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Posted by: Claire | 2005/07/05

16 weeks - slight spotting

I am 16 weeks pregnant and yesterday I went for my appointment and everything was fine with the baby - had the triple blood test done and yesterday midday I noticed slight discharge with blood - not clotting and no cramps, pains, etc. I have had this before from 8 to 12 weeks and then it stopped until yesterday. Should I be worried? Is this spotting because of the blood test? I am anemic. Please help. I don't want to stress because the doctor said the baby was fine (he measured the baby, measured the crown of baby's head and the heartbeat was fine).

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The spotting would not be related to the blood test. If the baby was fine yesterday, it is probably the same as before.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Nix | 2005/07/05

Phone your doctor right away and ask him or his nurse. Don't leave it. It wouldnt be from the blood tests. Did you have an internal exam or pap smear? I would phone and check to be safe.

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