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  • d99arizona 03-21-09 | 11:37 PM
  • I found out i was pregnant 12 days ago. i have been having menstrual like cramping for 3 weeks now. today they were very strong and had a little brown spotting. I haven't even been able to get into the doctor yet and the first appointment is in 3 weeks. the cramping happens like 6 or 7 times a day and goes away within 5 to 10 minutes. should i be worried?
  • skyqueen skyqueen's Avatar 03-22-09 | 01:45 AM
  • well, I would guess that is possible that you are in the process of a miscarriage.
    But there is little that a Dr can do for you at this stage no matter what is going on. A Dr can't prevent the miscarrage, just confirm it's happening or not.

    If the spotting turns to red, you can guess that you are indeed having a miscarriage.

    BUT, fyi, if you call your Dr and tell them you're having bleeding, they will usually try to get you in right away to do a vaginal ultrasound and determine what is going on. Again, not that it'll change the course of events....
  • Valleygirl Valleygirl's Avatar 03-22-09 | 12:51 PM
  • Cramping in early pregnancy is very common. Spotting, especially brown (which is old blood) is also very common. Sometimes when the baby is implanting it will cause a some bleeing. I had it with my son. I would call the dr Monday and tell them you are spotting and cramping and worried, hopefully they will get you in. Don't assume you are having a miscarriage if you start seeing red blood, while it may be a miscarriage, there are so many other things that could be going on. I hope that this is nothing more for you than normal cramping and some implantation spotting.
  • koala_kaper koala_kaper's Avatar 03-24-09 | 12:34 AM
  • If the cramping has been going on for 3 weeks and you've only had brown blood it's unlikely a miscarriage. I agree with Valleygirl, call your Dr and let them know what's going on and see if you can get in sooner than your scheduled appointment.

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