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I am 7 weeks pregnant, and today I am spotting. Is this normal?
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 1st Trim Bleeding
First timester bleeding should be evaluated by a physician, even if it is just spotting.
If you are rh- you will need an injection of rhogam. Additionally, most would advocate for an ultrasound to ensure the fetus is in the uterus and it is not an ectopic pregnancy.

In brief: 1st Trim Bleeding
First timester bleeding should be evaluated by a physician, even if it is just spotting.
If you are rh- you will need an injection of rhogam. Additionally, most would advocate for an ultrasound to ensure the fetus is in the uterus and it is not an ectopic pregnancy.
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Spotting is common.
Spotting during early pregnancy is common.
However, it might be best to see a doctor, since there is a small chance that the bleeding could be a sign of a miscarriage.

In brief: Spotting is common.
Spotting during early pregnancy is common.
However, it might be best to see a doctor, since there is a small chance that the bleeding could be a sign of a miscarriage.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is very common to spot early in pregnancy.
As the embryo implants and the placenta begins to grow and establish itself, women frequently experience spotting. Moreover, the cervix becomes very soft in pregnancy. Intercourse can very easily cause the cervix to bleed mildly; again, not a big deal. Heavy menstrual-like bleeding along with cramping, on the other hand, can signal a problem.

In brief: Yes
It is very common to spot early in pregnancy.
As the embryo implants and the placenta begins to grow and establish itself, women frequently experience spotting. Moreover, the cervix becomes very soft in pregnancy. Intercourse can very easily cause the cervix to bleed mildly; again, not a big deal. Heavy menstrual-like bleeding along with cramping, on the other hand, can signal a problem.
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