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Brown discharge - is it normal?

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    gielian is offline Registered User
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    Brown discharge - is it normal?

    Hello!

    I have been having brown discharge oct 11, 14 & 15 - not when I wipe but in my undies (Sorry TMI!!! :o ). I have been reading and some say it is normal and some lead to miscarriage. It is not a lot and doesn't continue the entire day, I usually just notice it 1x a day. Am supposedly 7w3d today but HK Dr. says I might be a week late (smaller sac).

    Have you experienced this? My doctor's appointment is on Oct 22 and I don't think it is a practice in HK to call your OB to ask these questions. I have called my aunt who is an OB in a different country and she says it's a sign of threatened abortion but we could not do anything right now but rest and continue my intake of progesterone.

    Waaah pregnancy is definitely the start of worrying days. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what's normal or not.

    Looking forward to knowing your experiences. Thank you!

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    Brown is better than bright red- but honestly either it's something or it's nothing and you have no way of knowing until something happens or it doesn't.

    Sorry- pregnancy is not easy!

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    You can call your Dr. It may be nothing, but it's best to let your Dr know.
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    Hi gielian ,
    It is completely normal, as I too had some brown discharge during my 6th week (I'm 10 weeks now). Most important thing is that it should be brown n not bright red color, that's what the doctor told me.
    Also its always good to call up your doctor/clinic and tell them about this, there is nothing like "not a practice in HK" as I often call up my doctors clinic and the nurse's help me out with my questions.
    Also, remember to take rest and not do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise as that too leads to brown discharge sometimes. I too was scared when I had brown discharge,but then after 2-3 days it went away,also the doctor gave me progesterone pills to take when in 6th week after knowing about my brown discharge.
    Don't worry..

    Hope this helps... be positive and everything will be fine.

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    Thank you Aquarian, rani and tura for your responses. They keep me sane! :D Pregnancy has made me a worrywart!

    I have called the doctor's office and the nurse said she'd talk to dr wong and get back to me (still waiting). Nurse said I might need more progesterone as I am only having 200mg a day but she will ask the dr.

    Thank you tura, I have also talked to an officemate who is currently pregnant (22wks) and she also said that it's quite normal (her dr said so as well) she too had experienced that but she did go on a 3day sick leave to rest. Best of luck to our pregnancies :-)

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    Gielian,

    I think it's good for you to have a check even there maybe nothing serious. I had stomach hurts few days ago and I went to the doctors to check the baby's heart beat. Even nothing's wrong at the end, but the doctor still suggested to go to hospital right away if you find anything abnormal, for the baby's sake.

    But dont be worried! Best of luck!

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    Brown discharge is definitely normal in the first trimester - something to do with the embryo burrowing deeper into the uterine wall. Also, you might experience some brown discharge around the time you would normally expect your period - that's normal, too. But of course, talk to your doctor! (I was super paranoid about this during the first tri, and my doctor was totally on reassurance-duty :-))

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    I would always check with my doctor, good luck!

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