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bleeding behind where the sac is attached to the wall.

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I am 38 years old and 7 weeks pregnant. I started spotting a week and 3 days ago and over the last four days it has gotten heavier. Finally had a transvaginal ultrasound yesterday along with a pelvic exam in the emergency room. We saw the heartbeat. The doctor said everything looks good but that I am bleeding behind where the sac is attached to the wall. All she told me was to stay on bed rest and stay hydrated. She didn't really give me any information on what it is actually called or what causes this or if it will stop or if I'm going to be on bed rest the rest of my pregnancy. Pretty much the only thing more I know is that my baby still has a beating heart and where the blood is actually coming from. This is my fourth pregnancy and I had no complications whatsoever with my 1st three but my last one was 15 years ago.

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replied October 21st, 2015
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A54432
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Blood is abnormal and beating heart of a fetus is good news. But regular monitoring and risk of abortion is high and needs assessment and cause of this bleed. Threatened abortion can be the reason of this bleed. I wonder why the doctor let you go home when it needs observation for 24 hours at least to keep an eye on the baby and doing what ever possible to prevent abortion .

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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