18 Weeks Amp Occasional Brown Discharge

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srigles - July 6

Hi... I'm about 18 1/2 weeks pregnant with my first, and have had the occasional bout of brown discharge since 8 weeks. It happens every 10 days or so, and only lasts for an hour or two. It's been really scaring me, and I've had a number of ultrasounds (including one last night, when I went to the ER for the discharge and some cramping), but everything appears to be fine. The doctors have no idea why it's happening, and keep telling me that everything looks normal, but I was just wondering if anyone else has had this happen on and off. Any tests I've had have been 100% normal. Really weird! Any ideas?

 

kimholl28 - July 6

Could be a subchronic hematoma. This is usually diagnosed early on by ultrasound. Sometimes as the baby grows it cannot be seen anymore. Did you have an early scan? This usually subsides by itself. The biggest risk is that the placenta will separate from the uterine wall where the hematoma is. A placental abrubtion is the term they use when diagnosed later in pregnancy. Or it could be something as simple as your hormones causing you to bleed. I had some bleeding with my last and all turned out to be fine. Remember brown is old blood.

 

srigles - July 6

kimholl28 - I've had 4 ultrasounds now, starting at 7 weeks, so I'm ASSUMING that they would have picked up on a hematoma. I guess I'm hoping it's something as simple as hormones (I have to admit I've been under a lot of stress recently), but at the same time, I'd like a definite reason so that I can stop worrying! Maybe I'm just one of these people who it happens to for no apparently reason.... which is scary, but probably better than some of the alternatives. I'm just paranoid of everything lately and this doesn't help!!! :)

 

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