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Brown discharge one week before period due. LOw back ache, nausea, cramps, constipation, headaches, tired/weak, strong food cravings, sore throat?

Brown discharge one week before period  due. LOw back ache, nausea, cramps, constipation, headaches, tired/weak, strong food cravings, sore throat?

Early period dischar: Check urine /blood HCG., or may be variation in period or vaginal infection / PID. Consider ultrasound to rule out ectopic/.fibroids/ovarian issue. The sore throat may be incidental, or can be from reflux due to abdominal/pelvic dysfunction( try maalox or ranitidine or prevecid). . ...Read more

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TTC for one and a half years nw period has always been regular 31 day cycle why am i bleeding (light pink) no cramps etc 5 days before period is due?

TTC for one and a half years nw period has always been regular 31 day cycle why am i bleeding (light pink) no cramps etc 5 days before period is due?

Might be ok: Hopefully you are taking a basal body temperture every morning before you get out of bed and have detected a biphasic shift indicating ovulation. if you are ovulating alright, everything is fine. The light pink is just an indication that you aren't pregnant or have inadequate progesterone for the late cycle, so get some light bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you have a negative pregnancy test and day before period, and still be pregnant? Also Been having cramps on one side since ovulation.

Can you have a negative pregnancy test and day before period, and still be pregnant? Also Been having cramps on one side since ovulation.

YES.: A pregnancy test tests for the presence of HCG in the urine. HCG is produced by the placenta starting early on in pregnancy and rising as the pregnancy progresses. If it's positive, it's a clear indication of pregnancy. If it's negative, you could still be pregnant. The urine specimen may be too diluted, the embryo not viable, the test done too soon or the pregnancy ectopic. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Dizzy for almost 3 days, light red-brown spotting one day before period, tender breasts, very mild cramps, is it PMS or early sign of pregnancy?

Dizzy for almost 3 days, light red-brown spotting one day before period, tender breasts, very mild cramps, is it PMS or early sign of pregnancy?

It could be the: Start of your period one day early. The red/ brown spotting is likely blood. If you don't experience bleeding that is clearly your period - would encourage you to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have brown spotting one week before my period is due along with back pain and mild cramps.I what this could be '? I am ttc for 8minths now

Hormone: The spotting prior to your period may be normal, but could mean you are not having good ovulation each month. You may need to have more evalution done of your hormones as well. You may benefit from an exam and then an ultrasound if your pain continuees. ...Read more

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