Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy
Bleeding has many common causes, such as:
- Bleeding that happens after conception as the fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the womb
- Blood between the membrane that surrounds the fertilized egg and the wall of the womb
- A fertilized egg that attaches to the wall of the womb but doesn't grow into an embryo
- Ectopic pregnancy—a fertilized egg that attaches and grows outside the womb
- Molar pregnancy, also called gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)—the growth of abnormal tissue, instead of an embryo, inside the womb
- Threatened miscarriage
- Cervical infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Cervical cancer or polyps
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