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What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Different causes

Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant.
Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes.

In brief: Different causes

Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant.
Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes.
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