A 23-year-old female asked:
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had brown discharge 10 days after first day of period. its never happened before except with my first child. could it be implantation bleeding?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A person can't tell: Wait. A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that prior spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period.
Answered on Nov 9, 2015

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