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Im 9wks pregnant and started spotting yesterday. I went to

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I'm 9wks pregnant and started spotting yesterday. I went to bed straight away and am only getting up to go to the bathroom. I now have bleeding when I'm sitting on the toilet but nothing while I'm lying down. I still had pregnancy symptoms today, nausea this morning before breakfast and fatigue. I have had one successful pregnancy followed by two miscarriages and this is my fourth pregnancy. Can you offer some advice please?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 2 years ago.

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Well bleeding in the first trimester is very common and it could be due to many reasons....

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1. This could be due to a low progesterone level

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2. This could be due to an infection - even an UTI - urinary tract infection

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3. This could also be possibly due to a miscarriage since you have had two of them

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So, HERE is what I suggest

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1. I would get an ultrasound - to see if you have a fetal heart and if you do - then I would suggest getting a progesterone level as you might need progesterone such as Prometrium to help

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2. You should have your cervix checked for possible Incompetency of the cervix - you might need a stitch - a cerclage as it is called to hold the cervix together.

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3. You should be checked for infections - as you might need an antibiotic.

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4. Also have your thyroid checked too - as this could be a problem and easily treated.

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Customer:

I'm on Crinone gel since I discovered the pregnancy as prescribed by my OB. In the area in Ireland where I live you cant get a scan on the weekends but I have one scheduled for Wednesday the 14th. Am I right to stay in bed till I get scan? Obvious;y if bleeding worsens I know a mis is inevitable.

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Good, I'm glad you are on the Crinone - a progesterone - please make sure you are not skipping any doses.

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and Yes, stay in bed and relax,

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Make sure you are eating well, but also make sure you are still drinking PLENTY of fluid

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I hope the bleeding does not worsen -

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Customer:

Thanks so much. We're very lucky to have a perfect little boy (2yrs old) and I know I'm a little older now so more possibility of things not working out. Really appreciate you advice and kind wishes.

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