Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vaginal Bleeding During Early Pregnancy

Tadi google tentang brownish discharge and bleeding during early pregnancy. Ini beberapa info yang berjaya diperolehi. Tawakkal kepada Allah sahaja lah sekarang ni...

Bleeding in early pregnancy (the first three months) is a sure-fire way to upset a newly expectant mom. Red spots on your underwear can make you think you're going to lose your baby, almost as soon as you've gotten used to the idea of being pregnant. If this happens to you, take it easy. You should call your doctor and report the bleeding, but it's most likely nothing to worry about.

In early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding that is not a cause for worry can be the result of either of the following conditions :

  • Settling in. There is occasional, light bleeding when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of your uterus.
  • Hormonal changes. It's not all that unusual for a pregnant woman to bleed at the time she would normally menstruate. This bleeding is usually light and short-lived.
Although most bleeding is nothing to worry about, it's also true that bleeding in early pregnancy can, in some cases, signal a problem. It can be a sign of two dangers:
  • Miscarriage. Heavy bleeding, along with abdominal pain, might mean that you are experiencing a miscarriage (birth of the baby before it is old enough to survive outside the womb). At this point there is nothing you can do to stop the miscarriage, but you should call your doctor immediately to make sure you receive medical care.
  • Ectopic pregnancy. Brown vaginal spotting or light bleeding accompanied by abdominal pain on one side can mean an ectopic pregnancy. This happens when the egg is implanted outside the uterus and can't grow to full term in that location.
In both of these cases, the embryo cannot be carried to full term and the pregnancy ends.

2 - Major causes of brown spotting

There are various theories and opinions regarding this particular problem of brown spotting and the below given factors are believed to be most likely causes of brown spotting during pregnancy.

  • One of the major causes of brown spotting during pregnancy is sexual intercourse. As the cervix becomes very sensitive and tender during pregnancy , intercourse would lead to tear cervix which in fact results in brown spotting.
  • Implantation bleeding is another cause of this brown spotting. This occurs around two weeks post to conceived date that is when fertilized eggs get implanted on the uterus. The mild bleeding or brown spotting would continue for a day or two.
  • The vaginal infections like genital HPV, bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection are some of the causes of brown spotting during pregnancy. This infection leads to irritation, itchiness or burning sensation around vaginal area.
  • One of the severe causes of brown spotting is possibility of ectopic pregnancy. In this case, the embryo gets planted normally on fallopian tubes and starts to develop. This affects the woman’s health and hence one should make sure that it is terminates at the earliest.
    If a pregnant woman experiences any sort of heavy brown discharge or spotting then she should consult her doctor immediately and get it diagnosed. Excessive brown spotting during early pregnancy is one of the symptoms to worry about. If this discharge is associated with thick red color discharge and severe cramps then pregnant woman should instantly approach her gynecologist. A light brown discharge or spotting in early pregnancy is not a thing to worry because it has been scientifically proved that it’s the old blood left over from the implantation.

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