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My period is 8 days late. on the day of my expected period i got light spotting and now am having a small amount of light brown discharge mixed with light pink. i took a pregnancy test, but it came back negative. is there any way that my test was wrong?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee answered

Specializes in Gynecology

From time to time, the ovulation was later than usual and the pregnancy test shows a false negative result. Repeat the pegnancy test in 1-2 weeks.

Answered Oct 11, 2020

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

You may repeat the home test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternatively, you could get a blood test for HCG level, that would settle the matter sooner.

Answered Apr 16, 2019

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