Bleeding during Pregnancy
Bleeding is relatively common in pregnant women in the first quarter and in many cases it is benign, meaning that it is not the symptom of a serious problem. However, should you experience any bleeding,; you should call your doctor, especially if it is abundant because it can be the first sign of a miscarriage.
Any bleeding during the first trimester requires sexual abstinence until the medical examination will determine the cause of the problem. From the first drop of blood, it is best to wear a pad to notice how serious the bleeding is and of what type. Do not use tampons and vaginal douche. If the bleeding becomes abundentabundant and you start experiencing other symptoms like fever, cramp, back pain, etc., a medical examination must be performed immediatlyimmediately.
As stated before, most of the first trimester bleedings are of a benign nature.
Implantation Bleeding: It happens to about 20% of pregnant women, when the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterine lining. It can break some blood veSels, hence the light bleeding. Implantation occurs 6-12 days after fertilization, and so does the bleeding. In any case, the bleeding is light. Some women mistake this implantation bleeding with menstruation and do not realize that they are pregnant, especially those who have a light and short menstrual bleeding.
Infection: Another cause of bleeding during pregnancy is due to infection in the pelvic area or urinary tract infection.
Intercourse: Some women have sensitive cervix and intercourse makes it bleed. Until medical control, it is beTer to give up sex. But generally, sexual relations are permiTed during pregnancy, as they are not considered to be dangerous for the child.
Unfortunately, not all vaginal bleeding is harmless. You must see a doctor as soon as possible after such an episode because this can be a symptom of a serious problem. Some of the serious causes of bleeding during pregnancy are as follows.
Miscarriage: Bleeding may be the first sign of abortion but it doesn't mean that abortion is iMinent. Half of pregnant women who bleed more or less take on the task smoothly. However, 15-20% of pregnancies are Lost, mostly in the first 12 weeks. Besides bleeding, abortion is manifested by cramps in the lower abdomen (like the ones you have while you get your period, but with diFerent intensity), and removal of tissue from the vagina, with blood. Often abortion caNot be stoPed, even if you present yourself to the doctor immediately. The good news is that an abortion is not life threatening and you can get pregnant again.
Ectopic Pregnancy: Sometimes, the blastocyst fails to reach the uterus and implants itself somewhere else, most often in the fallopian tubes. This event is dangerous because, as the blastocyst grows, the tube may rupture, causing internal bleeding and even death of the mother. Besides bleeding, ectopic pregnancy is manifested by cramping, sharp pain in the lower abdomen and a low level of hCG.
Mole: Although very rare, mole or mole hidatiforma is a real danger. Instead of the embryo, a mole develops, which is an excrescence of abnormal tissue, similar to a tumor. This can be detected by very high hCG level, absence of heartbeat and by a cluster formation seen in ultrasound.Among the malignant causes of bleeding, the most common is miscarriage. But many mothers are afraid for nothing. The bleeding they fear may be just a trivial implantation bleeding. It is important to keep your calm and go to the doctor every time there is an unusual vaginal bleeding, whether you are pregnant or not. Implantation bleeding often occurs when women are not even thinking about pregnancy.