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I am 39 years old, and this is my first pregnancy. I've been trying for three years, and we finally did it!  I'm so scared that I'm going to miscarry. I am 10 weeks, 3 days. I have all of the pregnancy symptoms: nausea/vomiting (I actually had to go to the hospital to get fluids and nausea medication this week) larger/sore breasts, shortness of breath, BUT I've also been having spotting--dark brown, on and off for 4 days. I had an ultrasound three days ago, and the baby is fine. Measurements are normal and heartbeat 167 bpm. I also had spotting at 5 wks and ultrasound showed baby was fine. At 5 wks, the spotting lasted for a couple of days and then stopped and didn't start again until several days ago. This time, however, I'm having a bit of cramping. I can't tell if the cramping is because I'm constipated or if they are menstrual-like cramps. I'm so frustrated!
How likely is it that the spotting will lead to a miscarriage given that the ultrasound showed a strong heartbeat and normal measurements, and I still have lots of pregnancy symptoms?
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177382 tn?1253044740
I had bleeding off and on with my first son now 12, I was told it could be a threatened abortion and was put on bedrest. But it really depends is it brown or bright red? Spotting usually is nothing to worry about. But call dr. if you get too worried to calm your nerves.  I think you will be just fine. ~d
326352 tn?1310997895
I think I remember them telling me to sit and drink a glass of water and rest for 30 minutes and see if the cramping eases up.  Sometimes you might just be a little dehydrated (or it could be the constipation, either way the water will help).

And as long as the blood doesn't get red (bright red), I, too, think you'll be fine.

CONGRATS on the baby!!!  I hope all goes well to the end!
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