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After having a miscarriage is it normal to get spotting?

After having a miscarriage is it normal to get spotting?

Varies: First off I am sorry to hear about the miscarriage. I know that is hard. The first period after a miscarriage is usually 4-6 weeks after and is not usually normal. A little lighter or heavier , earlier or later than normal. Things will get back to norml after a cycle or two. ...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


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7 weeks 1 miscarriage 2 sons since then. Is it normal to have slight spotting?

7 weeks 1 miscarriage 2 sons since then. Is it normal to have slight spotting?

Very common: Slight spotting in the first trimester is extremely common, and in a 33 (?) year old usually not to worry about. You should check with your OBG if the spotting becomes heavier, good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light spotting 2 weeks after having a miscarriage?

Is it normal to have light spotting 2 weeks after having a miscarriage?

See your doctor.: Spotting for 2 weeks after a miscarriage may be normal, but, one can only tell by examination. Incomplete miscarriage and infection, among other things, must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Stopped spotting finally for a week after 8 weeks after miscarriage, now started spotting light brown again is it normal? is there anything wrong?

Needs evaluation: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. The spotting is likely a new period starting; did you have an ultrasound after the miscarriage? If not, you may need one to make sure all tissue was expelled by the uterus. This can also cause persistent spotting. Other things that can cause this are use of progesterone-only contraceptives. See your gyno if you haven't already for a check up. ...Read more

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Hello..i am 38.5 weeks. First baby, 2 previous miscarriages 3 yrs ago. I am spotting after sex. But still feel baby move. Normal or go 2 hospital now?

Call your DR: Your regular DR knows your medical history and will be able to give you a more accurate assessment.

Suggest you call and inform of the spotting, although this is probably not a serious situation unless it intensified. ...Read more

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Had miscarriage 7 weeks ago passed everything using mistopropal thought I had period last week but no now back to brown spotting is it normal ?

Had miscarriage 7 weeks ago passed everything using mistopropal thought I had period last week but no now back to brown spotting is it normal ?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have irregular menses for one or two cycles after an elective abortion or spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). If you desire pregnancy be sure to take prenatal vitamins. If not, be sure to use effective contraception consistently. Take Care! ...Read more

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I suffered a miscarriage March to 10th. I've had one normal period since then. I'm due for my period in a week, and I'm lightly spotting. could I be p?

I suffered a miscarriage March to 10th. I've had one normal period since then. I'm due for my period in a week, and I'm lightly spotting. could I be p?

Unlikely: if you are spotting and the timing is close to your expected period, then it is unlikely that you're pregnant. a pregnancy test would be the most helpful on the week of your expected period.if you were not expecting pregnancy, start birth control. If you do want pregnancy, take prenatal vitamins. ...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?

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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Had D&c 8 weeks ago for miscarriage. First period 11 days ago, very heavy for week. Now spotting? Normal? Worried...

Normal: This pattern of bleeding after a miscarriage is very common. I suggest that if you want to try to conceive that you wait until after your next period. Or if you want to wait a while that you use some form of reliable contraception. ...Read more

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Had a miscarriage-bled for 10 days then about 2 weeks later got period- bled for a week &have been spotting for over a week(pink & bright red) Normal?

Don't worry: It may take a while your body to readjust and your periods to get back to normal after a miscarriage. Try to relax and allow yourself to get back to normal both emotionally and physically. I am sorry for your loss. It is also normal to go through a grieving process following a miscarriage. You use reliable birth control and avoid pregnancy for at least six months. ...Read more

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Miscarried1/24, cramping2/28. Been 42days and started spotting today, turn light period. Is it normal to have clots with 1st period after miscarriage.

It happens: The first period after a miscarriage is often a little off. It can be too long or to short, too early or too late. They key is that things get back to normal over the course of time. If you are wanting cycle control consider starting birth control to hep with cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Miscarriage 2 wks ago, u/s normal-very slight brown spotting. How high is chance of infection if i start having sex? Some say ok to start right away

Miscarriage 2 wks ago, u/s normal-very slight brown spotting. How high is chance of infection if i start having sex? Some say ok to start right away

Low: It is better to wait for a week after an abortion before engaging in sexual relations if you feel comfortable and it gives the cervix time to close and reduce the risk of infection. ...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?

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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Is it normal to keep spotting and cramping up till 4 days after an mva is done for a missed miscarriage(heartbeat stopped) @6weeks?

Is it normal to keep spotting and cramping up till 4 days after an mva is done for a missed miscarriage(heartbeat stopped) @6weeks?

Sorry to hear about : Your miscarriage. Cramping and spotting is normal, but excessive or worsening pain or heavy bleeding is not. Generally these milder symptoms go away with 10-14 days. If they continue or worsen call your gyn. ...Read more

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Recently started synthroid (thyroxine) after a miscarriage and ever since my periods have been 1 week plus 1 week of spotting. when will I get back to normal?

Unpredictable...: Thyroid problems can change your periods. Your menses should go back to normal once your thyroid levels are normalized. How long this will take is unpredictable. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Went to the ER for light pink spotting on tp, blood in uterus, Dr says threatened miscarriage. But I still have strong pg symptoms. Is this normal?

Went to the ER for light pink spotting on tp, blood in uterus,  Dr says threatened miscarriage.  But I still have strong pg symptoms. Is this normal?

Yes: 1/2 of all pregnancies have some bleeding in the 1st trimester. That is called a threatened abortion ( abortion is any pregnancy that ends in the 1st trimester). Of those, half go on and have a normal baby. 1/4 of pregnancies end in miscarriage. An ultrasound will tell you if there is still a heart beat. If so, that is a good sign. Good luck, ...Read more

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Have I had a miscarriage or something else going on with spotting?

Have I had a miscarriage or something else going on with spotting?

Several reasons: There can be many different easons
cervicits, low dose pills, fibroids, miscarriage and othes. ...Read more

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I miscarried a month ago. I bled for a week then it stopped. Now as of 11 days ago I started spotting light to dark brown blood. Should I be worried?

I miscarried a month ago. I bled for a week then it stopped. Now as of 11 days ago I started spotting light to dark brown blood. Should I be worried?

No: The brown could be some left over blood from the miscarriage and this is your first period. You will be fine but it might take your body 3 months to get back to completely normal again. ...Read more

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Miscarried in Nov 2014. Last night had spotting and stopped, what does this means?

Miscarried in Nov 2014. Last night had spotting and stopped, what does this means?

Bleeding: It could be implantation bleeding from a new pregnancy as you have the ability to conceive sometimes as little as 2 weeks after a miscarriage. Otherwise it could just be some spotting which can happen after any pregnancy. ...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


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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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