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getting fairly frustrated with this on and off spotting, could i have placenta privia and not know it? and can it cause neg results on hpt?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: If you are concerned about a placenta previa, you need to be seen by your gynecologist. An ultrasound will show if you have a previa or not.

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Can placenta accreta have negative effects on my baby?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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No: The concern is for mother. After the baby is born, difficulty with separation and removal of the placenta can result in excess bleeding, a hysterectomy, and a risk to future pregnancies. It should not harm a current pregnancy.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if I am spotting during the first trimester?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Possible miscarriage: Any bleeding during the first trimester should be investigated with an exam and an ultrasound. It may just be implantation bleeding, but it could also be a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. If you are rh negative you may need rhogam, so please see your obgyn for a full evaluation.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What is placenta previa?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a C-section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it expensive or hard to do a home pregnancy test ?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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No: You can pick up a home pregnancy test at the drugstore and all it takes it peeing on a little stick. It measures a pregnancy hormone that is found in your urine. The tests are the most accurate on the day you miss your period or later. It is sometimes easier to read the ones with smiley faces or plus or minus signs rather than the 2 blue lines.
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.

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