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Early scan showed small bleed - need advice

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hereshoping Tue 10-May-05 19:10:23

Had a scan today because of previous miscarriages. showed a 6+3 bean but a small bleed adjacent to the sac. havent had any bleeding except perhaps a little brown spotting
Any advice? Anyone been thru same?
im being scanned again in 2 weeks but am terrifed
PS I may have accidentally created 2 threads with same topic!

zippy539 Tue 10-May-05 19:13:22

Hi hereshoping - first off congratulations! Could the bleed be implantation bleeding? I had same thing at about the same stage as you with ds - except I did have actual visual bleeding. I was scanned because of it and the bleed was visible on the scan. Did the person scanning you give any explanation?

LGJ Tue 10-May-05 19:13:55

Sorry I can't help, but just wanted to help keep this bumped.

aloha Tue 10-May-05 19:14:59

I had it too - no effect on me or dd!

Aragon Tue 10-May-05 19:15:07

Hi there,

I had this too. Can't remember what they called it now but I know they didn't consider it that serious - just re-scanned me a few weeks later to check it hadn't got any bigger. The little bean (cashew nut I called him) is now 2 and fighting fit so hopefully all is well for you too. Am sure they're just being over cautious and keeping an eye on you both. Did they see a heartbeat today - apparently once they've seen a heartbeat the risk of miscarriage becomes much smaller.

Marina Tue 10-May-05 19:20:13

I had this with all three pregnancies - it showed up especially clearly on my third, possibly because the scanning machines have developed so much in six years.
I am trying to remember how the sonographer explained it, but basically "old" blood shows up well and fresh bleeding doesn't, on a scan. So if you see a bleed on a scan, it is therefore not current. Like you, I had brown spotting, and I was terrified.
My little "bean", who was also conceived following a very late miscarriage, is now nearly two and very naughty. Wishing you the same luck hereshoping.

hereshoping Tue 10-May-05 19:44:35

they did see a heartbeat - this improves the odds doesnt it?

KathH Tue 10-May-05 20:31:11

I've had bleeding in all 4 of my pregnancies - dd1 is 12, dd2 is 8, ds1 is 6 and ds2 is 7 mths.

Marina Tue 10-May-05 20:44:54

Very much so hereshoping. Heartbeat post bleed almost always shows that whatever the bleeding is, it's not threatening the pregnancy. Something like over 90% likelihood of all being well once heartbeat seen...

charleepeters Tue 10-May-05 20:53:53

i had sam etihng as zippy now i have an 8 month old beautifull baby boy good luck hope all goes well

mmmmchocolate Tue 10-May-05 20:59:46

I had a bleed along side the sac with my dd, and it was still there at my 22 wk scan, i bled slightly each month but dd is now a fit and very active 8 month year old. Its hard not to worry but all sounds good with you. in know time there will be a bouncing baby with you xx

aloha Tue 10-May-05 23:28:44

My dd was swimming about in blood flecked waters all her little in-utero life, and she's the very picture of health now!

mrsdarcy Wed 11-May-05 05:29:02

I had bleeding early on with DS1 and DS2 and they were just fine. I was given a similar explanation to the one Marina mentioned about "old" blood. Good luck and congratulations!

hereshoping Wed 11-May-05 09:59:42

thanks for advice def feel a bit calmer today

popsycal Wed 11-May-05 10:02:48

I had this with both babies.....
No effect at all - 9 week old ds2 is here snoring away in my arms right now

fingers crossed

hereshoping Sun 22-May-05 20:49:00

Now actually had a bleed, bright red with some cramps but it settled within 4 hours.went to gynae and admitted overnight, they saw a heartbeat and the cervix was closed
what now? anyone reassure me?
they are scanning me again on thurs
unfortunately our secret news has now leaked out and im getting the why do you keep putting yourself thru this - ive had 2 missed mcs prior to this but never bled, either in them or my successful pgs

AnotherHelen Mon 23-May-05 10:30:06

Hiya hereshoping! i have never experienced this but my sister who has also had miscarriages had a very similar experience early in her pregnancy, she too was bleeding and had bad cramps she was kept in overnight and babies heartbeat was found, she went on to have a healthy baby boy who i snow 2, she is also due to have her second baby in a couple of weeks! - she also had bleeding and cramps in the early stages of this pregnancy too, but baby is absolutley fine! im sure you must be so worried and its the worst thing not knowing whats going to happen next, but bleeding doesnt always mean bad news, sometimes its just one of thoses things! i really really hope things are ok for you - i will keep my fingers crossed! xxx

george32 Thu 26-May-05 16:02:00

Heres, I do hope things are going OK
Thinking of you.

Crazymama Thu 26-May-05 16:42:52

Hi Hereshoping,

I am 11 wks and had been bleeding lightly since 3 1/2 weeks until last week. Two early scans have shown a small bleed next to the sac (which they referred to as a small clot).

The bleed varys between light brown and bright red, but is never much despite being there on every toilet trip (Sorry, just trying to give detail!)

Its only meant to be a risk if the area is large. Mine was quite small (but enough to cause bleeding most days). Its also riskier in later pregnancy, but quite common in early pregnancy apparently.

I have been told that the area will just be absorbed into the body, and Im sure I read somewhere that this is likely around the time the placenta kicks in. (but I might have dreamed this!).

My bleeding has now been gone for a week so im hoping that's it - scan tomorrow so guess I will see if the clot is still there. THe time also seems consistant with the time the placenta would have kicked in.

Like you I also saw a Heartbeat.

I think you can expect more bleeding, and I know its really difficult because you dont expect to have to deal with bleeding so much when pregnant. THe bright red is also quite alarming.
But it sounds exactly like what I have.

I know its been a few weeks since you posted - how are you now?

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