What Does Pregnancy Spotting Look Like?

Spotting is known to be light vaginal bleeding. But what does pregnancy spotting look like?

Such spotting appears both in case of viable pregnancies and in case of those that will end with a miscarriage.

The look of pregnancy spotting could be pink, bright red or brown and it could have a stringy texture.

Information about spotting

The look of the spotting is given by the fact that it really consists of some dry blood and a bit of cervical mucus.

If you experience some kind of spotting during pregnancy there is no reason to panic because there are many different causes for such spotting and their majority doesn’t threaten the fetus.

In case the spotting disappears after a couple of days most probably it is nothing and you shouldn’t give it more importance than it really has. Nonetheless if it lasts for longer periods of time, it is best to talk about it with your doctor.In case the pregnancy spotting starts to get heavier and it looks more like a menstrual flow it may be time to get concerned about it and contact your doctor. The causes of a heavier spotting include miscarriage that means the ending of your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Spotting


In this case the symptom is accompanied by other signs as well, such as abdominal cramping.

Remember that bleeding doesn’t necessarily mean that you are or will be affected by a miscarriage. Still if miscarriage happens, there is nothing else left for you to do.

Ectopic pregnancy

Another reason of spotting may be an ectopic pregnancy. This means that the fertilized egg gets implanted outside the uterus. In the majority of the cases this happens in one of the fallopian tubes.

Now you may know how pregnancy spotting looks and for sure you will be able to recognize it once you are faced with it.


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