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Staining, Mild cramping during early pregnancy

According to the internet, I was 5 weeks and a few days pregnant when I woke up to a brown spot in my panty liner.  I was having very mild cramping/pulling feeling at one time or another almost everyday since my missed period.  I went to the Dr. and they did the ultra sound on me and the Dr. was able to see a very tiny sac.  He said that in this coming week the baby should develop a heart beat.  I got no answers, I was told it was too early and to come back in a little over a week.  Then I would see if it had a heart beat and go for blood work.  Now I should be 6 weeks tomorrow and I am still staining in my panty liner and most times that I wipe after using the bathroom there has typically been brown/almost black blood, however, once it was red.  Sometimes it even drips out of me, 2 to 8 drips, but only when I am using the bathroom.  Again, other times I use the bathroom and there is next to nothing that comes out.  This is day 4 of the staining and I am not feeling any cramping at all today.  It is my first pregnancy and of course I am concerned.  My only saving grace is my mother told me that the same thing happened to her at around the same time when she was carrying my brother.  I don't have any sexually transmitted diseases, I don't have any infections that I am aware of, and I have a very normal temperature of 98.6.  Aside from taking 5 positive pregnancy tests, the only other signs of pregnancy has been my very mild cramping/pulling, extreme fatigue, and I am very emotional.  What could this be?  Do you think the baby and I are okay?
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You are more than likely fine. The pulling is your ligaments preparing themself for your growing fetus.  It is normal to spot brown/almost black blood, that is old blood.  It is when you get bright red blood, more than a drip that you should be concerned.  

Your dr is right around 6 weeks there should be a heart beat.  Although it is normal to not see a heartbeat till 7 weeks.  I am in that club.  Please try not to worry and if you are really really concerned you can go to the ER or urgent care.  

Good Luck!
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Don't bother with the ER, they will just send you home.  What you are describing is very normal in early pregnancy.
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Thank you very much for your responses.  It seems that the more people I speak to, the more common it seems to be.  My next Dr. appointment isn't for another week so hearing positive things will help me get through this week. : )
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I am about 6 weeks along and have experienced some mild cramping and a light brown staining.  I haven't really experienced morning sickness yet, but my breast are very sore and I've been so exhausted for the past week.
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Hi, this is really strange i have had the exact same experience as yourself. I found out i was pregnant then i noticed  brown/black staining, this has been going on for the past three days, its not getting any heavier but also hasnt stopped. I have been really worried, i was obviously concerned that i am having a miscarriage. Ive got an appointment with the "early pregnancy assessment unit" next week, but its three days away and i know how you feel you want answers now!
Good luck to you, we will just have to relax and play the wainting game.

xx
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