Question by  Isl (25)

Is it normal to experience second trimester spotting?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

No it is not. It doesn't always mean that you're going to lose the baby but it's not really a good thing to have happen. When you experience spotting at any time in your pregnancy after the first few weeks you should go directly to your doctors office or the emergency room, whichever is quicker and have them look.


Answer by  dogownernj (82)

Normal may not be the correct word, but many women experience spotting throughout preganancy. There are many causes, some may be minor and some can be serious. In most situations that include spotting, doctors are at a loss to explain it. Sometimes, an ultrasound can reveal placental problems, such as tears.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

Spotting is fairly common during the first trimester, but doesn't usually happen after that. It's not necessarily indicative of a problem, especially if it's a very small amount, but if it does happen you should see your doctor to be on the safe side and rule out any dangerous complications such as an imcompetent cervix or placental problems.


Answer by  amswplusone (652)

Spotting can occur throughout your pregnancy. It does normall slow down after the first trimester, but it can happen any time. As long as the spotting is minimal and light pink, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. If it becomes a substantial amount, becomes dark, or is associated with specific cramping, consult your doctor right away.


Answer by  Scatteroo (29)

Second trimester spotting is not considered normal unless it's light and happens after intercourse. If it last more than day or is heavy you need to call your doctor.

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