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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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I am in my 2nd trimester and I am bleeding.... Heavy spotting what is going on ? Why is this happening ?

I am in my 2nd trimester and I am bleeding.... Heavy spotting what is going on ?  Why is this happening ?

Get checked: 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 serious problem. Get checked. ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly if diagnosed with low lying placenta if one has had cramping and mild spotting in second trimester (15 weeks)?

Is it safe to fly if diagnosed with low lying placenta if one has had cramping and mild spotting in second trimester (15 weeks)?

It is safe: To fly up until 35 completed weeks. I'm not sure if it's wise unless u talk to your doc. What if you start bleeding badly on the plane or out of town? Guage it with your doc but there is nothing about flying that will make it worse. ...Read more

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I was sleeping and experienced chills for about 15 mins but no fever. I'm in my second trimester and felt no pain, cramps or spotting. Help.

I was sleeping and experienced chills for about 15 mins but no fever. I'm in my second trimester and felt no pain, cramps or spotting. Help.

Tell your OB MD: call your treating OB MD and tell him/her of your question for the most accurate advice as they have examined you and are aware of your total history. ...Read more

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I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free mints . Stay well hydrated. This too shall pass! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am spotting during the first trimester?

What does it mean if I am spotting during the first trimester?

What did your OB say: Any problems like this need to be directed to your OB and if u have not gone for care i would do that asap, spotting can be from the cervix , or form inside the uterus u could be trying to miscarriage or u could have a small blood clot behind the placenta called a retroplacental hematoma that usually resolves, if u are spotting then no intercourse and see your OB for an exam and ultraosund. ...Read more

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Can STD trich/or UTI cause pink brown spotting during first trimester inpregnancy?

Can STD trich/or UTI cause pink brown spotting during first trimester inpregnancy?

Yes: They could both do that and are easily excluded with testing. However, spotting early in pregnancy is fairly common and does not have to reflect any problem or condition that needs to be treated. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

Uterine evacuation.: Surgical or medical/mechanical methods can be used to empty the gravid uterus in the second trimester. The earlier one decides to terminate a pregnancy the safer, less costly, less traumatizing and faster it is. Consult with your gynecologist for additional details. ...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