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A 22-year-old female asked:

I found out i was pregnant on 11/6. on 11/16 had bright red bleeding. since then i've had dark brown discharge with small bits of tissue. miscarriage?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hard To Tell: I tell patients that it's common to spot or have dark discharge early in pregnancy. However, i don't consider it normal. Usually we check HCG levels and make sure they're climbing normally. If hormone levels are above 1, 000 i prefer an ultrasound to check the pregnancy. If the hormone levels are doubling every 2 days, this is also reassuring. Take care.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Possibly: You must see your ob-gyn for serial beta HCG levels (blood tests) and an ultrasound. The ultrasound may not show anything yet as you are very early. The sac usually appears around 5 weeks after the last menstrual period onset and a fetal "pole" or echo with a heart beat appears around 6 and 1/2 to 7 weeks. In most normal pregnancies, the beta level doubles about every 3 days.

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Indianapolis, IN
A 22-year-old female asked:

Found out I am pregnant on 11/6. On 11/16 had bright red bleeding. Since, i've have dark brown discharge with bits of tissue and cramps. Miscarriage?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.
Last updated May 14, 2016


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