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I am almost 8 weeks pregnant and I had my first ultasound on Mon Sept 27.They noticed a small cyst on my right ovary and the sac is smaller than it should be. Then I noticed that I have been spotting light pink then to brown blood and now and then a small clot. Then noticed on Sept 29 lower cramping like I should be starting my period, but not bad. Should I be concerned?

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replied September 30th, 2010
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A16420

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the spotting that you are having in the first trimester.

Slight spotting is common during the first trimester of pregnancy. During pregnancy the cervix becomes more sensitive and engorged with blood.

Any trauma even slight like in intercourse or during pelvic examination or transvaginal examination can cause bleeding after intercourse.

The other possibility is of threatened miscarriage. To prevent threatened miscarriage, I would suggest you to avoid intercourse especially during the first trimester.

If the bleeding becomes severe (clots) or is associated with any cramps (as in your case), then the chances of miscarriage are there.

Immediate medical intervention is then required. In your case, the possibility of a threatened miscarriage are high and hence you need an urgent opinion from an obstetrician.

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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