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Bleeding during pregnancy. Depot injection given. Should I be worried?

hello doctor, my wife is 7 to 8 weeks pregnant today morning she complained me of light reddish bleeding i rushed her to her gynecologist where she given prolecton depot injection done the us which is normal they given hcg 5000 weekly for next 4 weeks and asked for complete bed rest advice me i am worried this fourth pregnancy she had three children with ceaserian and undergone a gall blader laproscopy is any thing serious
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thanks for your query.
There are many causes of bleeding in the first trimester.
It might be the first sign of an impending miscarriage - that is the main concern.
Sometimes, the developing placenta implants lower down in the uterus, hence bleeding occurs.
Rarely the bleeding is innocuous and does not carry any risk.
However to avert the chances of a miscarriage, it is the common norm to give Proluton depot ( which is a form of progesterone ) and HCG - also to support the pregnancy.
Both these will act to support the growing pregnancy.
Meanwhile, complete bed rest, avoiding exertion, stress, strain and sexual activity also helps.
At present, there is nothing you can do beyond following the treatment.
You would know the outcome within a week or two.
But do not panic, as with just light bleeding, she may yet continue the pregnancy normally.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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OBGYN Dr. S Patra's  Response
Mar 2016
Your wife is carrying 7-8 wk pregnancy and presents with light bleeding.
It may indicates THREATENED ABORTION and need to evaluate Feto-placental profile by USG pelvis/TVS.
Above said medicine/injection are very much helpful to prevent miscarriage but not always 100%.
Do the things as your doctor advised like complete bed rest,Continue folic acid supplements,protein rich diet,avoid long journey/heavy work,avoid stress,maintain personal hygiene.
Do periodic check up.Be well.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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