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Passing tissue during pregnancy

My wife is 8 weeks pregnant.  She had a few drops of blood in the toilet paper after she urinated a few days ago.  The bleeding has stopped for the most part.  In addition, she has been intermittently been passing tiny flakes of tissue or some kind of clotted material that vary from pink/grey to white in her urine.  The flakes are about the size of oatmeal flakes -- very small.  And she has probably passed about a total of 10-12.  Has anyone had a similar situation?  Is a m/c imminent or starting, or can small amounts of tissue/material be passed in a healthy pregnancy?  Needless to say things are tense on this side.

Thanks for any help.
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I had that happen with my last miscarriage but all pregnancies are very different. I would definitley have her call her doctor asap so they can run an ultrasound to make sure the baby is ok.
((hugs)) hope all turns out well!
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I would not say it's normal, sounds like it has to be looked into by her doctor. Good luck.
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I had this happen in my 6th week.  You described the tissue exactly as I had it.  I was also having light bleeding and cramping which got more intense.  It turned out my progesterone levels were WAY to low and my body was trying to have a period - shed the lining.  My doctor put me on progesterone suppositories that day which I will take until my 12th week.  I am now 8 weeks pregnant and doing great.  Have your wife go to the dr. and make sure they test her progesterone too just in case her situation is similar to mine.

Katy
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Thank you so much yes that does help...So they are two different put important hormones that help support the pregnancy. How did you know that you lost your Corpus Luteum? Was is that? I just wonder if that happened in any of my first three miscarriages. Thank you for all of your help.
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I am 14 wks preg. I lost my corpus luteum at week 6 which produces progesterone to support a pregnancy. They put me on vaginal suppositories twice a day until I reached 10 weeks because the Dr. said my progesterone was low since I lost the corpus luteum and this can lead to miscarriage. Your progesterone has to stay at a certain level to support the pregnancy.  After week 10 the sac is fully formed and it takes over producing enough progesterone to support the baby. The HCG levels (the way I understand it) are totally seperate from the progesterone levels.  They peak at week 12 and then start declining rapidly at week 14. This is why alot of people's morning sickness symptoms get better after the 3rd month because HCG is what causes all those symptoms.  Hope this helps.
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I would definatly have your wife see her doctor I don't think that passing tissue is normal...That is how all three of my m/c were. I spotted a little and then it would stop and then it would start again until I started to pass small amounts of tissue. They will give her an ultra sound because they can tell from the shape of the sac if it is starting to m/c and also if there is a heart beat...but again everyone's body is different but just to be on the safe side call her doctor. I have a question though is progesterone the hormone that helps maintain your hcg level? After having 3 m/c with my next pregnancy they started me on hormone injections twice a week for the first 13 weeks of my pregnancy do you think it was progesterone? They told me it would help support my pregnancy because my Hcg levels were low? I never heard the name other then they were giving me hormone injections....It did work though! Please let me know if you think this is what the hormone was...thank you.
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I found out really early this time that I was preg. (at 4 wks)  They did an ultrasound then and couldn't see anything yet but that I did have a corpus luteum (nodule left behind on the ovary after the egg is released that produces progesterone)

Two weeks later when they found the "initial sac" they also saw that I had lost my corpus luteum.  If you don't have one of these to stay intact the Dr. said normally your progesterone will drop so low that you'll miscarry.  She said alot of people miscarry before they even know that they're pregnant because they didn't keep a corpus luteum.  They made me come back every week while I was on the progesterone medicine to look and make sure they still found a heartbeat each time.  They first detected the heartbeat at week 7.

I didn't go thru this with my 4 yr old.  I didn't even know I was preg. with him until week 7. I had never even heard of a corpus luteum until I came down with this problem. From what my Dr. said, the loss of this corpus if one of the main reasons alot of people miscarry in the first place.

Sorry you've been thru so much and hope things get better. I'm new to this site and have found help thru other people's experiences. Hope I have helped you.

