Two days ago, on Monday, I had my first OB appointment and she did a pap. I should tell you, my cervix bleeds easily. After the pap, she said my cervix was bleeding a little, so she put a cauterizing agent on it to stop the bleeding. All day yesterday I noticed little bits of this stuff coming out on my underwear. Then last night, right before bed, I noticed that the whole bottom of my underwear was covered in a light layer of dried red blood. Not enough to soak through my underwear, but definitely bright red. I reminded myself that it was just a little bleeding from my pap and I went to bed. This morning there is no new blood, just faint pink when I wipe. Unfortunately, this morning I also have very mild cramping. The combination of the two is what has me worried. Should I call my doctor and try to get in for an ultrasound, even though she told me to only worry if I bled like a period? Or should I try to stop worrying and if it gets worse then call? Has anyone had bright red spotting turn out ok?
Side note: I had brown spotting with both of my daughters, so brown wouldn't worry me so much. The only other time I've seen red was when I miscarried, so you can see why I'm worried. Although when I miscarried, it was a ton of blood, like a period, and heavy, painful cramping.
on Aug 24, 2011