Vaginal bleeding during the first three months of pregnancy is relatively common and usually is a cause of concern for the mother. While early bleeding may indicate the presence of a serious problem, this is frequently not the case. Any time you notice bleeding during pregnancy, it is appropriate to call your doctor. It is particularly important to seek medical attention if the bleeding is heavy (like a menstrual period) or accompanied by pain or cramping.
- Light vaginal bleeding or spotting in the first trimester of pregnancy is common.
- Heavier bleeding and cramping can be signs of a serious problem.
- Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy are serious causes of bleeding.
“Medical Author: Wayne Blocker, MD makes many great points about bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy but possibly the most important is “Any time you notice bleeding during pregnancy, it is appropriate to call your doctor.” Even though spotting or mild bleeding occurs in 20% of pregnancies it is still important to talk to you physician.”
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