Bleeding During Pregnancy – What you should know!

 In Gynaecology, Health Tips, Tips

Any kind of bleeding or spotting during pregnancy is indeed scary, and it should catch your immediate attention. Though the spotting doesn’t really pose any threat to the mother or the baby, but being cautious is always needed when you are conceiving. There is always a possibility of complications like miscarriage, placenta previa and ectopic pregnancy etc. Here are some reasons, which might lead to bleeding in the first half of your pregnancy.

  • Implantation Bleeding- It might occur within 4 weeks of your pregnancy, when the fertilized egg attaches to your uterine wall.
  • Infections
  • Sexual Intercource
  • Hormonal changes

However, there is always a chance of having something serious like-

  • Subchorionic Hemorrhage – There is a fair possibility to have a normal pregnancy even after this type of bleeding, if it is diagnosed and treated on time. This situation can be resolved, but the risk of other complications, like preterm labor increases.
  • Chemical Pregnancy – This type of pregnancy occurs when the egg is fertilized, but it doesn’t fully implant in the uterus.
  • Miscarriage – It’s the spontaneous loss of pregnancy in the first 20 weeks. The bleeding is usually accompanied by symptoms like cramping and even abdominal pain.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy – It occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus. It is also known as tubal pregnancy, and can be life threatening if not treated on time.

Any type of Vaginal Bleeding during pregnancy can lead to something complicated, you must call your doctor immediately, and get all the necessary tests done.

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