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could you get a bruise from excessive bleeding?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: You could get an ecchymosis too.

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Should I be concerned about a few days of consecutive bleeding in third month of pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes. Need to see doc: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common affecting almost half of pregnancies but it needs to be evaluate for infection, placenta problems and possible miscarriage.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

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Dr. Deya Dafashy
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple: Placental abruption, placenta previa , local lesions and unidentified cause, are the commonest reason behind bleeding in the third trimester.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes bleeding in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several: It may simply be from the cervix being eroded. However sometimes premature opening of the cervix can cause bleeding. Also placental problems such as a the placenta separating too soon or the placenta being over the cervix can do it.
A member asked:

What can cause vaginal bleeding?

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Dr. Alan Greene
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Mother's hormones: When babies are first born, they have been growing in the presence of their mother's female hormones. After birth, the withdrawal of these hormones may cause a little bit of vaginal spotting for a few days, which is entirely normal.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I am bleeding beneath my toenails and fingernails, is this a sign of endocarditis?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes endocarditis, an infection of a heart valve, causes what we call splinter hemorrages underneath the nails. They look like bruise colored splinters not necessarily a broad bruise like you'd see if you stubbed your toenail.

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