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Non-Threatening First Trimester Vaginal Bleed

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 6, 2023.

First trimester vaginal bleed is bleeding that occurs during the first 13 weeks of your pregnancy. Your tests show that you are still pregnant. Your healthcare provider will give you directions on what to do.


Return the emergency department if:

  • You have a fever.
  • You have more vaginal bleeding or clotting.
  • You have pain or cramping in your abdomen or low back.
  • You pass material that looks like tissue or large clots. Collect the material, if you can, and bring it with you.

Call your doctor if:

You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.


  • Keep track of bleeding. Use sanitary pads to keep track of how much vaginal bleeding you are having. Do not use tampons. Keep a record of how many pads you use each day.
  • Ask about activity. You may need to rest, limit certain activities, or not have sex until your symptoms are better.

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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