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    Spotting and Tissue Discharge

    Hi everyone! I am nine weeks pregnant and two nights ago I had a small amount of spotting which only lasted for about half an hour which I am quite concerned about. I have had some spotting earlier on in the pregnancy but everything checked out fine after that (ultrasound detecting heartbeat at seven weeks and HCG levels have been progressing normally) but this was quite different. The blood was darker than previously, it included a couple of tiny blood clots and a small amount of something looking like tissue passed as well. It was not accompanied by cramping but have had a few sharper pains here and there higher in my abdomen which i attributed to my uterus stretching. Since then I have not spotted but am so scared that I have had the beginnings of a miscarriage or a possible missed miscarriage. Would love to hear thoughts on this and if anyone had something similar happen?

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    Hi - I am sorry you are experiencing some bleeding and know how concerning it is. It is reassuring that your bleeding has stopped now. I would certainly contact your midwife or doctor for advise. Just let them know what you've experienced - they may want to do further tests. Just so you know if you were going to miscarry typically the bleeding would increase not stop, it generally gets heavier. The bleeding is usually bright red and accompanied by cramping.
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    Hi can you please let me know what happened after that? I'm so scared because I'm having dark brown spotting with some tissues.....

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    Dear Kelly,

    I'm sorry to hear about your concerns. How many weeks pregnant are you? Dark brown spotting is usually old blood coming out of the uterus lining and this is just a normal part of pregnancy for many women. However, it is best to be on the safe side and to see your midwife or doctor. As Jane says above, a miscarriage usually involves bright red (i.e. fresh) bleeding which increases in flow and abdominal cramping.

    Bleeding occurs in around 1 in 4 pregnancies and the majority of these go on to have a healthy baby. However, bleeding does always need to be checked out in pregnancy.

    Thinking of you,
    LJ

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