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Do cramping and spotting at 8 weeks mean I have had a miscarriage?

Do cramping and spotting at 8 weeks mean I have had a miscarriage?

Might be warnings: It is important to stay calm, get information and stay positive even if the news is not reassuring. Stress itself is not good for mom. Later in pregnancy it might affect the fetus negatively (we don't know about the 8-week embryo). So any woman with cramping and spotting should see her OB doctor, determine if the fetal heart beat is present, learn the cause of bleeding, do her best to rest/relax. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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Does spotting little bit of red blood, 28 HCG level, no cramping. Rh negative blood, 5wks, mean miscarriage?

Does spotting little bit of red blood, 28 HCG level, no cramping. Rh negative blood, 5wks, mean miscarriage?

Maybe: Any bleeding during pregnancy may mean miscarriage. It is best to be cautious. Just repeat your HCG level. If you are RH negative and bleeding, you may need Rhogam. ...Read more

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Miscarried in dec within a week had paragard inserted, no period, i had a week of spotting and cramping. When should I be concerned with no period?

Miscarried in dec within a week had paragard inserted, no period, i had a week of spotting and cramping. When should I be concerned with no period?

Soon: We usually expect you to resume normal monthly cycles about 6 to 8 weeks after a miscarriage. That assumes that you were regular before your pregnancy? It's not unreasonable to check a pregnancy test and make sure that your pregnancy hormone level resolved to negative after the miscarriage. If your miscarriage was incomplete, that would also delay your next period. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 4 weeks ago and am still spotting. No fever, sometimes slight cramping. Is this normal?

I had a miscarriage 4 weeks ago and am still spotting. No fever, sometimes slight cramping. Is this normal?

Possible: Spotting after a miscarriage can persist for a while especially as the body's hormonal levels are trying to adjust back to pre-pregnancy levels. You may have to follow up with your to doctor to ensure that all the products of conceptions were expelled during the process. If there are some tissues left, this could explain your symptoms. Good health and feel better. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 2 weeks ago have pcos miscarried in may period started 4 days early lasted 5 days ended 3 days ago started spotting and cramping. Why?

Unprotected sex 2 weeks ago have pcos miscarried in may period started 4 days early lasted 5 days ended 3 days ago started spotting and cramping. Why?

This is: common in PCOS where one of the signs is irregular menses. Some women with PCOS have been able to become pregnant, only to miscarry. If problems continue, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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2 weeks after my period i started been experiencing 2 days of light spotting followed by 2 days of heavy spotting with clots ranging from dime to quarter size as well as lower back pain and cramping should I be concerned that it may be miscarrying or can

2 weeks after my period i started been experiencing 2 days of light spotting followed by 2 days of  heavy spotting with clots ranging from dime to quarter size as well as lower back pain and cramping should I be concerned that it may be miscarrying or can

Dysfunctional clots: Although if your "period" was on time, and normal as usual, it is unusual for clots to occur two weeks after a cycle at age 28. Irregular spotting and clots with cramping can indicate an ectopic pregnancy, and your "period" might just have been bleeding and not a "real period". Get a serum HCG test , and if negative, see your healthcare provider for an exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more