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Bleeding Trimester Pregnancy
Several Issues: With even healthy pregnancy, the very vascular uterine lining continues to grow, facilitating capillary flow to support growing baby, the zygote erodes into the uterine lining needing blood supply/nutrition+waste removal, rapid placental development not perfect, much of the rapidly forming fine vascular network is fragile & stressed by motion, BP elevations, etc. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Varies: Multiple possible causes. Any bleeding later in pregnancy should be evaluated by your physician. Bleeding can be from the cervix, or from the pregnancy (placenta). If the placenta is low in the uterus (placenta previa), bleeding is likely and can be life threatening. Abruption or separation of the placenta from the uterus or the bleeding can come from the margin of the placenta. Seek help. ...Read more
YOUR OB DOC: Sholdl examine u and determine what is going on, and do an ultrasound or 2 if nece. Often times, there is no treatment other than rest and no intyrcourse, unless you end up having a miscarr. ...Read more
No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
Can you have decidual bleeding at 6 months pregnant? I heard it is more common in the first trimester. Can you have it every month during pregnancy?
Not normal: Yes, it is common to have a small amount of bleeding during the first trimester. If you are experiencing bleeding later in the pregnancy, this should prompt evaluation by your OB provider. This evaluation should include an ultrasound determination of placental location and cervical length. ...Read more
Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and even colonoscopy appears to be safe during pregnancy if it is indicated. A study published in 1996 looked at the safety and effectiveness of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies during pregnancy done at 10 medical centers and showed that sigmoidoscopy does not induce labor or result in congenital malformations, that sigmoidoscopy is not contraindicated during pregnancy, and that sigmoidoscopy may be beneficial in pregnant patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
The study included thirteen patients who were in the first trimester of pregnancy, 18 who were in the second trimester, and 15 who were in the third trimester. Twenty-seven patients were found to have significant diagnoses that included colitis and bleeding internal hemorrhoids. No complications occurred in the pregnant patients. Eight colonoscopies were also performed in pregnant patients during this study with no complications to the mother or unborn baby.
You should discuss your particular situation with your doctor before deciding whether or not to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy while you are pregnant.
cappell ms, colon vj, sidhom oa. A study at 10 medical centers of the safety and efficacy of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies and 8 colonoscopies during pregnancy with follow-up of fetal outcome and with comparison to control groups. Dig dis sci. 1996;41 (12):2353. ...Read more
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
Bleeding first trimester with cramping. Baby heartbeat seems to be normal. Last pregnancy ended in stillbirth at 20 weeks 1 day, placenta fell apart. What can I do to minimize risk? 2.7 cm tear this time last pregnancy it increased from 4.4 - 8.6cm
High risk: You are a high risk pregnancy. You need to stay in touch with your doctor and you need an ob/gyn that specializes in these high risk pregnancies ...Read more
I had all signs of pregnancy then had a bleeding only for one day. Tested with pregnancy kit but it was negative. Still r there chances tht I m pregnant?
See a doctor: If you're bleeding while pregnant it's possible that you may be at risk of a miscarriage. While there might not be much a doctor can do to prevent miscarriage if it's actively occurring, the doctor can give a sense of likelihood and rule out other issues/contributing problems, such as infections. ...Read more
Pregnancy bleeding: The answer is yes, bleeding during pregnancy is quite common, occurring in about 33% of all pregnancies. Most of the time it is just light, irregular spotting which carries no significant risk to the pregnancy, but in about 5% of cases it represents a miscarriage. The heavier the bleeding and the more pain there is tends to indicate a higher risk for miscarriage. ...Read more
It may be: Completely harmless or could be a harbinger of a miscarriage. Please d/w your doctor. ...Read more
1st trimester Bleed: Doctors estimate that 25 to 40 percent of women will experience some vaginal bleeding during the first trimester of their pregnancy, and more often than not the pregnancy will progress totally normally: http://www. Parents. Com/pregnancy/week-by-week/5/bleeding--whats-normal-and-whats-not/ ...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
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
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