This forum is for questions and support regarding Caesarean Section , Childbirth, Diabetes, Depression, Fetal Monitoring, Genetic Testing, Hormonal Changes, Labor, Lamaze, Morning Sickness , Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal Care, Weight gain.
I am 12weeks, 1 day. I have had a brown discharge since week 7. I was told by the nurse practioner that it was old blood and part of impantation bleeding. The amount was small and did not require a panty liner. It was only visible when I wiped. I had an ultrasound at 8 weeks and saw the heartbeat. Yesterday at 12 weeks I bled fresh blood and had slight cramping. The amount was enough to require a sanitary pad but I did not soak it through. The bleeding is still there today, enought to require a panty liner. Today is Sunday and I do not want to go to an ER. I will call my provider tomorrow. If its not a miscarriage what else could it be.
Bleeding in the first trimester is very common, occurring in 20-40% of women. It is likely you have developed what is called a sub-chorionic hematoma. This is a very common finding and it is uncommon for pregnancy loss to occur following uterine bleeding in early pregnancy, even after repeated episodes or large amounts of bleeding. In fact, 90 to 96 percent of pregnancies with both fetal heart activity and vaginal bleeding at 7 to 11 weeks of gestation will result in an ongoing pregnancy, with the higher success rate occurring at the later gestational ages.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.