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Duluth, GA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Getting brown spotting week before period. cramping bloating and tender breasts but negative tests. been spotting for six days. what is happening?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Spotting: Sounds like your period actually starting a little early. Would recommend a second pregnancy test 1 week from the first. If you are on the pill, discuss with your gyn change if this continues (the progesterone in you pill may not be high enough or strong enough) your gyn will know what this means. Hope this helps. Dr R
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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Tests?: Sounds like premenstrual spotting due to hormonal changes . Are you trying to get ptengant?- if jot I would recommend oral contraceptives and condoms.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2017

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