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I\'m 6 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing period like cramps for the last few days. i woke up this morning with brown spotting and the pain is more achey than it has been. over the course of the day the brown has now turned red and the pains are still the same. i\'ve got a sanitary towel on to see how much im actually bleeding.. its not light/spotting but not as heavy as my usual period. can you help?! am i miscarring??

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replied June 14th, 2010
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Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out. In view of the symptoms described by you, you definitely seem to be suffering from threatened miscarriage. For the same, usually, a per speculum examination is carried out by the obstetrician to see if the mouth of the uterus is open or not.

If the mouth or the cervical os is closed, then nothing much to worry. A few lab tests also should be done like the complete blood count which includes the haemoglobin to see if your haemoglobin has not gone down due to bleeding. The white cell count tells if there’s any infection which might need treatment. The ultrasound is also done to rule an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes instead of uterus). Once these things are fine, I don’t think there should be anything to worry.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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