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Bleeding During Pregnancy Tips

प्रेगनेंसी में ब्लीडिंग इन हिंदी - Pregnancy Me Bleeding In Hindi!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
प्रेगनेंसी में ब्लीडिंग इन हिंदी - Pregnancy Me Bleeding In Hindi!

गर्भावस्था में खून बहना सामान्य हो सकता है. पर कई बार यह सामान्य न होकर गर्भपात की शुरुआती का लक्षण होता है. वैसे गर्भावस्था के समय पीरियड्स बंद हो जाता है और खून बहना भी बंद हो जाता है. पर गर्भ धारण करने के बाद कुछ हफ्तों तक में कितने महिलाओं को हल्का खून या खून का धब्बा आते हैं, जो सामान्य है. ऐसा लगभग 25% गर्भवती महिलाओं में देखा जाता है. पर कभी-कभी इस प्रकार गर्भावस्था में खून बहना गर्भपात की शुरुआत का लक्षण रहता है. गर्भावस्था में खून बहने का कई कारण हो सकते हैं. इनमें से कुछ मुख्य कारण और बचाव निम्न हैं:

गर्भावस्था में खून बहने के कारण-

1. इम्प्लांटेशन ब्लीडिंग या स्ट्रीकिंग: - जब एक फर्टीलाइज्ड अंडा गर्भाशय के पास आता है तो हल्का खून बहता है. और सामान्यतः यह मासिक धर्म के समय होता है. जिस कारण कई बार महिला को पहले से यह मालुम भी नहीं रहती है कि वह गर्भवती है. और इस खून को वह मासिक धर्म का खून समझ बैठती है.

2. हार्मोन्स के कमी के कारण: - गर्भावस्था में कुछ खास हार्मोन्स मासिक धर्म या पीरियड्स को होने से रोकती है जिस कारण गर्भवस्था में पीरियड्स नहीं होती है. पर कई बार हार्मोन्स पूर्ण रूप से तैयार नहीं होता है जिस कारण गर्भावास्था में भी मासिक धर्म के समय यानि गर्भधारण के चौथे, आठवें या बारहवें सप्ताह में हल्का या अधिक खून आता है व पीरियड्स के तरह के ही दर्द व ऐंठन के लक्षण होते है. ऐसा सामान्यतः तीन माह के गर्भ तक ही होता है क्योंकि इसके बाद ओवरी के जगह प्लेसेंटा हार्मोन बनाना शुरू कर देते हैं. पर कुछ महिला को पुरे गर्भावस्था के दौरान खून का बहना जारी रहता है पर फिर भी वे तंदुरुस्त बच्चे को जन्म देती है.

3. भ्रूण की मृत्यु के कारण: - यदि गर्भ में भ्रूण की मृत्यु हो जाती है तो उस कारण भी गर्भावास्था में खून बह सकता है. ऐसी स्थिति पुरे गर्भावस्था के दौरान कभी भी हो सकती है. भ्रूण की मृत्यु यानि गर्भपात का कई कारण हो सकता है. ऐसा मूत्र पथ या गर्भाशय में संक्रमण से भी हो सकता है. शरीर में पानी का कमी, गलत दवा का प्रयोग या चोट लगने से भी ऐसा हो सकता है. इसके अलावा भारी सामान उठाना, गलत तरीका से सेक्स करना व मानसिक तनाव के कारण भी गर्भपात की संभावना होती है.

4. एक्टोपिक गर्भावस्था में: - अस्थानिक गर्भवस्था यानि एक्टोपिक (ectopic) गर्भावस्था में खून का आना व ऐंठन हो सकता है. जब निषेचित अंडा गर्भाशय के बाहर या फेलोपियन ट्यूब में आरोपित होता है तब उस स्थिति को एक्टोपिक गर्भावस्था कहते हैं. इस स्थिति में जब अंडा बड़ा होता है तो कई बार फेलोपियन ट्यूब फट जाता है जिस कारण खून बहता है. यह बहुत ही गंभीर स्थिति होती है.

5. मोलर गर्भावस्था में: - जब भ्रूण उचित तरीके से विकसित नहीं हो रहा हो पर प्लेसेंटा निर्मित करने वाली कुछ कोशिकाएं बढ़ना जारी रखते हैं तब इस स्थिति को मोलर गर्भावस्था कहते हैं. इस स्थिति में भी खून का बहना हो सकता है.

