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How common is spotting at 61/2 weeks?

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I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant. I've been spotting regularly for about 2 weeks now. Its not a lot but it is consistent every time I change underwear (usually right after I shower). The discharge is mostly brown and sometimes darker. I've read conflicting info on this. I know consistent bleeding can be bad but some spotting is ok. Just not sure where consistent spotting fits into all of this and if its typical at this time. My first ob/gyn appointment isnt for another week and I'm torn between visiting the hospital or waiting it out. Any suggestions?

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Hi- I'm about 7 1/2 weeks and I'm spotting too. Today I went to my second obgyn appointment. I was concerned as well but my doctor (who's amazing) said it is normal for some women. When she did the sonogram, she even pointed out the small amount of blood. However, she said that my progesterone level wasn't where she wanted it to be (normal is 10 but I'm at 8) and she gave me some meds for it that are harmless to the my peanut. She said that would also help control the slight bleeding/spotting.
Rather than wait and worry, do you have an urgent care clinic you can go to if your dr can't get you in today? I was around 7 1/2 to 8 weeks and went to urgent care when I started spotting (but mine was different.. was light to dark brown for a few hours but after working out so wasn't worried, but then changed to bright red which made me think something was wrong!) They did an ultrasound and said everything was fine - which it wasn't.  If they do an ultrasound, have them check for the heartbeat.  They should be able to see it, even as early as 5 1/2 weeks.. with the spotting being a brownish color you should be OK but it never hurts to get things checked out... even if it's just for peace of mind. :)
i spotted between 5-7 weeks almost everyday. it was always brown. The very first night it was a heavy red and we went directly to the emergency room where they checked my cervix and did Hcg testing. I had to go to the doctor 2 days later for more testing. They did an ultrasound and there was a sac but nothing in it. The doctor never got my results in in time and gave me a miscarriage pamphlet, told me to come back in 2 weeks to make sure my hormone levels were down to normal. Feeling hopeless we went home. later that evening the nurse called me and said my hormone levels had gone up! we went back to the doctors the next week and there was a baby and heartbeat. Im now 17 weeks and find out the sex next week. So yes, spotting that early is normal if its light pink and then mostly brown/dark brown. Good luck!

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