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A 23-year-old female asked:

hi, my period is always heavy, even when it starts. now it's about 5 days late and was very light yesterday, but now a little darker today. pregnancy?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Doesn't appear to be: Sounds like it was late then just came. You can get varying/different cycles from time to time. Do a home pregnancy test anyway just to be sure. If you are 10-14 days past a possible conception, then a urine pregnancy test (depending on the brand) should be positive.

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