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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General practice
Category: OB GYN
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Experience:  I have had years of experience with Outpatient Medicine and have treated many routine GYN disorders.
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Discharge for over a week, I had one two weeks ago and just

Customer Question

hello
JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: brown discharge for over a week
JA: When was your last pap smear? Have you ever had an irregular pap?
Customer: I had one two weeks ago and just found out I was pregnant a week ago
JA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i have no std's or nothing like that
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

Why do you say no STD"s?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
i have been tested. just had a pap smear two weeks ago, found out i was pregnant a week ago
have been spotting since then. have a cyst on my left ovary
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

OK

Any burning or pain with this?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
no but is spotting in pregnancy common ? it has been for a week and sometimes cramping is associated with this. is this the start of a miscarriage? the color is brown
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

OK--when was your last period?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
December 16th was the first day of my last period
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

OK--sorry for all the questions

Since you are be pregnant, this could be spotting which isn't unusual in early pregnancy and not a sign of a threatened miscarriage

But this could also be from a yeast infection if you weren't checked for that

My suggestion is you let your doctor know about this and get checked out

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
i know this is not a yeast infection ... it is not itching that the one i previously had. what are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

Pain in one side of your pelvis and usually actual bleeding and not just a brown discharge

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
i should not be worried unless i have severe pain and red blood?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 20 days ago.

I don't think you need to worry, no