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I am early in pregnancy and I have nausea and spotting, should I be worried?

I am 11 weeks 5 days and just noticed some brown spotting (light) today. I have not had cramping, but I have had a lot of nausea the last 3 days. I was just at the doctor last week. Is there a point where I need to call the doctor?


Tifany Somer-Shely | Obstetrician

Tifany Somer-Shely

Although 1 out of 4 women will have benign spotting in the first trimester, I would recommend that you contact your doctor’s office with any concerns regarding bleeding.

They may have you come in for a visit to listen to the baby’s heartbeat and rule out other causes of brown discharge, such as yeast vaginitis or other bacterial overgrowth.

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