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A 19-year-old female asked:

I am currently on the brown pill stage of my birth control pack. i have gotten my period but its very light and a brown shade. i take it every day but sometimes at different times. am i pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe not, but: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon.
Last updated Dec 8, 2019

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