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brown discharge normal at 5 1/2 weeks?

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Is light brown discharge normal at 5 1/2 weeks?

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replied December 22nd, 2011
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A29651
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Light brown discharge during early pregnancy can be considered as normal (decidual bleed) if not associated with any increasing intensity of abdominal cramps, increase in backpain or increase in bleeding or appearance of fresh blood. If it is persistent or if it increases in intensity, visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation to look for the cause. An ultrasound scan done would also help in confirming fetal wellbeing/viability and gestational age. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid lifting heavy objects or climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. Look out for early danger signs like increase in bleeding/spotting, increasing intensity of abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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