Spotting in Early Pregnancy: All Questions Answered

Spotting refers to occurrence of light bleeding to remove traces of old blood & mucous from genital track. Spotting leads to discharge of fresh red blood cells, for a couple of days. Spotting can be best interpreted as blood loss in smaller quantity.

Spotting in Early Pregnancy: All Questions Answered

The occurrence of spotting phenomenon should not be confused with conception success or miscarriage incidence in pregnancy term. The common reasons of spotting include hormone changes in pregnancy duration, implantation bleeding and cervical irritation. The cervix region adapts to changed pregnancy condition, by developing soft tissue that is sensitive to infection or irritation.

Cause behind spotting

The main reasons of light bleeding or spotting include irritation to cervix, growth of fibroid or cysts in uterus, tissue mass proliferation in cervix region or inheritance of disease condition through genetic transfer.  The colour difference of blood is apt indicator to mark distinction between spotting and bleeding.

Blood accumulation in placental layer during pregnancy causes loss of brown coloured blood. The blood loss or spotting during pregnancy requires preventing scanning by ultrasound examination to diagnose baby health in placenta. Spotting accompanied by cervical or abdominal pain, requires medical checkup to reduce possibility of fetal damage. The blood and urine examination to monitor hormonal levels in pregnancy assures pregnancy health and solves apprehension on blood loss during spotting.

Medical conditions associated with spotting

Spotting or abnormal bleeding occurs in woman with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease representing the infection or inflammation of internal reproductive organs fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries. Spotting condition is associated to ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. Heavy bleeding and abdominal pain indicate miscarriage. Miscarriages normally result on account of implantation failure or implantation outside the uterine region. The brown spotting or light bleeding accompanied with abdominal pain in one portion indicates ectopic pregnancy. Chemical pregnancy is a faulty medical condition that results in spotting and excessive blood loss, in later stages. A second opinion with your gynaecologist helps eliminate psychological fears on spotting and reproductive health.

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Dr Rita Bakshi

Dr. Rita Bakshi is a well renowned gynaecologsts and obstetrician with a rich experience of more than 20 years in the field of Assisted Reproductive technology (ART). Dr. Rita has extensive experience in all fields of assisted conception, with a special interest in IVF and Egg Donor Surrogacy. She’s also the founder of ADIVA group of Hospitals. During the past two decades of service, Dr. Rita Bakshi has brought happiness to thousands of couples and performed over 6000 caesarean sections, 3000 Hysterectomies, 1000 cases of IVF annually with a success rate of over 45%. She takes your dreams seriously and focuses on the long term and best interests of the child, the surrogate and the intended parent(s).