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Causes for spotting during early pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i want to start off my saying that i am i have an irregular flow. my last cycle was february 6-10th. last month, february my boyfriend and i decided that we wanted to try to concieve. i consulted a fertility chart and according to the chart my fertile days were the 15-19 and the 20th being my ovulating day. my boyfriend and i proceeded to have intercourse from the 11th (the day after my cycle was gone) all the way up until the 25th. and then every other day from then. my question is, am i pregnant because i have been spotting/light bleeding for 10 days now. i started on the 22nd, to spot. went away and came back the 24th and from then ive been spotting. its been mostly brownish/pink and light but on some occasions its been a bit with a wipe. i want to know if this is implantation? twins perhaps? im nervous. i have tender/sore breasts, mild cramps, sides of my stomach are a bit sore as well. i would have headaches all the time but those stopped a few days ago. should i be worried? i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was negative.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor :   Are you on any medications ?
User :   no i am not.
User :   just taking prenatal vitamins
Doctor :   ok, the bleeding you have could be due to trauma
Doctor :   small cuts in the edometrium or around the cervix caused during intercourse
User :   i was thinking negatively and thinking it was a cyst.
Doctor :   no , not a chance\
User :   how so?
User :   what about a miscarriage?
Doctor :   and i do not consider it to be implantation bleed also
Doctor :   if so the pregnancy test would be positive
User :   did implantation bleeding take place already if anything?
Doctor :   if the ovulation would be around 20th then the implantation would be expected to be around 8 to 12 days after that
User :   but were on the 12th day already after ovulation. my period is "supposively" due on the 6th of march, meaning sunday. but as i said before i have irregular cycles.
Doctor :   i agree , but i would still consider that fact if the test was positive
User :   so what do you suggest i do?
Doctor :   i suggest you to wait for another week and if you do not bleed , then to take a test
Doctor :   and no need of any medication for the spotting ,as it may stop on its own if its traumatic
User :   what if i continue to bleed?
User :   should i stop having intercourse?
Doctor :   its better to abstain from intercourse for atleast a week
User :   what if i continue to bleed and dont stop after a week?
Doctor :   you have to be examined by a gynecologist , it could be due to hormonal imbalance provided the pregnancy test is negative
User :   do you believe that it could be pregnancy?
User :   or what are the chances?
Doctor :   yes , chances can not be excluded completely
Doctor :   30 %
Doctor :   hence you may have to get a repeat test after a week
User :   okay, because like i stated i have some of the symptoms of pregnancy
Doctor :   could be considered
User :   okay.
User :   thank you.
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