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#1 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 03:11 PM - Thread Starter
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.I think I posted in the wrong spot a few days ago, so I will try THIS forum:)

  I will just copy and paste my other post, and the one reply I received, and then what has transpired in the last 24 hours.  
I need a little input, First I am thrilled to announce that we are expecting a new bundle sometime this late November!! We couldnt be happier...but...
I had my progesterone tested and it was VERY low. 7.9!!
My GP (who made it perfectly clear he is not treating my pregnancy because he doesnt do OB) put me on 200mg of Prometrium once daily.
I have been taking this for four days now. Things were going well, but starting the night before last, I noticed when I wipe, there was a tinge on the paper. Not pink, not red, just not white or clear. Today it is darker...kinda a pale tan? 
My question, can the prometrium change the chemsty of my mucus? There no "flow" per say, and I talked to my midwife. We had a miscarriage before Zach, and it took us over a year to conceive him. My levels were low with him as well, and required supplements also. Does anyone have any insight or experience with this? I have been finding a few mainstream sites that say this is normal, but its sites like "the bump" *puke*
I dont feel any cramping or pain....any twitch or pain I do feel and get freaked out about turns out to be gas and will pass. 
I havent been working out, and havent had sex in a week. Just normal mild activity around the house, dishes, laundry, playing with my 18 month old...
I just cant get past the worry!!
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Yes, progesterone suppositories often make it look like you have an "orange-ish" discharge. I see it a tiny bit when I've used them and my acupuncturist (who works with IVF clinics) said her clients tell her that they see it all the time (they are often worried about it) and that's it's completely normal.
So, the discharge got darker after that first post.
Still not RED, but no longer light tan, now its brown with a hint of pink... I flipped out yesterday morning, got a hold of my doc who did a blood test to see where we were.  10.0!!  It should be NO LESS then a 20!!  Yikes!
So he put me on 200mg prometrium twice daily over the previous once daily...
While the color isnt much lighter, the fluid is thinner and seems to be more diluted. Does that make sense?
My midwife and I heard the heartbeat two nights ago, loud, strong and right at the 150 mark.  
I still am worried to death, and I guess I really wont stop obsessing over this until I stop spotting, but what insight does everyon have?  I have been trying to rest and just numb my mind with other crap, but its not working.  My 18 month old senses my anxiety and has been acting out.  I cant just go upstairs and go to I end up slowly cleaning stuff...which is pretty much the LAST thing I need to be doing right now.  Just at my wits end....anyone that can offer help with some words of wisdom would be pretty great!!
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#2 of 4 Old 05-11-2012, 01:09 PM
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My partner was on prometrium due to IVF.

She spotted and bled with the suppositories. We freaked a bit too.

But it is coming to spot and get red, pink or brown blood when wiping because the prometrium can irritate your cervix.

One thing she did to make it a bit better was to insert with her finger instead of the tool and not push it quite as far in.

Before that she was bleeding...after that it was more brown spotting.


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Are you taking them orally or vaginally?

I has some spotting when I was on it this pregnancy. I was taking it vaginally. There was also a lot of gross orange discharge all the time.

The first time I went in and say my back up OB, they did an ultrasound and we did see a small bleed in my uterus by my cervix. The second time I went in and baby looked great OB the ultrasound again. It's possible that the progesterone is irritating your cervix or that you are scratching yourself when inserting it.

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It could be the prometrium, or it can be spotting that would have happened otherwise (many women spot in the 1st trimester).

I would consult an OB or and RE, since your PCP is not treating you, and you may need additional testing. Good luck.

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