A 18-year-old female asked:
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18 years old.newly sexually active. period is a week late. weird orangeish red spotting is this my period just being weird used protection every time?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don’t guess.: Take a test.  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.
Answered on Feb 21, 2014

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