Authors: Elena A. A year-old G2P presents to the emergency departmentcomplaining of lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge for the past week. She also noticed some spotting over the last 2 weeks. The patient appears well and in no distress.
Postcoital bleeding is bleeding from the vagina in women after sexual intercourse and may or may not be associated with pain. Some women will bleed after intercourse for the first time but others will not. The hymen may bleed if it is stretched since it is thin tissue. Other activities may have an effect on the vagina such as sports and tampon use.
Back to Common symptoms in pregnancy. If you're well, it's really important you go to all your appointments and scans for the health of you and your baby. If you're pregnant, hospitals and clinics are making sure it's safe for you to go to appointments. They will advise you what to do. In early pregnancy, you might get some harmless light bleeding, called "spotting".
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