Bleeding During Pregnancy2 Comments
There are many causes for bleeding or spotting during pregnancy. Some will require attention from your doctor, and others just go with the territory of being pregnant. Its best to report any bleeding or spotting to your doctor.
Many women will have some staining or spotting very early in pregnancy -- either when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall (called implantation bleeding) or around the time when you would have expected your period. This is very common and as long as there is no pain or cramping, is no cause for concern.
Bleeding throughout pregnancy may also be caused by the sensitivity of the cervix. The cervix is much softer and is engorged with blood during pregnancy. Tings such as sexual intercourse or even straining to have a bowel movement can 'irritate' the cervix and cause bleeding. usually this bleeding will stop on its own within a short time.
Less common and more worrisome caused of bleeding in pregnancy include:
Miscarriage -- Usually the bleeding is heavy and accompanied by abdominal pain or cramping. Ectopic Pregnancy -- Brown vaginal spotting or light bleeding that is accompanied by abdominal and/or shoulder pain can signal an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.Trophoblastic disease -- (aka: Hydatidiform Mole) A continuous or intermittent brown discharge may be a sign of Trophoblastic disease
When to call the Doctor
If you experience cramping with the bleeding or spotting
When to get emergency Medical Attention If you have a history of miscarriage and are experiencing bleeding, cramping or both If you pass clots of grayish or pink material If you have any bleeding that will soak several pads in an hour.
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