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My last period was 05/08/ i spotted light pink spot on the 29/08/ then nothing until the 12/09 spotted brown on and off even now, hpt neg?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Repeat: Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time you'd be 1 week late. I'd repeat it again in one week. If it's negative, see your doctor.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Blood test for HCG: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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