During pregnancy time, it’s so important to distinguish between what is normal and what isn’t to grantee your and your fetus safety and to avoid all the bad thoughts that may scare you during that time. Spotting is one of the things that about 25% of pregnant women may experience at the beginning of their pregnancy, so the question is, is it safe and normal or is it something that you should worry about? Let’s find out the answer.
Before we talk about spotting, let me first tell about a very important difference that you should pay attention to and I am talking about the difference between the spotting and bleeding. Spotting in most cases happens during early pregnancy, it is a light bleeding that has pink, brownish or light red color. The bleeding is like what you experience during your monthly menstruation and even heavier.
In most cases spotting during pregnancy is a very normal thing, but if you experience any other symptoms accompanied with it like, fever, cramps or chills, then it’s time to visit your doctor immediately, so he or she can take the needed procedures. You should do the same thing as well if you experience any heavy bleeding.
So, what is the main cause behind spotting during pregnancy? Actually there is no known reason until today for spotting during pregnancy, but there are some factors that could be the reason behind it, so let’s find them out. Implantation process is one of the reasons behind experiencing spotting during early pregnancy, implantation is the process in which the fertilized egg get attached to the uterus wall, in this case the spotting is usually brown and occurs after two or three days after this process.
Miscarriage is another factor that could be the reason behind experiencing spotting especially in early pregnancy. In this case you may notice cramps and pain accompanied with the spotting and for sure if you notice any of theses symptoms, you should talk to your doctor right away.
Ectopic or tubal pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg can’t reach the uterus and it attached itself in the fallopian tube. Ectopic pregnancy is also one of the factors that may cause spotting in early pregnancy. In this case the spotting is also accompanied with some symptoms like the miscarriage; it’s also accompanied with cramps but in one side of the abdomen and sharp pain especially in the neck and shoulders. And once again if you feel any of these symptoms, talking to your doctor will be a must in this case.
Molar pregnancy is another abnormal type of pregnancy that isn’t spread widely, this type of pregnancy occurs when an abnormal tissue grow instead of the embryo. Experiencing spotting and bleeding is very expected in such a case and a medical help is so needed to grantee your safety.
Spotting during pregnancy could happen as a result of some vaginal infections like, yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. These infections should be treated to avoid any complication, so you should talk to your doctor immediately when you notice any of them.
People who suffer from any rectal problems may also experience spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, that is why doctors always advice their patients who suffer from these problems to get the needed treatment before they get pregnant. It’s very common that most pregnant women suffer from constipation during pregnancy time and you can imagine how hard this could be with the presence of rectal problems, this is why bleeding is very common in such a case.
Experiencing any spotting at the later stages of the pregnancy happens, because your cervix is getting ready for labor and usually this happens in the 37 week of pregnancy. Telling your doctor about any spotting or bleeding particularly in this stage of pregnancy is very important
Consulting your doctor in general is very important during your pregnancy, this will help you to understand more about what you are going through and it will make you feel more comfortable and less worried about the changes that you will go through. Experiencing spotting during pregnancy is common, but sometimes it’s a danger alarm for some other complications, so please always talk your doctor if you notice any strange changes.