Some Points You Should Know About Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

…..Let us end our review of vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy with a few points: Early pregnancy bleeding often stops on its own, and the cause is not always determined. Vaginal bleeding is a common problem, and observing vaginal sonograms and hCG blood levels is helpful to determine the cause of the bleeding and to assess the…

How a Sonogram Can Determine if Your Pregnancy Is Normal or Abnormal

…..Over the last 30 years, ultrasound has changed dramatically in how we evaluate early pregnancy.  Transvaginal sonography has allowed us to assess early gestation with better clarity. …..The gestational sac is the first visible sign of a normal intrauterine pregnancy.  This should be seen with the transvaginal sonogram by 5 weeks after the last menstrual period….

Evaluating Your First Trimester of Pregnancy – The HCG Hormone’s Role

…..Let us now start to review how early pregnancy (the first trimester) is evaluated, especially in the case of bleeding. …..The embryo produces a hormone called hCG very early in the pregnancy, and later the placenta also produces this hormone.  Repeating or checking the levels of the hCG every 2 to 3 days is helpful…

What Are Common Causes of Bleeding in the First Trimester of Pregnancy?

…..There are a few common causes of bleeding in the first trimester: Spontaneous abortion Ectopic pregnancy Subchorionic hemorrhage Gestational trophoblastic disease (less common) …..When we speak about miscarriages (spontaneous abortions), there are a few terms which are frequently used.  An ultrasound and an examination will usually confirm the diagnosis: Threatened abortion (when vaginal bleeding occurs…

You May Experience This Common Complication of Early Pregnancy

…..I would like to begin a review of one of the most common complications of early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding.  This is the number one reason patients will have an emergency visit in the first trimester, and it is a cause of great anxiety to patients and their families.  There are a few important facts you…