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6 weeks pregnant, is spotting of brown blood normal?

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hi doc i am almost 6 weeks pregnant, is spotting of brown blood normal i am having few for 2 days now. what are the other cause of hcg presence in the body?i had pregnancy test and went to a doctor near my community and he said that i am pegnant which it was shown in my pregnnacy test but when i told him that i am experiencing spotting he said that he is giving me a request for ultrasound if there is really a fetus? how come is the hpt unreliable? he said because of my spotting maybe my urine was just contaminated thats why it gave a positive result. he didnt even mention about the cause of spotting if its normal or not.didnt even prescribe me medicine that is sufficient and reliable to support my spotting. why is that doc? is there really a contamination? wht are the factors that affect the hpt kit to produce positive preg result? my lmp was june 15 to 27 2011. but before that i menstruated may 23 to june 1. and my belly is big than i expected.
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replied August 20th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If the urine pregnancy test has come back positive, consider getting it confirmed by getting serum/blood HCG test to rule out false positive results (which are very rare to happen). Consider revisiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). You should consider requesting your gynecologist/obstetrician for getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help with preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. Look out for early signs like bleeding/spotting, increased abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Report any unusual symptoms immediately to your treating doctor/gynecologist. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist. If false positive results are still suspected, request for getting further evaluation done to rule out possibilities of causes like: use of medications that could resemble the hormone molecule, use of infertility drugs, liver disease, liver cancers, choriocarcinoma, germ cell tumors, IgA deficiencies, gestational trophoblastic disease or neoplasm, presence of heterophile antibodies etc.
Discuss about these possibilities with your treating gynecologist and proceed with further tests to confirm the exact cause. Get started on treatment as indicated by your investigation results. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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replied August 20th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If the urine pregnancy test has come back positive, consider getting it confirmed by getting serum/blood HCG test to rule out false positive results (which are very rare to happen). Consider revisiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). You should consider requesting your gynecologist/obstetrician for getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help with preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. Look out for early signs like bleeding/spotting, increased abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Report any unusual symptoms immediately to your treating doctor/gynecologist. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist. If false positive results are still suspected, request for getting further evaluation done to rule out possibilities of causes like: use of medications that could resemble the hormone molecule, use of infertility drugs, liver disease, liver cancers, choriocarcinoma, germ cell tumors, IgA deficiencies, gestational trophoblastic disease or neoplasm, presence of heterophile antibodies etc.
Discuss about these possibilities with your treating gynecologist and proceed with further tests to confirm the exact cause. Get started on treatment as indicated by your investigation results. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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