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A 26-year-old member asked:

Saw brown stain spotting 6 days before period is that sign pregnency

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No: This is old menstrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous.
Dr. Saima Jehangir
21 years experience
No necessarily: Spotting before your periods is not necessarily a sign of pregnancy. I would take a pregnancy test around the time your period should start.
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No necessarily: While it could be, it is more suggestive of an infection or even possibly a luteal phase deficiency. If you miss your period do a pregnancy test to know more.

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