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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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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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Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Not necessarily: Hello, If you are pregnant and bleeding, it could be due to implantation and or early signs of miscarriage. Keep in mind, just because you have spotting/bleeding, it doesnt mean that you will end up with a miscarriage but follow up with ob-gyn is important. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage i had a miscarriage in july and thought it might be the same thing went?

What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage i had a miscarriage in july and thought it might be the same thing went?

Depends: Some women with have slight cramping and spotting and have a completely normal pregnancy. In others these symptoms may indicate that one is threatening to miscarry. Contact your md with your concerns if far enough along an ultrasound would be helpful. There are reasons for some to have recurrent pregnancy loss. Your doctor will be able to discuss them with you. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage? It happens a lot more after straining or a bowl movement.

What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage? It happens a lot more after straining or a bowl movement.

Implantation: Implantation bleeding, that is, bleeding when the baby attaches to the womb, can occur in up to 30% of women and can be mistaken fo a period. Hemorrhoids are another common source of bleeding in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could be causing the unusual bleeding during my pregnancy? Noting I have had a miscarriage around 5 months ago.

What could be causing the unusual bleeding during my pregnancy? Noting I have had a miscarriage around 5 months ago.

Placenta: 25% or 1 in 4 pregnancies will have 1st trimester bleeding. While not 'normal' per se, it's definitely common. Typically due to placental issues, subchorionic hemorrage most common. An ultrasound by your doctor will help to confirm that everything okay. Of course bleeding can be associated with miscarriage. May want to check for bleeding disorder if go on to have another miscarriage. ...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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more