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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is brown vaginal discharge during pregnancy a matter of concern?

Hi, Doc, i am 8 weeks pregnant, when at 6 weeks 3rd day i got some spotting and light bleeding contacted my doc she prescribed duphaston. Then took TVS on 6th week 5 days and got healthy fetus in report with 138 bpm heart beat. I got some brownish discharge seldom when peeing after long sleep. Is everything ok with my pregnancy or not please help.
Thu, 7 Jun 2018
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The possible causes of your spotting are :
-Sometimes in early pregnancy because of small gestational sac which cannot entirely cover the uterine cavity, spotting can come from uncovered endometrium especially during the dates of previous menstrual periods.
-Impending abortion, subchorionic hemorrhage
-Local lesions like cervical erosion, polyp etc.

As your previous ultrasound was normal, there may not be any major problem. But if you persistently having the spotting, better to consult your gynecologist again, get examined and undergo repeat ultrasound. With this workup the possible cause of your problem can be identified and treatment can be taken accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query and I will be happy to answer any further follow-up queries.

Take care.
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OBGYN Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Since the ultrasound scan after spotting shows normal fetus with heartbeats, it should be normal.
However the brown discharge need to be evaluated.Do you have spotting again or any infection?
It is better to consult your obstetrician. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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