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I am about 6 weeks pregnant and experienced bleeding after sex. The bleeding was darker, not bright red, and I have no abdominal pain. My breasts still hurt, indicating I'm still pregnant. Should I be concerned about a possible miscarriage or is this normal? My doctor's appointment is in a week, but any advice would be appreciated.
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It is understandable to be concerned about bleeding during pregnancy, especially if you are unsure whether it is a sign of a miscarriage or if it is considered normal. While every pregnancy is unique and it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice, there are some general factors to consider.

Bleeding during early pregnancy can occur for various reasons and may not necessarily indicate a miscarriage. In fact, up to 25% of women experience some form of bleeding during the first trimester without complications. Darker-colored blood can sometimes indicate older blood that has taken longer to leave the body.

Some potential causes of bleeding in early pregnancy include implantation bleeding (when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining), cervical changes (such as increased blood flow), or even irritation from intercourse.

However, it's important to note that while these reasons are common and often harmless, there are instances where bleeding can indeed be a sign of an impending miscarriage or other complications. Therefore, it's crucial to reach out to your healthcare provider for guidance specific to your situation.

In the meantime, you can take certain steps that may help ease your concerns:

  • Rest and avoid strenuous activities.
  • Refrain from sexual intercourse until you have spoken with your doctor.
  • Monitor the amount and color of the bleeding - if it becomes heavy or bright red accompanied by severe pain, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Keep track of any other symptoms you may experience, such as dizziness or fever.

    Remember, only a healthcare professional can provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate advice based on your individual circumstances. Reach out to your doctor as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms and schedule an appointment.

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    I am 6 weeks 4 days right now. I have PCOS and miscarried last August. We have been trying since may 2006. I started spotting last Saturday it was bright red and just a little bit. I thought maybe that was normal but then I spotted this morning again. I called my doctor and she got me right in. She did an ultrasound and it showed a heartbeat. My doc says that some bleeding is normal...what you have to be concerned about is when you bleed enought to fill up 2 pad and major cramping. Hope this helps, but so you don't just sit around and go crazy, get in to see your doctor either way just to put your mind at ease!

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    I am about 7 weeks pregnant and I have been bleeding, passing clots,and having cramps in my abdominal area. My doctor and I saw and heard a healthy heartbeat from the baby he said it is common in the early pregnancy.

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    Im facing exactly the same prblm


    Plz guide me with ur experince
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    Omg thank you so much! I am very worried because I am going through the same thing I am on my period but test says I am pregnant
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    Hello! I'm also 6 weeks along and have had some spotting, my doctor isn't concerned about a miscarriage but I am having a scan next week to make sure its not an egtopic pregnancy (which can cause spotting and 'normal' pregnancy signs like sore breasts) I'm sure your doctor would like to see you sooner than next week to make sure everythings ok, but I expect everything is fine...good luck!!

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    It wouldn't hurt to just call the Dr and see what they say. I bled at 7 weeks when I was pregnant with my son. So it could be prefectly normal. But I would call if I were you. Good luck.

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    I had my first son a year ago and I'm now expecting my second. A little spotting is normal if your are between 6-8 weeks along. Your doctor or the ER will more than likely tell you that you've just been overdoing it and just to take it easy. The only thing I would worry about with the bleeding is if it turns bright red or if you start to bleed a lot.

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    Hy..I have the same spotting dark brown,red clot and red blood for about 7 days..I did check with my nearest clinics..They say it's normal..But one night I got spotting with a little clot looks like liver..I'm so stressed out and I went to the ultrasound..The doctor couldn't detect the baby's heartbeat and the baby is not growing at all..I have to accept the fact that I lost the baby at nearly 3 months..Me and my husband hve been waiting for this lil one for nearly 7 years..Ive been crying non-stop..Right now I wait at home for the bby to come out..But later I will bring it to ER...While I was spotting,I read lots of good comments here..And I thought it's normal because I dont have any pains at all..But lessons learned..Never take anything for granted..Check your bby a.s.a.p if you find any spotting..Do ultrasound to make sure the baby is fine..Just hoping we will get another bby soon..Miscarriage is so devastating and depressing..May all of us be blessed with our pregnancy...Aamiin2..

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