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So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok , u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not usually: Early satiety is seen in late term pregnancy however the nausea of early pregnancy could potentially be expressed as early full feeling! I would speak with your OB-GYN about this symptom ESPECIALLY if you are LOOSING weight! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

No, bleeding when: You have sex in the first trimester of pregnancy is not normal. Please see your doctor promptly and hold off on sex until medically cleared. ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Could progesterone mask miscarriage in first trimester?

Could progesterone mask miscarriage in first trimester?

No: A miscarriage would be notable for decreasing HCG levels. The Progesterone level would not affect that assessment. ...Read more

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Bledding during first month of pregnancy?

Bledding during first month of pregnancy?

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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After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Nevertheless it is possible that you ovulated sooner. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?

Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy is a good contraceptive. Sex during any type of pregnancy will not get you pregnant. Miscarriage is not caused by having sex. You can have bleeding from sex during pregnancy but not miscarriage. Blighted ovum is not caused by sex. ...Read more

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Is mild cramping normal for the first few weeks of pregnancy? Faint positive pregnancy test 7 months after my1st miscarriage. Excited and scared.

Is mild cramping normal for the first few weeks of pregnancy? Faint positive pregnancy test 7 months after my1st miscarriage. Excited and scared.

Probably ok!: Mild, INTERMITTENT cramping is not too unusual in early pregnancy. Any spotting or bleeding would be more worrisome, and cramping and bleeding together is considered a threatened miscarraige. Check in with your doctor though if the cramping worsens. Good luck to you!! ...Read more

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Third trimester pregnancy questions?

Third trimester pregnancy questions?

What are they?: Do you mean what questions should you be asking when you are in your 3rd trimester? I.E. What should you expect during this time period? How is the body changing? When to epxect contractions? What r signs/symptoms of labor? Should you change diet/activities? Can u still have relations? What medicine u can/cannot take if ill? There r many more. I am not sure if u mean such as these. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

Varies: Hcg levels vary by week and even by day. See this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Not necessarily: Hello, If you are pregnant and bleeding, it could be due to implantation and or early signs of miscarriage. Keep in mind, just because you have spotting/bleeding, it doesnt mean that you will end up with a miscarriage but follow up with ob-gyn is important. ...Read more

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Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are usually reliable after you miss one period (when you would be 4-5 weeks pregnant). They aren't perfect however. If you think you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about a blood test to confirm (or deny!). ...Read more

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First week of pregnancy syptoms?

First week of pregnancy syptoms?

A regular period: Pregnancies are counted from the first day of the last menstrual period before conception. So, the first week of pregnancy is just a normal menstrual period. The second week of pregnancy is the normal week after a period, before ovulation. Ovulation usually starts at the beginning of the third week of pregnancy. Implantation is in the fourth week. Symptoms start during the fourth and fifth weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more