Bleeding at 18 weeks

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Nia18 Sat 19-Dec-20 14:57:02

Hi all, looking for some reassurance.

I'm 18+1 and for the past 3 days I've had bleeding. The 1st time it was enough to fill a small panty liner then I spotted for a day, then today I filled another panty liner.

I'm on Fragmin (5000) and 150mg of aspirin daily and am a high risk pregnancy because of being a wheelchair user, high BMI and history of preeclampsia.

Out of hours spoke to gynaecology on my behalf. They dont want to see me but made an appointment for a scan on 29th December, which is the date of my anomaly scan anyway so I cancelled that.

I'm wondering if the bleed is partly because of the blood thinning medication. Has anyone had this experience?

Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to reduce the risk of more bleeding? My local midwife works on Tuesdays and Thursdays but it feels like such a long time to wait for some advice.

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Sunshine011020 Sat 19-Dec-20 23:57:01

Hey Nia 18, I am 15+6 and on Asprin 150 mg as I have hypertension. I had bleeding at 10+4 and 12 +3, although that was before I started on my asprin doses. They said some women bleed during a normal pregnancy. However, I do get the frustration you're feeling right now and didn't just want to read and run. I hope and pray that your bleeding subsides and everything comes back normal in your anomaly scan. Good luck and take it easy until the scan.🤞

nicciw87 Sun 20-Dec-20 00:24:57

I'm sorry but with bleeding that far along and no willing to see you ASAP I would go to A&E

Nia18 Sun 20-Dec-20 21:09:24

@Sunshine011020 thanks for replying. Ah I'm sorry to hear you've had bleeds too. Its so worrying isn't it. No matter how many times they tell you its normal there's always that concern in the back of your mind.

This is my 3rd pregnancy, but my last baby was born at 30 weeks and this entire pregnancy so far has been a worry.
Hopefully things will settle down for both of us.

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Nia18 Sun 20-Dec-20 21:11:39

@nicciw87 I havent had any more bleeding, but if I do have more I think I'll either turn up at the hospital or push to be seen.

I'm going to ring my midwife tomorrow anyway. Nobody I've spoken to so far have been midwives or obstetricians so I'd like their advice too.

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Meomeomeo Mon 21-Dec-20 07:02:10

You’re 18 weeks now so you should be able to call the maternity assessment unit? I had bleeding after 16 weeks but had to fight to be seen at EPU but it was a lot easier after I turned 18 weeks with the MAU. Turns out, I have sth called ectropion.

Nia18 Tue 22-Dec-20 14:01:55

@Meomeomeo in my area in South Wales we can't see anyone except our GP before 20 weeks. Unless we're having extreme bleeds of course. The GP usually then refer to gynaecology if they feel you need to be seen.

After 20 weeks we can ring triage.

Its incredibly frustrating. I had issues in my previous pregnancies that were made more stressful by not being able to call a dedicated department.

I have my scan next week so although the bleeding has stopped I'm hoping to get some answers and reassurance.

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Meomeomeo Tue 22-Dec-20 15:24:07

Fingers crossed no more bleeding. It may simply be because more blood flow during pregnancy or if you have ectropion like me then it can cause bleeding too.

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