It may be any combination of light or heavy, intermittent or constant, painless or painful.
The four major sources of bleeding in early pregnancy are:
1. Ectopic pregnancy
2. Early pregnancy loss (threatened, inevitable/incomplete, complete.,,)
3. Implantation of the pregnancy
4. Molar pregnancy
5. Cervical, vaginal, or uterine pathology (eg, polyps, inflammation/infection, trophoblastic disease)
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