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.
Bleeding. 40-50 % of women in the first trimester will have some vaginal bleeding. The heavier and redder the color the more worrisome. An increased risk of miscarriage. Bleeding later in pregnancy can be signs of placenta previa, placenta abruptio, pre term labor. Bleeding after the first trimester puts you at an increased risk of preterm labor and delivery. Always call your md with vaginal bleeding.

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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...

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...

How long can I wait with vaginal bleeding during pregnancy to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Bleeding in pregnanc. Bleeding in pregnancy is a sign that something is wrong with the pregnancy. In the first part of pregnancy causes range from a misscarriage to a tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy). Causes in later pregnancy include placenta previa and placental abruption. Some causes are life threatening to the mother others are threatening to the fetus. So seeing a doctor is important. Read more...

Treatment options for bleeding during pregnancy? Thanks!

Depends. First trimester spotting occurs in up to one third of pregnancies and usually requires no treatment. Second trimester bleeding is less common but also rarely requires treatment. Significant bleeding at any time during a viable pregnancy that results in anemia is treated with blood transfusions and attempts to address the cause - if life threatening, bleeding can sometines require delivery. Read more...
Need a sonogram. Most of the causes of bleeding during pregnancy depend on how far along the gestation. For example, bleeding in the first trimester is more likely associated with things like miscarriage. Bleeding later in pregnancy may be due to a variety of problems such as placenta previa and abruption. In either case a good abdominal or vaginal ultrasound and physical exam is a good place to start. Read more...

How can one differentiate between a normal period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Pregnancy test . Easy. Take a test. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Read more...