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I'm 5 weeks pregnant and had a little bit of bleeding when i went to the bathroom. More than spotting but not bright red or continual. Why&what to do?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and had a little bit of bleeding when i went to the bathroom. More than spotting but not bright red or continual. Why&what to do?

Bleeding common: Bleeding at any point after ovulation and during the first trimester of pregnancy is very non specific and does not really point to any diagnosis. In our patients, 65% had bleeding early in pregnancy with a low miscarriage rate. We encourage patients not to worry about these intermittent bleeds. If pregnant, an ultrasound can help sort out the situation. Call your doctor good luck. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you drink red bull while pregnant? I am 5 weeks pregnant.

Can you drink red bull while pregnant? I am 5 weeks pregnant.

Yes: There are no known birth defects from caffeine though the studies went to about 600 mg. Coke has 80, starbucks has between 100-200 if i remember correctly. Be judicous. ...Read more

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6.5 weeks pregnant and having a brownish red discharge . Is this normal?

Need exam: Brownish discharge means old blood. This may be coming from the cervix or higher up by the gestational sac. Either way, an exam and ultrasound are needed to be sure that it isn't a miscarriage starting. ...Read more

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4-5 weeks pregnant had brown blood with tiny bumpy bits then blood went red then back brown 2 test show postive?

Unsure: This could represent implantation bleeding (which is normal) however if also may signal a problem. This early a sonogram won't be very helpful but there are blood test your doctor can do to check if things are good. ...Read more

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6.5 weeks pregnant. Is a brownish red discharge normal . With mild lower back cramps?

Probably but...: Brownish spotting with mild cramping can be due to various things. There may be a cervical infection. There may be an old blood pocket behind the implantation site oozing. Or it may be a miscarriage that hasn't completely started yet. An examination and ultrasound would be the next steps to take. ...Read more

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I'm taking progesterone 200 mg and am 5 weeks pregnant i had red bleeding with clots that stopped with no pain is this normal?

I'm taking progesterone 200 mg and am 5 weeks pregnant i had red bleeding with clots that stopped with no pain is this normal?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common but not normal. A sonogram should be done to confirm that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an ectopic. It can also confirm that the baby is alive and not miscarrying. ...Read more

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Two days ago I went to A&E with heavy red bleeding w/ clots at 5 weeks pregnant. Dx as miscarriage. Could it miscarried only a twin? hcg dropped to 9

Two days ago I went to A&E with heavy red bleeding w/ clots at 5 weeks pregnant. Dx as miscarriage. Could it miscarried only a twin? hcg dropped to 9

Ultrasound needed: An ultrasound can tell you and the MD whether there is any fetal material left inside the uterus post miscarriage.You are also anemic and will need iron replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Is a small glass of red wine a week ok during the 1st trimester pregnancy?

Is a small glass of red wine a week ok during the 1st trimester pregnancy?

Not really: Pregnancy is generally a time for doing what's correct, not seeing what you can get away with. I am certain you will "get away with it", it is unlikely to harm your pregnancy. But no doctor can say it is truly okay; it is an unnecessary risk you are taking. You need to decide if the wish for the wine outweighs the (small) risk involved, Your call! ...Read more