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Old 08-22-2006, 11:24 AM   #1
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Spotting- Should I be worried?

I am a bit concerned because I have been spotting for the last 2 weeks straight. My cycle has returned a few months ago, and when the spotting started, I thought it was just AF returning. But then it never got heavier, like it normally does. Over the past two weeks, I have had pretty light spotting, except for occasionally a little heavier bleeding- more red than brown. I have taken a pregnancy test, and a faint line appears meaning that I am pregnant. This would be my 2nd pregnancy, but I didn't bleed at all with my first. Should I be worried? How normal is it to have this much spotting? I am still nursing my 19 month old daughter a few times a day, could this cause spotting/bleeding too? I would love any advice you can give.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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I think I would be contacting your doc to confirm pregnancy and then address the spotting issue.
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I think I would be contacting your doc to confirm pregnancy and then address the spotting issue.
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Re: Spotting- Should I be worried?

I refuse to go to my old doctor (she lied to me a number of times and gave me a 4th degree episiotomy), so I need to find another one soon. I just hate the whole process of interviewing and trying to find one that agrees with my philosophies. Can a midwife diagnose a problem too? I might try that route instead.

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Either one should be able to help you! GL mama!!
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If I were you I would find a dr, even a general practice dr. can confirm your pregnancy and advise you on the spotting. At least it will give you time to find the right OB or MW, but give you some idea what could be going on. Good luck Mama.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:44 PM   #8
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My OB had me in the very morning I called her when I started spotting. I did spot for a little over 2 weeks and it went from bright red to brownish to pinkish to brown again.

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Re: Spotting- Should I be worried?

I think my first theory was correct. Yesterday, I started having more blood and it was acting and feeling more like AF. I took a pregnancy test this morning and it came up negative. I think I might have had a very early miscarriage- I would have only been about 3 weeks along- and that my body is flushing it all out. I have not had any pain or cramping, but the pregnancy test didn't even show a faint line, like it did last week. If I keep bleeding irregularly I will go to the doctor, but I think things will get back to normal now. I am sad because I wanted to be pregnant, but a little relieved because I was worried there might be something wrong with the baby if I was pregnant. So if I did have a miscarriage, I know that my very little one is now in a better place. I guess my body just wasn't ready for another blessing right now.

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Re: Spotting- Should I be worried?

Hugs!

Just watch your body and rest - a midwife can help just as well as a Dr. can for most anything and every midwife I've ever spoken with - most are the type that will tell you if they feel you need to see a Dr.!

I had a miscarriage in early July at 9 1/2 weeks. I did so naturally with no Dr. and I praise the Lord that it was that way!

Get plenty of rest and take care of yourself!
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