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Doctor insights on: Heavy Bleeding And Clotting During Pregnancy

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

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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Can there be heavy bleeding from piles during pregnancy?

Can there be heavy bleeding from piles during pregnancy?

Define heavy?: During pregnancy, hemorrhoids can flare and cause some bleeding especially if you are getting constipating. Have your OB examine you and offer advice if the bleeding seems excessive for both your welfare and your baby's. He may be able to manage it or refer you to a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: "decidual bleeding" can be lumped together with "implantation bleeding" and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of pregnant women have some type of first trimester bleeding, and many go on to have normal pregnancies. An ultrasound is the only way to know that things are ok in there and to rule out an ectopic. An hpt will still be positive if you are miscarrying. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heavy bleeding over but pain during sex could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

What to do if I have heavy bleeding over but pain during sex could it be an ectopic pregnancy?

Painful sex.: Please start by going to see a gyn physician. A painful sex in early pregnancy can range from nothing very serious to potentially life threatening conditons like ectopic pregnancy. A ruptured ovarian cyst early in pregnancy can also cause pelvic pain which may get worse during sex. Please don't forget that a pelvic infection can also cause both pain and vaginal bleeding. Again go see a physician. ...Read more

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Is heavy bleeding during pregnancy with large clots a definite sign of miscarriage? I had heavy bleeding with large clots for a few hours. I soaked through 4 pads in an hour. The bleeding has subsided to about the amount of a normal period. Because it has

Is heavy bleeding during pregnancy with large clots a definite sign of miscarriage? I had heavy bleeding with large clots for a few hours. I soaked through 4 pads in an hour. The bleeding has subsided to about the amount of a normal period. Because it has

Hello. : Hello. I am answering this six days after you wrote it. I hope you are ok at this time. The information you provided did not state how far along you are in pregnancy. If you soaked four pads in an hour, this is not mild spotting. This may well be a miscarriage. It can be defintively determined by an ultrasound, a serum HCG (to see if levels are dropping or rising), or if products of conception are identified. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...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