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Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy (Overview)

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).


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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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Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy (Overview)

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).


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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

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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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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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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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
once
Allow room for growth
once
Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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Vaginal bleeding during 6th week pregnancy. My wife and I are scared. Can they do ultrasound or something?

Vaginal bleeding during 6th week pregnancy. My wife and I are scared. Can they do ultrasound or something?

YES: Bleeding early in pregnacy can be normal, but might be a sign of something else. Get evaluated. Early ultrasounds can be inconclusive to determine viabilty and sometimes cause more anxiety. You physician will help determine what is appropriate in your case to see if everything is ok. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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