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9 weeks and noticing brown spotting in the morning?

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Hello Doctor, i have completed my 9 weeks of pregnancy. since couple of days i have been noticing brown spotting in the morning(no pain/cramps at all and just 2-3 spots). Is it normal to have spotting during this period or is it a matter to worry?Kindly advice.

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replied December 8th, 2011
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Welcome to ehealthforum,
Mild spotting especially occurring around the expected time of periods, can be considered as normal during early pregnancy. But if the spotting has been sudden and after any strenuous activity, intercourse, abdominal trauma etc., then it can suggest underlying problems. If the spotting continues to be persistent (small amounts for 3-4 days) or if it increases, or if you notice fresh blood, you should immediately visit your gynecologist/midwife for further evaluation. An ultrasound scan done will help to rule out any retroplacental bleeding, placental separation, and confirm fetal wellbeing and viability. Serial HCG levels estimation showing doubling up of the hormonal levels within 48-72 hours will also help in confirming that the pregnancy is going on smoothly. If the levels are not adequate, you may need to be started on external hormonal supplements to help prevent miscarriage/threatened abortion and continue pregnancy smoothly.
Take care.

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