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6 wks, when should i be concerned with bleeding?

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6 weeks pregnant with mild cramping off and on. Just noticed small pea size blood in my urine. First pregnancy was blood free ended in c-section. My question is when should i be concerned as far as bleeding? I know i am high risk as i am 38 years old. All info is truly appreciated.

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replied March 6th, 2012
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A32433

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the blood in urine that you are having in the first trimester. Slight spotting is common during the first trimester of pregnancy. During pregnancy the cervix becomes more sensitive and engorged with blood.

Any trauma even slight like in intercourse, during pelvic examination or transvaginal examination or even spontaneous spotting can cause such symptoms. Even progesterone deficiency or corpus luteum defect can cause spotting in pregnancy. But if the bleeding becomes severe or is associated with any cramps, then the chances of miscarriage are there. Immediate medical intervention is then required for which you should consult a gynecologist.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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