Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy
Bleeding may occur at various times in pregnancy. Although bleeding is alarming, it may or may not be a serious complication. The time of bleeding in the pregnancy, the amount, and whether or not there is pain may vary depending on the cause.
Often for the sake of discussion vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is divided into
Early pregnancy bleeding
The commoner causes of bleeding in early pregnancy are
Up to 25% of pregnant women experience spotting, or light vaginal bleeding. Of these women, about 50% do not miscarry.1 Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is more common among women who have previously been pregnant than in women who are pregnant for the first time. Very early spotting is sometimes the result of the fertilized egg implanting in the uterus. Implantation takes place 6 to 10 days after fertilization, which usually occurs on the day of intercourse.
Late pregnancy bleeding
Again the causes are
For further information, explanations and treatment of each of the above please follow the respective links.
Remember that bleeding in pregnancy should never be taken lightly and you MUST contact your doctor at the earliest.