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Doctor insights on: Blood Clots During Pregnancy Third Trimester

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Why am I passing blood clots during my second trimester of pregnancy?

Why am I passing blood clots during my second trimester of pregnancy?

Not sure, get check: You should see your doctor today. A little spotting, especially after intercourse is not unusual in pregnancy but passing clots is not normal and you should see your doctor or go to the local hospital. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots during pregnancy?

What causes blood clots during pregnancy?

Multiple: The most important factor is the hormonal changes that occur. Also, not moving around and the pressure from the baby on venous system can increase "stasis" which means the blood not moving around as much. The best thing to do is to stay active and be aware of other risk factors, like smoking, obesity and other blood clotting problems. Check with your doctor for specific information for yourself. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding and passing blood clots during pregnancy?

Why am I bleeding and passing blood clots during pregnancy?

Not normal please: Call your OB now if you are early that usually means you are having a misc., if later please call your OB asap, as that usually means a placental abruption or placenta previa both of which are emergencies. ...Read more

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What percent of people get blood clots during pregnancy that causes stroke or other complications? If I got no blood disorder am I low risk?

What percent of people get blood clots during pregnancy that causes stroke or other complications? If I got no blood disorder am I low risk?

Clots and pregnancy: The risk of having a blood clot during pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth is 1 in 1000. This is 10 times higher than women who are of the same age who are not pregnant. Risk factors include maternal age greater than 35, smoking, significant obesity, long plane flights, clotting disorders, previous DVT, and sedentary activity with lack of exercise. ...Read more

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How much does your chance if blood clots increase during pregnancy? Does a previous c-section make this higher?

How much does your chance if blood clots increase during pregnancy? Does a previous c-section make this higher?

A previous csection: Does not increase your risk and the risk for the average healthy women is low, risk is more right after surgery that is why for the 1st 24-36 hours sequential compression stockings are used to prevent venous stasis that could lead to blood clots until you are up ambulating. ...Read more

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If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

Not likely: If healthy, and you eat well, keep active, take prenatal vitamins and have regular prenatal checks, while pregnant, you are not at risk for clots or pre eclampsia. Also, your chances of dying are about zero. Would you like to have a baby? Are you afraid? Looks like you have done some research. Why not talk to your dr about your concerns. Good luck to you. Dr. Mom. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst during pregnancy causing lots of bleeding and some blood clots. How is this treated?

Ovarian cyst during pregnancy causing lots of bleeding and some blood clots. How is this treated?

Not a cyst cause: In general, an ovarian cyst does not cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. The usual causes would be an issue with the placenta, a growth on the cervix, premature labor, for instance. You need to clarify with your doctor what the cause of the bleeding is to know how to treat. However avoid intercourse, heavy lifting or exercise for now would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can women with no known blood issues take a aspirin a day during and after pregnancy to prevent blood clots? I'm afraid of getting pregnant and clots

Can women with no known blood issues take a aspirin a day during and after pregnancy to prevent blood clots? I'm afraid of getting pregnant and clots

Not recommended: Aspirin is prescribed for some very specific issues in pregnancy; however, its not recommended for general use. In the first trimester, aspirin use is concerning for increased pregnancy loss and even congenital defects. In the third trimester it can cause premature closure of an important vessel in the babies heart. You shouldn't use it unless you are prescribed it by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Be seen: This cannot be determined from your description. You need to be seen and obtain an ultrasound. Take prenatal vitamins in any event. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

DVT: The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating. ...Read more

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Are blood clots more common in pregnancy?

Are blood clots more common in pregnancy?

Yes: Blood clots are more common in pregnancy and post-partum, especially if you need to be at bedrest, on a long plane flight, or are obese. Watch out for signs or tenderness, swelling, or redness that is worse in 1 leg than the other, and report changes to your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

Depends: Blood clots in the legs, lungs, heart or brain of the mother can be very dangerous for both mother and baby. Blood clots behind the placenta may decrease blood, oxygen and food supply to baby. Fortunately, there are medications like Heparin which can thin the blood and prevent clots in those at high risk for clots. ...Read more

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Do blood clots prevent pregnancy?

