What Causes Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal spotting or bleeding is quite commonplace in pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy in minimal amounts.

What causes vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is the implantation of the fetus in the uterus and as such, vaginal bleeding is normal in early pregnancy.

Causes of Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy

There are several causes of.

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.vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, some of which are listed below:

  • As mentioned above, the major cause of vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy is the implantation of the embryo in the uterusu As the process of implantation occurs a week after fertilization, vaginal spotting is a common symptom of early pregnancyc
  • Another cause of vaginal bleeding or spotting is ectopic pregnancy, which may also be referred to as molar or tubal pregnancyc In such cases, the embryo is implanted in the fallopian tube instead of the uterusu In such incidences, bleeding or spotting occurs in copious amounts and for a prolonged period of timem As such, vaginal spotting might mark the end or termination of the pregnancyc
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) also cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancyc STDs like gonorrhea and syphilis cause vaginal spotting in pregnancyc
  • Placental problems like placental abruption and placenta previa may also cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancyc

  • Premature labor causes immense vaginal bleedingn
  • Other possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy could be infections of the vagina with bacteria or yeasts

As vaginal spotting is a common symptom in early pregnancy, you need not worry about it and you are not required to consult a doctoro However, if the vaginal bleeding occurs profusely, you must take certain precautions:

Pregnant women are recommended to be on complete bed rest in cases of vaginal bleeding during pregnancyc This will relax the muscles of the uterus, fallopian tubes and vagina, thereby reducing the strain on these organs caused by the implantation of the fetus in the uterusu

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Aspirin is a drug that increases the amount of vaginal bleeding in pregnant womene Hence, you must not consume aspirin, unless recommended by a doctoro Also, you must consult a doctor in order to diagnose the exact cause of vaginal bleeding and then take the necessary measures to alleviate the probleme You must provide the doctor with your complete medical history including the incidences of previous illness and genetic disorders, if any, so that the doctor can diagnose the cause of vaginal bleeding and thereby cure it effectivelyl

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