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A 31-year-old female asked:

I am 12 days post iui procedure with brown spotting and a negative pregnancy test. what could this possibly indicate? i had cramping and felt like i would have gotten my flow 2 days prior to the brown spotting?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Low levels of pregnancy hormone at "12 days post IUI" can represent pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic), so obtaining a serum HCG level ( a more sensitive test than a home pregnancy test) will provide more certainty. If positive, see your GYN physician for an exam and possibly more testing.
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