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A 22-year-old female asked:

i was 5 days late on my period.had it today & my blood was heavy & orange-red.should i be worried & what causes this? pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.

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Last updated Oct 20, 2013

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