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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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 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 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 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 »

I had bleeding after sex during 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is the pregnancy safe?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am 13.5 weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy. During 12 weeks of pregnancy, I had slight bleeding after intercourse. We consulted a doctor and she told me that I had a threatened abortion. I had an ultrasound on that day and after two days. I had some blood works. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Poornima Kinila

Answer: Hi, Welcome to yes, you can share this big news with your family members. Having intercourse can trigger bleeding and it is good to avoid it. Avoid stimulating breasts as it can cause further bleeding. As you have crossed 12 weeks, nothing will happen. But still, there is a remote...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have vaginal bleeding after 32 weeks of pregnancy. I visited the doctor and told me it as preterm labor and placenta abruption. I got discharged after two days of having bed rest. My bleeding got stopped. But after few days, my bleeding came with an increased amount. How many days does i...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a tricky situation. If the bleeding behind the placenta stops inside, then pregnancy can be continued safely. The collected blood can come out of the vagina for a week. But it should not be bright red as fresh blood. If the bleeding does not stop inside, then yo...  Read Full »

Is bleeding during pregnancy normal?

Query: Hello doctor,It is my first pregnancy. I have bleeding for four months. I consulted my doctor. She gave medicines in order to stop the bleeding, but it is not stopping. There is some light spot. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The sonography report that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows that the baby is developing and the fetal heart is also normal. The other parameters like the placenta have to be checked by your gynecologist. In such cases, co...  Read Full »

Will mild bleeding during early pregnancy stop with medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is pregnant for 6+ weeks. She is bleeding (minimal) like a kind of blood clot (dark brown) from yesterday. We consulted a doctor and did a USG pelvis (TVS) ultrasound and not found the child's heartbeat yet inside the uterus. As per suggestions, they gave Prolution depot 500 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After going through the details, I will request you to relax. They are giving you the right medicines, and the on...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding with clots after an ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was 10 weeks pregnant, it was found out to be an ectopic pregnancy. I did get a surgery or shot, because my hCG was decreasing on its own. I was keep on doing blood test for every 48 hours. When my hCG was 5, I started spotting. After two days, I started bleeding heavily. I am wond...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the hCG report (human chorionic gonadotropin), the ectopic is getting resolved (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, the cause of bleeding should be ruled out. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist and also get a pelvic scan done to rule o...  Read Full »

Is hCG or Progesterone injection indicated for spotting in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am passing clots and spotting is there for the last two weeks. USG revealed subchorionic hemorrhage, but the fetal heart rate is good. I am taking Susten 200 twice a day and Duphaston 10 once a day. My hCG is 18000 on the 7th week. Should I take hCG injection or p...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are already on two forms of progesterone. It depends on the severity of your bleeding. If decreasing, then continue the same progesterone as you are taking now. If not decreasing, then you need to discuss with your obstetrician. I do not think that an injection in add...  Read Full »

Why am I spotting during the initial periods of my pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Actually, I am 6 weeks pregnant. During my 5th week, I had a light spotting of brownish black color. I was worried as it is my first pregnancy. In the emergency room, they told me to take complete rest. After five days, I visited the ER again and had a scan. The doctor said that he never ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand the anxiety you are going through. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your baby was well when the USG was done for the first time. But, unfortunately, the second USG clearly indicates that you had a miscarri...  Read Full »

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