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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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Is it normal to have pink spotting that turns into brown and vaginal cramping or is this a sign of a miscarriage?

Is it normal to have pink spotting that turns into brown and vaginal cramping or is this a sign of a miscarriage?

Bleeding in Pregnanc: Yes pinkish shooting that turns brownish with cramping can preced miscarriage. Depending on the stage of pregnancy, could also be due to infection or or more seriously beginning of a major bleeding. You need to go to the ER immediately. ...Read more

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I miscarried..4 weeks later i had my first period that lasted 5 days and it was heavy jst expected my 2nd and its brown spotting with mild cramps ??

I miscarried..4 weeks later i had my first period that lasted 5 days and it was heavy  jst expected my 2nd and its brown spotting with mild cramps ??

Miscarriage: Remember that even though you miscarried you were pregnant. It usually takes a few months for a women's periods to become normal again after pregnancy. The first period is usually pretty heavy as the endometrium is overgrown at that time. Be patient things should normalize. If they don't by 4-6 months after your D&C, see your doctor for an evaluation. I'm sorry for your loss, best wishes. ...Read more

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Positive in may29.414 hCG result bu no sac see. June1 hCG result is 263 and am spotting since 29may till today june5 but not cramping,is't miscarriage?

Positive in may29.414 hCG result bu no sac see. June1 hCG result is 263 and am spotting since 29may till today june5 but not cramping,is't miscarriage?

Unknown: trying to understand the ? I'm assuming hCG 414 then 263 two days later. If that's true the pregnancy is abnormal but whether it's a uterine or tubal pregnancy is unknown. Here we would repeat the hCG value again in two days to verify the results are declining or at least not rising appropriately before making that final call. If it's going down often bleeding would start in ~1 week or so. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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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