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Hi, 6 weeks pregnant and been very lightly spotting for 5 days. No cramping and spotting is brown but last night red but very very minimal. Should I b?

Hi, 6 weeks pregnant and been very lightly spotting for 5 days. No cramping and spotting is brown but last night red but very very minimal. Should I b?

Consider a sonogram: If your vaginal speculum exam, Pap test and cervical screenings are normal, a pelvic sonogram performed by a credentialed obstetrical sonographer may be the simplest way to reassure about the status of your 6 week pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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I am 6 weeks pregnant and am spotting and cramping. It's a mild cramping but the spotting is getting darker. Am I miscarring?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and am spotting and cramping. It's a mild cramping but the spotting is getting darker. Am I miscarring?

Bleeding at 6 weeks: Bleeding in the first trimester happens in 1 out of 4 pregnancies, and only half the time indicates miscarriage. It is important to check with a prenatal provider when bleeding happens during pregnancy, because certain blood types may require treatment. A prenatal provider should be contacted if there is vaginal bleeding, particularly with pain or discomfort, at 6 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Spotting during pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks pregnant & its my first pregnancy should I be worried and sometimes I get cramps with it

Spotting during pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks pregnant & its my first pregnancy should I be worried and sometimes I get cramps with it

Not normal.: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and started spotting a few days ago. I know have a dark brown discharge with minor cramping. Is this normal?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and started spotting a few days ago. I know have a dark brown discharge with minor cramping. Is this normal?

First tri bleed: It is pretty common to have some bleeding/spotting during the first trimester. It does not have to mean that anything is wrong. Bleeding after sex can be from a cervical polyp. We also see bleeding from small subchorionic hemorrhages all the time with successful pregnancies. Let your doctor know, and s/he may want to see you again sooner than your scheduled appointment. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I am spotting brown blood that looks like óleo blood with cramps. My cervix closed.

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I am spotting brown blood that looks like óleo blood with cramps. My cervix closed.

See your doctor: Brown blood may be blood that has been stored in the vagina from the cervix, which tends to bleed easier during pregnancy. Warning signs for miscarriage include red blood and cramping. If concerned, call your doctor's office and be seen. Ultrasound can usually allay your concerns. However, you really cannot do anything to "cause" a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and have spotting a small brown discharge...Is this normal? No cramping, and I had a d&c back in jan and I was 16 weeks

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have spotting a small brown discharge...Is this normal? No cramping, and I had a d&c back in jan and I was 16 weeks

It can be normal, bu: Spotting in pregnancy is very common, usually it doesn't indicate a miscarriage, but without a sonogram it can't be determined definitively. The D&C at 16 weeks - is more concerning, depending on the circumstances, you may want to see if you need a consultation with a perinatologist. Miscarriages at 16 weeks - are very unusual and may indicate another problem. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, med volume dark red blood all day; only evident when wiping. Is this spotting normal or a sign of miscarriage? No severe cramps.

6 weeks pregnant, med volume dark red blood all day; only evident when wiping. Is this spotting normal or a sign of miscarriage? No severe cramps.

Sonogram: Any bleeding in the first trimester warrants an exam, sonogram to evaluate the pregnancy. Bleeding can happen in a normal pregnancy, a miscarriage and a tubal pregnancy. If this a normal pregnancy of 6 weeks gestation, the fetal heart can be seen on sonogram- that could be very reassuring.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant. L have a back pain, spotting brownish discharge but only after using the toilet paper. L sometime have cramps but not as bad as the backpain. Is this normal?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant. L have a back pain, spotting brownish discharge but only after using the toilet paper. L sometime have cramps but not as bad as the backpain. Is this normal?

Spotting Pregnancy: Nearly 30-40% of patients can experience some spotting early in pregnancy with completely normal pregnancies. If the bleeding becomes heavy, or the cramping worsens, you need to seek care, as serious pregnancy complications can also present with bleeding & cramping such as ectopic pregnancies. ...Read more

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I'm going on 6 weeks pregnant I'm spotting pink and cramping is this normal. I get brown alittle and mild stomach aches. What is normal?

I'm going on 6 weeks pregnant I'm spotting pink and cramping is this normal. I get brown alittle and mild stomach aches. What is normal?