6. गर्भाशय का फटने के कारण: - कभी-कभी प्रसव से पहले या प्रसव के समय गर्भाशय फट जाता है जिस कारण गर्भ का भ्रूण पेट की ओर खिसक जाता है. यह स्थिति गर्भवती महिला व बच्चा दोनों के लिए खतरनाक स्थिति है. ऐसी स्थिति में भी खून बहता है.

7. गर्भावस्था के दौरान सेक्स या संभोग के कारण: - गर्भावस्था के दौरान सेक्स या संभोग करने के कारण भी खून बह सकता है जो कि सामान्य स्थिति है.

गर्भावस्था में खून बहना : क्या है बचाव-

यदि गर्भावस्था के दौरान खून का बहना शुरू हो जाता है तो जल्द ही अपने चिकित्सक से संपर्क कर उनसे सलाह लेना चाहिए. चिकित्सक जाँच कर यह बतायेंगे कि यह रक्तस्राव सामान्य स्थिति है या गंभीर है. फिर चिकित्सक के निर्देशानुसार जरुरत हो तो उचित ईलाज कराना चाहिए. इसके अलावा इस दौरान आराम करना चाहिए व ताकत लगने वाला कोई भी काम नहीं करना चाहिए. इस दौरान सेक्स या संभोग नहीं करना चाहिए. टेम्पोन का इस्तेमाल करना चाहिए. शरीर में पानी का कमी नहीं होने देना चाहिए. इसके लिए अधिक से अधिक पानी पीना चाहिए.
 

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4 Causes Of Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy!

MBBS, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
4 Causes Of Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy!

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there is a problem. It can be daunting and scary. However contrary to common beliefs, bleeding need not be a necessary harmful to a pregnant woman. However, it is important to take bleeding seriously at any stage of the pregnancy.

What are the possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Causes of vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy include

  1. Implantation bleeding: It is a harmless light bleeding that often occurs around the time your period would have been due. It occurs when the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of the womb.
  2. Cervical changes: Cervical changes due to pregnancy may sometimes cause bleeding specifically after sex.
  3. Miscarriage: During early pregnancy vaginal bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage. About 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry and usually, the cause is in the fetus and not the mother or the partner. At the same time, it is important to note that many women who bleed at this stage of pregnancy go on to have normal and successful pregnancies.
  4. Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is when fertilized egg implants outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube. It can cause bleeding and is dangerous.

Early detection and appropriate management is a must in this case, so as to prevent any life-threatening complication. Other less common causes are molar pregnancy (a mass that forms inside the uterus that does not result in a baby) and problems with the cervix such as a cervical growth or cervical or vaginal infections. Vaginal bleeding might also occur during the later second or third trimester of the pregnancy.

Some of the commonly occurring includes

  1. Placenta praevia (low lying placenta): This is when the placenta is attached in the lower part of the womb, near to or covering the cervix. Bleeding from a low lying placenta can be very heavy and put you and your baby at risk
  2. Placental abruption: It is a serious condition in which the placenta starts to come away from the womb wall.
  3. Vasa praevia: A rare condition where baby’s blood vessels run through the membranes covering the cervix. When your water breaks, these vessels are torn and cause vaginal bleeding.

Vaginal bleeding towards the end of the pregnancy is normal. Often bleeding mixed with mucous (which is called show) can be a sign of the starting of the labor. 

When to visit a doctor?

It is important to keep the doctor informed about any bleeding that may have occurred at any stage of the pregnancy. A woman should carefully note details such as the type of bleeding, its texture, whether it included any tissue or clots, other symptoms such as pain and dizziness To work out what is the causing the bleeding, you may need to have a vaginal or pelvic examination, an ultrasound scan or blood tests and according to the cause and how many weeks pregnant you are it would be advised whether you need to be admitted to hospital or not and further treatment would be planned and advised.

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Bleeding During Pregnancy: Everything You Need To Be Aware Of

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Roorkee
Bleeding During Pregnancy: Everything You Need To Be Aware Of

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there is a problem. It can be daunting and scary. However contrary to common beliefs, bleeding need not be a necessary harmful to a pregnant woman. However, it is important to take bleeding seriously at any stage of the pregnancy.

