Vaginal spotting during pregnancy is normal to occur in thefirst trimesterofpregnancy and may not be alarming. But bleeding during pregnancy, especially that oc...
Vaginal spotting during pregnancy is normal to occur in the first trimester of pregnancy and may not be alarming. But bleeding during pregnancy, especially that occurs in the second and third trimester of pregnancy may be a sign of a possible complication. It's significant to know the possible causes, and discuss with your doctor to make sure that you and your baby are healthy.
Causes of bleeding during the first trimester include:
Causes of bleeding during second and the third trimester include:
It is normal to have bleeding near the end of pregnancy, usually a sign that labor is starting. The discharge could be pink or bloody and is also known as the bloody show.
Usually the bleeding goes away in few hours, and should not be worried about. But if it continues for longer than few hours and increases in intensity, it is probably a reason to worry. Observe changes in your body when bleeding such as tummy cramps, severe abdomen pain, and consult your doctor immediately.
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Pregnancy - A very precious phase in one’s life, filled with lots of excitements, emotions and anxieties; especially if you are a first time mom. You are going ...
Pregnancy - A very precious phase in one’s life, filled with lots of excitements, emotions and anxieties; especially if you are a first time mom. You are going to experience numerous changes in your body, particularly during first three months of your pregnancy. Some symptoms or changes are normal during these days, but others could be alarming. Always speak to your doctor about your issues.
Some alarming issues you should be careful about:
Vaginal bleeding. Some spotting during first trimester is normal, but if you experience heavy bleeding with cramps, it could be miscarriage. If you are having severe, lower abdominal pain along with bleeding, it could be an ectopic pregnancy. Any type of bleeding during pregnancy should never be ignored.
Unbearable nausea and vomiting. Generally, morning sickness or nausea and vomiting are normal. But if it’s making you dehydrated, causing dizziness, weight loss or an imbalance of electrolyte; it might be an alarming situation! Plus, if you are unable to retain liquids in your body for long and feel to urinate immediately or you are not urinating at all, you should call the doctor as soon as possible. .
Flu. Fever greater than 101 degree Fahrenheit with body ache, rashes and joint pain, typically a sign of infection such as cytomegalovirus or parvovirus or toxo plasma. It’s essential for pregnant women to get the flu vaccine in advance.
Certain infections. Vaginal discharge with itching may be an indication of sexually transmitted diseases. Pain or burning during urination, may be a sign of urinary tract infection. Such infections should be treated accordingly otherwise, it could harm the baby or even cause pre-term labor.
Having one-sided swelling, acute headache or leg pain. These problems are not common during early pregnancy, could be a result of blood clots. If you are already having a problem of blood clots, discuss it with your doctor.
So, follow the above clues to avoid big troubles. Don’t panic, if you experience any one. Just consult your doctor and follow the instructions.
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