What can cause bleeding during pregnancy?
Vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy can have many causes. Some are serious and some are not. Bleeding may occur early or late in pregnancy.
Many women have vaginal spotting or bleeding in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Bleeding of the cervix may occur during sex. An infection of the cervix also can cause bleeding. Slight bleeding often stops on its own.
However, bleeding during pregnancy may mean something more serious. You may have a higher chance of going into labor too early (preterm labor), having an infant who is born too small, or having a miscarriage.
What are the signs and symptoms of miscarriage?
The following signs and symptoms may indicate a miscarriage:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Cramping pain felt low in the abdomen (often stronger than menstrual cramps)
- Tissue passing from the vagina
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg does not implant in the uterus. Instead, it implants somewhere else, often in one of the fallopian tubes. An ectopic pregnancy causes pain and bleeding early in pregnancy.
How common are ectopic pregnancies and who is at risk?
Ectopic pregnancies are much less common than miscarriages. They occur in about 1 in 60 pregnancies. Women are at a higher risk if they have had
- An infection in the fallopian tubes (such as pelvic inflammatory disease)
- A previous ectopic pregnancy
- Tubal surgery
Are you looking for an ObGyn in Conroe TX?
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas offering services from Prenatal care, hot flashes, endometriosis treatment, uterine ablation, pap smear test, urodynamics, hysterectomy surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, endometrial ablation, hysterectomy etc.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She is an expert in infertility, menstrual disorders; abnormal pap smears and offers services in the latest keyhole surgery technology.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands