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A 25-year-old female asked:

I take tegretol. i'm not pregnant and don't take birth control. i have been spotting brown blood and have cramps. is this a cycle?

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Maybe.: Any one with abnormal bleeding in the childbearing age should have a blood pregnancy test to rule out a normal or tubal pregnancy. , even if pain and bleeding stop. See your obgyn for evaluation.

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Last updated Nov 7, 2015

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