Yes, and its quite common. There is only need for alarm if there is enough bright red blood to fill a pad within an hour or so and accompanied by cramping. I had ALOT of spotting and little bleeds with my last pregnancy (he is 18 months now) The blood vessels in the va-jayjay swell and are easily ruptured by too much exercise, squating, bending, sex (this is the most common cause of bleeding), vaginal dryness, and just for reasons of the unknow. So take a deep sigh of relief and enjoy the miracle inside you!
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Oh my gosh! What scary thing to hear! I wonder what made them think that. Hopefully all goes well at your doctor's appointment tomorrow. Keep us posted. You and baby are in my thoughts. Stay positive. It's a good sign that the spotting stopped and your Dr said not to worry. I'm sure everything will be fine.
I had some spotting at 9 weeks also but had spent the day before steam cleaning my whole house so it made a bit more sense. I didn't do anything strenous at all that day or the day before which is what freaked me out even more. They really didn't tell me anything either just sent me home after saying, well this could be a threatned miscarriage and I would say you have a 50% chance of carrying to term! I called my Dr. the next morning and they said not to worry. It completely stopped after a few hours with no issues since and I have an appt with my Dr. tomorrow just to get everything checked out. Thanks for all the feedback!
My doc told me that spotting is really normal because the uterus is an organ and its under a lot of pressure etc and a little spotting can be very normal. i say check with your obgyn.
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Oh my, I'm sorry! That must have been really scary. I'm glad you went to the ER and everything was okay. What do you think it was from? Were you more active before that happened? I've also heard if you lift anything heavy or strenuous exercise or are on your feet for an extended period of time, you may experience some light spotting. I hope everything is better now and the spotting has stopped and you feel okay. Put your feet up and take it easy.
I had light spotting at 10 weeks and went to the ER just like you did. They did an US and there was a heartbeat so they sent me home and it did stop on its own in about a day. It freaked me out though. I was put on pelvic rest (my husband loved that LOL) and it happened again at 12 weeks but then it never happened again. My dr. office said that sometimes it happens and there isn't always a known cause. It was pretty light both times, but I was worried. It didn't happen at all with my first pregnancy.
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I died have some spotting around week 12 but I knew that it was going to happen as the dr saw some old blood in an ultrasound. However at week 21 I did have bright red blood and spotting when I wiped. I called my doctor and they said as long as it wasn't enough to fill up a pad, it was okay. I was asked the typical questions -- any burning when urinating (indicating a UTI), any sexual intercourse, any heavy lifting, etc. It was negative on everything they asked so they figured, as I have a very active baby in there, that he poked the cervix just right and that caused it to bleed.
I am now 36 weeks and everything is okay. Sometimes spotting happens but it is always a good idea to call your doctor when it happens so if there is a need to, they can check you out. In the meantime, as long as you don't need a full pad and you're not filling it up, chances are it is okay...
Hang in there and let us know what your doctor says.
Has anyone else had issues with spotting throughout their pregnancy? I spotted at 9 weeks and then again last week at 14 weeks. The spotting lasted a few hours last week and I went to the emergency room. My cervix is closed and the heartbeat was fine but they couldn't tell me what caused the bleeding. I haven't had any other issues but was just wondering if anyone else has ever dealt with this.
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