What are the possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Causes of vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy include

  1. Implantation bleeding: It is a harmless light bleeding that often occurs around the time your period would have been due. It occurs when the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of the womb.
  2. Cervical changes: Cervical changes due to pregnancy may sometimes cause bleeding specifically after sex.
  3. Miscarriage: During early pregnancy vaginal bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage. About 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry and usually, the cause is in the fetus and not the mother or the partner. At the same time, it is important to note that many women who bleed at this stage of pregnancy go on to have normal and successful pregnancies.
  4. Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is when fertilized egg implants outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube. It can cause bleeding and is dangerous.

Early detection and appropriate management is a must in this case, so as to prevent any life-threatening complication. Other less common causes are molar pregnancy (a mass that forms inside the uterus that does not result in a baby) and problems with the cervix such as a cervical growth or cervical or vaginal infections. Vaginal bleeding might also occur during the later second or third trimester of the pregnancy.

Some of the commonly occurring includes

  1. Placenta praevia (low lying placenta): This is when the placenta is attached in the lower part of the womb, near to or covering the cervix. Bleeding from a low lying placenta can be very heavy and put you and your baby at risk
  2. Placental abruption: It is a serious condition in which the placenta starts to come away from the womb wall.
  3. Vasa praevia: A rare condition where baby’s blood vessels run through the membranes covering the cervix. When your water breaks, these vessels are torn and cause vaginal bleeding.

Vaginal bleeding towards the end of the pregnancy is normal. Often bleeding mixed with mucous (which is called show) can be a sign of the starting of the labor. 

When to visit a doctor?

It is important to keep the doctor informed about any bleeding that may have occurred at any stage of the pregnancy. A woman should carefully note details such as the type of bleeding, its texture, whether it included any tissue or clots, other symptoms such as pain and dizziness To work out what is the causing the bleeding, you may need to have a vaginal or pelvic examination, an ultrasound scan or blood tests and according to the cause and how many weeks pregnant you are it would be advised whether you need to be admitted to hospital or not and further treatment would be planned and advised.

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Excessive Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy - What All Should You Know?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Excessive Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy - What All Should You Know?

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there is a problem. It can be daunting and scary. However contrary to common beliefs, bleeding need not be a necessary harmful to a pregnant woman. However, it is important to take bleeding seriously at any stage of the pregnancy.

What are the possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Causes of vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy include

  1. Implantation bleeding: It is a harmless light bleeding that often occurs around the time your period would have been due. It occurs when the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of the womb.
  2. Cervical changes: Cervical changes due to pregnancy may sometimes cause bleeding specifically after sex.
  3. Miscarriage: During early pregnancy vaginal bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage. About 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry and usually, the cause is in the fetus and not the mother or the partner. At the same time, it is important to note that many women who bleed at this stage of pregnancy go on to have normal and successful pregnancies.
  4. Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is when fertilized egg implants outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube. It can cause bleeding and is dangerous.

Early detection and appropriate management is a must in this case, so as to prevent any life-threatening complication. Other less common causes are molar pregnancy (a mass that forms inside the uterus that does not result in a baby) and problems with the cervix such as a cervical growth or cervical or vaginal infections. Vaginal bleeding might also occur during the later second or third trimester of the pregnancy.

Some of the commonly occurring includes

  1. Placenta praevia (low lying placenta): This is when the placenta is attached in the lower part of the womb, near to or covering the cervix. Bleeding from a low lying placenta can be very heavy and put you and your baby at risk
  2. Placental abruption: It is a serious condition in which the placenta starts to come away from the womb wall.
  3. Vasa praevia: A rare condition where baby’s blood vessels run through the membranes covering the cervix. When your water breaks, these vessels are torn and cause vaginal bleeding.

Vaginal bleeding towards the end of the pregnancy is normal. Often bleeding mixed with mucous (which is called show) can be a sign of the starting of the labor. 

When to visit a doctor?

It is important to keep the doctor informed about any bleeding that may have occurred at any stage of the pregnancy. A woman should carefully note details such as the type of bleeding, its texture, whether it included any tissue or clots, other symptoms such as pain and dizziness To work out what is the causing the bleeding, you may need to have a vaginal or pelvic examination, an ultrasound scan or blood tests and according to the cause and how many weeks pregnant you are it would be advised whether you need to be admitted to hospital or not and further treatment would be planned and advised. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Causes Behind It!

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Causes Behind It!

