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5 weeks with brown discharge, no blood, normal?

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and i have a brown discharge, not bleeding, just a dark brown, discharge, i have no pains, no cramps..i feel normal. ? is this normal though? please please please Smile thank you
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replied December 30th, 2011
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Bleeding during early pregnancy is not normal especially if it is associated with symptoms like increasing intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, increasing bleeding or bleeding with clots, etc. Mild bleeding/spotting without any associated symptoms could suggest possibility of decidual bleed. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. If pregnancy is confirmed, you should consider getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, and if the spotting is under control, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. An ultrasound scan done would also help in confirming fetal wellbeing/viability and the gestational age. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid lifting heavy objects or climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. Look out for early danger signs like increase in bleeding/spotting, increasing intensity of abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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