I think I am pregnant, why is it still bleeding?

If your periods are usually regular, and this time it is delayed, you may be pregnant.

I think I am pregnant, why is it still bleeding?

Light bleeding or spotting of blood is normal in early pregnancy. This happens when the placenta develops and begins to provide the necessary nutrition for the baby.

Immediately after fertilization, some part of the embryo develops into the yolk sac. The yolk sac provides essential nutrients and oxygen to the baby until the placenta is ready for this function.

When you are six weeks pregnant, the placenta is ready to take on the responsibility of providing nutrition to the baby. It is believed that when the placenta takes over the lifeline of the baby, there is a slight bleeding during that time.

If this is the cause of your bleeding, it will probably stop in three days and your pregnancy will continue to develop. But it is important that you see a doctor immediately, even if the bleeding has stopped. Although spotting of blood is common in early pregnancy, it is important that you get tested if it is not a serious problem.

On the other hand, if your menstrual cycle is often irregular, then it is possible that delayed bleeding is a sign that your period is about to start. So you can wait a little longer. Either your period will come or the bleeding will decrease and early pregnancy symptoms will develop, such as pain in the breasts or nausea etc.

If you are finding it difficult to bear this uncertainty, the quickest way to clear this doubt is to take a pregnancy test at home. Pregnancy tests detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). HCG is the hormone that begins to be produced when a fertilized egg is implanted in the womb.

If the level of hCG in your body is higher than normal, the pregnancy test will come positive and it means that you are pregnant.

If your test result is negative, but you haven't had your period yet, take a pregnancy test again a few days later.

Unfortunately, abdominal pain along with bleeding can be a sign of a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy. Miscarriage early in pregnancy is quite common. More than half of fertilized eggs are lost in the very early days of pregnancy, sometimes the woman does not even know she is pregnant, and a miscarriage occurs.

You may also have other reasons for bleeding or spotting, such as:

If you have pain in one side of your lower abdomen along with the bleeding, you may have an ectopic pregnancy. This happens when the embryo implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.

  • This is a medical emergency.
  • Your cervix may swell and bleed easily, especially after sex, a cervical smear test, or an internal examination. You might have an infection.
  • You may have an abnormal growth of cells in your cervix or vagina

For all these reasons, it is always important that if you have unexplained bleeding or pain along with it, talk to your doctor and follow his advice.