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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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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 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

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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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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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Can women with no known blood issues take a 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 a 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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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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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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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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What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...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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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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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 of the 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

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