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hi im wondering if light brownish vaginal discharge is normal

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Posted on Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Question: hi im wondering if light brownish vaginal discharge is normal at 6 weeks pregnant?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
a very small amount of old blood can sometimes be okay

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Brown vaginal discharge is likely a small amount of old blood.

It can be normal to see a small amount of blood in early pregnancy. If it increases or persists or it is associated with abdominal cramps then you should be seen.

Assessment would involve gentle physical examination and likely imaging such as ultrasound.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions

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Brief Answer: a very small amount of old blood can sometimes be okay Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Brown vaginal discharge is likely a small amount of old blood. It can be normal to see a small amount of blood in early pregnancy. If it increases or persists or it is associated with abdominal cramps then you should be seen. Assessment would involve gentle physical examination and likely imaging such as ultrasound. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions