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Doctor insights on: Passing Blood Clots During Pregnancy

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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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What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an "ectopic pregnancy " which can be life-threatening. A sonogram will help establish the location and health of the pregnancy. It may also be able to determine the source of the bleeding. One's blood type should also be checked. ...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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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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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