Vaginal Bleeding during Pregnancy
Pelvis | Gynecology | Vaginal Bleeding during Pregnancy (Symptom)
Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is bleeding coming through the vagina during pregnancy, for any reason. Many women find the slight vaginal bleeding in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Among the possible causes of such bleeding are implantation. It is possible to notice some bleeding in early pregnancy, approximately 10-14 days after conception. This bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterine endometrium. Usually, the bleeding occurs earlier and is different, lighter than a normal menstrual period and did not last long. Some women mistake this light bleeding with menstruation and do not realize they are pregnant.
Abortion: Vaginal bleeding is the first sign of miscarriage. But the bleeding does not mean that it is possible to have an abortion.
Ectopic pregnancy: Sometimes an embryo implants somewhere outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. This process is called ectopic pregnancy. An embryo that was implanted outside the uterus can not survive, and without treatment is likely to have bleeding that you can be life threatening.
Molar pregnancy: Rarely, the uterus forms a placenta (instead of the baby) after fertilization. Vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of such tasks.
Infections: Some cervical infections cause bleeding. If in the first trimester experience slight vaginal bleeding that disappears in less than one day a doctor must be consulted.