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Light brown spotting,back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant. On Saturday I had a little light brown spotting and then it stopped. I had a little again yesterday and I have had a slight pain in my lower left side of my back. It's almost like a tugging feeling. It's not strong pain, just noticeable. Should I be concerned about the spotting and slight pain? Could it be ectopic?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   Okay, thank.
Doctor :   Do u have pain in the belly ?
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   I am 28 and I have gas like pains in my stomach.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is common to have spotting during pregnancy, due to the surge in the hormones
Doctor :   but , too much and excessive bleeds should be taken care off
User :   Okay, it was only on the toilet tissue. No flow at all.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   In case, it occurs again or if the pain occurs in much severity, it is best to see a nurse or a doctor to check with a ultrasound for the babys well being
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy ?
User :   No, this is my second. My first pregnancy was smooth as could be. I have gotten pregnant on the first try both times. I had a cryo done in August. Could this cause a little spotting?
Doctor :   the chances are less
Doctor :   cryo is not related to any reason for spotting to occur
User :   the chances are less?
Doctor :   Since the cryo was done 6 months back
Doctor :   the chances are less likely to cause a spotting now
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Have you understood my comments ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sorry. The computer stuck.
Doctor :   ok
User :   So, do you think I should be concerned at all? Or does this all seem normal?
Doctor :   this is nothing to be alarmed about
Doctor :   keep a watch for a few days
User :   Ok, thank you.
Doctor :   if the pain increases in severity and it is felt in the belly , then it s a cause of concern
Doctor :   also take some rest and sleep well
Doctor :   this will help to solve any stress related issues
User :   Exactly where in the belly?
Doctor :   in the front, below the umbilicus
User :   Okay, thanks. I have not been able to sleep very well. I worry alot and it keeps me awake.
Doctor :   stress can cause lot of issues
Doctor :   u need to relax and take rest
Doctor :   there is nothing to be worried about
User :   Thanks. I will try. =)
Doctor :   pregnancy is a time when if the mother is stressed, the fetus will be affected as well
Doctor :   i hope i have answered your queries and doubts
Doctor :   please leave your feedback as you log out
User :   Yes, thank you.
Doctor :   take care and have a great day
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Thanks; bye bye.
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