Bleeding during pregnancy is frequently occurred in the first trimester of pregnancy. It may not be a problem related to the egg implantation (read: Bleeding During Early Pregnancy). However, still, you need to see a doctor to check your health because it may be a sign of pregnancy problems.
Then, what about the bleeding in the second and third trimester? If you bleed continuously, you should be careful because there may be something wrong with your pregnancy. Some problems below can cause bleeding during pregnancy.
Bleeding during the first trimester
Although it is common to experience bleeding during the first trimester, there may be a problem with your pregnancy. It can be ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, miscarriage, infection, or intercourse. Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside the uterus.
Ectopic pregnancy happens because the fertilized egg attaches in fallopian, cervix, or abdominal cavity instead of uterus. The symptoms are similar to miscarriage’s. There will be spotting and you will feel cramping. Further, you will experience pain in the lower abdomen and on one side of the hip or fainting.
Molar pregnancy happens when there is abnormal tissue grows in the uterus instead of the embryo. The other possibilities are miscarriage, infection in the urinary tract or in the pelvic cavity, and intercourse. Some woman may bleed after doing intercourse because the sensitiveness and tenderness of cervix (read; Cervix During Pregnancy). This can be dangerous to their pregnancy, for it can cause serious irritation. Thus, you need to consult your doctor.
Bleeding that happens during the second and third trimester
If after the first trimester you still experience bleeding, you have to be aware of any serious problem. The first is the risk of placental problems which frequently happen in the form of placental abruption and previa. What is placental abruption? Placental abruption happens when placenta is removed from the uterine wall. Bleeding and stomach pain are the most common symptoms. Placenta previa is when placenta blocks the cervix because it attaches low to the uterus. Placenta previa causes bleeding without pain.
The second is servix problems. They are the growth of cancer, inflammation, or cervical infection. Next is the risk of miscarriage. Although miscarriage often happens during the first trimester, but it can happens during the second trimester. It is caused by the tiredness, accident, or anything.
The last is preterm labor. Before a pregnant woman gives birth, they will experience bleeding during pregnancy. It is normally happens and is not dangerous. The signs of preterm labor are there is contraction, pelvic pressure, abdominal cramps, and back pain.