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September 10th, 2011, 11:32 PM
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Please don't read if you are squeamish or don't want to be grossed out!...it's really not that bad but I'm aware some people can't handle graphic gross stuff. I hope no one gets offended or scarred after reading this, so be warned now... only read if you can handle sensitive subject matter.

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O.K so this spotting/brown discharge that I have been having has been eating me up! Not literally of course!, but it's doing my head in! It is still going on (so 3 days of it now) For the last 2 days the brown stuff that is coming out is exactly that...stuff. Having had 2 very early miscarriages prior to this pregnancy I know what the consistency of a miscarriage looks like. Now with my early confirmed miscarriages the 'fetal matter' ...we will call it... was red/dark red in colour but very clotty in consistency. Now... in amongst this current brown stuff is the same kind of stuff, stringy globs, some quite solid... very similar to that of an early miscarriage.

My quite ridiculous theory is that MAYBE I started with twins and lost one very early on, but it is only just now being expelled??? Yeah I know crazy right? Probably not coz I think that if that happened the twin would just absorb into my body rather than being expelled 20 or so weeks later!

As you know my midwife wasn't concerned because its brown not red and that my baby had a strong heartbeat and was all well and good at the anat scan (which happened to be scheduled right when this all started) I feel baby kicking every day/night so I am reassured this bubba is fine. BUT WHAT IS THIS STUFF!?!?!?!?! Can't someone give me an answer!? Its not normal to pass brown globby, sometimes solid clots during the second trimester surely!!!!?

Our system over here is that our Midwife is our lead maternity carer and we go to them for any pregnancy related issues, but I think tomorrow I'll visit my GP (family doctor) and get a second opinion? I just want some more info on what could be happening. I'm worried one minute then I forget about it and relax a little until I have to use the bathroom then I get all worked up again. Everytime I need to use the toilet (which is often!) I get terrified as to what ill find next!

O.K so sorry this is long, and I don't want sympathy, I just feel better when I share whats happening to me. Anyone who has had something similar feel free to share your story/diagnosis. Perhaps if I do go to my doctor tomorrow I MAY have some answers, but i'm not holding my breath.

Cheers Ladies!

*UPDATE*

O.K so I felt something ... pass... down there. So I went to the toilet and there was a meaty, light brown/grey rubbery mass about the size of your pinky fingernail in my underwear! ***!!!!! I investigated it a bit and its just like soft rubber, SO SORRY this is GROSSSSSSSS but when I tried squishing it it just bounces back to original shape. I've been to doctor twice and talked to midwife twice about all this stuff but this is kinds new, this 'matter' UGH what the heck is it?!?!?!?!?!? Should I see my midwife or Doctor again?!?!?!?!?!
Ive googled it and I come up with all sorts of things... Have I passed a fibroid? I have kept this suspicious chunk in case someone needs to see it ( a doctor I mean!)

This is so so so so so gross and I'm so so so so sorry for posting this gross stuff! But I really can't stop thinking about it!! STUPID DOCTORS AND MIDWIVES! Maybe Ill try and see a specialist on my own accord. I JUST WANT ANSWERS!!!!!!
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September 10th, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Sounds reasonable to me. But then again, I don't know what I am talking about half the time lol.

