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Brown discharge from vagina with stomach pain during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Pregnancy
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1724 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I am 37 weeks pregnante and notice a small amount of brown discharge when I use the rest room is this normal?
Doctor :  
ok
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i will need to ask a few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
plesae provide your age?
User :   31
Doctor :  
is the first time you have noted the brown discharge?
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do you have pain in abdomen?
User :   yes
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
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is the baby moving well?
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can you feel it move?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
this is common in some women
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they have this kind of discharge
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before going into labour
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i will explain
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the mouth of the uterus is closed by a mucus plug
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which gets expelled before the normal labour starts
User :   Ok I have another question
Doctor :  
so if you start getting pain, or if there is keaking
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you need to get examined, aslabour may start anytime
Doctor :  
yes please proceed

Doctor :  
if you start getting pain, or if there is leaking
you need to get examined, as labour may start any time
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