A 27-year-old female asked:
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My period was late by a week. When it finally came, it was only a day long and now I am only...Kind of spotting? It's brown. What does this mean?

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: You could still be pregnant if you are sexually active. Check that first. If not, wait it out until your next cycle. If it comes, it will probably be different than you are used to, but it will get more normal with time.
Answered on Aug 3, 2013

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It could be...: the start of a late period, start of a light period or you could be pregnant. You can take a home pregnancy test now to find out. Take care.
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Depends: You could just be irregular, you might have been pregnant and had a miscarriage -- those are among several possibilities.
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Pregnancy: If you have been sexually active you need to see a doctor.

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