Bleeding in pregnancy: When To Worry
It does not matter if it occurs at the beginning, middle or end of pregnancy, or if the woman is a mother of first, second or multiple trips: any small bleeding that appears in the panties of the pregnant woman can make her lose sleep. And in this case, a certain amount of concern is even welcome!
Of course, not all bleeding is a cause for despair. In some situations, the blood is even normal and poses no risk to gestation. But it is critical that the case be investigated.
Check below the possible causes of bleeding at different stages of pregnancy:
According to a gynecologist and obstetrician, bleeding at this stage of gestation may represent a threat of miscarriage or bleeding from the cervix. In both cases, it is vital to seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Second and third quarters
In the second and third trimesters placental detachment may occur, which is a more serious picture.
The presence of placenta previa – an abnormality in the implantation of the placenta – may also present bleeding throughout pregnancy, adds a doctor. It is a case that can bring complications to the pregnancy, so it must be diagnosed as soon as possible. In this situation, bleeding is usually abundant, bright red in color, and not necessarily accompanied by colic.
At the end of pregnancy, placental abruption may also occur, which has symptoms, in addition to bright red or dark red blood, strong colic and persistent contractions. The situation is serious and should be dealt with urgently.
Regardless of the type of bleeding, it is critical that the patient go to the hospital to be examined and perform the USG, making it possible to diagnose accurately and save the mother and fetus.
It is also very important that the expectant mother does not despair in these situations of bleeding and much less take some medicine without medical advice.
There are common reports of pregnant women who have had bleeding after intercourse. In this case it is necessary to stop the act at the time and to look for the nearest hospital. It is still important to avoid a new sexual relationship until you know the cause of the bleeding and listen to the doctor’s advice.
In the consultation with the gynecologist, after the bleeding, it is crucial that you explain to him, in detail, everything that has happened, so that he can make the diagnosis of the case.
The characteristics of bleeding may indicate its causes: how long has bleeding been? Was it a light or heavy bleed? Was it accompanied by pain? These and other issues are very important.
It is also worth noting that, since bleeding in pregnancy can occur for different reasons – and may or may not be serious – it is not possible to speak of a single treatment. There are several diagnoses, so for each case will be indicated a specific treatment or given the correct directions.
Although bleeding may occur for different reasons during pregnancy and in some cases may be unavoidable, some care may help prevent miscarriage or other problems during pregnancy:
Do not smoke or use drugs of any kind.
Maintain a balanced diet.
Make regular medical checks.
Follow all guidelines given by your doctor from the beginning of your pregnancy.
Do not hesitate to seek medical help if you have any questions.
Following these simple tips, the pregnancy will probably be quiet without offering risks to the mother or the baby.