A 41-year-old member asked:
What should i do if i am bleeding later in pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Seek medical advice: Bleeding anytime in pregnancy does not mean bad things, but could. Its always better to seek a health care professional to physically check you out. A rule of thumb is that if the blood is dark and slight amount, then it is probably old and if it is bright red then that may be more concerning. That being said, a port-wine darker blood in significant quantity can also be bad. See a doctor!
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Call OB, Labor/Deliv: Bleeding in the second half of pregnancy is often associated with the placenta. It can be low or cover the cervix or pulling away from the wall of the uterus. Bleeding might also be due to abruption or other causes. Evaluation by an OB is needed to find the cause and risk to mom+baby. Calling asap for ambulance or ride to labor/delivery is important especially if alone or any risk factor, eg, age.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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