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Spotting In Pregnancy

Having spotting during early pregnancy is common. Spotting occurs as a tiny spot or trace amount of red, pink, or dark brown blood seen while using the restroom. During the first trimester, it often occurs due to implantation bleeding. It lasts for hours to days. In some women, miscarriage is shown as brown spotting to heavy bleeding.

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My pregnant wife is having bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35 years old and first time pregnant. She got pregnant naturally. She is running into 18 weeks and five days as of today. No history of any fertility treatment ever. Last week, she had bleeding with clots and tissues (one pad soaked each time) twice in four days interval. We...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, the above medication will be effective and safe. The minimal bleeding will also settle down soon. Since it has been detected by scan, then definitely it is placenta previa. At this point of time, it is better to avoid journey as it may increase the amount of bl...  Read Full »

I see spots but have missed periods. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have missed my period. My last period was a couple of months back. I have been spotting extremely light. I see spotting once a day or none at all. I took a pregnancy test, and it came back negative. Is that normal? Could I be pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I request you help me with the following details to assess your condition better. 1) What is the exact date of your last menstrual period before two months? 2) Do you have any history of irregular periods? ...  Read Full »

Can a pregnancy test be positive 11 days after a period?

Query: Hello doctor,Is a positive pregnancy test 11 days after the menstrual period possible? Please give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to May I know what the query is regarding? It seems that the person you are concerned is pregnant. Routine antenatal investigations are needed. An early scan at around seven weeks of pregnancy is also warranted. Regards.  Read Full »

Should I be concerned that I am spotting after positive home pregnancy tests?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old woman having a positive result for pregnancy. I got my last period before a month. I tested for pregnancy last week and it showed a positive result. I did a pregnancy test several times and all the results showed me a positive result. Yesterday, I noticed some bleedi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy is a sign of threatened miscarriage. You need to consult a doctor soon. She can do a scan to check for pregnancy. As your previous cycles were regular, you seem to be around five weeks of gestation. So kindly consult your gynecolo...  Read Full »

Should I worry if I am pregnant and have an ovarian cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I am six weeks pregnant and have an ovarian cyst. I had light spotting this morning and doctor advised me Isolan and alternate hCG injections. I have UTI and a constant uneasiness in the uterus. My current medications are Duphaston, Ecosprin, Vomidox, Isolan,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes, the corpus luteal cysts are there to support the pregnancy. They dissolve over a period of time. And therefore require progesterone supplements to support the pregnancy. Follow the instructions of your doctor. You have been given all the necessary medicine...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing symptoms like vomiting, cramping, fatigue, mouth sensitivity, a missed period, and light bleeding. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing symptoms like vomiting, cramping, fatigue, mouth sensitivity, a missed period, and four days of light bleeding. I am 20 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weigh 115 pounds. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I wanted to address the symptoms you mentioned, including vomiting, cramping, fatigue, mouth sensitivity, a missed period, and light bleeding. While these symptoms can indeed be associated with pregnancy, they can also...  Read Full »

My girlfriend is experiencing a delay in her periods. What could be the cause, and how can we differentiate it from spotting during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend and I were fooling around two months ago, but there was no penetration. We only engaged in touching the head of the penis and the vagina. Later that month, she was supposed to get her period, which was on the last week of the month, but it did not come. However, she got...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. As she has had periods, she has no chance of pregnancy. There can be many other reasons for the delay in periods. If it was due to pregnancy, the urine...  Read Full »

Can I have sex during 17 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am 17 weeks pregnant. I had spotting which started during 13 weeks and lasted for about a week. I was put on bed rest and advised to take Susten 400 mg. Everything was fine in 16 weeks ultrasound. The doctor said no need of bedrest hereafter. But did not say anything abt s...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be better if you could send me your detailed history and scan report that you had recently. Mild bleeding at 13 weeks could be due to local pathology like cervical erosion, polyp, threatened miscarriage or just low lying developing placental at a very initial s...  Read Full »

I want to know whether making love during pregnancy will hurt my baby.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 9th week of pregnancy. My husband was out for a month and has returned now. Both of us feel like getting intimate. Since this is my first pregnancy and I have not completed the first trimester, I wanted to know whether making love could hurt my baby. Should we avoid intercourse...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your doubt is justified. It is recommended that intercourse should not be practised till the 16th week of gestation to avoid any chances of threatened miscarriage. I feel there are other ways to express emotions and intercourse should be avoided during the early firs...  Read Full »

Why did my second ultrasound show an empty embryonic sac?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of two kids. My last period was before 69 days. I am worried and I took a urine pregnancy test before 20 days. It showed me a positive result. I have my usual pregnancy symptoms. Last week, I had some spotting in chocolate color. I took my ultrasound before five days. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya A Ramasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have a missed miscarriage. This occurs due to defective embryogenesis. Due to your age, your ovum may have meiotic dysfunction causing multiplication errors. Just wait for a week and repeat your ultrasound scan.   Read Full »

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