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#1 eyesgreen

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

I'm 5 weeks today and last night I noticed some brown blood when I wiped. Not loads but there is still a bit this morning.. it's like it is when I start af. I'm really worried - do I need to be?

#2 Koobie83

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

Bleeding is really common in pregnancy - I think it happens in 30% of pregnancies and most people go on to have healthy pregnancies and babies. I had a small bleed at 14 weeks - I was very scared because I thought I was in the safe zone and had just started announcing the pregnancy. My midwife told me to go to the hospital ED to get checked out. Everything was fine (baby's heart beat was ticking away really well) and a follow up ultrasound showed no evidence of why it bled. Mine resolved very quickly and I was told if it was brown - this meant old blood.
Because yours is brown it may be your implantation bleed slowly trickling out now. Maybe. But I would see your doctor anyway just to be sure. You might be too early for the Doppler and ultrasound to pick up what the baby is doing. But they can advise you on what it might be and want to do if the spotting gets pinkier or red.

#3 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

I had a dark brown bleed at around six weeks with my first pregnancy and that child is now nearly 4!  Can you call your doctor and arrange an appointment to put your mind at ease?
It does happen and it doesn't always mean the worst.

#4 leisamd

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

It could be nothing or it could be bad.  If it continues, gets worse (brighter, redder, heavier) then I'd be off to the dr's asap.  

PP is right, 5 weeks is probably too early to see anything on an ultrasound.  They'll probably be able to do some blood tests to check your HCG levels are rising.

I've had bleeding be both bad news and nothing to worry about in different pregnancies.  I hope it turns out well for you OP.

#5 TobiasFLK

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

Op the exact sme thing happened to ne at 5 weeks.

I git.so stresses I went to the woman's hospital. They did an internal us and I had bloods.

Needless to.say my beautiful ds is nearly 2.

Get checked to make.sure. but know chances are ou are probably fine.

#6 leisamd

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

Wanted to add, if you have any pain, or symptoms that could point to an ectopic pregnancy - get to a hospital.

#7 Natttmumm

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

Hi OP, has the bleeding stopped now? When I had bleeding at 5 weeks I was told 50% of the time all is fine and 50% its a miscarriage. For me it ended in a miscarriage at around 6 weeks

#8 TassieMum13

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

Hi There,

I had bleeding at 6 weeks, it was full on like start of a period bleeding. I was very upset and went straight to the ER. After a day of waiting for a scan they could see the yolk, and thought they saw a heart beat. That afternoon they sent me for bloods and because it was a Friday (the week before our wedding) and i then went back on the monday morning for follow up bloods - that afternoon they called me to say my hormones had tripled over the weekend therefore no action needed, baby was fine and i was asked to go back straight after our honeymoon.

All in all im now 14 weeks, baby is SO active that it wouldnt stay still to be measured last week and ive had no bleeding since (touch wood).

A friend of mine bled all through her pregnancy and now has a healthy 5 month old... obviously though its always better to be safe than sorry and listen to your body - if something doesnt feel right, go and get checked original.gif

Good Luck!

Me: 24
DH: 25
Baby #1 Due: 20th May 2013

#9 eyesgreen

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

Well my update is that things are not looking good. I'm now having a full blown period bleed. I spoke with my doctor and had my clones done today and will again on Thursday. I'm not holding out much hope though. Very sad :-(

#10 Natttmumm

Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

Sorry to hear eyesgreen - take care of yourself

#11 Koobie83

Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Oh I'm sorry to hear that... sad.gif that's sad. Take care.

Edited by Koobie83, 20 November 2012 - 01:59 PM.

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