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28 and pregnant , spots with bright red blood

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Im 28 years old, and pregnant...this is my first month, for some reason I\\\'m getting spots with bright red blood...cramps, and lower back it smells funny, Before I found out that I was pregnant, me and my husband is still having sex, after that I bled but not that much, it stopped then when I got tired for a 2 mile walk down the beach, when I got back there\\\'s a spot again, at first I was just taking it for granted thinkin\\\' it maybe normal, it alarmed me when I\\\'m smelling foul after the blood turned brown..and my spotting is consistent now...please I need advice...I\\\'m thinkin\\\' of going to a Doctor for a check up tomorrow but before I do so, can get some advice from you?...

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replied July 30th, 2010
Pregnancy Answer A14816
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Some women tend to have period like bleeding at the scheduled period time during the first 3 months of their pregnancy. This happens due to the uterus still not being completely filled with the baby in the first 12 weeks time and there is normal endometrium (part of endometrial lining not involved in building placenta) still available to bleed during period time. After 12 weeks the baby fills the entire uterus so, there is no space for the normal decidua/endometrium to be shed.
The light bleeding that you are having could suggest decidual bleed. It can happen after sexual intercourse or even strenuous physical exercise. Take adequate rest.
The foul smell however is not normal; it suggests infection, most probably an yeast infection which are more common to occur during pregnancy time due to altered vaginal pH.
Discuss about these with our gynecologist in your visit to her.
Take care.

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