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Hi.....10 days late for period.took a test on saturday came out negative, still no sign of period. have sticky discharge when i wiped their was a very light red-ish color on the paper.random hotflashes ,don't last long is it possible for a pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Pregnancy ? : If your periods are regular (24-32 days apart) pregnancy is possible with this history. Obtain a serum HCG test to be sure. See your gyn physician if positive.

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