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is sporadic brown spotting a sign of pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HPT : Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. When pregnant vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that brown spotting be a sign of pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: A small amount of brown spotting could occur due to implantation. Take a pregnancy test once period is missed to know for sure - or can take an early pregnancy test 3 to 4 days prior to that.

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