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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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How much bleeding after pregnancy is normal?

How much bleeding after pregnancy is normal?

"500cc": The historically quoted number of 500 cc. Is still bantored about. Most doctors feel that normal (defined as what most commonly happens) is somewhat more than that. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Yes: There are innocent causes of bleeding like implantation bleeding and sensitive cervix, but there are also serious causes such as placental separation (abruption), placenta previa, and uterine rupture. Any vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated and explained by a physician and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding after menopause?

Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding after menopause?

No: If you are of menopause age and have gone a year without periods and then start bleeding again, you should see a doctor. Cancer (particularly of the uterus) is an important potential cause that needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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How much vaginal bleeding for a newborn is normal?

How much vaginal bleeding for a newborn is normal?

Few Q-tips worth: Probably 1/10 infant females will have a small amount of menstrual blood as early as the 4th and seldom later than the 10th day after birth. It is seldom more than would cover a few q-tips.This is due to withdrawal of pregnancy hormones which stimulate the baby uterus.Many more will have a mucousy sticky discharge.It should be a one time event. ...Read more

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It is normal to bleed a little after sex during pregnancy?

It is normal to bleed a little  after sex during pregnancy?

Possibly: Depends on how rough the sex was. If it continues, check w/your ob> better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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How long does it take to stop having vaginal bleeding or spotting after normal vaginal delivery.

How long does it take to stop having vaginal bleeding or spotting after normal vaginal delivery.

Please ask the doc: Who delivered you, who should have explalined all of this to you before you left the hospital, you can have lochia for up to 4-5 weeks after sometimes less, sometimes more but as you get further out form delivery it should become less. ...Read more

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How much menstrual bleeding is normal?

How much menstrual bleeding is normal?

Allows Activities: The functional answer is bleeding that doesn't interfere with your daily activities (work, exercise). If you have accidents staining sheets or clothes, have to avoid certain activities, or can't leave your home then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. There are many things we can do so you're free of suffering bleeding that is too much, too often, or too long. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience brown discharge during pregnancy?

Yes, common: Brown discharge is old blood. It's common to have a little bit of bleeding in pregnancy. If you are spotting on to your underwear, that's something to see your doctor about. Maybe the brown discharge happened after sex? The cervix can be slightly inflamed in pregnancy and sex can cause a little bit of bleeding as well. If you have cramping or more bleeding, call your doctor. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is "normal" after intercourse ? I know shouldn't happen but can sometimes. Is bleeding like period for 24 hours after normal?

How much bleeding is "normal" after intercourse ? I know shouldn't happen but can sometimes. Is bleeding like period for 24 hours after normal?

No: If that happens consistently you need a prompt exam. If it was just a one-time thing, you can probably what and observe. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is vaginal burning during pregnancy normal?

No: Have your ob/gyn take a further look to determine the cause as there a few possible causes to this. ...Read more

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Is vaginal bleeding normal in pregnancy.

Is vaginal bleeding normal in pregnancy.

No: Though, it does happen in about 20% of pregnancies during the 1st trimester. There are many reasons for it some dangerous some not. See your OB. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/bleeding-during-pregnancy#1 ...Read more

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How much bleeding is normal after polypectomy?

How much bleeding is normal after polypectomy?

Spotting: Of a drop or two is not unusual. Anything more than that or passage of clots of old blood is concerning enough to report this promptly to your colonoscopist. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to bleed during ovulation?

Is it normal to bleed during ovulation?

No: You may not actually be ovulating. Unscheduled bleeding can be caused by many things, but ovulation is not one of them. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is normal after breast implants?

How much bleeding is normal after breast implants?

Spotting only: Normally, there is very little bleeding and bruising after breast implants. Some spotting on the bandages or bra may occur for the first 24 hours. If you are having more bleeding than that, call your Plastic Surgeon to be certain that all is well. If bleeding occurs inside it will enlarge the side with bleeding and hurt a lot more on that side. This too should be addressed by your Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more

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Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Possibly: When the pregnancy implants into the endometrial lining of your uterus you may have light bleeding. In addition, the cervix is often friable in pregnancy (irritated looking and bleeds easily). Sex, a pap, and vaginal exam may cause bleeding too. However, discuss your bleeding with your doctor as not all of it is normal. ...Read more

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Does cramping accompany pregnancy bleeding? Or only period? What is the normal amount of pregnancy bleeding? Not spotting, bleeding.

Does cramping accompany pregnancy bleeding? Or only period? What is the normal amount of pregnancy bleeding? Not spotting, bleeding.

Not normal: Bleeding during pregnancy is not normal, and should be evaluated by your doctor. Mild cramping and nausea during early pregnancy may be normal. Take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Do all women experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy or is it just some women? During what week does this occur?

Do all women experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy or is it just some women? During what week does this occur?

ImplantationBleeding: Implantation bleeding is thought to happen when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. If it happens, it usually occurs 10 to 14 days after conception. Not all women experience implantation bleeding and others may not notice it. Some may mistake it for a period. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy (Definition)

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 ...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