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Previous First And Second Trimester Bleeding (Overview)

Between 20% and 30% of women experience some vaginal bleeding during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy. While it is often a normal part of the process of gestation, it may indicate complications. You should always report vaginal bleeding to your health care provider right away.


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How common is bleeding during the second trimester?

How common is bleeding during the second trimester?

Not common: In a normal pregnancy, bleeding during second trimester, should be rare. The most common causes of bleeding during second trimester are usually: miscarriage, cervical incompetence, premature delivery, placenta previa, abruptio placenta. Consult with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Previous First And Second Trimester Bleeding (Overview)

Between 20% and 30% of women experience some vaginal bleeding during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy. While it is often a normal part of the process of gestation, it may indicate complications. You should always report vaginal bleeding to your health care provider right away.


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I am in my 2nd trimester and I am bleeding.... Heavy spotting what is going on ? Why is this happening ?

I am in my 2nd trimester and I am bleeding.... Heavy spotting what is going on ?  Why is this happening ?

Get checked: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a serious problem. Get checked. ...Read more

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Im in my first trimester and i ate spicy food and im bleeding now why?

Bleeding -pregnant: Any bleeding during a pregnancy should be reported to your doctor. You may need an examination to keep you safe. ...Read more

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Bleeding while in first trimester?

Bleeding while in first trimester?

See OB/GYN: Any bleeding while pregnant should be discussed with your OB dr. As you may need an exam to assure all is well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is bleeding common in the first trimester and why?

Is bleeding common in the first trimester and why?

Pregnancy bleeding: The answer is yes, bleeding during pregnancy is quite common, occurring in about 33% of all pregnancies. Most of the time it is just light, irregular spotting which carries no significant risk to the pregnancy, but in about 5% of cases it represents a miscarriage. The heavier the bleeding and the more pain there is tends to indicate a higher risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is there a certain consistency to first trimester bleeding?

Is there a certain consistency to first trimester bleeding?

No: Bleeding although not uncommon in pregnancy should not occur. Any bleeding in your pregnancy should be evaluated by your physician. There is no normal bleeding or consistency. Many women that bleed during pregnancy go on to carry their pregnancy to term, but others don't. So if you are pregnant and bleeding go see your ob. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have any bleeding during the first trimester?

No, but it is common: First, it is reassuring to know that many women with bleeding in the first trimester go on to have healthy babies. Second, it is important to tell an OB provider so that testing or imaging can be done. Third, it is a fact that many women with bleeding early in pregnancy bleed again during the pregnancy and occasionally deliver early. Women should keep their OB providers informed of all bleeding. ...Read more

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Could first trimester spotting from low placenta cause long term bleeding?

Could first trimester spotting from low placenta cause long term bleeding?

During the pregnancy: A placenta that partially (or totally) covers the cervix is common very early in a pregnancy. If the placenta continues to cover the cervix throughout the pregnancy this can be associated with bleeding for the duration of the pregnancy. This will not cause long term bleeding after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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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