Vaginal bleeding is something that most women experience between their periods when they are not due for a menstrual cycle. It is considered as an abnormal occurrence when you bleed before you are expecting your menstrual period, or after you are done with your monthly cycle. It is usually characterised by bouts of spotting where a thick brown reddish discharge may be experienced. Also, this kind of bleeding is considered abnormal if it occurs during pregnancy or menopause.

Here are a few causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding:

-  Hormones: An imbalance in the hormones like the estrogen and progesterone can lead to abnormal vaginal bleeding. These are the hormones that help in regulation of the monthly menstrual cycles. An imbalance can occur due to side effects caused by birth control pills that may not suit the individual, a contraceptive patch, or even contraceptive implants and injections. Further, an intrauterine device may also be the cause for this kind of bleeding. The hormonal balance can also get affected due to internal ailments like a dysfunctional thyroid gland and ovaries.

-  Pregnancy and Delivery: Some amount of spotting is considered normal in the first trimester of one's pregnancy. Yet, severe bleeding and persistent spotting must be reported to the gynaecologist immediately. Women also bleed for a while after the delivery of the baby, in the post-partum period. This may also happen when an abortion takes place as the uterus may not have come back to its original size and due to remaining foetal tissues within. Complications during the pregnancy like an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage can also lead to such kind of bleeding. An ectopic pregnancy is one where the egg gets implanted in the fallopian tube instead of entering and implanting itself in the uterus.

-  Fibroids: Uterine fibroids are usually considered as non-malignant and non-cancerous growths within the uterus. These are common in many women who have gone through child birth. These fibroids can also cause some amount of bleeding and spotting.

-  Infections: When there is an infection in the reproductive organs like the ovaries and uterus of the patient, there may be some amount of bleeding. An infection in this area can also cause inflammation, which is one of the primary causes of abnormal bleeding. This can also occur due to a sexually transmitted disease or STD, as well as painful intercourse and sexual abuse which can lead to scarring as well.

-  Cancer: One of the least common causes includes cervical, ovarian and other forms of cancer. 
Stress and diabetes can also cause abnormal vaginal bleeding in rare cases. It is best to see a doctor as soon as such bleeding takes place.
 

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Bleeding During Pregnancy - Know Why It Happens!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, FICS, FICOG
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Bleeding During Pregnancy - Know Why It Happens!

Pregnancy is a beautiful phase for any woman, and should be enjoyed to the fullest. That being said, pregnant women need to take care of their health at all times, as a young life depends on them. Taking into account how paranoid a to-be mother can be, any form of bleeding during pregnancy can cause a lot of trepidation. However, a lot of this worry is not really required at all.

A lot of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester of their pregnancy. As a matter of fact, many who bleed do not know or realise just how common it really is, and as a result, they get quite a lot more worried than they should. In fact, it happens to about one in five women who are pregnant.

Why bleeding occurs?

  • It is quite likely that if a miscarriage is to occur, it will occur during the first trimester, or the first twelve weeks. As a matter of fact, bleeding is most likely to occur between weeks five and eight. A woman would get to know that she is having a miscarriage if there is tissue which is being passed, and at the same time, she feels some very intense cramps in the lower part of the abdomen.
  • Another reason why women bleed, which is also quite likely to occur during the first trimester, is due to the process of implantation. However, this sort of bleeding is not heavy by any measure. The ironic thing is that a lot of women discover that they are pregnant by this form of bleeding and it usually occurs within a week to about twelve days after the conception has taken place.
  • One of the more baffling reasons for bleeding when a woman is pregnant is bleeding which occurs after sexual intercourse. While it may seem odd that something which is supposed to be pleasurable should actually end up causing blood loss, all this is a sign of is that the tissues around the vagina are receiving a great amount of blood supply. It is to be noted, that no risk is caused the foetus because of this as it is located in the uterus.

What to do if you bleed?

  • No matter how light or heavy the bleeding, the midwife or the doctor must be kept up to date with the situation at hand. This is because if there is any corrective action which is to be taken, the delay in time is to be kept to a minimum.
  • A cause for genuine concern over the period of the pregnancy is if there is bleeding post 20 weeks. In most circumstances, bleeding is not worth the mental trouble. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Bleeding In Early Pregnancy - Can It Be A Miscarriage?

MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Fetal Medicine
Gynaecologist, Amritsar
Bleeding In Early Pregnancy - Can It Be A Miscarriage?

