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can you help me understand spotting?

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i have hurd that most women mistake spotting as a period, is it as heavy as a period an can you have cramps also

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Spotting is different for all women. Some women have a little spotting early in pregnancy when the egg implants. This is generally a small amount of red blood and/or brownish discharge. Later in pregnancy it's normal to experience a small amount of spotting after intercourse or after any kind of internal exam performed by your doctor. Some women may have a heavier amount of spotting, but generally it's just a small amount.If you're concernd about what you may be experiencing you should always call your doctor.

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