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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you start spotting and not be pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: You could have spotting at any time for a variety of reasons. Pregnancy does not always result in spotting, so that is not a predictor of pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hopefully never: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I started spotting and then bleeding but no cramps could I be pregnant?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Spotting no cramps: There is always a chance of pregnancy if your having unprotected sex! i suggest performing a urine pregnancy test, and if positive see your gynecologist.

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