Numerous ladies encounter some bleeding in early pregnancy. Around one in four perceived pregnancies end in an unnatural miscarriage. Most are brought about by irregularities in the genes. Continuously tell your specialist in case you have vaginal bleeding when you are pregnant. Bleeding with pain can likewise be an indication of an ectopic pregnancy. However, it is to be taken seriously and needs dire therapeutic care. Losing a pregnancy can be hard for both the partners. In any case, most couples that encounter this will go ahead to have an effective pregnancy next time. Here are a few reasons why bleeding takes place in early pregnancy:

  1. Numerous women may have a small amount of bleeding during their missed period. Sometimes, this may also be called an implantation bleed. It happens when the prepared egg inserts itself in the mass of your womb (uterus). In such cases, it is considered harmless.
  2. The most widely recognised reason for bleeding is an early premature delivery. Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy at any time until the twenty- fourth week. A miscarriage after this time is known as a stillbirth.
  3. A less normal reason for bleeding during pregnancy is an ectopic pregnancy. This is a pregnancy that happens outside the womb. It happens in about one in every hundred pregnancies.
  4. Smoking increases your chances of bleeding and miscarriage.
  5. Drinking a lot of liquor can also cause the same. Drinking four units of liquor a week (one unit is a large portion of a half quart) can increase the risk of a miscarriage to four times.
  6. Using recreational medications can lead to bleeding.
  7. Have had fertility issues in the past or having taken a long time to conceive may also create such a condition.
  8. Having any complications with womb (uterus) can cause bleeding.
  9. Have certain medical conditions (for instance, systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid disorder) may also cause the same.
  10. Have diabetes that is not controllable can lead to bleeding at this time.
  11. Have specific infections like listeria and German measles (rubella) may cause bleeding during pregnancy.

You need to report any bleeding in pregnancy to your specialist. It is essential to get the right conclusion, as unsuccessful labour is not by any means the only aim of vaginal bleeding. In case that you are bleeding intensely or have serious stomach pain when you are pregnant, call an ambulance immediately.

Women with bleeding in early pregnancy need to see an obstetrician. It is important to have an ultrasound check. This is normally done by inserting a little probe inside the vagina. This helps figure out if the bleeding is happening due to:

  1. A possible miscarriage
  2. A premature delivery (no pulse is seen).
  3. Some other reason for bleeding, (for example, an ectopic pregnancy)
  4. In case that it is unclear from your ultrasound check whether the pregnancy is sound or not, then you might need to go for a repeat scan in two weeks.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Bleeding During Pregnancy - When To Worry?

MD / MS - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Bleeding During Pregnancy - When To Worry?

Pregnancy is a beautiful phase for any woman, and should be enjoyed to the fullest. That being said, pregnant women need to take care of their health at all times, as a young life depends on them. Taking into account how paranoid a to-be mother can be, any form of bleeding during pregnancy can cause a lot of trepidation. However, a lot of this worry is not really required at all.

A lot of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester of their pregnancy. As a matter of fact, many who bleed do not know or realise just how common it really is, and as a result, they get quite a lot more worried than they should. In fact, it happens to about one in five women who are pregnant.

Why bleeding occurs?

  • It is quite likely that if a miscarriage is to occur, it will occur during the first trimester, or the first twelve weeks. As a matter of fact, bleeding is most likely to occur between weeks five and eight. A woman would get to know that she is having a miscarriage if there is tissue which is being passed, and at the same time, she feels some very intense cramps in the lower part of the abdomen.
  • Another reason why women bleed, which is also quite likely to occur during the first trimester, is due to the process of implantation. However, this sort of bleeding is not heavy by any measure. The ironic thing is that a lot of women discover that they are pregnant by this form of bleeding and it usually occurs within a week to about twelve days after the conception has taken place.
  • One of the more baffling reasons for bleeding when a woman is pregnant is bleeding which occurs after sexual intercourse. While it may seem odd that something which is supposed to be pleasurable should actually end up causing blood loss, all this is a sign of is that the tissues around the vagina are receiving a great amount of blood supply. It is to be noted, that no risk is caused the foetus because of this as it is located in the uterus.

What to do if you bleed?

  • No matter how light or heavy the bleeding, the midwife or the doctor must be kept up to date with the situation at hand. This is because if there is any corrective action which is to be taken, the delay in time is to be kept to a minimum.
  • A cause for genuine concern over the period of the pregnancy is if there is bleeding post 20 weeks. In most circumstances, bleeding is not worth the mental trouble.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Excessive Bleeding During Pregnancy - Things You Need To Be Aware Of!

