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A 24-year-old female asked:

My ectopic pregnancy got miscarried on its own and my hcg was130. a week after, bleeding stopped. i am having on and off brown discharge and now its bleeding like light period. why could it be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: You should have your HCG level followed till it is down to 0. A period likely won't occur for one to two months.
Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
See detailed answer: It is normal to bleed lightly in your case for upto 4 weeks. Please follow up on your HCG with your doctor atleast once a week until the levels drop completely to a non pregnant level which is less than 5 or 0.
Last updated Sep 14, 2020


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