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21 y/o sexually active girl. my period was late one day, was first brown, and is now clumpy and red. should i be worried?pregnancy test neg 2 days ago

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Irregular bleed: It could be that you had a cycle where you didn't ovulate, but this could also be implantation bleeding from a new pregnancy. It maybe too early to have a positive pregnancy test with the brand name you are using. If you're not using protection, this might be a good time to see your physician for birth control and get a serum pregnancy test.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No worry: If you are having your period, as it seems, you are not pregnant. If period is less than your usual, you may repeat the test in 4-5 days. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may wish to consider an implanted contraceptive. Always practice safe sex. Get vaccine for HPV.
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Last updated Dec 28, 2014


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