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A 22-year-old female asked:

Brown discharge instead of period, no blood a lot lighter than usual, slight cramps, normal?pregnant? im 22 and usualy heavy red periods

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Depends: Hormonal contraception can cause this change, but also pregnancy, (implantation bleeding) and ovarian cysts. See a provider if it continues or if you are concerned.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Home pregnancy test: If you are 4-5 days past the date of your expected period, you may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully.
Last updated Aug 13, 2016

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