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 wife is 27 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with placenta previa, but now she is bleeding because her water broke. How should we handle this situation?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is expecting her second child. Previously, I had one 18-month-old child. She was diagnosed with placenta previa and was admitted to the hospital twice for bleeding. She takes injection Susten (Progesterone) twice a week, injection Maintane (Hydroxyprogestrone) once a week, iro...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your description and scan report (attachment are removed to protect the patient's identity), the placenta is low-lying and coverning the os (the opening of the uterus into the cervix), the baby is around 26 weeks old, and the ...  Read Full »

I am 10 weeks pregnant and bleeding heavily with clots after my Depo injection. Is this serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am extremely worried. I was rushed to a hospital two days ago to find out that I was pregnant for ten weeks and four days. I got the Depo shot eight weeks ago and was unaware that I was pregnant. I have been bleeding for two and a half months straight (filling up my pad every 15 to 30 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Two days back, you had a scan that showed a healthy, alive baby, but after that, you passed big clots along with blood. 1. Better to go to the hospital and get a rescan now to recheck the current situation. 2. When did you have the Depo (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) i...  Read Full »

I noticed two blood spots during my first month of pregnancy. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed two blood spots during my first month of pregnancy. I have a menstrual cycle of 27 to 28 days. I even confirmed the pregnancy with a pregnancy test kit. But now I am worried. What could be the possibility? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Bleeding during pregnancy can be caused by various factors and is not always an indicator of a serious problem, but it is important to evaluate it. Some common causes of bleeding in early pregnancy include impla...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding lightly with elevated hCG counts despite being pregnant for a few weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been pregnant for a few weeks but I started bleeding lightly for a few days. The doctor failed to detect my baby and my hCG counts have elevated. I am very worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. If no gestational sac is seen in utero, even at around 8 weeks, and the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels are very low as they should be for a viable pregnancy at 8 weeks, so I suggest this must be likel...  Read Full »

I started experiencing bleeding and stomach cramps after undergoing an X-ray during pregnancy. Is it possible to save my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not know I was pregnant when I got an X-ray of my upper body as part of a visa-changing process. After the X-ray, I started bleeding, and slight stomach cramps were felt. When I went to the doctor and did a blood test, we discovered that I was pregnant with a 645 hCG level. I have b...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not necessary that bleeding starts only due to an X-ray. The product of conception could be vulnerable to abortion due to a woman's medical issues and fetal anomalies. Go for another test of serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) after 48 hours of the prev...  Read Full »

I have been having light menstrual bleeding in the fifth week of pregnancy despite getting a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It is my fifth week of pregnancy, and I have very light menstrual bleeding. I did a home pregnancy test that showed a negative pregnancy result. I am not having any severe pain, either. Last month too, I had light bleeding that lasted for two days. I had used a pregnancy kit twice tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been getting periods but light for the last two months. You can have a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to confirm pregnancy. But you are experiencing scanty menses that could have many other reasons, like thyroid abnormalities, hormonal di...  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 »

Why did I bleed after intercourse during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant, and after having intercourse I passed a blood clot about the size of a quarter. I have a subchronic bleed behind my placenta. Are these two related?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, they are related. Intercourse should ideally be avoided till the 18th week of gestation to avoid such episodes of threatened miscarriage. Any bleeding during pregnancy is threatened miscarriage unless proven otherwise and you have a sub-chorionic bleed which confi...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 shou...  Read Full »

I am eight weeks pregnant and have had stomach aches, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding for two days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am eight weeks pregnant. I started having severe stomach aches, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding for two days. After reaching the emergency department, I got to know that it may be due to a suspicious chorionic bump found in the ultrasound. Need to know more about its impact on my pregn...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The cause of chorionic bump is not very much evident. Although it is considered a risk factor for pregnancy loss, it is not a...  Read Full »

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