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Is spotting common in early weeks of pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Nov-2013
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User:hi doctor
User:Good Morning
Doctor:Good morning.
Doctor:Proceed with your query...
User:I need your help
User:My wife is pregenent
User:and she is 1mnth 1 week
User:from yesterday she is observing spoting
User:we consulted doctor
User:after pelvis scaning she suggested to use Dophoston
User:just to now whether this king oh spoting is common in pregennecy
User:and after how many days of using this tablet
User:we can see changes
Doctor:Spotting is seen in some pregnant women especially during the early weeks of pregnancy.
Doctor:Some doctors prescribe duphaston and other progesterone supplements as a precaution or as a means to sustain pregnancy.
Doctor:If the repeat ultrasound scan was normal
Doctor:revealed good cardiac activity and no placental seperation
Doctor:Basically if the ultrasound scan was normal
User:but this may not lead to mis carrying right
Doctor:then there is no serious issue here.
User:shall i tell initial scan report
User:Uteru : Anverted. E/o a single gestational sac of msd 4 mm with a secondary
Doctor:Do you mean the scan done recently after the spotting
User:yolk sac noted at fundal aspect of endometrium
Doctor:or the scan done before that?
User:yesterday night
User:sac is regular. fetal node not yet demonstrated
User:whther this is gud result
Doctor:May I know if any details about gestational age is noted on the scan?
User:1month 5 dats
Doctor:Duphaston is prescribed to her in this case to help her progress.
User:ok is this like is it not in right place
Doctor:Now as per the scan, fetal node from where the fetus develops is not yet developed.
Doctor:Duphaston, the progesterone supplement can help in the growth of fetus in some women.
Doctor:The medication is prescribed for further growth and development of pregnancy.
User:in general for 1mnth 1 week whether fetus has to form
Doctor:Your doctor might order a repeat ultrasound scan soon say in the next 2-3 weeks
User:ok yes after 14 days
Doctor:We can be able to give you answers to your questions after the next scan report.
Doctor:Therefore at this point of time,
Doctor:it is extremely hard to answer about the prognosis.
Doctor:So be positive, continue duphaston
Doctor:and get the repeat scan done.
User:onother thing
User:if spooting repets whether we have o go to gynec immediatly or just use dopston for 2 week
Doctor:If she develops severe bleeding with or without abdominal cramps
User:like if spoting is not stoped
Doctor:report back to the gynecologist.
User:ok ok
User:you mean pain in abdominal part
Doctor:She also needs to watch out for clots.
User:blood clots u mean
Doctor:If she has bleeding - excessively, presence of clots or masses or if she has severe abdominal cramps
Doctor:report to the doctor immediately.
User:ok ok
Doctor:Yes, blood clots is what I meant...
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:if she has spotting up to eveng can we go back to doctor
User:from yesterday night she is using dophaston
Doctor:You can call the doctor back, if she continues to have spotting. But I don't think there will be any intervention or treatment if spotting is not more than what it is currently.
User:spooting might exist even she use dophaston right
Doctor:I would however be very concerned if spotting increases, and has other symptoms that I described earlier.
User:ok ok doctor i got it
User:Thank you
Doctor:Duphaston is basically given to sustain pregnancy. Spotting would gradually decline with time as pregnancy progresses.
Doctor:So watch over and call the doctor back if she notices any other unusual symptoms.
Doctor:Get the repeat scan done as planned.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no doctor
User:Thanks for clarfying me with patience
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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