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Cervical erosion or miscarriage :(

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Adoremygirls319 Sun 05-Feb-17 17:46:07


Am looking for a bit of advice, I am 8wks4d pregnant with my 3rd child. However this pregnancy could not be more different so far.
It only started around about a week and a half ago, started spotting brown blood on a saturday morning, promptly had a meltdown and booked a private scan for that day... all seemed fine on scan, baby measured according to dates, heartbeat was strong and the sonographer could not find any reason for the bleed. She did say if the bleed got worse to go to the hospital... roll on 4 days later, the bleeding had in fact got worse (more pink) so I went to the epu, again baby was fine on the scan, had grown again, strong heartbeat no cause for bleed seen. Was then seen by s gyne doc who gave me a internal exam and diagnosed cervical erosion (or ectroption) Was very relieved to finally get a reason for the bleed so happily went on my way. Thing is, the bleeding hasn't tailed off at all, it is now quite red, only a few spots in underwear (sorry tmi) but mainly when I wipe... it just looks like a moderate amount of period blood confused
So rambling over.... what I was really wondering was has anyone had experience with cervical erosion before ? How much bleeding is typical ? I have absolutely no pain at all, just am so so stressed seeing this bright red blood everytime I go to the loo sad

TIA, sorry for the long post

mistermagpie Sun 05-Feb-17 19:54:00

I have cervical erosion too. I experienced bleeding in the first trimester with pregnancy #1 but nothing after that and baby was totally fine. I'm pregnant again (32 weeks tomorrow) and have have had bleeding at 8 weeks and then a few times over the past 6 weeks. Midwife says it's nothing to do with the baby really, just the extra pressure and blood flow to the cervix causes bleeding from the erosion.

I thought the erosion would go away or 'heal' as I was diagnosed with it years ago due to bleeding after sex, but apparently it stays there. Good news is that it's not really a risk to the pregnancy but bad news is that you may have more spells of bleeding as you go along.

timealone Sun 05-Feb-17 19:57:59

I also have a cervical erosion, but I only really bleed during sex. During my first pregnancy, I did bleed during sex and it was worrying as the erosion hadn't been diagnosed at the time. The doctor said it is not unusual for women of my age (early 30s) to have a cervical erosion. Many women do not experience any symptoms but others do.

BlueSpottyTiger Sun 05-Feb-17 20:06:31

Hello love, I had 3 bleeds with my dd and the first time it was so bad the hospital though i had a mc sad
I didnt and my dd is now a happy little 1 year old attached to my boob lol.
There was never any actual explanation during the times i had the bleed's which were all within the first 3 months. But when i had an internal check (because i thought my water's had broke, nope I just peed) i was diagnosed with a ectropion so that could have been the cause of bleeding all along!
Sometimes bleeding just happens, would you have been due your period around this time if you was not pregnant? Because i do beileve that can cause bleeding to occur xx its so stressful though isn't it, Hugs xx

Adoremygirls319 Sun 05-Feb-17 20:08:16

Thanks Ladies, I was just getting anxious again as the bleeding is quite red, think I just assumed that the cervical erosion would only cause really light spotting. The bleeding maybe worsened by the internal scans and the examination. Was yours quite heavy bleeding ? As I said, i've just never experienced any of this before when preg with my girls, but I guess every pregnancy is different and I do have the added problem this time round of a prolapse of my bladder, bowel and womb due to my last Daughter's bad birth experience.

Thanks for sharing your experiences with is reassuring. smile xx

mrsBeverleygoldberg Sun 05-Feb-17 20:11:36

I had cervical erosion which caused a surprising amount of blood with both pregnancies. Scary at the time though. It was in early pg. I can't remember what weeks as it was nearly ten years ago. Try not to worry.

Adoremygirls319 Sun 05-Feb-17 20:13:51

Thanks bluespottytiger. I'm so stressed sad think I just am convincing myself I am going to MC sad I have zero pain , and the bleeding varies throughout the day but like you saw seeing any form of blood when pregnant is just awful. I know I have had two positive scans so trying to cling onto that. Not sure regarding periods as after BF my last Daughter they all went a bit loopy ! Xx

timealone Sun 05-Feb-17 20:34:16

I wouldn't say mine is heavy bleeding, but it is definitely very red

BlueSpottyTiger Sun 05-Feb-17 20:54:25

1 of mine was heavy- bright red blood not old brown blood, The other 2 were bright red but not very heavy. I was 8w when i had my worse bleed but didnt get a scan until i was 8+5 and all was fine.
Like you said you have had two positive scan's so keep that in mind and try not to worry as much!! But you could always call Epu or gp again and explain its still happening and see what they suggest? X

mistermagpie Sun 05-Feb-17 21:36:48

I've had a mixture, some very red and others brown. It's very worrying to have any kind of bleeding though so I know how you feel. Having seen a healthy baby at 8 weeks is a good sign though, so try not to worry too much.

