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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is bleeding during early pregnancy common?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: Bleeding from implantation, sensitive cervix, and from beneath the placenta are common causes. Of course, some bleeding is a sign of more ominous things like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, so a thorough evaluation is indicated, especially for persistent and/or measurable bleeding.
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Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Common but...: While common to have some spotting, it could signal a more serious issue. Be sure to schedule prenatal care right away.
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Early pregnancy bleeding is save or not?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Common not normal: Bleeding in pregnancy is very common but is not normal. It should be promptly evaluated by your doctor. You need to confirm that you have a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it common to have periods during early pregnancy?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: By definition you cannot have a period when you are pregnant. You can experience vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and this is not normal. Bleeding during pregnancy should be promptly evaluated by your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What are the most common signs of early pregnancy?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 29 years experience
Missed period: Missing your period, breast tenderness, fatigue, nausea and food cravings are all common early pregnancy signs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Possibly: When the pregnancy implants into the endometrial lining of your uterus you may have light bleeding. In addition, the cervix is often friable in pregnancy (irritated looking and bleeds easily). Sex, a pap, and vaginal exam may cause bleeding too. However, discuss your bleeding with your doctor as not all of it is normal.
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A member asked:

How early in pregnancy can you have decidual bleeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Early: Decidual bleeding occurs when the pregnancy grows into the uterine wall. 25% of people will bleed in the first trimester but there are times when decidual bleeding is mistaken for the last menses; this is about a week or so after implantation.
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Last updated Oct 17, 2020
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