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If I'm pregnant, should I be worried about spotting?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
If you're pregnant, spotting and bleeding can be perfectly normal—or it can be a sign of troulbe. In this video, I will explain when you should see your OBGYN for spotting.
Rabiya Suleman, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Some spotting is normal. Brown blood is usually okay, but red blood may indicate active bleeding, and could even be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy early on. However, you should talk to your doctor any time you have any kind of spotting.

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