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A 19-year-old female asked:

Spotted reddish pink and brown for 3 1/2 days.. started the day before my period. thought itwas implantation but neg test result.. did i test to early?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe not pregnant: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon.
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