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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.
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Spotting.: During the first trimester this may be normal. Anything after that may suggest placenta previa or something serious. Consult your ob.

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