cramping and bleeding during early pregnancy, Cramping and Bleeding During Early Pregnancy

Cramping and Bleeding During Early Pregnancy

September 29, 2019 0 By Özenç Özbay

The incidence of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is about 15%. Vaginal hemorrhages can be observed in a color ranging from light pink to brown, similar to the last days of menstrual bleeding, or mixed with mucus (a slimy substance) or very intensely. We will discuss cramping and bleeding during early pregnancy in detail.

Whether bleeding is accompanied by pain, character, and severity of pain are also important. Although bleeding in pregnancy does not always indicate a problem. It may cause you concern if it persists, so you may need to engage in dialogue with your doctor or seek immediate medical attention. It is useful to divide the vaginal hemorrhages during pregnancy into the first half (early) and the second half (late) of pregnancy and to focus on the causes.


Approximately 15-20% of all pregnancies result in miscarriage and the majority of miscarriages occur in the first 3 months. Bleeding in early pregnancy does not always result in miscarriage and approximately half of these pregnancies continue in a healthy manner. Cramping and bleeding during early pregnancy should be monitored under supervision.

Vaginal bleeding can also be seen as a sign of the threat of miscarriage. In these cases, the pain, which is slightly more severe and cramped than the menstrual period. It can be observed in the lower abdomen and the fragments of the fetus or its attachments may be observed. In particular, miscarriages that occur in the first trimester are often the termination of an abnormal or unhealthy pregnancy by the body, which unfortunately cannot be completely prevented.

However, if the cause has been revealed, there may be a chance for the treatment and prevention of the cause.

Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a condition that can be summarized by placing the pregnancy in a tissue other than the uterus and most often in the tubes.

Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include cramp-like pain in the lower abdomen. Sharp pain that spreads throughout the abdomen, in addition to vaginal bleeding. The rupture of an ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition that requires very immediate intervention.

Molar Pregnancy (Grape Pregnancy)

A rare cause of early pregnancy bleeding is molar pregnancy (mol), instead of the embryo, an abnormal tissue grows to mimic all the symptoms of pregnancy and after a period of time. The most important symptom is vaginal bleeding.

Molar Pregnancy is commonly known as grape pregnancy. Because of its appearance similar to the bunch of grapes typical of ultrasonography.

In this context, we discussed the issue of cramping and bleeding during early pregnancy. Please contact us for more information.