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Spotting During the First Trimester

Numerous changes will target a woman during the initialweeks of the pregnancy. Also, every pregnancy is different and thus, these weekscan be different as well. There is a problem that might be present among most women inthe initial weeks of the pregnancy and that is spotting. The spotting is namefor a brown or red bloody vaginal discharge. The following text will havethis issue as a subject.

Cause

Spotting occurs regularly during the first trimester, but thisis a problem that should not cause any concerns since it is present in one thirdof all pregnancy cases. If spotting occurs along with the lower back painor lower abdomen cramping it may suggest a more serious problem. The problemsfelt in these cases resemble the ones felt during the period. After someactivities, like sex, exercise or a busy day, spotting issues may appear andthis should suggest that these activities should be reduced, at least until thespotting ends. Once the blastocysts enter the uterine wall, the thick areas of blood vesselslocated in the endometrium will cause the spotting and this is a biologicalexplanation for this problem. The name blastocyst is associated with afertilized egg, which hasn’t still entered the uterine wall. The spotting iscaused by entering of the blastocyst in the uterine wall and this willrelease some blood. Also, some people say that spotting occurs at the period oftime when period would have appeared if the woman were not pregnant.

However, spotting during the early weeks of pregnancy may suggest a more seriousproblem. In great majority of cases, this will not occur, but if spotting isaccompanied by pain or if healthy bleeding is present, it is best to see a doctor.Such situations can occur if a pregnancy is ectopic or it is located outsidethe uterus and would result in a miscarriage. Always see a doctor if pain is presentor the spotting alters in any way.The normal and common spotting will be in brown or pink color, but if it isbright red, doctor should be visited as soon as possible. This would suggestthat the spotting has blood clots and this can be caused by a very seriousmedical problem, which demands treatment. The spotting we have been discussingoccurs during the first trimester, when it is normal and causes no need forpanic. But if it occurs during the second or third trimester, the doctor should bevisited immediately since this can suggest a more serious problem.

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