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What Causes Brown Spotting During Pregnancy?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Question: This is regarding my daughter XXXXXXX who is 9 weeks pregnant and has been having slight spotting of brownish discharge every other week.
She had a check up last week and doctor says the baby is fine after ultrasound.
Today she had the spotting again .
This is her second pregnancy and her first delivery was normal .
Please advise if there is any need to be concerned.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is nothing to be worried about

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HCM

Brown colored spotting is due to old blood in the uterine cavity and is a common occurrence during early pregnancy. It is not indicative of miscarriage or harm to the baby.
If she develops abdominal pain, XXXXXXX red colored spotting or bleeding, please be advised to follow up with the emergency room. In such cases miscarriage becomes a concern.

Hope this answers your question
Please let me know if you need further clarifications
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (12 hours later)
Thank you, Doctor, for the prompt reply.

Today she had another spotting but it was red and just a dot and no bleeding .

She notices it only when she wipes with the tissue after passing urine.

She has no abdominal pain .

Please advise .
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Tiny amount of red spotting observed during wiping is not concerning. During lregnancy cervix has abundant blood flow, which causes tiny blood vessels to break during straining, coughing, sneezing and sexual intercourse.
If she does not have any other associated symptoms there is nothing to be worried about.
However, please keep a close watch to see if the spotting worsens or the spotting is persisting. In both cases, follow up with her Obgyn. A pelvic examination and vaginal USG can be taken to assess the pregnancy at that point.

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (23 minutes later)
Thank you doctor , I will certainly advise my daughter on the same .

Regards,
XXXXXXX Shrivastava
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome, XXXXXXX

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And thank you for trusting us
Please let me know if you need further clarifications
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Dr.Lekshmi
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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What Causes Brown Spotting During Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: There is nothing to be worried about Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HCM Brown colored spotting is due to old blood in the uterine cavity and is a common occurrence during early pregnancy. It is not indicative of miscarriage or harm to the baby. If she develops abdominal pain, XXXXXXX red colored spotting or bleeding, please be advised to follow up with the emergency room. In such cases miscarriage becomes a concern. Hope this answers your question Please let me know if you need further clarifications Regards Dr.Lekshmi