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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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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