

HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 18:33:43

Thank you both. Keeping everything crossed for you too Emma. It's scary, isn't it? Happy to chat if it helps at all x

BeautifulLiar Fri 10-Jul-15 18:37:42

Same here.

Kind of dark yellow when I wipe, like I normally get at the start of AF (5+1). haven't really got any pregnancy symptoms now neither.

With my last baby I did have brown discharge when I wiped though at 5-6 weeks. I was so upset but she was fine.

HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 18:47:35

Fingers crossed for you too BeautifulLiar. How long did it last with your last baby?

Hope it works out for all of us but I am not feeling very hopeful for me. Now getting a little brown spotting when I go for a wee sad

Emmalbae Fri 10-Jul-15 19:00:40

Hopeintheair- it's so scary I never realised early pregancy could be.
Fingers crossed for you I'm considering going a and e to be honest as I just can't rest

HopeintheAir Fri 10-Jul-15 19:26:34

Hope they are able to give you some reassurance if you do go. I'm just waiting for a call back from the out of hours GP.

BeautifulLiar Fri 10-Jul-15 20:19:31

It lasted for a few days.

I went to the GP, he was really nice but just felt my tummy and said he couldn't do much else.

fingers crossed for everyone - I think Brown blood is a lot less sinister than bright red.

Junosmum Fri 10-Jul-15 20:19:52

You say there's nothing when you just go for a wee? Could it be coming from your back passage - internal piles can cause brown blood and there's mucus up there too to lubricate the exit so to speak.

I hope everything is ok.

WanderingTrolley1 Fri 10-Jul-15 20:25:39

I had this with DC2 up until about 16 weeks. I had an endometrial polyp which they attributed it to.

HopeintheAir Sat 11-Jul-15 11:52:32

Thanks everyone. I spent 3 hours in A&E last night after the GP insisted that I should be checked out. Don't know anything more really but have been referred to early pregnancy unit on Monday. Felt sick all morning and have had a little spotting when I go to the loo. Still a small amount of hope but trying to be realistic.

HopeintheAir Sat 11-Jul-15 11:53:24

How are you doing Emma and Beautiful ?

BeautifulLiar Sat 11-Jul-15 12:17:29

Touch wood the spotting has stopped pretty much. I've felt sick today too and went off my normal lunch! so fingers crossed.

Candycandle Sat 11-Jul-15 12:32:19

I had it with my last pregnancy and this one. I went to the Drs both times about mine but only because mine had accompanying cramps. Turns out I have a funny uterus - meaning it's tilted back - can't remember the word which accounted for the cramps. I also had a little area of bleeding in my womb. Nothing to worry about. Try not to stress. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy xx

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