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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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 »

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 se...  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 »

Why is there spotting and brown discharge with clots in a six weeks pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, Now I am six weeks pregnant. I had two miscarriages before. I have some spotting and brown discharge with clots seen continuous from the fifth week to now. Two days before I went for scanning and a perfect heartbeat was seen, no subchorionic hemorrhage was there. But still, small spotting...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please take Progesterone supplements and adequate rest. Avoid having sex and lifting heavy weights, or bumpy drives. If properly treated and taken good supplements, miscarriage will be prevented. Trisomy and chromosomal anomalies can be detected by 12 to 13 weeks and fo...  Read Full »

Will intercourse during early pregnancy cause brown spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my sixth week of pregnancy. Is it normal for brown spotting to come and go during this period? I was told that the baby was fine in my recent check-up. The spotting has been on and off for a week and happened the day before and after intercourse. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have also seen the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy). 1) A little bit of spotting during early pregnancy is nothing very serious. A brown discharge is primarily due to the blood being old or someth...  Read Full »

Why do I experience brown vaginal discharge periodically during my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I experience brown discharge periodically throughout the day during pregnancy. It just started three days ago. I am currently five weeks and three days pregnant. My last period was seven months ago. Why do I have this spotting?  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Brown discharge in early pregnancy is not normal. This can either be a sign of some infection or can be a sign of early pregnancy failure. It depends on the symptoms you are having, along with brown discharge. For now, the most important thing is to get one ultrasoun...  Read Full »

Is my pregnancy positive if an absence of a heartbeat is seen in USG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight weeks and three days pregnant. I have been spotting every day for almost two weeks. I have not been bleeding heavy or had any blood clots or tissues. I went for my USG three days back and they were unable to find any heartbeat. Kindly advise if we should still stay positive...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. I know you are anxious but to be honest, the likelihood that this will be a miscarriage is very high. By at least six weeks, there should already be a heartbeat on the ultrasound. We usually give at least two more weeks to repeat the scan espe...  Read Full »

I am six weeks pregnant and have an ovarian cyst. Should I be worried?

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. She has been given all the necessary medicines...  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 »

Lower abdominal pain and spotting with a positive pregnancy test. Should I be worried?

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 »

I was bleeding slightly yesterday after being tested positive for pregnancy, and my periods were delayed for 20 days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My periods skipped 20 days ago. When I was tested, I was pregnant. But yesterday I had a little bleeding. Is it fine?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your scan and other details presented by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I wanted to know whether it is your first pregnancy or if you have been pregnant before also. The scan shows an endometrial thickness of 15 mm, and...  Read Full »

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