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I'm 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant is light spotting after sex normal?

I'm 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant is light spotting after sex normal?

No: Spotting is not normal. However, it may not be anything to worry about. I would see your doctor. If there is a heartbeat on ultrasound, then the spotting is not worrisome. It still may be better to avoid sex for a while. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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My daughter will start her period in less than a week and is trying to get pregnant could she still be pregnant has light spotting?

My daughter will start her period in less than a week and is trying to get pregnant could she still be pregnant has light spotting?

Yes: Around 10% of women spot in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. Spotting is not a reliable symptom to say if you are (or are not) pregnant. The best thing to do is to wait until she misses a period and then do a home pregnancy test. This should clarify the situation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Been trying to get pregnant. Had light spotting yesterday and this morning heavier and now just barely spotting. Is this my period? I'm at day 28.

Been trying to get pregnant. Had light spotting yesterday and this morning heavier and now just barely spotting. Is this my period? I'm at day 28.

Sounds like it: Did you skip a period at all? Did you check a preg test? If your test os negative then this is likely your period. Keep trying and don't forget your prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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7 weeks pregnant, started light spotting, mild cramps, now the spotting is increased & there is brown discharge when wipe. Should I be alarmed?

7 weeks pregnant, started light spotting, mild cramps, now the spotting is increased & there is brown discharge when wipe. Should I be alarmed?

Spotting: In the first trimester is really common, and in young women things are fine 90-95% of the time. Intercourse is also famous for stirring up a little cervical bleeding in pregnant women. I'd not be alarm but keep an eye on it, if it continues or worsen call you OB. Good wishes. ...Read more

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4_5 weeks pregnant. Light pink spotting not much and mild cramps. Is this normal?

4_5 weeks pregnant. Light pink spotting not much and mild cramps. Is this normal?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding in early pregnancy may be common but it is not normal. You need to be seen urgently to verify the pregnancy and to verify that the pregnancy is located inside the uterus. An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy can present with pain and bleeding. Even though an ectopic pregnancy is less likely than a normal pregnancy prompt evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, noticed a light spotting/bleeding. Is it normal?

8 weeks pregnant, noticed a light spotting/bleeding. Is it normal?

Common not normal: Bleeding in pregnancy is very common but is not normal. It should be promptly evaluated by your doctor. You need to confirm that you have a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant & having very light spotting. You can barely see it. Should I be concerned?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant & having very light spotting. You can barely see it. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Any bleeding in the first trimester is a cause for concern. You are too early for ultrasound to check on the pregnancy. If you are really concerned, you might wish to get a "quantitative bhcg" blood test, and have it repeated in one week. This can help determine a healthy pregnancy from a failing one ...Read more

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4 and a half weeks pregnant... started light pink spotting this morning is this morning no cramping or pain at all is this ok.?

4 and a half weeks pregnant... started light pink spotting this morning is this morning no cramping or pain at all is this ok.?

Spotting: Sometimes can be normal. Spotting can occur after intercourse or with vaginal infection. If symptoms persist or worsen, I would recommend seeing your clinician. ...Read more

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28 days late, pregnant test neg, light spotting, pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant but not producing enough hCG to register?

28 days late, pregnant test neg, light spotting, pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant but not producing enough hCG to register?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Spotting on nuvaring. Had sex 2 1/2 weeks ago unprotected. Had just put a new nuvaring in a couple days before the sex. Pregnant? Light brown spotting

Spotting on nuvaring. Had sex 2 1/2 weeks ago unprotected. Had just put a new nuvaring in a couple days before the sex. Pregnant? Light brown spotting

Get test..: If you had been using the Nuva Ring for a couple of days and no other type of protection used when you had sex I would suggest to get a pregnancy test first, although my suspicion is that your irregular spotting is caused by the Nuva Ring itself especially if you have been on it for a short period of time. It can take weeks for your body to finally get used to it and have regular periods. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks 3 days pregnant and having light spotting after a bowel movement. Should I see a doctor or take it easy?

I'm 6 weeks 3 days pregnant and having light spotting after a bowel movement. Should I see a doctor or take it easy?

Both: You didn't mention if you have already seen your physician regarding the pregnancy, I assume you have. If so, call them, make them aware, and let them guide you. If you are having pain or cramps, then definitely you should make an appointment. If you haven't yet seen your doctor, then again, you do need to. You should also take it easy, don't do any heavy lifting, stay off your feet a little. ...Read more

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Sore boobs, nausea vomiting constipation. Had unprotected sex. Two negative pregnancy tests. I still feel pregnant! Light spotting in place of period?

Sore boobs, nausea vomiting constipation. Had unprotected sex. Two negative pregnancy tests. I still feel pregnant! Light spotting in place of period?

Repeat test: You may repeat the test using first morning urine. I trust that you are 4-5 days past the due date of your period. If that is not helpful, it would be time to see your doctor for an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am 17weeks pregnant and have experienced light spotting after orgasm (no penetration). Should I be concerned?

I am 17weeks pregnant and have experienced light spotting after orgasm (no penetration). Should I be concerned?

