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Ectopic Pregnany or normal?

I was 17 years old and I had a miscarriage. Upon turning 18, I became pregnant for the second time, this time however, is very different and I'm worried it could be serious. I'm about three to four weeks in and I had small cramps and very light spotting that ended in one day. The next day was heavy cramps that did go away with half a day and brown bleeding along with light liquidity blood. I also had a sharp in the right side of my abdomen. I also felt nauseous and dizzy whenever I even sat up. The pain has gotton to be less and so has the blood. It turned into little spotting again. Is this normal? Could I be having an ectopic pregnancy or another miscarriage? Please help. It's just weird because I feel fine I'm kinda hoping it's a normal pregnancy and nothing that could put my life at risk. Thoughts?
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replied December 8th, 2017
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Some women do have spotting and cramps in the first trimester of pregnancy. However, it is important to consult a doctor as you have history of a previous miscarriage. Also, yes, these could also be symptoms of ectopic pregnancy or threatened abortion as well.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. It is important to get a blood HCG estimation done.

This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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