Spotting/Bleeding Support Thread — The Bump
April 2020 Moms

Spotting/Bleeding Support Thread

I have seen these on other BMBs and thought we might also have one to help support anyone who is spotting/bleeding. 

All conversation surrounding these issues should go here. The TW in the title applies for the whole thread. Please beware of reading ahead if you think you might be triggered by conversations about spotting/bleeding. 

Finally, remember that most of us are not medical professionals, and even if we were, it's always best to call/visit your doctor with questions or concerns. Feel free to ask questions and voice concerns, but please do not expect anyone here to be able to offer you anything but support--the most important thing to do is to call your doctor. They can offer answers: we can offer support.

Re: Spotting/Bleeding Support Thread

  • Ugh... I finally had sex drive last night, but was terrified that I would start spotting. I just woke up and guess what? Spotting. Now I can’t fall back asleep! 😩 I know it’s normal, but my AL brain is freaking out. Calling the doctor as soon as they open. Ya’ll, I’m scared! 
  • @ejoseph16 I did the same yesterday, and it just spotted a tiny bit afterwards (like a few drops of fresh blood on tp), no spotting today. I also freaked out a bit, but I am sure it is normal from everything I read,  still a good idea to call the dr if you can do that, hope we all get through this trimester ok, it is so stressful.

    ejoseph16
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  • @anxious35 yep, mine was fresh blood and stopped quickly, so I’m not freaking out. It just sucks! Lol it was scary at 3 am. Now I’m good. 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • @ejoseph16 @anxious35 Unfortunately, it is so common after sex. Freaked me out a few times with my first. I’m glad it’s stopped now for both of you, but it is so scary. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
    ejoseph16
  • @mercury94 @anxious35 yep. I texted my sister and she had that with sex and vaginal ultrasounds. I just called my doctor and the nurse said it’s totally normal, I just irritated my cervix. So whew! I think MH is more concerned than I am. Lol
    mercury94
  • kerriann0o114kerriann0o114
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    2 days ago I had a small amount of tan spotting along with some cramping that totally freaked me out. It lasted about half a day, then stopped. Still having some cramps off and on though  :/
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  • @kerriann0o114 I’m so sorry about the scare. Glad it stopped and hope it’s not anything to worry about. When do you see the OB? I’d be sure to ask about it. I’ve had some cramps off and on too. I think it’s normal and no concern unless there are other symptoms. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
  • @mercury94 I don't see the OB until 9/6. I didn't call because it was such a small amount, and it stopped. I will definitely call if it happens again though.
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  • @kerriann0o114 I'm sure it's going to be fine, probably some old blood dislodged due to baby implanting deeper. 
    34 y/old FTM (EDD 4/2020)
    History of endo - lap done in 2019 and BFP after 5 medicated IUIs
    mercury94areseekerriann0o114
  • @kerriann0o114 As long as it stopped quick and it doesn’t come back, you shouldn’t worry about it. I don’t think it’s worth a call. I would just put it on my list to ask at the appointment so your OB can tell you when it’s worth the call in the future. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
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  • areseearesee
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    I’ve had a little tan and pink spotting this week. I’m away on vacation, so haven’t called my OB yet. It was super light, didn’t last long, and no real cramps, plus I had the same thing around 5-6 weeks last pregnancy, so I’m thinking it’s pretty normal. Will definitely call if it comes back, though.
    mercury94sanpelligrino
  • Hi! I'm 5w 1d and have had some spotting the last day and a half. Only when I use the bathroom and has varied from pink to red to brown.
    Saw the doctor yesterday and she is testing my hcg levels over the course of a few days.
    Has this happened to anyone else?? I'm a FTM so I'm freaking out
  • @kerriann0o114 my first pregnancy I had tan spotting pretty much throughout my entire pregnancy. Early on my OB checked it and said it’s normal, and not to worry. He said the time to worry is when you’re soaking a pad with red blood.  There is so much extra blood flow down there right now, along with sensitivity.  
    kerriann0o114
  • @knottiefcdef125b321ce8c hey there! I had spotting last pregnancy that got progressively worse, and TW: it ended in MC end TW. However, they kept telling me it was nothing to worry about and didn’t test me at all. Finally, they did an US at 9 weeks and I was measuring 6 weeks. I wish I would have worried less, because it made that pregnancy miserable. The best thing you can do for you and baby is relax. Lots of people experience spotting throughout their pregnancy. The doctor monitoring your levels is great! That will tell you where you stand. FX for you and baby! 
    Also, if you could change your username (check the knottie username thread), it would help us a lot with responding to you! Thanks! 
  • Thanks for the replies! I have an us scheduled for the 26th so hopefully I will have some more definite answers then
    ejoseph16
  • @katiemcoulter5271 I’ve known a few ladies who experienced quite a bit of spotting during their pregnancies, especially after sex or a transvaginal ultrasound. Many of them ended up with a healthy baby. I know it’s hard, but try not to worry unless the bleeding gets worse. Hope you get great news at your ultrasound. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
  • Thank you! I also had a yeast infection so I'm hoping my cervix was irritated as well.
    So many symptoms and I've only known I'm pregnant for a week and a half!
    mercury94
  • I have woken up the past two mornings to some spotting on my panty liner. The first morning it was a pinkish spotting, this morning just a small speck of reddish blood. It hasn't continued when I wipe though throughout the day so hoping it's not anything to worry about. My ultrasound is on Tuesday so just trying to make it until then.







    sanpelligrino
  • @littleredm Thinking of you. I hope it’s not anything to worry about and you get great news on Tuesday. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
  • @littleredm hope you have no reason to worry, and have a great ultrasound on Tuesday. 
    34 y/old FTM (EDD 4/2020)
    History of endo - lap done in 2019 and BFP after 5 medicated IUIs
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