Third-trimester vaginal bleeding

Third-trimester vaginal bleeding is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Placental causes: placenta previa, placental abruption, vasa previa
  • Infection, e.g., vaginitis, cervicitis
  • Labor (blood or mucus plug)
  • Ruptured cervical blood vessel (e.g., by intercourse)
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Cervical cancer

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Last updated: December 1, 2014