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Brown spotting for 4 days (4w2d) hoping for happy ending stories or realistic stories?

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Vap0 Tue 24-Nov-15 21:40:00


I had a mc in Aug at 4w6d started with a gush of brown spotting and cramping on 4w4d followed by nothing for 2 days until mc on 4w6d. Roll forward to now. I started spotting a small amount of brown 4 days ago, most times I wipe there is a small amount of brown on the loo paper. Cramping too quite a bit. Discharge has gone slightly thicker now. Sorry tmi here but almost gone a little lumpy. Went to the dr yesterday who feels it may be another mc as timescales and timings are similar. Although I, thinking the symptoms are slightly different.

Hoping to hear from ladies who have had this and what the outcome had been?

Thanks in advance.

strawberryandaflake Wed 25-Nov-15 08:43:59

I had that around then. Was just old blood though left over from the implantation of twins!

Hope it's all ok for you this time xx

Chattycat78 Wed 25-Nov-15 08:57:52

Me too. I'm 7.5 weeks with twins too and I had brown spotting from week 4-7 pretty much. I also had a bright red bleed which lasted about 12 hours but scan showed no reason for it and all ok. Obviously I don't have an outcome yet to speak of, but it does show that spotting is very common. I also had it in my last pregnancy in the first trimester. Some people just spot I think. Hope this is the case for you!

Vap0 Wed 25-Nov-15 09:38:45

Thanks strawberry and chatty
I was hoping for some reassurance!
Both of you sure having twins grin
How absolutely amazing!
I would love twins but will be happy with just 1.
Best of luck with the the rest of your pregnancy chatty
And congratulations to you strawberry

Jibberjabberjooo Wed 25-Nov-15 09:44:43

Had this with both pregnancies and now have two healthy dc! I have also had a mc so I understand how worrying it is.

mrsmugoo Wed 25-Nov-15 10:05:22

Yes I had about a week of brown sludgy spotting from 10dpo. It's implantation bleeding. I think you only need to worry if it's bright red fresh blood and/or painful.

Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy thanks

Vap0 Sat 28-Nov-15 06:21:11

Hi All

I'm still getting his brown spotting every day for 8 days now. chatty you mentioned you had it for 4 weeks shock
How long did it last for everyone else?
I'm getting more concerned....

Chattycat78 Sat 28-Nov-15 07:45:54

I would ring EPU and try to get a scan as soon as it would be possible to see something. That's what I did.

Nectarines Sat 28-Nov-15 08:09:44

I'm nearly 30 weeks pregnant and this time I had brown spotting for four weeks, from 4-8 weeks.

It was thought to be old blood from implantation.

Epu scanned me at 6 and 8 weeks, all fine.

Good luck I hope all is well.

endoflevelbaddy Sat 28-Nov-15 08:32:50

I had it too for around a week at the same time with both of mine - implantation bleeding again I suspect as they are both squishing me in bed at the minute. Fingers crossed for you flowers

IamCarcass Sat 28-Nov-15 08:41:20

So sorry you are having this stress Vap0, I had three weeks of early bleeding in both of my pregnancies, got a healthy baby from the first and so far so good with the second. My fingers are crossed for you.

Vap0 Sat 28-Nov-15 19:34:23

Thanks all, it is comforting to hear happy ending stories.

My dr has been great, I know there isn't much they can do yet, I'm having another blood test on Monday and if I don't start bleeding before Friday she is going to book me in for an early scan the week after. It's all very early still at 4w6d and they can't scan until 6w. It's good to hear that quite a few people have had this spotting/discharge and still had healthy pregnancies. Today is a particularly anxious day as last time we made it to 4+6 before proper mc started. Just fingers crossed for the next week or 2 until i can have a scan.

Francescal88 Sat 28-Nov-15 19:38:12

I also has brown spotting for a week from 4w6d. It turned bright red a couple of times too. It is so scary and it is literally all you think about till it stops, but remember in the early stages of pregnancy the embryo is still implanting so it's likely that's all it is. I would say try not to worry but having been there and done it, I know that's impossible.

Francescal88 Sat 28-Nov-15 19:39:31

Oh and that 4w6d embryo is now a 21 month old little boy sitting on the sofa with me watching The Chase smile

Finola1step Sat 28-Nov-15 19:44:50

I had brown spotting for a good few days round about the 7 week mark. Was very tender and crampy too. We were away for dh's birthday and I told him not to get his hopes up.

Well, the spotting stopped and that baby is now 7 year old ds who is moaning that he doesn't want a bath because of the footy.

I then had even more spotting with DD.

I really hope all works out for you.

Vap0 Thu 03-Dec-15 16:24:57

Just thought I'd update for anyone looking for what happened in the end

Miscarriage started today at 5+4

strawberryandaflake Thu 03-Dec-15 17:31:40

Really sorry to hear that. Third time lucky maybe? Hope you're ok xx

Vap0 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:19:57

Thanks strawberry
Let's hope so

Chattycat78 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:37:03

Are u absolutely sure Vap0? I ask because I had a bright red bleed which lasted 12 hours at 5 weeks. It was like a period. I called ePU and told them I was miscarrying. I was absolutely sure about this. They asked Me to go in for a scan anyway- which showed no sign of a miscarriage and twins. I'm not suggesting you're having twins, but are you sure that it's what you think it is?

katiec1991 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:39:35

I've had this recently went to EPU for blood test. Went back two days later and my levels had doubled. All going well and have stopped bleeding. I hope you have a good outcome x

Vap0 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:54:09

It's definitely over
There has been a lot of blood and clots
I've had a mc before and this is exactly the same
Pregnancy test tomorrow will tell more of a story as the line fades
You are lucky having scans even after you think you've had a mc. God knows what you need to do in my area to have a scan. They won't even let me speak with epu as I'm not 6w yet.

Chattycat78 Thu 03-Dec-15 19:48:54

Really? Can't you just ring ePU directly yourself? That's what I did. Sod going through the gp!

Blakerose15 Wed 09-Dec-15 20:56:20

I'm 6.5 I had pink blood n now is brown I had scan n said my wall is bleeding n not to worry this never happened in the first two pregnancy n will this heal I'm very worried n can't find nothing on Internet to answer my questions plz help

DaisyMay25 Sat 23-Sep-17 09:30:41

@Blakerose15 I've been bleeding brown for the past 4 days, not s huge amount though, enough to put a layer on a pantyliner (sorry tmi) I've been to an out of hours GP and called my midwife who both said it's common and not to worry unless it's red and there's a lit (enough to soak a thick pad and more) and agonising cramps, I have mild cramps which I've been told this is normal. Hope this helps?

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