Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Vaginal Spotting in Pregnancy Overview

Another name for Vaginal Spotting in Pregnancy is Vaginal Bleeding in Pregnancy.

What is vaginal bleeding in pregnancy?
A woman with vaginal bleeding in pregnancy may experience mild spotting, to heavy bleeding during pregnancy. The underlying cause varies, depending on when the bleeding occurs during the 9 months.

What are the symptoms of vaginal bleeding in pregnancy?
Symptoms that occur with vaginal bleeding in pregnancy may include abdominal pain, back pain, and vaginal discharge.

How does the doctor treat vaginal bleeding in pregnancy?
Treatment for vaginal bleeding in pregnancy depends on the cause. Treatment may range from bedrest and medication, to surgery or Cesarean section.

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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