Bleeding in Early Pregnancy | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my bleeding?
  • What tests to I need to help diagnose the cause?
  • Is my baby at risk?
  • Is my life at risk?
  • What are my treatment options? What treatment do you recommend for me?
  • I had a miscarriage. Will I need any follow-up care?
  • How does a miscarriage affect my chances of having another baby in the future?
  • I feel guilty. Could I have caused the miscarriage?
  • I feel sad. Is there someone I could talk to about my feelings? A support group?


First Trimester Bleeding by Mark Deutchman, MD, Amy Tanner Tubay, MD and David K. Turok, MD, MPH (American Family Physician June 01, 2009,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09