Seeking reassurance re: spotting

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Registered: 08-17-2007
Seeking reassurance re: spotting
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Wed, 05-21-2008 - 11:10am
Yikes! I'm about 4 weeks pg and had a little bit of light brown spotting (mixed with cm) yesterday and today. No cramps, though. I'm queasy as heck (intermittent dry heaves), my breasts are tender and I've been peeing a lot. My OB's nurse says everything sounds fine, that the discharge at this time is common, etc. Basically, I just want to hear that she's right! I've checked the Sears pregnancy book and What to Expect, and both say not to freak out. Any personal experiences you can share (preferably ones with happy endings)?


Susan CB

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Wed, 05-21-2008 - 11:41am

I do think it is common and the fact that it is brownish is very good.

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Registered: 02-01-2008
Wed, 05-21-2008 - 1:52pm
Agreed, this by itself with no other symptoms is extremely common.
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Registered: 04-28-2008
Wed, 05-21-2008 - 1:56pm

This early in the pregnancy, you can have something called implantation bleeding - when the embryo attaches to the uterine wall, there might be some bleeding. In fact some people mistake this for a light period, and they may miss the fact that they are pregnant for a few weeks. No biggie if everything else is OK, seems like your hormones are raging :)

Carmen in AZ

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Registered: 08-17-2007
Wed, 05-21-2008 - 2:04pm
Whew! Thanks everyone. This pregnancy stuff is not for wimps, huh? I think I need to start doing more yoga or meditating; otherwise it's gonna be a long 9 months!


Susan CB

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Registered: 01-27-2004
Thu, 05-22-2008 - 7:52am

It's probably an implantation bleed... I had it with both my sons at or around the 4 week mark.

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Registered: 02-18-2004
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 7:53pm

Just wanted to chime in and say I had this brownish spotting with my DD who is now 3 at around 11 weeks and also again this time at around 7-8 weeks.

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Registered: 01-27-2004
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 9:36pm

I think the last thing, no, in fact, I KNOW the last thing a pregnant woman wants to see is spotting because we're programmed to think it's

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