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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My friend had heavy flow after safe sex. Is that menstruation or implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend had safe sex and used I-pill later. Last month, she had her periods with a heavy flow and suffered from cramps. Is that menstruation or implantation bleeding?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I-pill. As your friend took the I-pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in her case. So she should wait for the next menstruation date, and get her home uri...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for bleeding profusely at five weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am five weeks pregnant. From the last four days, I have bleeding. I consulted my doctor and she gave me a medicine but, it did not work. This is similar to what happened in my last pregnancy which I lost at two and a half months. So, I decided not to continue with this pregnancy. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that it must be very distressing for you. But I do not understand why you want to take medicines for abortion when you already have had one previously. If you are still bleeding and the baby is viable (alive) on the scan, they would prescribe you ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant, and I am bleeding. Is it because of an infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I keep on bleeding during the pregnancy. Is there any infection that I could be having?I already went to the doctor and he just gave me the medication for vomiting and the bleeding has not stopped.I am worried about the baby.  Read Full »


Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I want to know your last menstruation date so that I can know your period of pregnancy.However, it is not good that you keep on bleeding during the pregnancy, which is very rare. We have to exclude many complications like:1. Low attached placenta - The placenta remains low ...  Read Full »

Why do I have bleeding with mild abdominal pressure at the seventh week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. My pregnancy was confirmed ten days ago, and now I am 7 weeks pregnant. I have noticed bleeding since last night with mild abdominal pressure. There are no other symptoms. I have five children already. I am asthmatic. Why do I have this bleeding? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vaginal bleeding during the seventh week of pregnancy is an abnormal condition. This is threatening an abortion that requires urgent treatment. First of all, you should be on complete bed rest. You can take any progesterone preparation like Duphaston (Dydrogeste...  Read Full »

What does vaginal bleeding during the sixth week of pregnancy mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 6 weeks pregnant. From last two days, I am having light bleeding. I could see the bleeding when I clean the area with a tissue, but I do not see any bleeding in the sanitary pad. Yesterday I got an ultrasound, and it showed pregnancy sac and a fetus with heartbeats. The doctor said t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frankly speaking, the bleeding is not normal, and obviously, this carries a higher risk for miscarriage or demise of the fetus. Your ultrasound also showed subnormal growth of the fetus. Now you are apprehensive and want to know whether this can be managed, and bleedi...  Read Full »

What should I do to avoid miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I was five weeks pregnant. But, yesterday night there was slight bleeding. I went to my gynecologist today, who did an ultrasound and transvaginal scan. He said there is no gestational sac. What do I do now? When is it safe to get pregnant again?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Early pregnancy losses are mostly caused due to genetic problems in the baby. The right sperm has to meet the right egg to form the right embryo to sit in the right place of the endometrium. Unfortunately, in your case, either the e...  Read Full »

Is it normal to bleed during the sixteenth week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-years-old female, and I am 16 weeks pregnant. I had slight bleeding six days ago. I immediately went to the hospital and checked for the baby's heartbeat, and it was fine. Then, I was examined with a speculum, which showed cervical erosion. After removing the speculum, I was b...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you have an ultrasound scan or only listen to fetal heartbeat when you went for the examination? If you had a scan, does it mention any intrauterine bleeding or subchorionic hematoma? There should not be any bleeding after speculum examination. Since you are...  Read Full »

What type of miscarriage is possible during six weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,What type of miscarriage is possible during the first six weeks? What are the expected symptoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During the first six weeks of pregnancy, if one bleed with cramps then it may be due to threatened miscarriage whereby one should seek immediate medical consultation. This stage can be reverted to normal pregnancy. If one experience some tissue along with clot of blood...  Read Full »

I am unable to see the heartbeat of the fetus on ultrasound during pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 7 weeks pregnant. Today, I had undergone an ultrasound to check whether everything is fine or not. But, the radiologist has not seen any heartbeat. I am also bleeding a little bit from the last two days. Please let me know what is going on with my pregnancy. Is it normal? Should I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The situation is not quite what we would want. Nevertheless, you need to repeat the ultrasound after 10 days. Meanwhile, please understand that sometimes the fetus is having chromosomal abnormalities and thus gets miscarriage naturally. If you start bleeding more, please ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have bleeding during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 weeks pregnant. I have bleeding now on my third day. I did not have much bleeding as my regular period on my first day and second day. I want to know whether I am still pregnant?   Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get an ultrasound to check whether the pregnancy is still viable or it has expelled spontaneously in the process of bleeding. Any bleeding during pregnancy needs evaluation as it can be a sign of threatened miscarriage.   Read Full »

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