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Differential diagnosis for PV bleeding in pregnancy

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Per vaginal (PV) bleeding during pregnancy is a common clinical presentation that often necessitates obstetric ultrasound for the assessment of the hemorrhage, and of fetal well being.

The potential causes vary with the stage of gestation.

Bleeding in the first trimester
Bleeding in second and third trimesters

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