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What causes bleeding during 8th week of pregnancy?

hi im almost 8 weeks pregnant and a week ago i had some brownish spotting so i went to er and they done blood test and smear? and internal and said everything was fine then 2 days later i woke up and went to the toilet and was bleeding red.. so i when hospital again and they did an scan and said 2 things it could be that your not as far gone as you think coz the babys size was like 5 weeks no heart beat yet and they dont get heart beat till 6 weeks or my baby stoped growing at 5 weeks and now im starting to misscariage?? so they told me to go back in a weeks time. But after that day which was 4 days ago iv bin bleeding red everyday almost like a period and yday i had small clots n 1 size like a penny and really bad pains, today is the same but pains much worse n stop for a couple of mins then come back, im so upset iv bin trying for 7 months this is my first pregnancy im so scared i just want now, am i going through a misscarriage for sure???
Mon, 30 Nov 2015
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Dear Madam,

I empathize your situation.

In fact whenever there is brown bleeding during any stage of pregnancy, the first suspicion is death of the baby. When brown bleeding takes place in the first three months, there is a possibility of old or stale abortion. However, in spite this when the abortion does not take place, we call it as Missed abortion.

You had non-viable baby when you had first bout of brown bleeding. However, the hCG levels do not drop that fast to diagnose non-viable pregnancy. Only ultrasonography would have detected non-viable foetus at that stage.

Now that your missed abortion is confirmed, it is advisable that you undergo the completion of termination of pregnancy ASAP as delay may lead to the complications like clotting disorders (DIC), infections, kidney failure, etc.

Before you undergo any intervention, it is advisable to get investigated for DIC by Bleeding Time, Clotting Time, Prothrombin Time and Fibrinogen Degradation Products on your blood.

I hope this has given you some guidance for further management of this condition.

Dr. Nishikant Shrotri

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