Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

Alternative Names

Pregnancy – vaginal bleeding; Maternal blood loss

Definition of Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is bleeding coming through the vagina during pregnancy, for any reason.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/22/2010

Ultrasound in pregnancy
Female reproductive anatomy
Anatomy of a normal placenta
Placenta previa
Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy

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