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Posted by: Bernie | 2012/03/10

1st Trimester bleeding

My sister is 13weeks pregnant and started bleeding badly earlier this week, with clots and all. When she got to the hospital the nurses said its normal and pointed her directly to having had a miscarriage, but when they did the sonar all appeared fine and there was a heartbeat on the baby. the doctor told her its pretty normal and they sent her home. Surely this is not normal? My sister said before she got to the hospital she bled a lot and could have possibly lost more than a pint of blood all in all. There were a lot of clots and some quite large. That s what got her to go to the hospital in the first place. What are her options?

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No it is is not normal but the fact that the heartbest was present means that it is a threatened miscarriage rather than an actual miscarriage. 80% will settle down and continue normally. The rest will go on to miscarry. Unfortunately, other than bedrest, she will have to wait and see what happens in the next few days.

Best wishes,

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2012/03/12

No it is is not normal but the fact that the heartbest was present means that it is a threatened miscarriage rather than an actual miscarriage. 80% will settle down and continue normally. The rest will go on to miscarry. Unfortunately, other than bedrest, she will have to wait and see what happens in the next few days.

Best wishes,

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