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Is there any way to tell the difference between normal spotting during pregnancy and bleeding due to a miscarriage?

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2004-04-29 09:48:37
2004-04-29 09:48:37

Not really. If you are bleeding, you should see a doctor. It could be nothing and it could be serious. Most likely with a miscarriage you will have pain in your stomach and the blood will be chunky, but not always. I'd see a doctor if I were bleeding any amount at all, with or without pain.

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