Can menstruation continue during the first months of pregnancy
Menstruation is a natural process that occurs in the female body every month (cyclically) - there is a rejection of the layer of the uterine mucosa, leading to female bleeding.
Under the influence of the hormonal background in the womb of a womanFavorable conditions are created for attaching a fertilized egg to the uterine wall. This process usually lasts several weeks. In the event that, at the end of the female cycle, a fertilized egg is attached to the wall, pregnancy occurs. In the female body, hormonal changes occur that are aimed at creating favorable conditions for the preservation and development of the fetus.
Can menstruation continue during pregnancy?
Menstruation during pregnancy, in mostCases, are not the reasons for the rejection of the endometrium (mucous membrane) from the uterine wall. During pregnancy, there is the formation of secretions of a different nature, rather than with menstruation. They are different in their consistency and duration.
So what are the reasons for the continuationMenstruation during pregnancy? Such reasons can be divided into two groups, one of which can be considered safe, and the second, in fact, dangerous for the health of the baby and the future mother.
Menstruation during pregnancy: safe causes.
1. One of the most common causes in the first months of pregnancy is the correct attachment of a fertilized egg to the wall of the uterus. In the process of introducing the egg into the mucosa small vesicles are damaged, which causes small bleeding. Women often take such discharges for menstruation. In cases where pregnancy is undesirable, these blood secretions even bring joy. But it is worthwhile to think about their unusualness, because when pregnancy is less abundant and not so long (with pregnancy can last a couple of days), and they also do not deliver painful sensations, starting later than usual menstruation. To determine pregnancy is now very simple with the help of a pregnancy test.
2. Another cause may be hormonal disorders associated with a new state of the body when pregnancy occurs. Since the process of fertilization and attachment of the egg to the wall of the uterus can last almost two weeks, during this period menstruation with its usual duration may occur. A distinctive feature of such menstruation is their painlessness. Such a phenomenon is infrequent and can not be dangerous for the mother and the future child.
The two types of "menstruation" described above happen at the initial stages of pregnancy. They are not dangerous and usually do not give a woman any inconvenience.
Menstruation, which poses a danger to the health of the mother and child.
1. At pregnancy in an organism of the woman the hormonal background can be broken. After ovulation in the female body begins to develop a hormone, like progesterone (pregnancy hormone). This hormone ensures the preservation of pregnancy and prepares the mucous walls of the uterus to penetrate into it a fertilized egg. In cases where pregnancy does not occur, the level of this hormone is significantly reduced. And with the onset of pregnancy, the level of progesterone should increase dramatically to prevent rejection of the uterus wall and the egg. With the onset and developing pregnancy, there are situations when the level of the hormone begins to fall, and often a rejection of the fertilized egg occurs, as a result of which bleeding begins. To avoid miscarriage, urgent measures must be taken.
2. Menstruation during pregnancy can also occur as a result of improper attachment of the placenta in the first stage of pregnancy. Improper attachment (presentation) of the placenta is a serious pathology, because of which the baby can not appear on the light on his own. In this case, regardless of the period, a cesarean section is urgently required. Here the question arises of saving the life of the future mother.
As a rule, dangerous for the fetus and mother bleeding can happen at any time of pregnancy and be completely painless. Such uterine bleeding is always very profuse and dangerous.
In any case, when unusualExcretions reminding monthly, during pregnancy it is recommended to see a doctor or call an ambulance. Do not risk your health and the health of the child, only a specialist will be able to identify and eliminate the cause of bleeding.