How common is vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?
Up to three in ten women (30%) of pregnant women experience vaginal bleeding during their first trimester; around one in ten (10%) experience it during the second or third trimesters.
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Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is the discharge of blood from the vagina during pregnancy. It can occur at any stage of the pregnancy.
Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can involve the discharge of blood of different colours and amounts. Depending on the cause, it may be accompanied by stomach and lower back pain, tenderness around the abdomen, dizziness, …
There are many causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, including implantation, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, placental abruption, vasa praevia, and uterine rupture.
Your doctor will diagnose vaginal bleeding by taking your detailed medical history, conducting a physical examination, and taking a blood sample for further testing. An ultrasound scan can also help with diagnosing the cause of the …
The treatment of vaginal bleeding will vary depending on the cause. Some cases require rest and hydration. More serious cases may require hospitalisation, or emergency delivery of the baby.
As there is no known cause for many cases of vaginal bleeding, prevention may include not smoking, getting enough rest, attending prenatal check-ups, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, and limiting strenuous activity.
The outcome for vaginal bleeding varies depending on the cause. Many women experience vaginal bleeding during their first trimester and go on to have a normal and healthy pregnancy. Some women may lose their pregnancy during …
The nature of vaginal bleeding can vary widely. Vaginal bleeding can be associated with some harmless and normal causes, but may also be associated with the loss of pregnancy, or stillbirth.