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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

First day: Most of the new pregnancy tests will be quite accurate on the first day of first missed period. But missed period and brown discharge would not nesseserily mean pregnancy and can be caused by infection. ...Read more

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Light brown spotting once 5 days after missed period. 12 days after missed period slight cramping & brown spotting again. Neg HPT. PeriodAlways reg.

Light brown spotting once 5 days after missed period. 12 days after missed period slight cramping & brown spotting again. Neg HPT. PeriodAlways reg.

Call your physician: If a HPT is negative 7-12 days after missed period likely not pregnant. This would usually eliminate an ectopic(tubal)pregnancy or miscarriage as the cause for your symptoms. There are a number of other causes for abnormal bleeding or missed period including hormonal changes due to stress,exercise or weight loss. If the pain or bleeding increases go to ER to be sure as false (-) HPT is possible. ...Read more

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Last period march 31. Missed period for april. Brown spotting for 2 weeks now. What seems to be the problem?

Pregnant?: If you are missing periods, make sure you are not pregnant. If not then, there are many causes for irregular periods such as stress, hormonal shifts and thyroid disorders. If your periods do not regulate in the next few months then see your doctor for exam and blood tests. ...Read more

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Ovulated on 17th 4days after pink/brown spotting for 2days, missed period now wet white CM 23rd and feeling sick when should i test?

Ovulated on 17th 4days after pink/brown spotting for 2days, missed period now wet white CM 23rd and feeling sick when should i test?

Now: If you have had sex at all,I am assuming you are interested in knowing if you are pregnant. Get your test done now. Over the counter test kits are quite reliable ...Read more

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What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later.. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later.. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

Get a blood test: The brown spotting you are describing sounds like implantation bleeding and the missed period 2 weeks later suggests pregnancy. A blood test is much more sensitive than a home pregnancy test. Get a blood test to find out if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Missed period w/dark brown spotting for 6 days last cycle. 1 day late this cycle. 8 Negative HPT since February 1. What could be wrong?

Missed period w/dark brown spotting for 6 days last cycle. 1 day late this cycle. 8 Negative HPT since February 1.  What could be wrong?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Missed period (13 days late). sex with protection. fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday.brown spotting. cramping. ?

Missed period (13 days late). sex with protection. fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday.brown spotting. cramping. ?

Late period: You could be having a late period. Remember a normal cycle can be 21-45 days and last 2-7 days. If you think you are pregnant ask your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Took 2 hpt as directed on here both neg. Missed period for march. So what could have caused the light pink/brown spotting?X3dys & occ spot of bld now?

Took 2 hpt as directed on here both neg. Missed period for march. So what could have caused the light pink/brown spotting?X3dys & occ spot of bld now?

Time to get to Doc!: I think it is time to get in to be seen by your trusted medical advisor or a gynecologist. There is not much more we can do on this simple app. If you are not pregnant and having these symptoms it is time for a real examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Brown spotting 2 weeks after sex. Then missed period 2 weeks later. This happen before to me. Negative hpt when 2 weeks late. Last period 5 weeks ago?

Brown spotting 2 weeks after sex. Then missed period 2 weeks later. This happen before to me. Negative hpt when 2 weeks late. Last period 5 weeks ago?

Repeat pg test: Repeat the pregnancy test in a week after a missed period. If negative and no period, consider seeing your doc for a blood pregnancy test. Also, see the doc to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases if you have not been in a mutually monogamous relationship for a year. ...Read more

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Missed a period in march then came april 6-10 i had mens period. one week after i have brown spotting?

Missed a period in march then came april 6-10 i had mens period. one week after i have brown spotting?

Many causes: Please make sure that you are not pregnant if that is a possibility for you. If you are not pregnant then there are many causes for missed periods, irregular perioids and spotting. Some of these are stress, hormonal shifts and thyroid disorders. If your periods do not get back to normal soon then please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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5weeks missed period but 3 weeks ago blood & urin test negative .. Spotting brown so am i pregnan? What happen to me ?

5weeks missed period but 3 weeks ago blood & urin test negative ..  
   Spotting brown so am i pregnan? What happen to me ?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Spotting for 5 days (red/brown) only when I wipe. 24 days past missed period. Negative pt. what's wrong with me? Still no period.

Many possibilities : If your period is 24 days late, you are spotting, and your pregnancy test is negative, it sounds like anovulation. There are a lot of things that can cause you not to ovulate including medicines, diseases like PCOS, thyroid disease, insulin rest/diabetes,pituitary problems, and adrenal problems, stress, weight changes, exercise, diet changes, etc. You do need to look into it since it can b serious ...Read more

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1st iui-spotting brownish after 5 days of my missed period, today urine pregnency test shows negative result is there any chance to get pregnent?

1st iui-spotting  brownish after 5 days of my missed period, today urine pregnency test shows negative result is there any chance to get pregnent?

When was IUI: The pregnancy test should be done 2-3 weeks after your IUI or on the date your doctor instructed. If it has been 2-3 weeks since your IUI then the current test is likely reliable. Check with your fertility specialist to verify the date of your IUI and what day they wanted you to check a test ...Read more

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1wk postperiod, started on&off cramp& spotting pink/dark brown(never reaches panties)12days later still spotting, missed period, neg digital test.Prego?

1wk postperiod, started on&off cramp& spotting pink/dark brown(never reaches panties)12days later still spotting, missed period, neg digital test.Prego?

Likely no: If your pregnancy test was negative then likely you're not pregnant. Did you have unprotected sex? Are you trying for pregnancy? You can always re-test in a few days, but it seems more likely that your period is irregular and you're having some breakthrough bleeding instead of pregnancy. See your doctor if you're concerned about your cycle or if you're trying for pregnancy and unable. ...Read more

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Spotting for over 2wks, missed period last week. Last period was 9th Dec & was brown. Preg test neg, transvaginal US of pelvis normal. Concerned :(?

Spotting for over 2wks, missed period last week. Last period was 9th Dec & was brown. Preg test neg, transvaginal US of pelvis normal. Concerned :(?

Spotting: Spotting is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, hormonal changes, polyps and fibroids can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more