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Took 2 + pregnancy test and i'm having cramps and blood clots too. Its pretty red to me. Can this be implantation bleeding? Its my first pregnancy...

Took 2 + pregnancy test and i'm having cramps and blood clots too. Its pretty red to me. Can this be implantation bleeding? Its my first pregnancy...

Needs evaluation: Bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy is common but not normal. You need to be evaluated. See your doctor soon to determine that the hormone levels are normal and to confirm there is a live pregnancy located inside the uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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Having all the signs of a miscarriage cramps, back pains, weakness, heavy bleeding and blood clots, is so why did the pregnancy test give a positive?

Having all the signs of a miscarriage cramps, back pains, weakness, heavy bleeding and blood clots, is so why did the pregnancy test give a positive?

May happen: It takes a while for the pregnancy test to become negative after a spontaneous miscarriage. If your bleeding is heavy such that you are changing a pad every hour or so, your should let your OB/GYN know. ...Read more

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Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and  blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Be seen: This cannot be determined from your description. You need to be seen and obtain an ultrasound. Take prenatal vitamins in any event. ...Read more

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Had abortion about 5 days ago, not heavy bleeding the first few days. Tonight I started getting very bad cramps and quite large blood clots normal?

Had abortion about 5 days ago, not heavy bleeding the first few days. Tonight I started getting very bad cramps and quite large blood clots normal?

Immediate check up: Immediately follow up with the abortion provider, you need to be thoroughly evaluated to rule out retained product of conception causing increased bleeding. That will also reduce the risk of other complications. ...Read more

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Is blood clots normal the first month of pregnancy, and on and off bright red bleeding?

Is blood clots normal the first month of pregnancy, and on and off bright red bleeding?

Common: It is not strictly "normal" but it happens very frequently and all is well. You'd need an actual exam/ eval with a doctor in person to say more, good wishes! ...Read more

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Mild, faint cramps with vaginal bleeding mid cycle. Not as heavy as normal menstruation but has similar characteristics ( I.e. Blood clots, scent). ?

Mild, faint cramps with vaginal bleeding mid cycle. Not as heavy as normal menstruation but has similar characteristics ( I.e. Blood clots, scent). ?

May be: Midcycle spotting or bleeding can be due to the hormone changes that occur with ovulation or can be associated with contraceptive methods ( missed any pills?) or other medications or illnesses including infections. To say for sure would require more history, an exam, and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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My last period was on 3/11 i took a pregnancy test on 3/17 and was positive today 3/18 i spotted and 3hrs later i bleed with blood clots..This normal?

My last period was on 3/11 i took a pregnancy test on 3/17 and was positive today 3/18 i spotted and 3hrs later i bleed with blood clots..This normal?

Questionable dates: Do you mean period on 3/11 and positive pregnancy test on 4/17 and bleeding on 4/18? If yes, you likely had a spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy. About a quarter of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. ...Read more

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My last period was on 3/11 i took a pregnancy test on 4/17 and was positive today 4/18 i spotted and 3hrs later i bleed with blood clots..This normal?

My last period was on 3/11 i took a pregnancy test on 4/17 and was positive today 4/18 i spotted and 3hrs later i bleed with blood clots..This normal?

Not normal: There are three possibilities. First, you have a normal pregnancy. This could simply be implantation bleeding, although it sounds a bit heavy. Second, you could be having a miscarriage. Third, but less likely, this could be a pregnancy in your tube. You need to get checked soon to see which it is. This will involve scans and HCG blood tests. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more