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Thank you for all your information it has been very helpful. I am new to this site too but I think it is great. I will have to ask my doctor about that the next time I am pregnant...I had to do the same thing as you once we found the hear beat which I think was around 5 or 6 weeks I received the HGC injections right away and I too had to have an ultra sound once a week to make sure there was a heart beat up until I think I was 13 weeks along.... The doctor tells me the next time I get preganct we will do a ultra sound and if there is a heart beat he will do the injections right away again.... But I did have an empty sac with one of my miscarriages but he never told me if I was missing my corpus luteum. That is interesting...sometimes I wonder how well doctors look at the ultra sound..they seem insensitive at times....it's been very nice talking with you - thankyou.
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Hi everyone. I got married in december of 2003. Before I got married I was a virgin. I am 23 years old. I first got pregnant in february and then I have a m/c in march. Then I got pregnant again late march and had a m/c during mid may. My husband and I tried to avoid another pregnancy but now we are pregnant. My hcg levels during previous pregnancies were ok. And they were doubling within certain periods. I had internal and external ultrasounds and in both cases a heartbeat was detected. Then after they would detect a heartbeat the m/c will happen soon after(like 2 weeks or so). I recently went to my GYN and he told me that I just have to wait and see what happens with this pregnancy. After sex, the bleeding always starts. But whenever I am not active in sexual activities there is no bleeding. They told me nothing is wrong with me internally. I do not know what is going on. And my husband is going crazy. This is my 3rd pregnancy and I spotted light pink blood 2 weeks ago and that is why I went to my GYN and he told me I was pregnant. He said the blood could have been implantation bleeding(spotting). But after I have sex I pass tissue and bleed. What is the problem here. I don't have any kids yet and I want one so bad. Any help? Is it my progesterone(they never tested this horomone I don't think)HELPPPP.
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I'm afraid you're hubby will have to suffer for a while, because if you know that you'll bleed, you won't be able to have sex. My daughter went through the same thing, and her Dr. told her to give it up. It worked, she now has an 18 mo. old daughter herself.
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I agree with Stinasmom I had two miscarriages the same way my doctor told me no sex the first trimester and no sex when my normal cycle was during the entire pregnancy....Of course I did that and now have a beautiful baby girl but we also did progesterone injections too! So I don't know if it was a combo of both or one or the other but it worked so it is something to think about. I am 8 weeks pregnant now and poor hubby hasn't had any sex for about that long!ha!ha!But it's in my head that for what ever reason that having sex early on caused me to have problems too...I would bleed pink right after sex and then it would gradually get darker and I would start cramping and miscarry. Tell hubby it's a small price to pay for such a great gift!!!! Good Luck and yes check into progesterone too because I am a huge believer in progesterone too. Hope this was a little helpful.
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I was 5wks when pregnant when i experienced some spotting each time i had to use the washroom, i went to the ER two days later and was tested and told my hcg was about 3000 at that time they even had to do a vaginal ultrasound and found a sac with nothing in it. My doc said hopefully my hcg doubles up and they can see some development in the sac. I am going to be 7wks in a couple of days, the red spotting has stopped, only i experience brown liquid perhaps once in a day, it last for some seconds and vanish, sometimes some long ropelick brown substance accompany the brown spotting. My next appointment is on the 20th, i dont want to go to the ER cause i believe God is in charge, i barely even have morning sickeness unlike my first pregnancy which resulted in a pre-term labor. Any advice please
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i am not sure how far along i am. i had my first doctors appointment on monday and now its thursday and i have been spotting. its pinkish color. they said i was 6 weeks 5 days on monday but yesterday they did an ultrasound and said it looked like i was earlier than that. i went this morning to get blood drawen and when i got there i went to the bathroom and there was a string of blood when i wipped is this normal. i do have some ccramping but mainly lower back ach. im scared to death and i just pray everything is still ok. im now waiting on a phone call from my doctor. has any of this happened to anyone else?
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I was suppose to have my 1st ob appointment october 18th, 2012. i have been bleeding since october 12th, but the doctor didnt seem that concerned. today on october 16th, I passed a big thing of tissue, but i was not in any pain and still is not in pain. I still have a feeling im pregnant but not trying to get my hopes up.  does anyone have any advise for me.
thanks
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Hello everyone, today I am now 7weeks 1 day pregnant and I had zero symptoms (except sore breast) until now, I've been cramping bad as if I'm about to start my menstrual but im not! I didn't know I was pregnant so the entire time I was taking my birth control (orthrotricyclen lo)! This morning I used the bathroom and when I wiped I saw something that was semi cloudy with a streak of purple/ redish in it! It was longer and looked clot like! NO BLOOD in my urine or anything! It looked like a clear blood clot to me bc that's all I've ever seen come out of me during my cycle! After I finished using the restroom I felt bad cramping, can someone please help me bc I'm so clueless as to what this could be!
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