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Does light bleeding in early pregnancy mean I am having a miscarriage?

Does light bleeding in early pregnancy mean I am having a miscarriage?

No: It is very common to have some spotting in early pregnancy because little capillaries on the cervix frequently bust open spontaneously or with intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Does bleeding in pregnancy always mean miscarriage?

Does bleeding in pregnancy always mean miscarriage?

Very common: While some women with bleeding in early pregnancy miscarry, many other healthy pregnancies have spotting or bleeding early on. Call your doctor if you have bad pain with your bleeding, or if you soak more than a pad an hour. ...Read more

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Can you have a spontaneous miscarriage early on in pregnancy and not have bleeding until 8 months later?

Can you have a spontaneous miscarriage early on in pregnancy and not have bleeding until 8 months later?

Health: That sounds like the very definition of something that would not only be impossible but unheard of. You have got to share with us more on what the specifics are that led to such an unusual question. ...Read more

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After I stop bleeding from having a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test test negative? If it test negative does that mean miscarriage is complete?

After I stop bleeding from having a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test test negative? If it test negative does that mean miscarriage is complete?

More or less: In general, if the home pregnancy test is negative, it means that the miscarriage is finished. There are a few rare exceptions but these are usually identified by persistent spotting or bleeding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Early pregnancy went to ER heard hb bleeding and blood clots how to tell the difference between miscarriage and clots?

Early pregnancy went to ER heard hb bleeding and blood clots how to tell the difference between miscarriage and clots?

Very difficult : And would require a microscope. An easier way is to measure the pregnancy hormone, hcg, in the mother's blood and then measure it again 2-3 days later. If pregnant, it should increase (usually doubles every 3 days in early pregnancy). Also, depending on how many weeks pregnant (at least 4-5 weeks), transvaginal ultrasound may show evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant but this morning i started bleeding a bit. Is this normal in early pregnancy or am i miscarrying? I have taken 4 hpt and all are positive but i started bleeding this morning. It isnt a lot, but its enough to scare me. My doctor said

I am 5 weeks pregnant but this morning i started bleeding a bit. Is this normal in early pregnancy or am i miscarrying? I have taken 4 hpt and all are positive but i started bleeding this morning. It isnt a lot, but its enough to scare me. My doctor said

I : I am afraid that you obstetrician is correct. If you are miscarrying at 5 weeks, there is nothing that will prevent it. A miscarriage this early on could potentially present with few cramps. The viability of the pregnancy can be checked via ultrasound or by checking to see if HCG levels are declining or increasing. On the other hand, your spotting was described as minimal. I am sorry you are going through, but time will tell. Take care. ...Read more

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I misscarried 13th September - early miscarriage. No period since. Last week i have had very light bleed, pale pink only when i wipe. Last few days has turned more red but still very light only when i wipe. 3 pregnancy tests yesterday all say positive - C

I misscarried 13th September - early miscarriage. No period since. Last week i have had very light bleed, pale pink only when i wipe. Last few days has turned more red but still very light only when i wipe. 3 pregnancy tests yesterday all say positive - C

Pregnancy test: My condolences for your miscarriage. If you've had intercourse during your fertile time, (ovulation) it is possible you are pregnant again. However, depending on how high the hormone of pregnancy (betahCG) was before miscarriage, the pregnancy test may be falsely positive. ...Read more

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I took 3 pregnancy tst all positive few days later i started bleeding. Am i having a miscarriage?

I took 3 pregnancy tst all positive few days later i started bleeding. Am i having a miscarriage?

Possibly: 30% of women spot in the first trimester, for any number of reasons, from normal, implantation bleeding to more serious things such as an ectopic pregnancy or a molar pregnancy- get a serum HCG level and see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What could be causing the unusual bleeding during my pregnancy? Noting I have had a miscarriage around 5 months ago.

What could be causing the unusual bleeding during my pregnancy? Noting I have had a miscarriage around 5 months ago.

Placenta: 25% or 1 in 4 pregnancies will have 1st trimester bleeding. While not 'normal' per se, it's definitely common. Typically due to placental issues, subchorionic hemorrage most common. An ultrasound by your doctor will help to confirm that everything okay. Of course bleeding can be associated with miscarriage. May want to check for bleeding disorder if go on to have another miscarriage. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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