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A 22-year-old female asked:

I'm 6 weeks pregnant & started bleeding brown blood which turned light pink to red. i have slight cramps and very nervous i'm miscarrying. is this normal?

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Very possibly: No bleeding is truly normal with pregnancy. Some is less worrisome. Does require an immediate check up, labs and possibly an ultrasound. The labs confirm blood type and how far along pregnancy is. Ultrasound, if appropriate, looks for ectopic or other possibilities. Initial and repeat labs with pelvic and bed rest may be all that is needed. Does need attention!
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