My sister, who has a 16 month old found out she originally had twins and one didn't take. I'm not sure at what point she lost the twin, I just know it was early on. I'll have to ask her if she had any discharge, or if she has any insight.
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September 10th, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Thanks Isaroo! I'd be keen to know her story!
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September 11th, 2011, 01:06 AM
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This pregnancy was twins but the other baby reabsorbed into my body and I've never had even a drop of blood or spotting. So I wouldn't think that's what it was. Could be some of your mucous plug which isn't a big deal bc your body makes more.
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September 11th, 2011, 03:31 AM
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I wouldn't think a twin because it would have to get past the mucus plug to get expelled that way
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September 11th, 2011, 07:38 AM
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I would think mucus plug, I lost mine at 24 weeks on my last pregnancy, but it was cuz a week later I went into labor. But I have heard some peoples bodies regenerate the mucus plug.
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September 11th, 2011, 07:49 AM
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hmmmm maybe its part of your plug...when mine came out it was stringy and brown at first...then the whole thing came out (GROSS). its not uncommon for it to come out and rebuild itself. Interesting theory though.
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September 11th, 2011, 07:54 AM
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I would say go back to the doc! Personally, I would not be comfortable with any of what you explained! It just sounds like more than a streak of blood here or there! Maybe you will never get any answers, but I would lime the midwife to at least examine you! I think she needs to check your cervix, bc if it is your mucus plug, it could be you are dilating. You can also lose it without dilating though. I'm sure everything will check out fine, but I would demand (in a nice way of course that you get a pelvic exam. Good luck KUP!!!
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September 11th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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The mucus plug makes more sense. I would definitely talk to your Dr./midwife about that.
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September 11th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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I agree I would go talk to a doc or your midwife FX it is nothing at all
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September 11th, 2011, 01:02 PM
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hmmm yeah I tossed the mucus plug theory around in my head also. It does look a lot like that too, but it also has other solid 'bits' in it. UGH so frustrating! I shall go to my GP this morning, DD needs to have her ears checked again anyway, and I'll get a second opinion and hopefully, but much to my dislike a pelvic exam! Ugh shudder shudder.

Thanks ladies will update you by the end of the day (It's only 8am at the mo)
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September 11th, 2011, 01:21 PM
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I would think mucus plug, I lost mine at 24 weeks on my last pregnancy, but it was cuz a week later I went into labor. But I have heard some peoples bodies regenerate the mucus plug.
Wow you went into labour at 25 weeks?!?!? Did they stop it somehow? Scary
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September 11th, 2011, 02:45 PM
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well you can't doubt it. if anymore comes out, save it for testing. they believe i miscarried a twin this time-- i'd never had bleeding before in pregnancy, but that was at 6 weeks. i heard that someone on an old sitcom, i'm thinking bewitched? had a stillborn baby and they made her carry it to term for some reason. so they don't always pass right away. you could be right, but we may never know.

after reading these posts though, mucous plug is also a thought.
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September 11th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Around 12/13 weeks I had some bleeding after DH and I DTD, I had a doppler and heard a healthy heartbeat so I hung in there and tried not to freak out. At that point I didn't have a midwife or Dr. I could call and after doing some research online found that even if I went to the ER all they would do is listen for a heartbeat and send me home so I just waited it out.

The red blood went away pretty much on day two of bleeding, but I had really WEIRD brown discharge like you're discribing for up to two weeks! It was totally bizzare and weirded me out but everything was fine. My cervix had gotten 'irritated' and that was what caused the bleeding.

I would ask whoever you need to about it to put your mind at ease, but it could just be old blood that's tainting your normal discharge.

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September 11th, 2011, 04:58 PM
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*Update*

Went to my family Doctor who I chatted to and she said it probably is nothing (as I can hear heartbeat and feel baby moving, and its 'brown') But they took a swab UGH and sent it off for testing. Results in 2 days.. it tests for infections and the like.

So I guess if it isn't an infection it will always be a mystery! Im doubting it is an infection as no other symptoms of one but who knows really!

So I feel much better after having a second opinion. It's just a waiting game to be honest.

Cheers!
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September 11th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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glad you were albe to get a 2nd opinion

hope it goes away soon for you
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September 11th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Good to hear Sarah! Update us when you know more.
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September 11th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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i'm sure everything will come out fine

my plug was so nasty i had to take a picture...hahaha. i didn't want my dh to miss out on the experience. GROSS. A girl in my sons ddc lost hers at 25 weeks and it did regenerate. crazy though.
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September 12th, 2011, 12:26 AM
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wow..you're a strong woman..I would have freaked out completely but you managed to keep your cool...good job....I'm glad you got that second opinion...hang in there..every thing will be ok..keep us posted..thinking of you...
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