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<p>After using the bathroom, I wiped myself and noticed a decent amount for bright red blood. I've had 3 miscarriages before around 6 weeks, so I thought at 12 weeks I was in the clear. Of course I freaked out and rushed to the doctor's office. I have have 4-5 ultrasounds so far because of my history (even one last week) and every time Baby looks perfect and on-schedule or ahead. When they did the ultrasound after my bleeding, Baby still looked perfect with a strong heartbeat, there were no signs of placenta issues, and my cervix was thick and closed. The doctor said it was unexplained bleeding, it didn't look like it would happen again, and unexplained bleeding is better than explained bleeding. I've stopped bleeded but am still a bit on pin and needles. Has anyone else ever had a similar experience?</p>
 

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<p>phew! i had a lot of spotting near the beginning and a few times since DTD but nothing just out of the blue. that sounds really scary! glad you and bebe are okay!!!</p>
 

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<p>I've never had any spotting or bleeding so that would definitely have freaked me out.  So happy to hear that your little bean is healthy.</p>
 

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<p>So glad all is well!</p>
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<p>It couldn't have been from your cervix, could it (like, the outside...called a friable cervix)?  It hasn't happened to me in this pregnancy, but in both previous ones I had a couple of incidents of having bright red spotting on tissue after going #2.  The very first time it happened I freaked (like one would!) and went to the doctor, she said as far as she could tell it was likely to have just been the cervix itself that bled because my cervix looked perfect except for some cervical erosion (where the lining from inside cervix grows around the outside, or something like that - lots of blood vessels and therefore prone to bleeding).  It happened at least once after that during that pregnancy, and maybe 3 times in the subsequent pregnancy, and I tried to just not worry as long as it resolved quickly (which it always did - like, after several wipes it already appeared to be quieting down).</p>
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<p>Anyway, just a thought...and a heads up that it's possible it might happen again and that would be no big deal :)</p>
 

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<img alt="hug.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"> i've had a bit of a scare more than once this pregnancy though i soon realised the blood was coming from the back not the front <img alt="redface.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif">
 

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<p>Hi Mama,</p>
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<p>I'm not your in DDC, in fact, my little one was born in May of 2010 but I saw your thread when I logged in and just wanted to offer a little reassurance. I bled from about week 6 to week 10, pink, red, brown and every color in between and my DD is currently a happy, healthy almost 6 month old. I had two losses previous to my daughter's birth so I know how scary and nerve wracking it can be to deal with bleeding but in my own search for support, I met so many other mamas who had gone through something similar, it actually seemed like spotting was more common than not! Like you, my bleeding was unexplained. My cervix remained long and closed up until 40 weeks and my placenta was fine. My OB chalked it up to "one of those things".</p>
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<p>I'm glad you've been getting ultrasounds for reassurance. I know they're controversial but for mamas who've had losses, they can really be beneficial in terms of helping to alleviate worry and stress, which is certainly bad for a pregnancy. I wish you all the best and will keep you and your little one in my thoughts. It's wonderful to think that just as my sweet DD is turning one, you'll be holding your precious darling in your arms for the first time!!!<span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Glad baby is okay!  I've had bleeding with every pregnancy--sometimes a lot, but fortunately I've never miscarried.  The first time I bled, I had an US, and it was because of a subchorionic hemmorhage.  After that I never did an US because there wouldn't be anything they could do about it anyway--so all the other bleeding was unexplained to me.  I think bleeding is far more comon in pregnancy that we are told about.  It sure is scary though.  Glad everything is fine.  I haven't experienced bleeding past 13 weeks--hopefully you won't either.  Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>I had blood this week but from a hemmerhoid.Could that be it?</p>
 

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I had a very heavy bleeding and clot passing episode early in this pregnancy. I actually thought I had miscarried but went in a week later, and an u/s showed I was still pregnant. They said I had a subchorionic hematoma and that I would likely bleed more, but I never did. They acted like it wasn't a big deal, but it had me on pins and needles for awhile thinking I could start bleeding again at any moment! Bleeding during pregnancy is scary, because you can't help but think the worst. However, from all that I've read it seems fairly common. I'm glad you got some reassurance from u/s. Best wishes on things going smoothly from here on out.
 

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<p>Thanks soooo much ladies!!! Everything you've said has been very reassuring!</p>
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<p>Bluepetals: It's very very possible that that's exactly what it is! Thanks so much for a possible cause! My cervix was closed tight and I'm on progesterone so I can't imagine it was uterine bleeding. The doctor said that when he looked there was some already-drying blood pooled near my cervix. Just like you, it happened every quickly after going #2 and it seemed to stop very quickly.</p>
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<p>NicolleLynne: Thanks for your kind words! I almost cried at the part about holding my baby. I sure hope that's how it happens!</p>
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<p>Everyone else: Thanks again for your reassurance and support! It could be a subchronic hematoma, although nothing my doctor saw on the ultrasound suggested this (although I know that it's still possible since you can't detect everything). Also, at first I doubted it but I was positive that it was vaginal bleeding before I went to the doctor's office because I inserted a tampon just to be sure <span><img alt="Sheepish.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Sheepish.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>It sure is hard to be calm about bleeding when it's only ever meant one thing :(. If it happens again, unless it doesn't stop quickly, I'm going to try to just rest and not worry or rush to the doctor. I have an ultrasound scheduled almost every week for the next month, so hearing the heartbeat every week will help me be more reassured. I'm normally pretty anti-medical intervention myself, but I'm a borderline basket case with all the worry during pregnancy due to my history and ultrasounds seem to be the only thing that alleviates that for me.</span></p>
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<p>Thanks again ladies, SOOO MUCH ;)!!!</p>
 

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<p>I've never had any bleeding during pregnancy, so that would definitely have freaked me out! I'm glad everything's fine though. I started feeling babe kick a few weeks ago, and yesterday I didn't feel any movement. I woke up at 2 am panicking, thinking about how maybe something's wrong, and just as I thought that, the baby started moving. It's like he/she knew I was stressed :)</p>
 
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