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Bleeding During Pregnancy When Trying To Go To The Bathroom
How long can I wait with vaginal bleeding during pregnancy to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?
Vaginal bleeding: You shouldn't wait. Call your obgyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I'm having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy, what are the causes and is it serious?
Usually hemorrhoids: But ask your physicians to determine the cause. ...Read more
I am having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy. What could be a cause? Should I be worried?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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