During pregnancy, it is very common that a little quantity of bleeding also makes you feel worry.
The spotting during pregnancy, in some cases, indicates a complication.
Pregnancy spotting is the most common pregnancy symptom that may develop at any time of your pregnancy, especially during the early stages.
Spotting is nothing but light bleeding close to your menstrual periods.
Pregnancy spotting also occurs during the embryo implantation process, a process where the fertilized egg implants into your uterus.
This kind of pregnancy spotting is very negligible. The possibility of having this pregnancy spotting is more from seven to nine weeks of pregnancy.
However, if you find any spotting that leads to feeling of fear, immediately watch it closely for related symptoms, such as cramping and abdominal pain.
It is always good to understand the common causes that result in pregnancy spotting, as it helps determine the condition easily and at what time to consult your doctor for help.
Remember that pregnancy spotting is not always scary; instead it is an indication of some problem that could lead to very serious condition.
A change in the cervix is one of the most common causes of pregnancy spotting. During pregnancy, cervical changes occur due to increased supply of blood to the cervix and pelvic area. Thus, you may notice light bleeding by contacting this area, such as after the completion of sexual activities or pelvic examination.
Ectopic pregnancy is another cause of pregnancy spotting. Ectopic pregnancy is also known as tubal pregnancy. In the ectopic pregnancy, the embryo implants outside the uterus, mostly within one of the fallopian tubes.
The embryo that implants outside the uterus can result in spotting during pregnancy. This condition is sometimes associated with abdominal pain and cramping.
Implantation spotting or bleeding is also a cause of pregnancy spotting. The implantation bleeding generally occurs when the embryo implants into the lining of the uterus.
The pregnancy spotting during embryo implantation usually appears light in color than regular menstrual period.
Pregnancy miscarriage is one more cause of pregnancy spotting. Spotting during first trimester of pregnancy can be an indication of pregnancy loss. This condition usually develops in 15-20% of all pregnancies.
Remember that spotting during pregnancy doesn’t always mean a sign of miscarriage. You have fifty percent chances of having a healthy pregnancy even after pregnancy spotting in the first trimester.
Problems with the placenta cause pregnancy spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy. The spotting also occurs during the second or third trimesters, which leads to serious conditions.
It could be a sign of pregnancy problems such as placenta previa and placental abruption (the separation of placenta from the uterus), a late miscarriage or premature labor.
Molar pregnancy is another cause of spotting during pregnancy where an abnormal mass rather than a baby develops within the uterus.
Infections also cause spotting during pregnancy. Vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis and sexual transmitted infections such as syphilis, gonorrhea causes inflammation of cervix, which result in pregnancy spotting after sex.