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…