Hello- I am about 6 weeks pregnant and on Wed noticed light spotting which stopped and started again 24 hours later. I was a bit worried but thought maybe it was implantation bleeding since it was light bleeding, brown in color, with no clots. I was relieved on Friday & Saturday there was no more bleeding- until last night immediately after intercourse I began bleeding again and passed a few clots. I have had light bleeding this morning and am very concerned that this may be a miscarriage. Can sexual intercourse cause bleeding like this during pregnancy?
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Bleeding/spotting after intercourse during early pregnancy is not normal. If pregnancy has been confirmed, go ahead for further evaluation to rule out chances of low lying placenta, bleeding from placental separation, retroplacental bleed, etc. An ultrasound scan done will help to know the gestational age and viability. Serial HCG levels showing doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. Consider getting serial HCG levels done along with the ultrasound scan. If HCG levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding etc. Avoid lifting any heavy weights and avoid heavy work. Avoid intercourse unless your doctor/gynecologist clears you for it. Avoid standing for long durations and avoid climbing stairs. Avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
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