When you spot, you notice a tiny bit of pink, red, or dark brown (rust-colored) blood. When using the restroom, you might experience spotting or see some blood on your underwear. There won’t be enough blood to cover a panty liner, and it won’t be as heavy as your menstrual period.
A miscarriage does not necessarily indicate that you will have trouble conceiving in the future. Additionally, it doesn’t always raise your risk for miscarriages, though it might if you’ve already experienced a number of them. It’s crucial to remember that a miscarriage typically isn’t brought on by anything you did or didn’t do.
The Difference Between Spotting and Bleeding
Spotting is when you occasionally see a few drops of blood on your underwear. It is not enough to cover a panty liner.
Bleeding is a heavier flow of blood. You will require a liner or pad when bleeding to prevent the blood from getting all over your clothes.
At one of your initial prenatal appointments, enquire further about the distinction between spotting and bleeding from your doctor.
Some spotting is normal very early in pregnancy. However, it would be a good idea to inform your provider of it.
The day you notice the spotting, if an ultrasound has shown that your pregnancy is normal, call your provider.
Call your provider right away if you have spotting and have not yet had an ultrasound. Spotting may indicate an ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg develops outside the uterus. An untreated ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening for the woman.
Bleeding in the 1st trimester is not always a problem. It may be caused by:
More serious causes of first-trimester bleeding include:
What Will My Provider Need to Know?
To determine the cause of your vaginal bleeding, your doctor may need to be aware of the following:
Most of the time, the treatment for bleeding is rest. It’s crucial to visit your doctor and undergo testing to determine the cause of your bleeding. Your provider may advise you to:
Very heavy bleeding might necessitate a hospital stay or surgery.