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Hi ladies,

I am about 8 weeks and a few days into my pregnancy. I had spotting in the earlier weeks that lasted only a few days and was very light. This morning after taking a pee, I noticed the toilet paper had some light colored blood on it. I havent noticed anymore blood today after using the loo. I was just wondering if this was normal or if I could of miscarried? I have an appointment with my doc this week but I want to know right away as I am quite worried!

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replied July 20th, 2010
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the spotting that you are having in the first trimester. Slight spotting is common during the first trimester of pregnancy. During pregnancy the cervix becomes more sensitive and engorged with blood. Any trauma, even a minor one like in intercourse or during pelvic examination or transvaginal examination can cause bleeding after intercourse.

The other possibility is of threatened miscarriage. To prevent threatened miscarriage, I would suggest you to avoid intercourse especially during the first trimester. If the bleeding becomes severe or is associated with any cramps, then the chances of miscarriage are there. Immediate medical intervention is then required.

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