Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Continuous light spotting with stomach cramps, 8 weeks pregnant, back ache. Is it miscarriage?

May 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 4909 Questions
Dear Dr.
I am about 7-8 weeks pregnant and for the past week I have had continuous light spotting and light stomach
cramps the spotting has ranged from dark brown to bright red and I have had a back ache in my lower back as well.
I thought I may be having a miscarriage but I have not begun to bleed more and nothing has gotten worse. Can you please tell me what you think may be going on and what I would do next?

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 12 Jun 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 40 minutes later
thanks for the query.

the possible causes for your spotting are,

-as gestational sac grows it will go on further invading the decidual lining(endometrial lining of pregnancy), during this because of rupture of small blood vessels minimal bleeding can occur.

-sometimes because of above cause only subchorionic hematoma occurs which will present with continuous bleeding sometimes.

-though women becomes pregnant the decidua show normal menstrual changes cyclically in some women as uterine cavity will not be completely obliterated in early pregnancy the bleeding will come out.

-in the process of starting of miscarriage.

in all these cases mild stomach pain may accompany the bleeding.

-blood supply to lower genital organs will be increased in pregnancy. so, any friction or local lesion can present with bleeding.

now what you can do is,
- visit your gynecologist and undergo ultrasound examination to find out the cause.
- with her prescription start progesterone tablets which will protect from miscarriage to some extent.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please do not forget to accept it.
take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor