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Marietta, GA
A 18-year-old female asked:

4 days of spotting light brown then turned red and slowly got heavier a week before normal period. i am on my 2nd day of red bleeding. am i pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Take a test : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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Dr. Shelley Dunson-Allen
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Possibly. : You should get a home pregnancy test or see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. It is possible that you are having a miscarriage or simply an irregular menstrual cycle depending on your ovulation pattern. If your pregnancy test is positive , follow up with your doctor to evaluate for early complications of pregnancy including ectopic pregnancy.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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