DNB, DGO, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Excessive Bleeding During Pregnancy - Things You Need To Be Aware Of!

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there is a problem. It can be daunting and scary. However contrary to common beliefs, bleeding need not be a necessary harmful to a pregnant woman. However, it is important to take bleeding seriously at any stage of the pregnancy.

What are the possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Causes of vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy include

  1. Implantation bleeding: It is a harmless light bleeding that often occurs around the time your period would have been due. It occurs when the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of the womb.
  2. Cervical changes: Cervical changes due to pregnancy may sometimes cause bleeding specifically after sex.
  3. Miscarriage: During early pregnancy vaginal bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage. About 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry and usually, the cause is in the fetus and not the mother or the partner. At the same time, it is important to note that many women who bleed at this stage of pregnancy go on to have normal and successful pregnancies.
  4. Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is when fertilized egg implants outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube. It can cause bleeding and is dangerous.

Early detection and appropriate management is a must in this case, so as to prevent any life-threatening complication. Other less common causes are molar pregnancy (a mass that forms inside the uterus that does not result in a baby) and problems with the cervix such as a cervical growth or cervical or vaginal infections. Vaginal bleeding might also occur during the later second or third trimester of the pregnancy.

Some of the commonly occurring includes

  1. Placenta praevia (low lying placenta): This is when the placenta is attached in the lower part of the womb, near to or covering the cervix. Bleeding from a low lying placenta can be very heavy and put you and your baby at risk
  2. Placental abruption: It is a serious condition in which the placenta starts to come away from the womb wall.
  3. Vasa praevia: A rare condition where baby’s blood vessels run through the membranes covering the cervix. When your water breaks, these vessels are torn and cause vaginal bleeding.

Vaginal bleeding towards the end of the pregnancy is normal. Often bleeding mixed with mucous (which is called show) can be a sign of the starting of the labor. 

When to visit a doctor?

It is important to keep the doctor informed about any bleeding that may have occurred at any stage of the pregnancy. A woman should carefully note details such as the type of bleeding, its texture, whether it included any tissue or clots, other symptoms such as pain and dizziness To work out what is the causing the bleeding, you may need to have a vaginal or pelvic examination, an ultrasound scan or blood tests and according to the cause and how many weeks pregnant you are it would be advised whether you need to be admitted to hospital or not and further treatment would be planned and advised.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Bleeding During Pregnancy - When To Worry?

MD / MS - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Bleeding During Pregnancy - When To Worry?

Pregnancy is a beautiful phase for any woman, and should be enjoyed to the fullest. That being said, pregnant women need to take care of their health at all times, as a young life depends on them. Taking into account how paranoid a to-be mother can be, any form of bleeding during pregnancy can cause a lot of trepidation. However, a lot of this worry is not really required at all.

A lot of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester of their pregnancy. As a matter of fact, many who bleed do not know or realise just how common it really is, and as a result, they get quite a lot more worried than they should. In fact, it happens to about one in five women who are pregnant.

Why bleeding occurs?

  • It is quite likely that if a miscarriage is to occur, it will occur during the first trimester, or the first twelve weeks. As a matter of fact, bleeding is most likely to occur between weeks five and eight. A woman would get to know that she is having a miscarriage if there is tissue which is being passed, and at the same time, she feels some very intense cramps in the lower part of the abdomen.
  • Another reason why women bleed, which is also quite likely to occur during the first trimester, is due to the process of implantation. However, this sort of bleeding is not heavy by any measure. The ironic thing is that a lot of women discover that they are pregnant by this form of bleeding and it usually occurs within a week to about twelve days after the conception has taken place.
  • One of the more baffling reasons for bleeding when a woman is pregnant is bleeding which occurs after sexual intercourse. While it may seem odd that something which is supposed to be pleasurable should actually end up causing blood loss, all this is a sign of is that the tissues around the vagina are receiving a great amount of blood supply. It is to be noted, that no risk is caused the foetus because of this as it is located in the uterus.

What to do if you bleed?

  • No matter how light or heavy the bleeding, the midwife or the doctor must be kept up to date with the situation at hand. This is because if there is any corrective action which is to be taken, the delay in time is to be kept to a minimum.
  • A cause for genuine concern over the period of the pregnancy is if there is bleeding post 20 weeks. In most circumstances, bleeding is not worth the mental trouble.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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