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What is the cause of bleeding in a 21 weeks pregnant ?

Yes I am 21 weeks 1 day pregnant and I have had bleeding for I say about 3 or 4 weeks now. My OB can not give me a answer as to why I am bleeding. I had a cerclage place at 13 weeks 2 days. My cervix is still closed and my placenta is well away from my cervix. My OB said that the bleeding is not coming from my cerclage. I have had some contractions. I am just really outdone with the all this bleeding. It has to be a reason why or something that can be done.
Asked On : Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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Mild bleeding during the pregnancy at 21 weeks is likely to be due to palcental abruption. If your ultrasound scan is normal with no detectable retroplacental clots then there is nothing to be worried about. Irregular uterine contractions can sometimes cause such a bleeding.
You need to have an absolute bed rest till the bleeding and uterine contractions stop completely.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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