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New to Board/Concern about Spotting

I found out last week that IVF was successful and I am now 5 weeks pregnant. I've had occasional cramping/pinching/bloating, but this morning I had my first spotting. It was light pink, then light brown, and while I've read that can be normal, of course I'm scared. I have fibroids and endometriosis so me RE thought achieving pregnancy would be difficult, so I'm really on guard about this. I have an ultrasound tomorrow morning so thankfully I don't have to wait too long but this will be the longest day ever.

 Can anyone else share their experience with spotting?

Severe endo & fibroids, IVF #1 BFP with twins, Gabriel Mark (5/20/12) & Zachary David (5/24/12)- said goodbye to my two angels at 17 weeks due to pprom. Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Re: New to Board/Concern about Spotting

  • I had similar spotting twice early on. RE said many women experience this. unless it is conjunction with really bad cramps I don't think you have to worry. Although that didn't stop my heart from stopping both times I saw it. hugs

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    Married in Sept 2009. Started TTC then.
    MFI - CABVD due to CF
    IVF w/ICSI #1 Aug/Sept 2011 - BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #2 Nov 2011
    Beta #1 = 143 Beta #2 = 689
    1st Ultrasound 12/22 - One sac
    Baby girl born 8.29.12

  • Congrats and welcome. I experienced pink spotting and some blood at 6w and again at almost 7w. I called my RE immediately the first time and they had me come in the next morning. Nothing could be found and the spotting stopped a few hours after it began. If you are nervous I would call your RE just to be safe.

    Good luck!

  • I had spotting before my BFP.  Got it again about a week later.  And then got it again with bleeding later on.  None of my u/s should a problem until the one I got when I was bleeding which ended up being SCH (which resolved itself at week 11).  It is probably just implantation spotting but for piece of mind I would call you RE. 
    TTC #1 ~ dx elevated FSH level (DOR)

    IUI #1 (Gonal F and Ovidrel) = BFN

    IVF#1 (Long Lupron) = BFN

    IVF#2 (Long Lupron)= BFFN!

    IVF#3 (Antagonist) = Another BFFN! :(

    FET#1 = BFN

    IVF#4 =Microflare with AH and new RE = BFP!

    Beta#1 11/2 191, Beta#2 11/4 394, Beta#3 11/6 921 Cautiously expecting #1

    It's a boy!!


  • I had some pink spotting around 8 weeks, but it only lasted a few hours and everything seemed to be fine after.  GL tomorrow - I know it's impossible not to worry.  Also, welcome and congrats!
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
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    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • I had a couple spotting incidents in first tri - as you can see from my ticker, it all turned out okay!  I know it is scary, but try to hang in there and know that most of the time things are just fine.

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  • Mt RE said that 50% of their patients have spotting, and most of them are just fine. They didn't even want a phone call unless there was heavy bleeding. Hang in there - I know how scary it is to see any amount of blood!

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  • Congrats and welcome!!

     I had pink spotting that turned into brown spotting at 6 weeks and 8 weeks both times I had a u/s that day and they couldn't find a reason for the spotting. I had bright red blood at 10 weeks and again they couldn't find a reason for the bleeding when they did an u/s. Recently I had bright red bleeding again at 32 weeks, and again the u/s showed nothing.

    Anytime I have had or have bleeding, I always try to get in that same day. My OB always tells me that some people just bleed, but that never makes me feel any better.

    After 4 years, 3 failed IUIs and 2 failed IVFs our surprise miracle is here!
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    TTC # 2 BFP 03/02/13 = CP, BFP 05/14/13 = CP, BFP 08/09/13 = CP

    RPL testing = normal

    TI Cycle #1, 50 clomid days 3-7, 150 iu Follistim days 8-11 = BFP! EDD May 22, 2014

    Betas: 13 DPO = 79, 15 DPO = 149, 19 DPO = 788, 22 DPO = 2031

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