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26 May 2004

Pregnancy and spotting / bleeding.
I found out i was pregnant and my count was 10. Three days after i found out, i started to get brown spotting and it continued for 2 days. I went for my second blood test and the count was 38. But after that it got worse and the colour changed from brown to red. Almost like a period and i had some cramps, but not very bad. Today is my 8th day and it's not getting any better. I'm concerned that i had a miscarriage. The doctor said there's nothing they can do - it's to early in my pregnancy.
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01 Jan 0001

It does sound like a pregnancy complication, either a missed abortion or an ectopic pregnancy, but your HCG levels have increased, so it is possible that it is just a very early pregnancy. You would need to repeat the blood test in a week and have a scan.

Best wishes
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