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 am ten weeks pregnant and have started spotting. Should I go to the emergency room?

Query: Hello doctor, I am ten weeks pregnant, and I have just started spotting. I do not have any cramps or pain. Should I go to the emergency room?  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. You should definitely visit the emergency room in case of spotting as it can be due to abortion or a low-lying placenta. If the condition is not managed on time, you might experience pain and bleeding, ...  Read Full »

Is my light bleeding that lasted only for two to three days after unprotected sex a possibility of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female who has been having unprotected sex for a couple of months. I had experienced abnormal bleeding that lasted for only two to three days, whereas earlier, it would last for five to six days. Also, there was only light bleeding like spotting that did not get heav...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history (attachments removed to protect patient's identity) and understand your concern. The symptoms can be due to a hormonal imbalance or pregnancy. According to your reports, the endometrial...  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 Joshi

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 somethi...  Read Full »

How do I avoid miscarriage and know the baby is safe inside the womb?

Query: Hi doctor, It is my first pregnancy, and how do I ensure my baby is safe to avoid miscarriage. My last period was one month and 27 days back, and I had intercourse for the past one month. Since then, I missed my period and started having mild periods like cramps and spotting one day. I could not sle...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The baby's condition has to be determined as you have blood discharge. I suggest you get a complete blood count and sonography of your lower abdomen and kindly revert with reports. Once it is sure that the baby is fine and there is no impendi...  Read Full »

Is there any possibility of pregnancy after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife started her last menstrual cycle on the 22nd of the previous month. We had protected sex on the 27th of the previous month. Unfortunately, the condom ruptured but, I was able to pull it out a few seconds before ejaculating. Just to be safe, she took an I-pill seven hours after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand the concerns. I-pill has the usual side effect of delaying the next expected periods by two to three weeks. So, most likely her periods are delayed due to the pill. I will suggest her to get a urine pregnancy test don...  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 Joshi

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 pe...  Read Full »

Why did my fetus stop growing at seven weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was 7 weeks pregnant, I visited my gynecologist, and my next appointment was fixed four weeks after that visit. But, two weeks later, I noticed a brown discharge and consulted my doctor to check my baby's heartbeat, and the doctor said there was no heartbeat. And upon further...  Read Full »

Dr. Maneesha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I am sorry for the miscarriage that happened. You had an abortion which was diagnosed by the absence of fetal heartbeat. A missed abortion is caused by chromosomal anomalies, uterine anomalies, and undiagnosed maternal illness. The ...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 »

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