Vaginal Bleeding During Early Pregnancy
My friend told me she was spotting. She is currently in her 7th
week of pregnancy. This past week, she has had both red blood
and brown blood, every few days. Is this normal, and is it
something she should see her physician about?
Even though it may not indicate a major problem, a pregnant
woman with vaginal bleeding should notify her physician as soon
as possible. If she experiences any pelvic pain as well, it would be
prudent to be seen in the emergency room.
A significant percentage of women (about 25-33%) have some
bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. Women with this
symptom have a somewhat higher chance of loosing the
pregnancy than those who don't. Still, the vast majority of these
women go on to have healthy babies.