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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What do the dark and light lines in a urine pregnancy test kit mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My period was one and a half months ago. I tested that day, and it was mild positive. The next day I tried again and got a solid dark line positive. Every test that I have taken after that has been mild positives. I am also having on and off brown spotting. Why are my positive lines gett...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. The lines in the pregnancy test indicate the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin- pregnancy hormone)in your urine. Therefore the higher the level of hCG, the darker the color of the lines. Also, hCG tends to increase from the fourth week to the e...  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 icliniq.com. 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 f...  Read Full »

Is it normal to spot in early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am six weeks pregnant. For the past few days, I had spotting, and on the 8 th of this month, I visited a doctor and had a transvaginal scan. They told me my baby is in the growing stage, and they asked me to take another scan on the 22nd of the same month. After the transvaginal sca...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Before we can proceed, is it possible to share the transvaginal scan report. This will help me assess the situation better. Also, are you on any medication, and can you please attach the prescription.  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. Vidyaprem

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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, then you seem to be around five weeks of gestation. So kindly consult your gyn...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My pregnant wife passed a little blood. Is it a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife tested positive for pregnancy four weeks ago. Three days later, she was passing a little blood. Is that normal or is there a chance of miscarriage? Is Progesterone 200 mg a good tablet or is it because of this tablet that she is passing blood? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing ? Usually in the initial few days of pregnancy, you may experience implantation bleeding. The blood that is released from the uterine lining when the embryo penetrates into the uterine lining may be released as few drops of fresh blood or as brown-col...  Read Full »

Is spotting normal during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 days pregnant. I have two to three drops of bleeding from yesterday. Today I did a urine test, and it came positive as pregnant. Am I pregnant or not?  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) If your urine pregnancy test has shown as positive, then it is sure that you are pregnant. 2) Bleeding can be a symptom of tubal pregnancy or threatened abortion. 3) To confirm the second point, you have to take a vaginal scan, but we cannot see it correctly in 17 ...  Read Full »

What precautions to be taken for spotting during the first trimester?

Query: My wife is pregnant. She has been experiencing cramps and also seen a single drop of blood while urinating. we consult to our Dr. and done a Ultrasound. In ultrasound result it is mentioned that: AVRF, Gravid shows evidence of single intra uterine Gestational SAC with regular walls and good decidual...  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Answer: Hi Welcome to iCliniq, 1) In the scan if there is no heart beat,,as she said you need to wait for 1 more week,because in case of irregular periods and if any delay in periods by 2 or three days,heart beat comes a little late only 2)But if she is getting pain and spotting ,it is not good sign. C...  Read Full »

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