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I am about 6 weeks pregnant today. Yesterday I had moderate

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I am about 6 weeks pregnant today. Yesterday I had moderate period like cramping for about 30 minutes with spotting. When I went to the bathroom, I found a clear, translucent glob about the size of a fingernail. I was able to fish it out and put it in a baggie. It's squishy and does not break apart like mucus would. Immediately after that my spotting and cramping stopped. I've had light intermittent discharge since then that is yellow/pinkish in color without cramping. Any idea what this could be or what it could mean for the pregnancy?
Background Info: I have not yet seen my OBGYN. I have an appointment for next week and I am not able to get any advice from the doctor yet since I am a new patient. I did go to the hospital last week due to brownish discharge and dull ache on my right side. They did a vaginal ultrasound and found everything was normal and confirmed pregnancy of 5 weeks + 2 days.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have attached a picture.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here's another picture.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No other medical issues that I am aware of. This is my first pregnancy.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

Unfortunately this could be a bad sign for the pregnancy

this is often a sign of a threatened loss of pregnancy

you need to get seen ASAP

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Any idea of what this could be specifically? Would it be too late to do anything? I am not able to get an appointment right away with an OB.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

You need to go to ER then

you could be losing the early placental tissue.

progesterone can be given to support the pregnancy

go to ER

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

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