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How should you go about getting help if you are bleeding during pregnancy?

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  • Call your health care provider immediately to find out if you should go the hospital or doctor’s office.
  • Tell the doctor or hospital staff if you have heavy bleeding, abdominal pain, cramping, fever, chills, or contractions, or if you feel lightheaded or faint.
  • Put any tissue passed from the vagina into a clean container. Give it to your doctor for examination.
  • A health care provider will examine you for signs of dangerous blood loss and may do tests to confirm the health of your pregnancy.

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: “Bleeding in Early Pregnancy.”

American Pregnancy Association: “Bleeding During Pregnancy.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Early Pregnancy Loss.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Bleeding During Pregnancy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Miscarriage.”

eMedicineHealth: "Bleeding During Pregnancy Treatment."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: “Bleeding in Early Pregnancy.”

American Pregnancy Association: “Bleeding During Pregnancy.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Early Pregnancy Loss.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Bleeding During Pregnancy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Miscarriage.”

eMedicineHealth: "Bleeding During Pregnancy Treatment."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

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