Orange dark brown spotting in Pregnancy. What to do?

I’m 27 weeks pregnant. had very minimal spotting  2 to 3 drops per day. No abdominal pain discomfort or cramping. Did USG, doctor told everything is normal and total count also normal. She gave augmentin for 3 days and cotrimazole vaginal suppositories today completed 4 doses of tablet but am still having spotting? 2 to 3 drops per day dark brown. What may be the reason? What to do further?

 

 

Orange dark brown spotting in Pregnancy. What to do?
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    In later pregnancy (after about 27 weeks) bleeding may be due to a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia). This is a potentially serious problem, but the symptoms can start quite innocently with a small amount of painless bleeding. Early diagnosis ( examination plus ultrasound ) and assessment of severity of the condition is important,. About three-quarters of cases of bleeding after 28 weeks have no serious cause. About 35% are due to things like cervical ectropion or cervical polyp. In another 40%, no cause at all is found.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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  2. User
    Thanks for the reply doctor,, usg showed that placenta is very well above,,no placenta praevia,,,now it is settled,,but if spotting once comes,,is there tendency that it will come again in late pregnancy?
  3. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing back to us at MediMetry.

    As already told , in around 35% cases no serious cause is found for bleeding / spotting which is usually harmless .but yes it can happen again also if due to some polyp / ectropion .

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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