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Bardstown, KY
A 22-year-old female asked:

Period late 4 days neg test spotting m-t on off very little starts pink then if i use tampon it comes out brown and sticky like. what's happening?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Brown = old blood: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. Your pregnancy test is negative indicating you are not pregnant
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