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Doctor insights on: Passing Large Blood Clots During Pregnancy Week 11

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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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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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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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Can women with no known blood issues take an 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 an 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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Had a missed period. Thought I might take a pregnancy test but then I started passing blood clots the size of my palm. What could this mean?

Had a missed period. Thought I might take a pregnancy test but then I started passing blood clots the size of my palm. What could this mean?

See below: If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you could have conceived and lost the early pregnancy, explaining both delayed period and heavy bleeding. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. You may wish to take oral iron and multivitamins to avoid anemia. For good health - ...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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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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I am 11 weeks pregnant and I am having little blood clots. This is my first pregnancy. My first obgyn appointment is on 09/17/2014. What should I do?

I am 11 weeks pregnant and I am having little blood clots. This is my first pregnancy. My first obgyn appointment is on 09/17/2014. What should I do?

Vaginal bleeding ?: If you are having vaginal bleeding that is abnormal and must see a GYne MD ASAP to determine if this represents some unusual location or early miscarriage. ...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 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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Can sperms disturb the flow of period. I have been experiencing heavy spotting and some blood clots lately and its almost 3 weeks without a period and a took a home pregnancy test, whch indicate that um negative?

Can sperms disturb the flow of period. I have been experiencing heavy spotting and some blood clots lately and its almost 3 weeks without a period and a took a home pregnancy test, whch indicate that um negative?

Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. 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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On bcp, took plan b last week. Last mth bleeding wasn’t normal, now I’m having blood clots, cramps, vomiting. Just started3rd week of pill. Pregnancy?

On bcp, took plan b last week. Last mth bleeding wasn’t normal, now I’m having blood clots, cramps, vomiting. Just started3rd week of pill. Pregnancy?

UnlikelyButDoPregTes: You are on Birth Control Pills and also took plan B.It could be the side effect of the pills and plan b.But since you are worried about Pregnancy do a home pregnancy test and if negative follow up with your Gynecologist ...Read more

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It's a week after my period. Having light spotting with some small blood clots negative pregnancy test. What can this mean? I had a miscarriage before.

It's a week after my period. Having light spotting with some small blood clots negative pregnancy test. What can this mean? I had a miscarriage before.

Likely normal: Variation. There are variations in the menstrual flow, what you described seems to fit in that. You may wish to take oral iron supplements to avoid becoming anemic from the extra blood loss. If the irregularity lasts more than two periods, it would be prudent to see your doctor. If you could get pregnant, please take pre-natal vitamins. ...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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Is there any link between blood clots while trying to give a plasma donation and pregnancy?

Is there any link between blood clots while trying to give a plasma donation and pregnancy?

Maybe...: If your blood clots too easily, it can cause you to have miscarriages. Also, pregnancy increases your risks of blood clots. Best wishes! ...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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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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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