Can be normal: These symptoms could be completely normal growing pains or they could be the early signs of a miscarriage. Serial blood pregnancy levels and an ultrasound can clarify what is happening. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes spotting during first trimester? I have spotted 2x pink with little red spots. I haven't had sex or anything? No pain/cramps 6 weeks pregnant

What causes spotting during first trimester? I have spotted 2x pink with little red spots. I haven't had sex or anything? No pain/cramps 6 weeks pregnant

Cervix: The cervix is very friable during pregnancy meaning that it can bleed easily. This is why some women will spot after a pap smear. Spotting associated with cramping during the first trimester of pregnancy can be a warning sign of miscarriage. Ultrasound should help reassure both the patient and the doctor about any spotting during the first trimester if all is well. ...Read more

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About 6 weeks pregnant. Spotting/bleeding for 2 weeks. No cramping. Hcg levels over 5000. Sac & fetal pole seen. No HB. Is this normal?

About 6 weeks pregnant. Spotting/bleeding for 2 weeks. No cramping. Hcg levels over 5000. Sac & fetal pole seen. No HB. Is this normal?

It is normal: It is normal to have mold spotting during first trimester. Bed rest is recommended for some time. If it is associated with pain or cramping or excess bleeding do not wait to see your obstetrician for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm cramping and im 6 weeks pregnant what is that mean?

I'm cramping and im 6 weeks pregnant what is that mean?

Difficult to tell: Cramping is a common symptom in pregnancy. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be a symptom of miscarrying if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding or passage of tissue. However, cramping can sometimes be normal. See your doctor so you can be examined. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant and experiencing some cramping and brown colored, tissue like discharge.?

6 weeks pregnant and experiencing some cramping and brown colored, tissue like discharge.?

1st trimester bleed: Contact your OB and relate your symptoms. They most likely will have you come in for an early ultrasound to evaluate the pregnancy and identify, if possible, the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild cramping at 6 weeks pregnant after orgasm with or without my husband?

Is it normal to have mild cramping at 6 weeks pregnant after orgasm with or without my husband?

Yes. Normal: Having an orgasm triggers mild 'contractions' (cramps) from the uterus - that's a normal response. Not dangerous, won't cause a miscarriage or preterm labor. ...Read more

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I'm almost 6 weeks pregnant & I'm having cramps. I'm not constipated. Is it bad I'm having cramps?

I'm almost 6 weeks pregnant & I'm having cramps. I'm not constipated. Is it bad I'm having cramps?

Not necessarily: Pregnancy affects the intestinal tract, slows it down and may cause increased gas, occasionally leading to cramps. The warning signs for miscarriage are bright red bleeding accompanied by rhythmic cramping. ...Read more

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I had a m/c 2 weeks ago at 6 weeks pregnant. I've been experiencing morning sickness and cramps for the past few days. Could I be pregnant again?

I had a m/c 2 weeks ago at 6 weeks pregnant. I've been experiencing morning sickness and cramps for the past few days. Could I be pregnant again?

It's possible: After a miscarriage, it is possible to conceive right away again... Assuming that you had unprotected intercourse since you had your miscarriage. If you're concerned, take a pregnancy test, they are very accurate. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and im having some mild cramping...Its been off and on. My first dr. Appt isn't until october 19. Should I worry about this?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and im having some mild cramping...Its been off and on. My first dr. Appt isn't until october 19. Should I worry about this?

No: Mild cramping on and off is ok. There should be no bleeding, and prior history should be benign. If cramping gets worse or remains persistent, it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Are period cramps at 6 weeks pregnant supposed to happen?

Are period cramps at 6 weeks pregnant supposed to happen?

Cramping: Some women experience cramping in early pregnancy. It is important to start your prenatal care so that your doctor can make sure that all is proceeding normally. ...Read more

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Light pink discharge only when I wipe at 6 weeks pregnant. Is this normal? No cramping.

Probably okay: This type of minor bleeding is relatively common in pregnancy early on but could represent the earliest signs of a miscarriage also. If you feel okay at this point I would advise simply follow-up with your obstetrical provider as a matter of routine. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant, I spotted dark blood with no cramps or pain. I haven't bled since then. What could this be?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant, I spotted dark blood with no cramps or pain. I haven't bled since then. What could this be?

Normal variation: Occasional mild bleeding is not uncommon in early pregnancy. If it recurs, is excessive or associated with cramps, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I went to pee and afterwards I started having cramps but it eventually went away. Is that a bad sign?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I went to pee and afterwards I started having cramps but it eventually went away. Is that a bad sign?

