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cramping and spotting is making me paranoid

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I am having mild cramping and some light brown spotting... I am almost 9 weeks pregnant and have already been the the ER twice and both times the doc said it's fine and everything looks perfect my horomone levels were where they're supposed to be and the heartbeat was great... But the cramping and spotting is making me paranoid and I'm very concerned ... Am I just worrying or just remember what the docs said!?

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replied February 1st, 2017
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A60245

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern as bleeding and spotting are unlikely in pregnancy. But spotting may occur in pregnancy due to corpus luteum defect of pregnancy. The corpus luteum secretes the hormones for sustaining pregnancy till 12 weeks after which placenta takes over). In corpus luteum defects, there is increased brownish spotting and if this is the cause then you may need progesterone supplements till 12 weeks of pregnancy. It can also be due to an impending miscarriage if there is an associated abdominal pain or cramps and the spotting turns to frank bleeding.

I suggest you to consult a gynecologist and get a through physical examination done. You also need to have complete bed rest. Avoid lifting heavy weights and climbing stairs.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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