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Dark brown tissue-like discharge at around 5-6 weeks

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Hi,

I went to my gp the other day and he doesn't seems concerned at all about what's happening, despite the fact that this is exactly the way my first miscarriage started. He said there's nothing that can be done or checked for etc because it's too early - not test my progesterone, not do a scan to see if baby is still alive or even there, NOTHING. glance All he did was order a blood test to check my hcg levels, which i should get later today.

According to the charts i'm about 6w2d today (technically i only ovulated 4 weeks ago, so that's baby's REAL age). About 4 days after my period was due (ie 18 dpo) I began spotting (i already got a +hpt 2 days before spotting began). It started out as lightly brown-tinged CM, and as the days progressed it got darker and for the last few days it's been dark brown discharge, it looks almost tissue-like, but small pieces in the liquid...it's not CM and it's not just brown liquid blood. A couple days ago there was one flow of red blood when i went to the loo, but since then back to dark brown tissue-y discharge. I can't remember exactly what the discharge looked like with my previous miscarriage. I've been having this discharge a few times a day and when i wipe, for 13 days now, day 13 being today.

I did have slight crampiness on and off just about daily between 13 & 24 dpo, but since then no more cramps - i'm 30 dpo today.

Does this at all sound normal? Or is there a good chance that it's gonna end like my last pregnancy? Shocked Last time it ended at about 5 weeks with a normal period and i began spotting since 4 dpo already for 3 whole weeks until period started. This time spotting only began 18 dpo but so far there are no signs that it's about to let up, it's still dark with sort of tissue-y bits. Surely it can't STILL be implantation bleeding.

Any ideas please? I wanted to make another app with a different dr today to get a 2nd opinion but they're all fully booked at the clinic where my file and history is at, and we're going away from tomorrow, so i can only see a dr again in about 12 days time. Rolling Eyes

Some extra info: My temps are still elevated....although with my last miscarriage they also remained elevated and only dropped about 2 days after period started (usually with a normal period my temp drops 1-2 days before it starts).

I also don't feel pregnant. All i have are slightly tender boobs, which is what i normally get just before pms. Other than that, no other definitive pg signs.

Has this happened to anyone, so much spotting for so many days, and you had a normal pregnancy? Any good news at ALL?? baffle

Tnx in advance!!!
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replied May 2nd, 2012
I am 4 1/2months pregnant now and I had this problem. Dark colored discharge is usually old blood. Mine started out as a slight red flow and when that stopped it was dark colored discharge with pieces of tissue in it. It is frightening but brown discharge usually means whatever was bleeding has stopped and the old blood is trying to flush itself out. My bleeding was unexplained and went away on its own after about 3-7days. I had all the tests with mine and they still couldn't figure out what was wron. Just calm down and relax. You will be ok. It doesn't sound like a miscarriage to me. Let me know how you are doing when you get your test back today.
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replied May 13th, 2012
What did you find out??
What did you find out?? I'm at 6 weeks and having the same problem. Went to the ER Friday, they did pelvic exam, urine test, blood test, u/s. They never told me my hcg levels. We did see the baby on u/s and she said the heart just started to beat!! Smile But still freaking out! Im having the same kind of "discharge". The tissue-like stuff is so wierd and hard to describe. Please let me know!! Hope all is well!
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replied June 16th, 2012
Hey there! Well since this dr of mine didn't seem to be concerned and since i was still convinced that it may lead to m/c like the previous one, i just went home and left it, waiting for it to end, but it didn't...the spotting just continued and finally when i was at 9 weeks i went to another dr who actually did a scan and we could see the baby. I told her i had something like a uti, for which she gave me anti-biotics - it didn't fix the uti but the spotting has since stopped - she said the cervix had a little infection and it was that that was bleeding.
I'm now at about 13 weeks and the spotting hasn't returned yet and everything is fine with the baby.
I'd say ask for your hcg to be tested to make sure it's climbing as it should! Good luck! Smile
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replied July 4th, 2012
hi AM6er, we are same problem too. i am 6 weeks preggy and i have brown and red discharge start on monday night so that is 3 days now. the doctor took blood, and urine, and check my pelvic and he said all is fine. i am worrying bcoz i still bleed until now but not much like period. my bleed color back red. and i have a mild cramping..by the way is your blood still bleeding until now? bcoz i still beeding but a little
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replied July 6th, 2012
i have a bad news my baby lost i was miscarriage on wednesday so very sad. the sign of misscarriage brown dicharge and pink and red black then very red. then cramps, lower back pain, stomach and thighs. so sad...sad.. sad.. sad... i hope the next time i have good news..................
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replied May 27th, 2012
Dark stringy discharge
Can be quite normal to have this type of discharge girls. I'm now 8wks, and I've only just stopped after three weeks. I too had the stringy/tissuey dark brown discharge. My Doctor has been taking blood tests each wk to make sure the hCG levels have been rising. I also went in for an ultra sound which to my delight showed a perfect little heartbeat. I've also had a many miscarriages,....but I found that this dark brown stringy was very different to all the rest.
Everything seems to be progressing like it should be. It's very easy to get worked up with fear when you've experienced such heart ache before. The difference is mostly in the cramping. You'll find that the cramping was far worse when you were about to miscarry.
If you're worried however, I would recommend that you go and see your doctor to put your mind at ease....but this sounds identical to what I've experienced over the past few weeks.
Hope all is well for all concerned. <3
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replied July 6th, 2012
Most miscarriages start with bleeding and pain of some sort, whether mild or severe. The blood may be of any colour from bright red, as in fresh blood, to dark brown, as with old, stale blood. The pain is usually in the lower back, stomach or thighs. When a woman is threatening to miscarry, the bleeding is usually not very severe and the pain and doscomfort is slight.
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replied July 17th, 2012
misscarrying
i have had spotting since thrusday i was told it was a threatnining miscarragie , today i went to the bathroom and there was a small dark brown tissue in the toliet im not sure if ive miscarried or not idk im scared and worried
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replied August 13th, 2012
i had the slight brown dischard for about a week was 12 wks ...then it turned a pinky-red color for a week then about 2 days ago i got slight cramping in my abdomen/pelvic area it went away that night but yesterday evening i got this really really bad cramping that came every 5 mins...i went to the bathroom and a gush of blood/clots came out and bleeding/gushing wouldnt stop..at a couple points i had to slightly push "something" out. went to the hospital got blood work, ultrasound, vag exam...there was nothing DR's said i must have passed everything through on my own.the pain hurt SO bad id imagine its what contractions feel like. when i first got to the hosp my heart rate&BP where elevated with i slightly high temp ..so i got an IV & antibiotics. got discharged to go home with more antibiotics so i dont get an infection...got a follow up appointment tomorrow--worst thing to go through id say!
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replied September 10th, 2012
Advice pls xx
Need some advice? I have has this brown discharge thing when my period was due it has lasted 2 weeks and today I have had a huge rush of bright red blood? Do I bother doing a pregnancy test? Confused????
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replied September 29th, 2012
blood discharge/threaten miscarriage
hi