More info: If the cramping was bladder in nature and you see it recur whenever you urinate you may have a bladder infection. If you have discomfort while you are urinating even more likely. Bladder infections usually need treatment with antibiotics which is one reason women have their urine checked at every prenatal visit. To avoid a more emergent visit over the weekend see your provider today to check. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant. My cramps have been fairly mild but recently I've started having a burning sensation type of cramp. Is that normal?

Cramping/pregnant: Sometimes as the uterus grows there is discomfort, but in pregnancy pains /discomforts should be evaluated. It may be a UTI which is very important to treat or a vagina infection and you should check the fetus is in the uterus. Please call your doctor today or go to urgent care for evaluation ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnAnt had sex bleed for one day then stop having lil cramps off and on I went to get checked everything is normal should I be worry?

6 weeks pregnAnt had sex bleed for one day then stop having lil cramps off and on I went to get checked everything is normal should I be worry?

Mild cramping: Is not uncommon during early pregnancy. The blood could be related to the sexual intercourse. Small amount of spotting during first trimester also isn't unusual. Glad that the findings on your check up were normal. I wish you a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant is it normal to have light cramps and pressure and when I use the restroom and wipe there's light blood? I'm really worried this

I'm 6 weeks pregnant is it normal to have light cramps and pressure and when I use the restroom and wipe there's light blood? I'm really worried this

Sometimes normal: Possibly normal, but you should tell your OB. Now, you are really early, so if you are going to miscarry there is nothing you can do about it so give up the worrying. Meanwhile, try bed rest and nothing in vagina till you can see your doctor ...Read more

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I've been bleeding bright red 3-4 weeks now and turned to brownish with yellowish lines. Have had cramps also. I'm 6 weeks pregnant now. What is this? Mc?

I've been bleeding bright red 3-4 weeks now and turned to brownish with yellowish lines. Have had cramps also. I'm 6 weeks pregnant now. What is this? Mc?

Need to see GYN asap: It is very concerning that you are bleeding and you may be correct in your worry about a miscarriage. There are other possibilities but you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. If you cannot get in to see your doctor and there is an emergency room nearby, you should go. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant. Not used to exercising. Started 30 min walks 2 weeks ago. Today I did some fast running for short intervals. Felt slight cramp. Be ok?

6 weeks pregnant. Not used to exercising. Started 30 min walks 2 weeks ago. Today I did some fast running for short intervals. Felt slight cramp. Be ok?

Yes this is okay: I would continue with exercise during the pregnancy, but over time you should "expect less" of your self in terms of what you will tolerate. If you are having cramping, then you probably need to back off a little bit. In the absence of bleeding, this cramping is not concerning at this point. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 6 weeks pregnant and she is experiencing some intermittent cramping in the pelvic area on the left side. Is this something to worry about?

My girlfriend is 6 weeks pregnant and she is experiencing some intermittent cramping in the pelvic area on the left side. Is this something to worry about?

Early pregnancy: That is a good question. Cramping in the first trimester as well as a small amount of spotting may be normal. The pain should only be mild and if it severe she should be seen. The concern may be if you have not had an ultrasound to confirm a pregnancy in the uterus, then there is always a small risk of an ectopic or tubal pregnancy which can present with pain. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant. Why do I constantly get cramps when I move around? Everything I do is a hassle. Like getting up from bed :cramps. Why?

6 weeks pregnant. Why do I constantly get cramps when I move around? Everything I do is a hassle. Like getting up from bed :cramps. Why?

See a doctor: Cramps may represent electrolyte imbalances or dehydration or infection and these can be detrimental to your pregnancy. See a doctor as soon as possible and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, back pain, cramping \u0026 bleeding. What does it mean?

6 weeks pregnant, back pain, cramping \u0026 bleeding. What does it mean?

Early pregnancy: It is quite common to experience cramping in the first weeks of early pregnancy. An ultrasound can verify that the pregnancy is developing normally ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and bleeding, no cramps no pain. My OB is closed what do I do?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and bleeding, no cramps no pain. My OB is closed what do I do?

Go to ER: The Emergency room has the capacity to evaluate what is causing the bleeding. The ER can treat you if you need fluids or a blood transfusion. Vaginal bleeding is common in first trimester. You need to find out the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more