Bleeding in The First Trimester of Pregnancy

The loss of blood in the first trimester of pregnancy they are cause of great concern in women, as usual, and always are reason for medical consultation.

Many women suffer losses during the first months of pregnancy and its appearance may be due to different reasons. They can be caused by minor problems or it to be the sign of a serious complication.

For this reason, it is very important to learn to recognize them, observe the color, the amount and if the losses are accompanied by abdominal pain or any other symptoms.

Whenever you have blood loss in pregnancy should immediately consult the doctor perform a scan and an ultrasound to monitor the development of pregnancy.

Below, we explain each of the possible causes of vaginal bleeding (mild or severe) in the first three months of pregnancy.

Embryo implantation

Between the fourth and the sixth week of pregnancy, a slight loss of color can produce brownish or pink that lasts one or two days, like that you can have when it starts or ends your menstruation. Not usually be accompanied by abdominal pain or if present, is mild.

But when conception occurs the body sends chemical signals to prevent menstruation, sometimes when implementing the nutfah into the walls of the uterus erodes the endometrial tissue producing a mild bleeding called “implantation bleeding”.

It is possible that you still do not know that you are pregnant and bleeding is confused with the arrival of menstruation. But you’ll see that the bleeding is not going to more and you perform a test confirmed pregnancy.

Spontaneous abortion

In the case of most abundant blood losses (such as a menstruation) accompanied by cramping abdominal, may be a symptom of miscarriage.

You will have to go to the doctor for an assessment of the situation. It will make you a scan to control the opening of the cervix and an ultrasound to check that the embryo is inside the uterus and beats. If all goes well, surely it will indicate you rest until the bleeding is gone.

It is very disappointing to suffer a miscarriage, but if it is any consolation it is much more common than we think (I had a miscarriage). It is believed that half of conceptions end in miscarriage, some while we get to know him. The answer to what occurs a miscarriage is very complex. The causes may be a combination of many factors, but most of the time due to genetic flaws in the early stages of the formation of the embryo.

Ectopic pregnancy

If vaginal losses are slim but the pain can be one of the symptoms of pregnancy ectopic or extrauterine pregnancy, which occurs when the embryo implants outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube, and has very little chance of reaching term.

Losses tend to be light and Brown (except if you break that are abundant fallopian tube) and can appear several days or weeks before causing headaches.

Pain in the lower part of the abdomen is very intense in the case of ectopic pregnancy and may hurt more one side than the other. May also occur dizziness, fainting and sometimes pain in the shoulder area or lumbago.

Molar pregnancy

Molar pregnancy is very rare, but one of its symptoms is vaginal bleeding. There may be bleeding or intermittent loss of brownish color accompanied by an overgrowth of the uterus that does not correspond to the weeks of gestation.

Molar pregnancy is the result of an abnormal fertilization of the ovule that produces a deformed growth of embryonic tissue (hydatidiform mole). In any case it survives occur accompanied by dark and watery bleeding miscarriage, although usually not accompanied by pain.

Uterine hematoma

A hematoma can also cause bleeding. It is an accumulation of blood in the interior of the endometrial cavity rather common in women during the first weeks of pregnancy. The bleeding is abundant (as if a rule) but not usually accompanied by abdominal pains.
Most of the time, making rest hematoma is reabsorbed and losses disappear.

Other reasons

Intense hormonal changes that occur in the first weeks of pregnancy can cause mild blood loss at the very moment that you should be menstruating.

Infections maternal, such as candidiasis or sexually transmitted infections, even if they have nothing to do with the pregnancy itself, may also cause loss of blood in the first months.

At the same time, during pregnancy there is a greater blood flow to the vessels of the cervix so to do a PAP, a medical examination or sexual intercourse, due to the sensitivity of the area, slight bleeding may occur.

The loss of blood in the first trimester of pregnancy are fairly common and you have them does not mean the loss of the pregnancy. If you suffer some bleeding, albeit very slight is essential to go to the doctor and follow their directions to the letter.