Pregnancy is already a very difficult time, and to top that you could also bleed from the vagina. It sounds bad, and it is a bad experience too. Know all about it.
Vaginal bleeding is a common problem in pregnancy, it is common amongst 20 to 30% of pregnant women. Pregnant women often experience vaginal spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy. Ultrasound, sonogram and pelvic examination are best ways to determine the reason for vaginal bleeding.
In the first trimester (initial three months of pregnancy) vaginal bleeding may vary from slight spotting to severe clots. One needs to have a sonogram or pelvic examination to determine the real reason for bleeding. A few possibilities for vaginal bleeding include:
Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy can pose serious threat to mother and the baby. It requires immediate medical attention. Heavy bleeding at this stage is commonly related to placenta. Two main reasons for bleeding during late pregnancy include:
In the third trimester of pregnancy, vaginal bleeding can signify pre-term labour. When mucus cover is passed, it (mucus) starts mixing with blood. If this happens before few days of your due date then there is no reason to worry but if it occurs much earlier then immediately talk to your doctor about it.
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