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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have had dark red and brown period blood the whole week. is it normal or what could cause it? conception/sex on the 1st of august. i got my period the 10th and took a pregnancy test the 16th which was negative could i still be pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: Having a normal, regular menstrual period means a woman is not pregnant... meaning she doesn't have to do a pregnancy test. That being said, a home urine pregnancy is very accurate by 3 weeks after sex, 1 week after missing a regular period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. If worried, one can check another home urine test one week after the first test.
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Last updated Aug 18, 2020


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