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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

Dr. Warren Foster Dr. Foster
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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
once
Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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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

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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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
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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Can you confuse your period with vaginal bleeding during due to pregnancy ?

Can you confuse your period with vaginal bleeding during due to pregnancy ?

YES: Get a pregnancy test. If negative probably period. If pregant get checked to determine the cause of the bleeding during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you manage prevention of vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy at different stages?

Depends on cause: Bleeding or spotting in pregnancy isn't normal, and you should see your doctor to determine a cause. In early pregnancy, could be a threatened miscarriage. Later on, it could be an abnormal location of the placenta. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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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

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Can we have vaginal bleeding every month during pregnancy?

Can we have vaginal bleeding every month during pregnancy?

Not Normal: Women can not have a "period" while pregnant. A pregnant woman having recurring bleeding during pregnancy should see her doctor or midwife. It could be a warning sign of a problem. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
once
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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
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Can Stress Cause Bleeding During Pregnancy?

Can Stress Cause Bleeding During Pregnancy?

That is possible: Possible, but if it continues then check with your OB ...Read more

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What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

Depends: In the first trimester, there can be implantation bleeding from the growing placenta. In the second and third trimester, bleeding can occur from problems with placenta or problems with cervix. Any bleeding in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by a doctor either in triage at labor & delivery, in the er or in doctor's office. Sometimes bleeding is benign and a one time occur but always let doctor know. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time ...Read more