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Is spotting normal with a UTI? Julia W. 2 kids; Iowa 281 posts
4th Dec '11

Not sure how long I've had a UTI but I just found out about it and got put on Cephalexin (Keflex) 4 times a day for 10 days. Anyways, I have been spotting off and on for a couple weeks, it's probably happened 4 different times, and it's usually just a circle the size of a quarter or a little bigger once or twice then no more. Earlier today I went to the restroom and noticed I was spotting a little bit and had a little bit of that mucus-like discharge. It hasn't stopped all day, every time I go to the restroom I notice that it's still happening. It's not a lot though. About the length and width of a pinky finger. It is bright red.

My vagina has been foul smelling for the last two days but I assumed that was from the UTI?

I am pregnant, but haven't had an ultrasound yet, I am between 8 and 11 weeks.

I have cramps on and off, a sharp one last night but nothing unbearable and a migraine if that helps at all?

Advice?

xx katie-lou xx 34 kids; Halifax, United Kingdom 1748 posts
4th Dec '11

if the spotting is red you should get checked out always best to be safe

Kerrilucko 1 child; Ontario 883 posts
4th Dec '11

A UTI will not cause vaginal bleeding. You may see tiny bits of blood in your urine though.

Julia W. 2 kids; Iowa 281 posts
4th Dec '11
Quoting xx katie-lou xx:" if the spotting is red you should get checked out always best to be safe"

I haven't even been to the doctor yet. An ER doctor confirmed my pregnancy, but didn't run any tests. My doctor was in Florida and now her son is sick so she has cancelled both my appointments I had scheduled. I'd have to go to the ER and that's so expensive :/
Don't get me wrong, I will go if need be.. I just was hoping for replies saying "yup, totally normal" :?

Julia W. 2 kids; Iowa 281 posts
4th Dec '11
Quoting Kerrilucko:" A UTI will not cause vaginal bleeding. You may see tiny bits of blood in your urine though. "

Yeah, I had that with my first pregnancy...both times I had a UTI I have blood in my urine. But this is definitely light spotting.

Hannah Bandlow Due March 23; Arizona 1 posts
4th Dec '11

You should definitely go to the doctor, not only is spotty not normal neither is the smell. I've had UTI's never had noticeable bleeding or and smell... you could have more than just a UTI. I wish you the best.

xx katie-lou xx 34 kids; Halifax, United Kingdom 1748 posts
4th Dec '11
Quoting Julia W.:" I haven't even been to the doctor yet. An ER doctor confirmed my pregnancy, but didn't run any tests. ... [snip!] ... so expensive :/ Don't get me wrong, I will go if need be.. I just was hoping for replies saying "yup, totally normal" :?"


i wish i could tell you its normal but bright red blood is something to be of concern! but you and your baby could be fine too so try to relax until you know for sure! i will be keeping everything crossed for you

Julia W. 2 kids; Iowa 281 posts
4th Dec '11
Quoting xx katie-lou xx:" i wish i could tell you its normal but bright red blood is something to be of concern! but you and your ... [snip!] ... but you and your baby could be fine too so try to relax until you know for sure! i will be keeping everything crossed for you "

Thank you ladies! I experienced it with my first pregnancy too and ended up dealing with placenta previa and 3 month long bedrest.

xx katie-lou xx 34 kids; Halifax, United Kingdom 1748 posts
4th Dec '11
Quoting Julia W.:" Thank you ladies! I experienced it with my first pregnancy too and ended up dealing with placenta previa and 3 month long bedrest."


you could have placenta previa again! so's sister had it with her first and her second so that could very well be causing the bleeding so don't panic too much