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Pregnant. Started spotting. Normal fetus growth seen on ultrasound. Having pain in ribs. Any risk?

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Last week, at 9 weeks pregnant, I had some light spotting. My midwife arranged an ultrasound scan which showed baby to be correct measurement for dates and with a heart beat. Yesterday, I had a sharp pain in my ribs (as I had the week before) and last night I had a small amount of spotting. Do I need to see a midwife or dr again? Could it be an infection of some sort?
Posted Sat, 4 May 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all congratulations to the mother to be.

Yes, you should consult your doctor.

Spotting in early pregnancy could be due to various reasons like:

Hormonal deficiency
Some infection
Separation of placenta etc.

Though your ultrasound was normal last week, you should see your doctor.

After examination and repeat ultrasound and other investigation as per the need
Your doctor will decide whether something is needed or not.

In mean time,

Please avoid heavy weight moving or lifting.
Take proper rest
Take light diet

I hope this helps.

Wishing you good health.


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