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Bleeding in Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is scary and worrisome, but it doesn't always mean miscarriage. Here are some common questions and concerns about bleeding in pregnancy and what it means.

Is Pregnancy Bleeding Always a Medical Emergency?
Although it's scary, pregnancy bleeding doesn't always mean you need to rush to the emergency room. Often a call to your regular doctor is the best course of action to determine whether the bleeding is a sign of problems such as miscarriage.

Is Heavy Bleeding in Pregnancy Always a Sign of Miscarriage?
Heavy bleeding during pregnancy is most commonly a sign of miscarriage, but there are other possible explanations for heavy, red vaginal bleeding, so it is important to see a doctor.

Brown Spotting in Early Pregnancy
Brown spotting can be scary in early pregnancy, but it isn't always a sign of impending miscarriage.

Causes of Bleeding in the First Trimester

Somewhere around 30% of all pregnant women have some sort of bleeding during pregnancy, most commonly in the first trimester. Although miscarriage is one possible reason for first-trimester bleeding, it isn't the only explanation. Here are the most common reasons for first-trimester spotting or bleeding; remember that if you yourself are having bleeding, a visit to your doctor is the be…

Common Questions About Pregnancy Spotting

Even though you may know that spotting can occur in viable pregnancies and may not mean anything is wrong, it's normal to worry about miscarriage. Light vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy can occur for a variety of reasons, and here is some helpful information to help you understand pregnancy spotting and why it happens.

Should I Go to the Emergency Room for Possible Miscarriage / Pregnancy Bleeding?
Miscarriage symptoms, such as vaginal bleeding or spotting in early pregnancy, often send women to the emergency room. Sadly, however, emergency room doctors can almost never do anything to stop a miscarriage that's in progress.

Implantation Bleeding - What Implantation Bleeding Looks Like
Implantation bleeding is one of the possible explanations for early pregnancy bleeding, but it's not always easy to tell if you're having implantation bleeding or if you are having some other complication. Read others' descriptions of what implantation bleeding looks like.

Is It Possible to Have a Period During Pregnancy?
Generally it is not possible to have a menstrual period during pregnancy, but bleeding during pregnancy can occur for a number of reasons and may have a similar appearance to a menstrual period.

Implantation Bleeding or Early Miscarriage?
Light vaginal bleeding, or spotting, in early pregnancy may be due to implantation bleeding and may not necessarily be a sign of miscarriage. Learn what implantation bleeding looks like, when it occurs and how to distinguish implantation bleeding from an early miscarriage.

What Can Cause Spotting in Early Pregnancy?
Spotting, or light vaginal bleeding, in pregnancy can have numerous causes, only one of which is an impending miscarriage. Learn other possible reasons why you may experience spotting during pregnancy.

Is Spotting a Sign of Miscarriage?
Spotting, or light vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, can be a sign of miscarriage but may also occur for other reasons.

What Does Pregnancy Spotting Look Like?
Spotting is a lay term for light vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. Pregnancy spotting that is light in quantity and color is more likely to mean implantation bleeding or other non-worrisome causes, whereas bleeding that is heavier and like a menstrual period, is more likely to be miscarriage bleeding.

I’m Pregnant and Bleeding. Is It a Miscarriage?
Spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy can be a symptom of miscarriage, but it does not always mean pregnancy loss. Call your doctor when concerned about possible signs of an early miscarriage.

Spotting - Experiences with Pregnancy Spotting
Have you had spotting during early pregnancy? If so, share your story. Did everything turn out okay, or did you end up having a miscarriage?

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