Thirtyrock39 Sun 05-Feb-17 21:44:05

I had cervical erosion which caused spotting before I got pregnant with my third and with third pregnancy had a heavy red bleed at 15 weeks was very scary and spent night and day in hospital being monitored as they thought I was miscarrying as so much blood they couldn't check my cervix. All was ok but had bleeding for a good month after (though light after that first heavy day) and it was brownish. Was told not to have sex for rest of pregnancy After the big bleed too and it was recorded as a threatened miscarriage .

Thirtyrock39 Sun 05-Feb-17 21:44:23

Hope all goes well op

mumxof3x Sun 05-Feb-17 22:15:59

I have an ectropian, I was diagnosed with it in 2011 when 22 weeks pregnant with ds2. I had quite a large amount of red blood run out, it scared me. So went to labour ward where they informed me of that. It happened a few more times in that pregnancy. Since then though it's not caused any issues....I've had three more children since and had light spotting in early pregnancy but don't think it was related to the ectropian. It's still visible to look at when examined but it doesn't bleed any more.

Adoremygirls319 Sun 05-Feb-17 22:34:45

Thanks everyone. I may call my midwife in the morning even just to update her regarding the bleeding getting a bit worse.
Think everyone is getting a bit fed up with me at home, as its all I can really think of at the mo. It's really good to be able to talk about my concerns here.
So hoping this baby is ok, I am under consultant care for my prolapse, I was on the waiting list for a hysterectomy when I found out I was pregnant (always dreamed of 3 kids) so it really all felt meant to be. My last baby.
Fingers tightly crossed xxx

harleysmammy Mon 06-Feb-17 01:15:41

I had this and bled from 8 weeks to 16. Im 28 weeks nowsmile also if its got worse since your internal, it may be that. Ive had 9 internals because of the bleeding and the internal made it worse especially if you have cervical erosion and they're prodding around, it could irritate it a bit. Some people dont get any bother from internals but my doctor said it was common to get a bit of blood after one. I also had one 2 weeks ago to check my cervix and i havent bled since i was 18 weeks, but after the examination it bled a bit. If the babys been okay on scan, i think you're okay x

Adoremygirls319 Mon 06-Feb-17 08:18:13

Thank you smile when examined by the gyne doc he said that i def had a big erosion, also my cervix was closed. I def expected a bit more blood from examination was just worried as theres more blood 5 days on than ever. confused xx

Adoremygirls319 Mon 06-Feb-17 08:22:22

I guess from what I have been googling (i know,idiot) I just thought that cervical erosion would give you bleeding after sex, examinations etc but just maybe for a day. Obv I have had this for a week and a half now and its def heavier then when it started x

mumxof3x Mon 06-Feb-17 08:32:36

In normal circumstances it usually would bleed just after being prodded and sex etc. But during pregnancy, there is a large amount of blood flow to the cells in the cervix and even down there altogether. The extra pressure causes it to bleed. However, do ring your midwife or maternity assessment to get checked out and raise your concerns. I know what its like,nothing anyone will say will put your mind at ease until you know for sure. Hope you are ok.

Adoremygirls319 Mon 06-Feb-17 09:21:59

Thank you , I called epu today as just can never get through to midwife, I am really lucky actually as they have said to come in today at 12:10. So nervous now. Will update. Xxx

mistermagpie Mon 06-Feb-17 09:25:46

Good luck today. To be fair my bleeding in relationship to the ectropian has only ever lasted a day or two on each occasion so you are doing the right thing getting checked. MW told me that bleeding in early pregnancy would be more common as the pregnancy is so low in your pelvis that the pressure is all there and it should lessen as it goes along and everything moves up. No idea if that's really the case though!

mumxof3x Mon 06-Feb-17 09:45:45

Good luck 🍀 hope everything is ok.

Adoremygirls319 Mon 06-Feb-17 12:50:17

Thank you all so much... scan went well smile baby has grown according to dates and hb was 170 bpm. Will now TRY to relax lol xxx

mrsBeverleygoldberg Mon 06-Feb-17 13:06:15

Hooray! smile

BlueSpottyTiger Mon 06-Feb-17 16:21:32

Aww yay! Soo pleased for you smile
Yes now RELAX brewcake xx

yellowismyfavourite Sat 11-Feb-17 11:39:06

Hi I have cervical ectropion and I spotted brown pink and red almost everyday from 5 to 14 weeks. Was told it was likely to be the hormones irritating it. Terrifying at the time but now almost 28w. Hope it continues to go well for you

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