Do blood clots prevent pregnancy?

Complications: Women who are prone to forming blood clots may have a hard time carrying a pregnancy. Blood clots can cause complications for the fetus because of interference with blood flow through the placenta, for example. If you have a history of blood clots and wish to get pregnant, you might consider speaking to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I took misoprostal I had discharge, blood clots and cramps and two weeks later my pregnancy test still show postitve. Why?

I took misoprostal I had discharge, blood clots and cramps and two weeks later my pregnancy test still show postitve. Why?

Incomplete: Evacuation. Some of the products of conception did not vacate the uterus. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine if you need a D&C.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Periods have been short and shedding huge blood clots past two times. Unusual. Took two pregnancy test first one came up invalid 2nd one neg. Ideas?

Periods have been short and shedding huge blood clots past two times. Unusual. Took two pregnancy test first one came up invalid 2nd one neg. Ideas?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Light bleeding chang to blood clots with bloodrips when I urinate. Not sure if I'm pregnant or not but I have pregnancy symptoms. Should I be worried?

Light bleeding chang to blood clots with bloodrips when I urinate. Not sure if I'm pregnant or not but I have pregnancy symptoms. Should I be worried?

Yes, be checked...: You should go to be evaluated by ob-gyn doctor for assurance. To get all related things done correctly has not to be that hard by following suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. To help further in the future about Life Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more

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Took 3 pregnancy test. All positive. After urine, red blood and some blood clots. Took another test after, still positive. Please help. First pregnant?

Took 3 pregnancy test. All positive. After urine, red blood and some blood clots. Took another test after, still positive. Please help. First pregnant?

Wait and see: If you continue to have bleeding, see your doctor for a possible blood test to check on pregnancy. Sometimes in early pregnancy, bleeding can be from having sex. If it becomes like a heavy period, it could be a miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are autoimmune diseases that causes blood clots in pregnancy?

What are autoimmune diseases that causes blood clots in pregnancy?

SLE, APLS.: Systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome may cause unheralded blood clots during pregnancy. Both of these can lead to fetal wastage, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth. ...Read more

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What is my percent of a chance I will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if I got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

Way less!: The chance of getting pre-eclampsia is 7.5% worldwide. (7.5 per 100) Risk varies somewhat by country. In Canada the risk is probably slightly lower. The risk for a blood lot is. 0625% (1 in 1600). Its not that common. Best wishes ...Read more

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Started period yesterday morning. Last night woke up to find a huge pile of blood clots on my pad, about a handful. Never had this before? Pregnancy?

Started period yesterday morning. Last night woke up to find a huge pile of blood clots on my pad, about a handful. Never had this before? Pregnancy?

It depends: If you had unprotected sex since your last period, it is possible that the heavy period may due to miscarriage of an early pregnancy, though a random variation in the amount of bleeding is just as, if not more, likely.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My last period was on 3/11 I took a pregnancy test on 3/17 and was positive today 3/18 I spotted and 3hrs later I bleed with blood clots. This normal?

My last period was on 3/11 I took a pregnancy test on 3/17 and was positive today 3/18 I spotted and 3hrs later I bleed with blood clots. This normal?

Questionable dates: Do you mean period on 3/11 and positive pregnancy test on 4/17 and bleeding on 4/18? If yes, you likely had a spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy. About a quarter of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. ...Read more

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My last period was on 3/11 I took a pregnancy test on 4/17 and was positive today 4/18 I spotted and 3hrs later I bleed with blood clots. This normal?

Not normal: There are three possibilities. First, you have a normal pregnancy. This could simply be implantation bleeding, although it sounds a bit heavy. Second, you could be having a miscarriage. Third, but less likely, this could be a pregnancy in your tube. You need to get checked soon to see which it is. This will involve scans and HCG blood tests. ...Read more

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Is blood clots normal the first month of pregnancy, and on and off bright red bleeding?

Is blood clots normal the first month of pregnancy, and on and off bright red bleeding?

Common: It is not strictly "normal" but it happens very frequently and all is well. You'd need an actual exam/ eval with a doctor in person to say more, good wishes! ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more