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As many as one in four women experience vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. The bleeding may or may not be serious, ranging from harmless, light spotting to life-threatening hemorrhage (very heavy bleeding).
The trusted doctors and staff at Dignity Health Southern California hospitals are experts in diagnosing the cause of your vaginal bleeding during pregnancy in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and two hospitals in the Inland Empire. If you need care, Find a Doctor at one of our state-of-the-art hospitals and birth centers.
Vaginal bleeding can be light pink, brownish, or bright red, and steady or off-and-on. Other signs and symptoms that may accompany pregnancy bleeding are cramping and pain.
During the first trimester, some of the most common causes of vaginal bleeding are:
Vaginal bleeding during the second or third trimester may be due to:
Tell your doctor about all instances of pregnancy bleeding. It is a symptom that requires further medical evaluation. Treatment at Dignity Health Southern California hospitals will depend upon the cause of vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. There are no specific prevention strategies for vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. However, regular prenatal care throughout your pregnancy can help prevent potential problems in pregnancy before they occur or become serious.
Specialized Dignity Health doctors offer diagnosis and treatment options for pregnancy bleeding in Southern California.