K.W. asks from Baker City, OR on January 06, 2009
Spotting at 6-7 Weeks???
Would anyone share your experience with light red bleeding followed by brown spotting at 7 weeks? Did it go away on it's own? Did it turn out to be a miscarriage? Was it following sex? I appreciate the input.
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So What Happened?™
Thank you all for your stories; they really helped me to calm down about what to expect. I went to the Doc go bloodwork and an ultrasound. Then I left town (that was the hard part-being out of town (alone) while all of this was happening). Doc let me know that the ultrasound showed a slower than expected hearbeat and the bloodwork showed lowering hormone levels and to expect a miscarriage. It was four more days of progressively heavier bleeding and last night was an obvious miscarriage (read: passed the "products of conception"). I was fortunate to have little cramping. I really appreciate all your answers and stories. It really did help me to know what to expect. Thank you all so much for sharing.
J.L. answers from Denver on January 10, 2009
S.M. answers from Denver on January 07, 2009
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R.A. answers from Provo on January 07, 2009
Light spotting at that stage of the pregnancy is normal and could be caused simply by the egg implanting itself in the uterine lining, I have been told. Now if you are bleeding so much to soak a pad in an hour or less, call your doctor and go to the emergency room THAT is not good. :) I have personally experienced both scenarios. I had light spotting with my second pregnancy, and heavy bleeding with my third and fourth pregnancies, but I have 4 happy healthy children so just because you are bleeding doesn't mean you will lose the pregnancy.
T.R. answers from Denver on January 06, 2009
Generally... it is nothing. But, do call your doctor for sure... that was my first sign when I miscarried. Really don't want to scare you, and like i said, I think, like 99% of the time or something it is fine!! I spotted with my 2nd baby & it turned out to be nothing... let us know after you see your doc!!
K.D. answers from Denver on January 06, 2009
I don't remember details, but, yes, I had it post-sex with one pregnancy early on. I wouldn't worry too much unless it continues. It doesn't hurt to call your doctor and see what they recommend, though, even though you haven't been in yet.
T.C. answers from Provo on January 07, 2009
Yep I had that with both of my pregnancies. I thought it was miscarriage at first but nope, everything was fine. No explanation as to why, even after several ultrasounds. With my second, it was called a very large subchorionic hemorage (sp?) and I was advised by the sonographer to go on bed rest. I did for a few weeks but I had no further bleeding so my doctor gave the ok to go back to normal activity. HTH!
J.H. answers from Denver on January 07, 2009
I did have some spotting right around that time after sex for 2 weeks in a row. They say that you should wait a week after the spotting if it comes after sex just to make sure. After the second time I had my appointment with the DR. who also caused spotting from a PAP. After that things normalized and I had no more spotting
N.W. answers from Salt Lake City on January 07, 2009
I had spotting around that time when I was doing too much: lifting things heavier than a gallon of milk, wearing myself out cleaning or doing yard work or taking the kids places,...taking really long, really hot showers/baths...not getting enough water, etc.
I think I did have some spotting after sex once or twice...but it doesn't stand out in my memory.
When I had my miscarriage, I didn't have spotting in the days before the cramping started. I had regular cramps which I recognized as being in labor. Also I started bleeding but it was red not pink. I drank lots of water and went to bed - hoping the labor cramps would go away. After 20 minutes of these regular cramps, I knew it was over and asked my husband to take me to the hospital.
I also had about half a period around 7 weeks when I had my twins. I've heard that this is really common.
so, cut back on your activities. Drink more water. Pay attention to your body. Call your OB. Your doctor or maybe even a nurse should be able to answer this question over the phone - tell you what to watch for, set your mind at ease, etc..
B.H. answers from Springfield on January 07, 2009
I see you have a lot of responses already. I don't want to scare you, but just so you take it seriously, but I would go get things checked out at the Dr asap. My SIL just had a miscarriage at 7 wks (a couple weeks ago) and her sign was starting to spot. So just go get things checked out to make sure all was okay. I have heard that some spotting is normal though, so everything could be just fine.
M.B. answers from Salt Lake City on January 07, 2009
I experienced this at the same time with my first. I freaked out of course. My doctor had me come in a few days later for an ultrasound. Everything looked fine and my son was born at 38 weeks. I'd call your doctor for advice!