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Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy: Is This Common? - Dr. Carrillo

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Dr. Carrillo shares if you should experience vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and explains when your menstrual cycle will return after a miscarriage.

Dr. Carrillo:
Bleeding in pregnancy is never normal. However, if you do start to have bleeding it’s not 100 percent that you will lose the pregnancy.

But it is important that you do contact your physician so that we can try to establish what is going on, and in some circumstances up to half will continue to carry the pregnancy and stop bleeding.

In general, a month is a good timeframe to look for another menstrual cycle, but it can be a little variable following a miscarriage, depending on how quick it occurred, whether it was surgical, whether it was a medical or any combination, it can influence the next time you’ll have a normal period.

About Dr. Lori A. Carrillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.:
Dr. Lori A. Carrillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. After completing her internship in Hawaii, she completed her specialty training at the joint program of Maricopa Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Carrillo opened her own practice, AZ Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, in August of 2006, and is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. She specializes in a full breadth of obstetrics and gynecology from late childhood, menopause, and high-risk and twin pregnancies. She also specialized in minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery involving Da Vinci robotics.


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