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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi i'm 5 weeks pregnant bleeding and cramping i went to the er i got a rhogam shot and the bleeding and cramping stopped does this mean my baby is ok?

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Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Maybe: It's too early to say if the baby is okay. At 5 weeks all you can see by sonogram is a small pregnancy sac. Bleeding during pregnancy is very common and many women who experience it go on to have normal pregnancies. If the bleeding continues and becomes heavier, then you may be miscarrying. The only advice is to practice pelvic rest (no intercourse) and don't over exert yourself.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Rhogam is given to Rh negative mothers to prevent future Rh positive fetal pregnancies from terminating. Your present pregnancy status can be discerned from an ultrasound and serial blood pregnancy tests when you see a GYN MD.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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