Bleeding During Pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting during pregnancy can be terrifying, but it is not always a sign of miscarriage. Bleeding during early pregnancy can be due to implantation, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage. Light bleeding later on in pregnancy can be due to cervical polyp, placenta previa, placental abruption, and late miscarriage.

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Is bleeding during pregnancy a side effect of Epilim?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant. I am on 800 mg Epilim per day that is 400 mg in the morning and 400 mg at night. I have had threatened miscarriage and more spotting. Can Epilim cause bleeding in pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Epilim - Sodium valproate, although have many side effects, bleeding during pregnancy is not a known side effect. I mean to say that Epilim causing bleeding during pregnancy is just a remote possibility if any. I take this opportunity to inform you that Epilim should be a...  Read Full »

How long does it take for bleeding due to placental abruption to stop?

Query: Vaginal bleeding after 32weeks pregnant. After visit to the hospital, docs said it was preterm labor & placenta abruption. Discharged after 2days 1night, was given bed rest, bleeding almost came to a stop but few days have passed and bleeding either has increased in amount some days or there has be...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi This is a very tricky situation. If the bleeding behind your placenta (abruption) has stopped on inside the pregnancy can be safely continued. The collected blood may keep coming out of vagina for even a week. but it should not be bright red fresh blood.if however the bleeding on inside doesn't s...  Read Full »

How long should I take Susten for postcoital bleeding during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in the 13th week of my first pregnancy. I had two episodes of postcoital bleeding after which USG was done and showed low lying placenta (lower placenta is covering the os). I had been on bed rest and pelvic rest for the past one week and taking Susten 200 BD apart from Folvite....  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is no active bleeding you can safely go to work provided the roads and all are smooth and if it is not a very long drive. Please avoid intercourse and vaginal douching. Repeat USG after six weeks for a level 2 scan and look for placental migration. Continue Sus...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and had spotted once. Does it indicate miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a positive UPT and my LMP is 31st March. I have an irregular period at 13th May and I found some blood spots. After that, I go for a TV ultrasound that shows no definite gestational sac, endometrial echo is central and normal in thickness and measures 0.6 cm. Before TV ultrasoun...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the description you mentioned and understand your concern totally. But the details are a little confusing, it would have been good if you could give details with dates when beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) was checked. I understand that sc...  Read Full »

Is it danger to have occasional bleeding after successful frozen embryo transfer?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my relative aged about 36 years (married for 6 years) undergone frozen embryo transfer on 14th March and she got positive beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) on 25th. She developed vaginal bleeding from 5th April varying from light spotting to moderate bleeding on three occ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I can understand the struggle she is going through. The SCH (subchorionic hematoma), is big yet the positive thing is fetal growth of 8 weeks with FHR (fetal heart rate). She is on the right medications and I would like to add an antibiotic like Augmentin 625 mg a...  Read Full »

What is the chance of false pregnancy with positive test and missed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken a pregnancy test a few days ago and it turned out to be positive. I took two tests, just to make sure and they both were positive. I was supposed to have my period on March 29, but conception happened on March 14 and the first day of my last period was February 29. I do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you checked twice for urine pregnancy test and it turned out positive, it implies you have been pregnant. It is not necessary that everyone experiences nausea and vomitings or early signs of pregnancy similarly, some may not feel any symptoms, or some have mild sy...  Read Full »

I get slight bleeding with positive pregnancy test. Is there any problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my period then I took a pregnancy test two days before and it is positive. I got two lines, the first line is dark second line is light pink. But today morning I got abdominal pain then light bleeding also. It is anything wrong I am really scared now.  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw that the urinary test pregnancy is positive. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Congratulations on your pregnancy. It will be better if you have written the first date of your last menstruation. So I can calculate the gestational age. In the fi...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take so many tablets during early stages of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant and having mild bleeding from the last seven days. Seven days before I went to a PV scan which showed 5 weeks 5 day fetus with good cardiac activity. I was put on Duphaston BD and Susten OD. After seven to eight days my bleeding is little more and red. I am advised ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is safe to take these medications in pregnancy. Do not worry about the number of medications as these have been put for you by your gynecologist to support the pregnancy as you had threatened abortion. Based on the scans the baby is totally fine (attachment remov...  Read Full »

Is bleeding at 6 weeks of pregnancy occur due to uterus expansion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am almost 6 weeks pregnant and today I saw a bit bleed when I wipe it with a tissue paper. FET was done 20 days after my LMP. Three embryos were transferred (blastocyst). My hCG taken between two consecutive days was 494, 886 and 2597 respectively. Is small amount of bleed normal? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Childbirth Educator, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be implantation bleeding. If you are taking any blood thinner like low molecular weight Heparin, Ecosprin then stop immediately. Also inform the hospital where you are taking treatment, so that additional progesterone and hCG support can be added to avoid abort...  Read Full »

I had intercourse during pregnancy. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor, The gynecologist told me not to have an intercourse because I was having some brown spotting but it stopped and I had a little bit of intercourse but now I am scared something happened, should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Brown spotting may be due to vaginal or cervical infection. And infection can be from your partner or you can transmit to your partner. So that is the reason doctor told not to have intercourse. Continue the medicines given to you and drink more water.  Read Full »

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