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I am 11 weeks prego and just started bleeding a little bit this week. Nothing too bad, but it's been kind of clumpy and I don't know what to make of that. At first it was more of a light tan/browish pink, but today I had a few deep red clumps come out. No cramping and the blood isn't super bright, so I am trying to keep hopeful.<br><br>
This obviously worries me and I wanted to ask if anybody else who has bled had blood come out in a clumpy consistancy.<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
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Caring Touch I can't say as i've bled at all during my pregnancies so I'm not much help but I didn't see anyone else having posted and I hate viewing how many people have looked and not posted anything. I know at the end of my first pregnancy my plug was lumpy but that's quite different. Have you contacted your midwife or physician about it? I had a friend who did actually do this, come to think about it, so they did an early u/s to confirm that the baby was fine. I hope things are OK for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s
 

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Were the clumps firm or squishy? I have had, in the past, some deep red smallish clumps, but they were actually just blood-colored mucous. They look quite solid because they are opaque, but when pressed between fingers it is obvious that it is just mucous. If you have concerns, you may want to contact your care provider. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I second Darkhorsemommie... I had what she described.<br>
my feeling is..if the blood is brown and not bright..you are probably doing just fine.<br><br>
bright colored blood can be more troublesome.<br><br><br>
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I had spotting with my son and with this pregnancy.<br><br>
With my first pg the spotting was bright red in the beginning and I had one or two big clumps of red mucous. I had an u/s scheduled that day for dates (not sure how far along I was) and everything was fine and I continued to spot for about 6 weeks, brown some clumpy mucous.<br><br>
With this pg it started as brown at 7 weeks and at about 13 weeks I had an episode of heavy bleeding (soaked my undies and jeans) and passed one HUGE tissue clot. I went to the mw that day and took the clot with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> . I should her the clot which she agreed was tissue but it was really nothing of size to worry about. it was about 1/4 inch wide and about 3 inches long. I'm thinking it was cauing the spotting...I don't think I've had any spotting since that released.<br><br>
I had 2 m/c in between, one at 6 weeks and one chemical. At 6 weeks it started as light spotting but within a couple hours it turned into really really dark red bleeding and about 2 hours after that the clotting and cramps started.<br><br>
If you feel worried about it (even though they can't really do much at this stage) they can put your mind at ease or let you know what is going on. I would probably call my ob/mw...but I'm such a worrywart that I was useless until i knew what was going on!<br><br>
They say not to be concerned unless there is cramping (which has always been the case in my situations). Just take it easy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I have had this problem, with my first two pregnancies, but not this one.<br><br>
I have all my children here and healthy, so it was apparently not that big of a deal (allthough it felt like it at the time)!<br><br>
Have you looked into progesterone cream treatment? From what little I know, you can buy it anywhere (walmart) and rub some on your arm every day, and the hormone will cause you to stop bleeding. I found out about this too late for me, but I have friends who have sucessfully done this.<br><br>
HTH!
 
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