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Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Yes: There are innocent causes of bleeding like implantation bleeding and sensitive cervix, but there are also serious causes such as placental separation (abruption), placenta previa, and uterine rupture. Any vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated and explained by a physician and should not be ignored. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My sister has bleeding during pregnancy. What should I tell her?

My sister has bleeding during pregnancy. What should I tell her?

Bleeding: There are many causes why one bleeds in pregnancy, some of them could be life threatening. The only safer advice is to have her see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can Stress Cause Bleeding During Pregnancy?

Can Stress Cause Bleeding During Pregnancy?

That is possible: Possible, but if it continues then check with your OB ...Read more

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What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

Depends: In the first trimester, there can be implantation bleeding from the growing placenta. In the second and third trimester, bleeding can occur from problems with placenta or problems with cervix. Any bleeding in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by a doctor either in triage at labor & delivery, in the er or in doctor's office. Sometimes bleeding is benign and a one time occur but always let doctor know. ...Read more

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What would cause break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What would cause break through bleeding during pregnancy?

Hormones: It usually occurs early in pregnancy around the time your period would be due and really isn't all that uncommon. Is seems like an easy answer but is really complicated but hormones are linked to just about everything in some way to a woman's reproductive system and a lot of the rest of her body and emotions too ...Read more

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What causes bleeding during pregnancy?

What causes bleeding during pregnancy?

Placenta often: Bleeding in pregnancy can come from many things, often placenta vessels. The cause, amount, frequency and timing of bleeding can have very different effects on how the pregnancy progresses. All bleeding should be reported to OB provider immediately. If heavy, associated with pain, accompanied by contractions, calling OB and being seen in hospital are needed to determine cause and course of action. ...Read more

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Why have I been bleeding during pregnancy?

Why have I been bleeding during pregnancy?

Bleeding; pregnant: Several possibilities: the pregnancy may be miscarrying; the placenta may have partly detached (with possibility of complete detachment; so see OB asap! [abruptio placentae]; the placenta may partly/completely overlay the cervical opening [placenta previa], a condition which also needs urgent attention of your ob. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for bleeding during pregnancy?

What puts someone at risk for bleeding during pregnancy?

Multiple factors: Just being pregnant gives you a 1 in 3 chance for spotting or bleeding during the first 3 or 4 months of pregnancy. This is usually due to "implantation bleeding" which is usually benign and does not mean there is anything wrong. More concerning issues that can present as bleeding include miscarriage, molar or ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, infection, and placental abruption. ...Read more

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Treatment options for bleeding during pregnancy? Thanks!

Treatment options for bleeding during pregnancy? Thanks!

Depends: First trimester spotting occurs in up to one third of pregnancies and usually requires no treatment. Second trimester bleeding is less common but also rarely requires treatment. Significant bleeding at any time during a viable pregnancy that results in anemia is treated with blood transfusions and attempts to address the cause - if life threatening, bleeding can sometines require delivery. ...Read more

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Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Vag bleeding/preg: No- could be closed or open. You need to be examined buy doc. ...Read more

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Hi.What is the difference between a period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Hi.What is the difference between a period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Different causes: Your period is just the shedding of the unused endometrial lining that occurs monthly. Bleeding during pregnancy could be several things from a threaten miscarriage (many reasons you bleed), placement of the placenta, or the worst outcome would be an ectopic pregnancy. The causes do change as you get further along in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Rh neg woman experienced bleeding during pregnancy. Need for rhogam if got it at 28wk?

Rh neg woman experienced bleeding during pregnancy. Need for rhogam if got it at 28wk?

Rh neg blood type: Bleeding from the placenta may indicate leakage of baby's blood who maybe rh positive (may leak into mother's blood). Rhogam at 28 weeks is an excellent thought and again after birth if baby's blood really turns out to be rh positive. ...Read more

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I am having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy. What could be a cause? Should I be worried?

Hemorrhoids likely: During late pregnancy hemorrhoids can and do occur and bleed. However, there are other possibilities including polyps, infectious colitis etc. That need to be considered based on exam and history. Speak with your pcp or ob. ...Read more

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Do all women experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy or is it just some women? During what week does this occur?

Do all women experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy or is it just some women? During what week does this occur?

ImplantationBleeding: Implantation bleeding is thought to happen when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. If it happens, it usually occurs 10 to 14 days after conception. Not all women experience implantation bleeding and others may not notice it. Some may mistake it for a period. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Yes: The bladder is a next door neighbor to the uterus and when inflamed can cause bleeding from the lining of the bladder(hemorrhagic cystitis) or irritation to the uterus and pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. How much is normal?

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. How much is normal?

Very little: Vaginal spotting in early pregnancy can be due to implantation bleeding from the fertilized ovum. Vaginal bleeding otherwise, can indicate several problems. Please call your OB for assessment. ...Read more

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Who can evaluate bleeding during pregnancy in first trimester?

Who can evaluate bleeding during pregnancy in first trimester?

A board certified: Obgyn is the best person cause that doc can do a workup and whatever treatment u need , i rec a doc , not a midwife to evaluate this as u need bhcg, prog level , a good exan and an accuarate ultrasound. ...Read more

Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy (Definition)

In the first trimester it can be evidence of increased risk of miscarriage. 50% of women who bleed in the first trimester will miscarry. Later in pregnancy it is usually evidence of cervical dilation or labor. It can also indicate a serious condition, so women with pregnancies beyond 24 weeks should be evaluated urgently if having any heavy ...Read more


Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more