Medical Questions > Pregnancy Forum > First Trimester of Pregnancy Forum

Light brown spotting at 6 weeks

Must Read
What happens during labor? What do contractions feel like? And how do I know that labor has begun? Read on to learn about birthing basics....
Signs of labor occur after 36 weeks of pregnancy. Learn about the difference between real and false contractions. Plus, we outline signs of delivery complicati...
Almost all women worry about the pain of childbirth. Preparing for childbirth includes thinking about how you'd like to cope with the pain of labor. Read on for...
User Profile
i am 6 wks pregnant and i am having very light brown spotting. is so light that i dont need a pad, just when i wipe. should i be concerned? i have 4 children and i have never spotted with them. i had an ectopic 1.5 yrs ago...should i be concerned about this now? I had a hysterolsalpingiogram in march which showed my only remaining tube to be completely clear. im confused and concerned.


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied May 7th, 2010
Fertility Answer A11785
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Light brown spotting in early pregnancy is a normal finding. It can also be due to inflammation of cervix or vagina which can come with multiple pregnancies and age. Try and take things easy. Avoid strenuous activities. Since your tube is clear that is why you have become pregnant. Now the work of tubes is over. The uterus has to ‘house’ the baby till term.

Yes, chances of ectopics after a hysterosalpingogram increase. If you do not have cramps and abdominal pain and bleeding then chances are less. Your gynecologist will run an ultrasound at 8-9 weeks usually. However since this is the first time you had spotting, you should discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist at an earlier date. Hope this helps. Take care!



|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our First Trimester of Pregnancy , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.