Go to your doctor: You should be evaluated by your doctor. While bleeding can occur after intercourse, it is never normal especially during pregnancy as it can affect you and your baby. You should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I just recently found out I am pregnant. I started spotting light pink and bright red one time the first day then it went away, the second day I had bright red spotting all day, a little heavier, but not much then it stopped. The next day I started ha

Hi, I just recently found out I am pregnant. I started spotting light pink and bright red one time the first day then it went away, the second day I had bright red spotting all day, a little heavier, but not much then it stopped. The next day I started ha

See your doctor: It is important to know your blood type if you are pregnant and bleeding. Although, very frequently people bleed and have very otherwise normal pregnancies, it is important to check out first trimester bleeding early. You may need progesterone which can rescue an otherwise doomed pregnancy. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I am 6 to 7 weeks pregnant and have light orangyred spotting at the same time every morning. It only happens once a day and goes away. Is this normal?

I am 6 to 7 weeks pregnant and have light orangyred spotting at the same time every morning. It only happens once a day and goes away. Is this normal?

Probably not bad, but: It's not a bad idea to tell your OBGYN about it so they'll know to watch you carefully since being prepared is good. But it is not unusual as this article notes: http://reproductivehealths. Com/light-pink-spotting-in-early-pregnancy.html
Best wishes for a good pregnancy, delivery and baby! ...Read more

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I am about 4 weeks pregnant and have very light spotting, is this normal?

I am about 4 weeks pregnant and have very light spotting, is this normal?

Can be.: While some patients spot early in pregnancy most do not. While bleeding is never a good sign not often a sign of trouble. If increases or develop significant cramping should either check blood pregnancy levels to make sure rising appropriately and/or sono to make sure developing normally. Unfortunately if a sigh of impending miscarriage you cannot stop it. Try not to worry since could be fine. ...Read more

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Not pregnant. Mid cycle light pink spotting for about a week, what's going on?

Not pregnant. Mid cycle light pink spotting for about a week, what's going on?

Many possibilities: Hormonal irregularity, fibroid, polyp, cervical mass, and hormonal pill use are all possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after you are light spotting after you period and had sex during light spotting?

Perhaps: Yes, it is possible. If the spotting occurred approximately 2 weeks after your period began, it coincides with the time of ovulating and a bit of spotting at the time of ovulation is very common. If the time of intercourse was well removed from the usual time interval of ovulation, pregnancy is much less likely. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and having light brown spotting on tissue since 6 days. What does it mean? My gynea given me Duphaston and injection ivfc.

Preg bleed: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked. ...Read more

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Well I think im pregnant...Have been spotting light pink to brown blood...Is this a sign of pregnancy? Have been having unprotected sex

Well I think im pregnant...Have been spotting light pink to brown blood...Is this a sign of pregnancy? Have been having unprotected sex

Spotting: Spotting can occur with pregnancy. Brownish or pink discharge however can also occur with infection. You can take a urine pregnancy test if your period is late at all. If it is negative then wait for two days and retake a test. If you are having discharge, fever, or pain then please see your gynecologist immediately. ...Read more

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4-5w pregnant and spotting/light bleeding for 4 days now, no pain or blood clots. Preg test still positive. Dr won't see me till w6. Any ideas?

4-5w pregnant and spotting/light bleeding for 4 days now, no pain or blood clots. Preg test still positive. Dr won't see me till w6. Any ideas?

Watch and wait: Mild bleeding is not uncommon in early pregnancy. If there is no pain and no frank bleeding, you may wait to see your doctor at the appointed time.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant and spotting light brown diacharge mixed with mucous. I have slight cramping and my whole body aches. Is this normal?

I'm 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant and spotting light brown diacharge mixed with mucous. I have slight cramping and my whole body aches. Is this normal?

It can be: You are obviously very early in your pregnancy. Light brown discharge can be normal. It is also possible that you are miscarrying the pregnancy. The problem is if you are miscarrying, there is nothing that can be done.

Stay hydrated, rest, and if you feel worse, seek care with your physician. ...Read more

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Stopped birth control pills, bled, then started on new pack 1.5 weeks after bleeding. Possible to get pregnant? Had brown spotting (light) for 4-5 days

Stopped birth control pills, bled, then started on new pack 1.5 weeks after bleeding. Possible to get pregnant? Had brown spotting (light) for 4-5 days

Yes: The bleeding indicates your uterus sloughing off the previous months build up of tissue in anticipation of a pregnancy. 10 days post menses (bleeding) means you might have ovulated. You should treat this as if you just started on birth control and avoid unprotected sex for at least a month, one full cycle, after you restarted. Really safe would be two months. ...Read more

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I'm missing my period & am not pregnant. There is occasional light spotting & sex was painful last time. I notice a small white lesion around vagina.?

I'm missing my period & am not pregnant. There is occasional light spotting & sex was painful last time. I notice a small white lesion around vagina.?

See doctor: If you have a lesion on your vagina, it's important that you have it examined to ensure that it's nothing serious. As far as the pain with intercourse, it could be a yeast infection, a bacterial infection, vaginal dryness or not enough lubrication. Missing your periods is another indication to see doctor. Sounds like a check up could help you on all of these topics. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and having periodic light spotting, cramping, and back pain. Could this be the start of active labor?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and having periodic light spotting, cramping, and back pain. Could this be the start of active labor?

Could be: Almost all OB docs, midwives, family docs doing OB have an answering service for these questions and its very important to discuss these symptoms with your OB provider tonight if at all possible. Call the office and see if it goes to the answering service or gives instructions on how to reach your OB or the on call physician ...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