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A 22-year-old female asked:

period over 24 days late.dark brown stringy mucous discharge & brown spotting for two days now 3 negative otc pregnancy test no pregnacy symptoms?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
See your doctor: If you had unprotected sex, not on a birth control and 24 days late, its advisable to see your doctor for proper evaluation/rule out of pregnancy.You can also use this visit to discuss with your doctor which birth control would be appropriate for you. Please always remember to practice safe sex ( use condoms). Know that birth control will not protect from sexually transmitted diseases. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not sure.: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.

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