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I have been having light brown discharge with a light bleeding when i wipe. Pregnancy test said negative. What could it be?

I have been having light brown discharge with a light bleeding when i wipe. Pregnancy test said negative. What could it be?

Probably period: The brown discharge was likely a light period. Brown = old blood. Repeat a home pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. An "off" period from time to time is very common and usually corrects itself in the next few cycles. If it continues schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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I have been bleeding very light brown and pink for 2 weeks and mild cramps I've took 5-6 pregnancy test it's all negative I don't know what wrong?

I have been bleeding very light brown and pink for 2 weeks and mild cramps I've took 5-6 pregnancy test it's all negative I don't know what 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. Since you may be losing blood you may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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I am trying for pregnancy. Last month I got periods on Jan 17th and this month not yet came. Can I do the pregnancy test @ home. Or When can I do? I don't find any symptoms.......Today I found very very slight bleeding today. Please advise

I am trying for pregnancy. Last month I got periods on Jan 17th and this month not yet came. Can I do the pregnancy test @ home. Or When can I do? I don't find any symptoms.......Today I found very very slight bleeding today. Please advise

Do home test: Do a home pregnancy test with urine, now. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternatively, you may get a blood test for HCG a couple of days after the missed period. ...Read more

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Will a pregnancy test still be accurate if your bleeding while taking it?

Will a pregnancy test still be accurate if your bleeding while taking it?

If you are spotting: and you have missed your actual period - it is likely to detect pregnancy if you are pregnant. If the bleeding is your period - then you are not pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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I took 3 pregnancy test all positive. Today i'm bleeding heavily. What is it?

I took 3 pregnancy test all positive. Today i'm bleeding heavily. What is it?

Evaluation Needed: I'm not sure if you are stating the pregnancy tests as a possible cause of your bleeding but the actual test would not cause bleeding. You will need to go to the doctor to be evaluated and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Could vaginal bleeding effect a pregnancy test?

Could vaginal bleeding effect a pregnancy test?

Unlikely: There is not any reason why vaginal bleeding would affect a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test looks for specific hormones and would be unaffected by blood products. ...Read more

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When can a pregnancy test be accurate after decidual bleeding?

When can a pregnancy test be accurate after decidual bleeding?

After missed period: It is better to do home pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period. A blood test may be done as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more