What Is Spotting? | Pregnancy


So, what you need to know about spotting and/or
vaginal bleeding. There are several causes for vaginal bleeding
or spotting but the specifics aren’t always known. For half of the women who experience vaginal
bleeding or spotting, there are no further complications and the bleeding stops. It’s normal to sometimes have spotting when
the fertilized egg implants in the uterus or when there’s an unexpected period. Other possibile reasons for vaginal bleedng
or spotting might be an ectopic pregnancy or a sign of a miscarriage. If you are less than 37 weeks and you have
vaginal bleeding or spotting, be sure to call your care provider as this could be a sign
of premature birth. In late pregnancy from 37 weeks on, it’s very
common to have vaginal bleeding. This can often be called bloody show and can
be a sign that labor is approaching. In late pregnancy, it’s very common to have
a fairly heavy amount of vaginal bleeding or spotting. So, it’s important to call your care provider
as this can sometimes be a sign of placenta privia or placenta abruption. Placenta abruption is when the placenta separates
from the uterus wall. This can cause complications so you want to
be sure to call your care provider.

14 Replies to “What Is Spotting? | Pregnancy”

  1. Hi I am 1 week late fr my period and I noticed brown discharge instead of being on my period , could this be spotting ?

  2. i have two times having period in one month.and I having a sytoms of pregnancy.I tried to take a pregnancy test but its negative.. why my period is irregular this last few months.

  3. I know I am pregnant and never had my missed period
    yet I had a spotting today just a little drop of blood

  4. please tell me my periods late for 11 days 2 days before i notice i have a spot of brown colour am i pragnent or not please tell i am so much confused

  5. Please answer, I thought my period finish so I removed my pads but when I pee it I look in my underwear and it have some blood. It is vaginal spotting?

  6. I had a pelvic ultrasound and later we found out that i have a low-lying placenta. I am 15 weeks pregnant with my baby boy then I start having a brownish red mettalic smell on my underwear. is it considered spotting?

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