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Bloody discharge. Should I be worried?

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Feedmenow Sun 19-Aug-07 10:31:25

Had a scan at 8+6 and all looked fine. Woke up thismorning (9+2) to some cramps and some bloody discharge. The blood is old.
I have read many stories on MN of women who have suffered serious bleeding but who's pregnancies have continued fine, but what I really want to now is do I need to be worried? How often does bloody discharge signify real problems? If I were going to mc, would I not just bleed fresh new blood? Or can bloody discharge be a sign that it has gone wrong and mc is impending....?

hertsnessex Sun 19-Aug-07 10:39:52

old blood is generally fine. please dont start panicking. take it easy and just keep an eye on the bleeding. i bled with both my ds's who are both here and well!


EscapeFrom Sun 19-Aug-07 10:41:52

Are you very very sure about your dates?

I askbecause people of a certain blood group need to have an anti-D injection if they bleed after 12 weeks gestation.

Feedmenow Sun 19-Aug-07 10:53:08

Escape, very sure of dates. Scan last week confirmed I was spot on.

Herts, how much did you bleed if you don't mind me asking? And did you see GP or EPU about it, or just wait it out? Thanks...

hertsnessex Sun 19-Aug-07 11:50:30

it was bright red, and quite alot. ds1 was fine and they think ds2 was a twin.

i saw epu for a scan and from 12wks all bleeding stopped.


fettleandminifettle Sun 19-Aug-07 12:26:19

Hi Feedmenow - don't want to concern you, but I would get it checked out as soon as possible. My first mc was a missed mc, that was only diagnosed by scan after I had had a small amount of brown blood. I was told that old blood was generally better than red, but I bled loads of fresh blood with DD around 6-7 weeks and there was nothing wrong.

Hope in your case though it is just some old blood due to implantation of something.

take care

Feedmenow Sun 19-Aug-07 12:30:17

Fettle, I plane to go to EPU tomorrow morning. I had a missed mc in Jan, but never had any bleeding. Have been really worried this time incase the same thing happened, but got to last Thurs with positive scan and thought all would be OK. Will just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings

fettleandminifettle Sun 19-Aug-07 13:09:02

Feedmenow - hang onto the thought that you've had a positive scan for the time being. There are many reasons why you might have had some bleeding, most of them perfectly normal.

I'll be thinking of you.

take care

Eaglebird Sun 19-Aug-07 15:22:09

Good luck at EPU. I had a missed MC last year, and the only sign I had was a brown discharge around week 6. It was such a shock to find out I had miscarried at the routine 12 week scan
I'm now 30+6 weeks pg, and had the same browny discharge at 7 weeks into this pg. Fortunately everything was ok this time. The browny stuff was put down to implantation bleeding.
If you've already had an early scan which showed a heartbeat, then the odds of everything being fine are very good. When I was scanned ay 7 weeks this pg, the sonographer told me the percentage of a happy outcome, but I'm afraid I can't remember what it was. It was something like 95+% though.

funnypeculiar Sun 19-Aug-07 15:44:33

I'm one of the positive bleeder stories - bled throughout pg with ds & a few times in pg with dd.

By & large, brown blood is less worrying than fresh red bllod - essentially becuase the bleed has stopped. And according to one mw I saw, almost 1/3 of women blled during pg (although never seen that anywhere else, so no idea if it's true!)
Good luck at the epu

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