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Bleeding in early pregnancy!

By January 21, 2012 - 12:52pm
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I recently found out I am pregnant and started bleeding lighter than a period but heavier than spotting and I'm passing tiny bits of tissue, I went to see my doctor and he arranged for me to go for a scan on Monday. He said the term used was a threatened miscarriage in these cases, I've had no pain or cramps however I have passed a rather large clot of tissue just in the last half hour. I'm still in no pain and the bleeding seems to have alien down some what but I was just wondering if there is any thing for me to be worried about with passing this tissue?

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Thank you for your comment, the bleeding seems to have slowed down now which seems to me as a good sign but I'm sure if I was miscarry I would be in pain wouldn't I? I know when the doctor tested me and asked me questions he said that I was only possibly around 2-3weeks and in very very very early stages, but still with this being our fist pregnancy I'm hoping everything will be fine ... I don't really know what to look out for as it's my first EXPIERIENCE but are clots of tissue usually a bad sign?

January 21, 2012 - 2:14pm
(reply to Lola_marie)


You don't necessarily have to experience pain to have a miscarriage since there are many different types of miscarriages. As far as the "clot" sometimes the placenta is low-lying, and it could simply be that. But other times, it could mean a miscarriage. That's why if you are bleeding with clots-- it is better to go to the emergency room, where you will also be questioned, tested for pregnancy and have an ultrasound-- than to wait until monday. 

Please keep us posted,


January 21, 2012 - 3:02pm

Hi Lola_Marie,

A threatened miscarriage can occur within the first 20 weeks and it basically puts you at higher risk for losing the baby-- though this isn't always the case since I also bled in the beginning of my second pregnancy and had a very healthy baby. 

Since it is a saturday, you may want to consider going to the Emergency Department if you're concerned about the clot. If you are not bleeding heavily and you'd like to wait until Monday for your ultrasound then that's fine. But if for whatever reason you begin to bleed heavily, please call your doctor and let him know that you're on your way to the Emergency Dept (calling is optional, the hospital will call him anyway)

Wishing you and your little baby the best,


January 21, 2012 - 1:56pm
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