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A 45-year-old member asked:

what causes spotting during pregnancy?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several causes: There are a multitude of causes of pregnancy "spotting" early and late. The list includes the following: Threatened abortion(miscarriage), Implantation difficulty, Placenta located over cervical opening (previa), Intrauterine or vaginal infection, cervical tears or polyp, early labor contractions(bloody show), premature placental separation (abruption), and many more.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Why does spotting occur in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several reasons: Bleeding from cervix or placenta. Can be harmless but may be sign of miscarriage.
Springfield, IL
A 32-year-old female asked:

I'm 6weeks pregnant, and i'm spotting. Do I need to see a doctor immediately or should I wait it out for now?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
6week gestation: Light spotting can mean nothing or it may be a sign of a miscarriage. At 6 weeks if there is something wrong with the fetus, it is usually incompatible with life.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could I get spotting and have a negative test result and still be pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Depends....: If the test is a blood pregnancy test called quantitative hcg, then no - you are not pregnant. Any other tests are less reliable.
Dr. Guy VanDell
Dr. Guy VanDell commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
It takes 7 days for a pregnancy test to turn positive.
Jul 19, 2012
A 38-year-old member asked:

Just got pregnant. Spotting. Something just doesn't feel right?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Consult your Ob: Bleeding early in pregnancy should be evaluated by a combination of blood tests and ultrasound.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Where do I find doctor and can I be pregnant and spotting?

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Dr. LEWANZER Lassiter
Gynecology 45 years experience
Yes: Spotting with a posotive pregancy test can indicate possible miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or may occur in early normal pregnacies when the placenta implants to the wall of the uterus. Seek medical help by calling your neighborhood hospital for a doctor referral.

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