im currently 34 weeks pregnant (35 tomorrow) and i have been spotting brown(im guessing old blood) off and on for about 2weeks, i went to the doctor last tuesday and he checked me and said i wasn't bleeding and that the brown spotting can just happen???what do you ladies think is going on that have had brown spotting in their third trimester? i just want a better answer than my doctor gave me because he seemed like he really didn't know an answer to anything:shock:
When I had brown spotting it turned out to be my bloody show.
checking for dilation can cause you to bleed. did it to me for a few days.
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This is what I found.
Other causes of spotting during pregnancy
Spotting after sex- Sometimes sex can cause spotting during pregnancy. If your cervix has been irritated from having sex, you might notice a little spotting afterwards. You should let your doctor know if you have had intercourse before you noticed spotting.
Start of labor- Normal labor may start with light spotting. This is sometimes known as having a bloody show. If you are at the end of your pregnancy, and notice a pink, red or brown dischargeyou may be starting labor.
Hemorrhoids- This might sound silly but many women have mistaken a small bleed from a hemorrhoid with vaginal bleeding. If you are not sure you are better off calling your doctor or midwife just to be safe.
- Internal exams- You may have some spotting after having an internal exam. During pregnancy you have an increased blood supply to the cervix. Any irritation of the cervix might cause a little spotting
My midwife said spotting can sometimes just occur, there isnt really a reason for it other than your cervix being softer. Unless it's bright red, and continues... I wouldn't worry about it too much. Maybe you can call a nurse and get some other advice.