i hv the same problem with the blood discharge at my 3rd weeks of pregnancy. it was around 5 am when some blood came out with tissues. i went to the ER and at 7am i've to change my panty liner coz it's getting heavier. The whole towel pad that the Dr. gave me has been fully filled by light colour bloods (like menstrual blood) by 10am. te next day, it was lighter. i had this for 3 days after that it stopped. but the next week i spotted some light red blood stain and brown stain the next day. it continued again the next week. i went to see the doctor and they prescribed Duphaston for me. they've done all the checkup there and even pap smear test but they didnt know what's wrong. My case were stated as threaten miscarriage. as i was with my 1st pregnancy, i was a bit worried, i even went to private O & G just to scan my womb and check my baby with 3D/4D scan. i think the O& G dr. at private clinic was very nice lady and we saw some abnormal tissue growing next to the womb, but she said not to worry coz my vagina is not covered by the growth, so the baby can still be delivered normally. After a month of taking duphaston, the blood stop by itself. and when i went back to check with the O & G the growth has dissappeared. just relax and better find a good doctor for a thorough explanation and peace of mind. don't stop to find a good doctor coz all of them are different.. find the one that understand us. i'm now at my 38weeks of pregnancy. hope everything will be well.
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replied October 4th, 2012
spotting in preg
I am at my 8th weeks 5 days of pregnancy. I had my USG done at my 7th week. All were fine then..soon after a couple of days i started experiencing red discharge once or twice in a day..rushed to Dr.she examined me Nd said my cervix is close and found a little erosion and no sign of miscarriage..i spotted in the same way for next 4 days and was been advice bed rest..the red discharge has stopped for last few days n it seems fine..i have all preg symptoms that was experiencing before and even more nausea.Dr has asked me to perform another pelvis USG if i am much worried ..but i honestly do not have the courage to do that..can any one help ms out with your experience n suggestion..did anyone experience the same..i hope my baby is fine..plz help
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replied October 29th, 2012
spotting and bleeding
HI, I am going through the same thing as you. I am waiting for my blood test result from this morning to see if my HCG is still going up. Although I hear a lot bleeding and spotting can be normal but I've had 2 repeated mc and Im not very optimistic this time. I hope your turn out ok though.
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replied December 5th, 2012
hi
i had 2 m/c so far... now im pg again, around 3 weeks, and today i`ve noticed some brownish discharge...it`s only there when wipe, but im worried... called my dr, he said that it is too early, and that at this point there is nothing he can do, and he thinks that i`ll be fine, because it`s normal...
but this is how my previous m/c started...
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replied December 9th, 2012
hi there
they think its ectopic, but before tuesday they cant confirm it for sure. my blood levels are 95 and im 4 weeks according to them...
they couldnt find baby on the ultrasound today...
im so worried
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replied May 29th, 2013
Hey. I am supposed to be 6weeks and 5days preg(from my last menstruated period) and 4weeks5days(from my ovulation date). But since 1week now I being spotting , bleeding(4 filled pads a day) blood clots and gray tissue discharges with cramping. I when to the ER nut they couldn't see anything on the US( they said maybe it was too early)My HCG was good but I have to follow with my OBGY to see if it has increase or decrease . Right now j am sitting down in OBGY office waiting for her to do the US and check my HCG . I have been crying desperately for the past week, but I know GOD has a purpose for everything and that he hold me firm in the palm of his hand. No child, have pcos, have been trying to get pregnant for the past 3 years now.
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replied January 30th, 2014
please help me figure this out...
hello.
im 19 and never have had this brown stringy discharge before. as I know of I am not pregnant nor have I ever been. I have set up a gyn appointment but they cant get me in until next week. my mother and fianc believe I had a miscarriage since mom had a miscarriage with her first pregnancy when she was 18. I have been going back and forth whether I should go to ER past couple days. I have had no pain or cramping except a stomachache and headache last night, headache is still here but its usually normal for me...should I be worried? should I go to ER ASAP? id like another persons opinion
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