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Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. How much is normal?

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. How much is normal?

Very little: Vaginal spotting in early pregnancy can be due to implantation bleeding from the fertilized ovum. Vaginal bleeding otherwise, can indicate several problems. Please call your OB for assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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What is the definition or description of: vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Bleeding: 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 bleeding (more than spotting). ...Read more

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How much should I worry about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

How much should I worry about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

See OB now: Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy may be sign of placenta previa or warning of abruptio placentae (impending miscarriage). See your OB at once to determine the cause & be treated. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. Doctor wants to give steroids andstop the bleeding. How ?

Heavy vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. Doctor wants to give steroids andstop the bleeding. How ?

Not sure: I don't think the two are related. I think the steroids are for fetal lung maturation in the event that delivery, presumably premature, is imminent. ...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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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

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