Pregnancy, Bleeding (cont.)
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Bleeding During Pregnancy Diagnosis
The medical evaluation begins with a thorough history and physical exam. Depending on the setting (medical office or hospital) and the seriousness of your symptoms, laboratory and ultrasound tests may be performed. For bleeding in the early part of pregnancy, the doctor's main goal will be to make sure you don't have an ectopic pregnancy. That is what the evaluation will focus on. For late-pregnancy bleeding, the doctor first will make sure you are stable.
Pamela Dyne, MD