Bleeding during early pregnancy

What is bleeding during early pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is any bleeding from genital tract after 24 weeks of gestation. Systemic causes such as bleeding disorders and drugs such as anticoagulants and bleeding from other sites ( bladder and bowel) should be excluded before looking for obstetrics causes.

Symptoms of bleeding during early pregnancy

After understanding what bleeding during early pregnancy is, most mothers want to understand what symptoms of bleeding during early pregnancy are. 

Hemorrhage in the first trimester is mainly manifested by a small amount of bloody discharge in the vagina, similar to the amount of bleeding at the beginning or the end of menstruation. The color of the bleeding may be pink, red, or brown.

Most expectant mothers who suspect an early miscarriage experiences backache and lower abdomen pain like menstruation. Most ectopic pregnant mothers will have severe abdominal pain, paleness, rapid heartbeat, and intra-abdominal bleeding.

Is bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Bleeding during first trimester may be miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, trauma, physiological development of placenta and local causes such as cervicitis. Bleeding during second or third trimester may be miscarriage, placenta causes, local causes and intermediate causes such as minor abruption.

 If the above situations have been ruled out, there is normal embryo development in the uterus, all examinations are normal, but there is abnormal bleeding at this time, what is the matter? First we must examine the cervix and vagina.  Many pregnant women’s symptoms of bleeding in early pregnancy are caused by cervical polyps or even malignant tumors.

However, it is important to be reminded that the symptoms of bleeding during the early pregnancy, if accompanied by abdominal pain and uncomfortable lower abdomen, it is easy to have spontaneous abortion especially in early pregnancy.

Precautions during early pregnancy

It’s common to feel tired, or even exhausted, during pregnancy, especially in the first 12 weeks. Hormonal changes at this time can make you feel tired, nauseous and emotional. The only answer is to rest as much as possible.

Be careful of abnormal abdominal pain in early pregnancy because there are many causes of abdominal pain, some are normal phenomena of pregnancy, and some represent serious diseases. 

Avoid entering or leaving hot places such as saunas because the fetus has not yet formed in the early pregnancy, and the embryo is still unstable in the uterine wall. Secondly, high temperature of the body will dilate the blood vessels of pregnant women, and the blood will flow to the skin surface, which will increase the load of the heart, this may cause heart attacks in pregnant women.

What to do with bleeding in early pregnancy

No matter whether it is early pregnancy or any period of pregnancy, any bleeding symptoms need to be told to the doctor, usually minor bleeding will not be considered a serious problem. However, if you see red or bleeding blood, especially with abdominal pain or colic, it is best to see a doctor immediately.

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