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I was a week late on my period, but yesterday afternoon I got my period and my flow yesterday was light and today my period is normal. I'm I pregnant?

I was a week late on my period, but yesterday afternoon I got my period and my flow yesterday was light and today my period is normal. I'm I pregnant?

Could be: this could be pregnancy related bleeding, so it certainly would be a good idea to start testing. However, it could also be that you didn't ovulate this cycle and the bleeding is break through bleeding. If not ready for pregnancy, this might be a good time to see your physician for birth control. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why was my period three days late it was also brown and only spotting?

Why was my period three days late it was also brown and only spotting?

Brown = old blood.: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period was 2days late and very short& light. this month, I started spotting black blood two days early and my flow still hasnt picked up. Am I preg?

My period was 2days late and very short& light. this month, I started spotting black blood two days early and my flow still hasnt picked up. Am I preg?

Maybe: The answer to your question requires more questions: are you sexually active?, have you had unprotected sex?, do you use contraception? the newer for home use pregnancy sets are rather good at answering your basic question; some can tell you if you're pregnant within days of missing a period. if you do a test and it's positive, make an appointment to see an OB/GYN person. ...Read more

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My period was 3 days late and then started but very light. can i be pregnant?

My period was 3 days late and then started but very light. can i be pregnant?

Yes: if you have been having unprotected sex and your period is late or abnormal, you could be pregnant. Do a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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My period was a week late and had light period for two days could i be pregnant? Had unprotected sex and feeling nauseous and darker nipples

My period was a week late and had light period for two days could i be pregnant? Had unprotected sex and feeling nauseous and darker nipples

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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Had light pink discharge, started my period which came early and was short, and now I have very light pink discharge 2days after. I am sexual active.

Had light pink discharge, started my period which came early and was short, and now I have very light pink discharge 2days after. I am sexual active.

See doctor: Any new or apparently abnormal vaginal discharge should be medically evaluated. Colored discharge (pink, yellow, greenish, etc) suggests infectionm, and at your age (20) STDs are high on the list of possibilities (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, others). See a doctor or clinic ASAP for exam and testing. Also ask partner(s) if they have symptoms, especially discharge from the penis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have light spotting and cramps 2 days after my period ended.

I have light spotting and cramps 2 days after my period ended.

Not uncommon: post menstrual spotting and cramping may be due to hormonal fluctuations. I suggest a GYN consultation if severe bleeding or cramping persists. ...Read more

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Late period in Nov. missed Dec now second week of jan. Got brown and light pink spotting then stop hour later started heavy bleeding is this my period?

Late period in Nov. missed Dec now second week of jan. Got brown and light pink spotting then stop hour later started heavy bleeding is this my period?

Maybe: Your menstrual cycle is for sure, irregular. You need a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, it may mean that this is a 'real' period meaning you ovulated, did not get pregnant and your are now having a withdrawal bleed OR this may be that you are having yet another unscheduled, irregular bleed due to anovulation. You need to see an ob-gyn. If the test is positive, see the doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Sex 2days before period period was 3days late and my first day starting my period was normal and second day light and 3, 4and 5 spotted can I be prego?

Sex 2days before period period was 3days late and my first day starting my period was normal and second day light and 3, 4and 5 spotted can I be prego?

Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely you are pregnant if you had your period 2 days after having unprotected sex.If you want to be 100% sure do a pregnancy test., for your satisfaction only. ...Read more

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I had pinkish and brown spotting 6dpo and my period was late for 3 days. When I finally did get my period it was only spotting. Tested negative on Pt?

I had pinkish and brown spotting 6dpo and my period was late for 3 days. When I finally did get my period it was only spotting.  Tested negative on Pt?

Need more info: Menstrual cycles don't always go by the clock and are subject to changes. That's the nature of hormones. If you are having unprotected sex then do a home pregnancy test. If negative repeat in 7-10 days. If still spotting please see your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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My period was 10 days early and i had brown/copper color discharge that was thick and lasted 7 days. My period was suppose to start today and didnt.

My period was 10 days early and i had brown/copper color discharge that was thick and lasted 7 days. My period was suppose to start today and didnt.

Irregular Period: That sounds like it was just an irregular period. Almost everyone has an irregular period from time to time, and some period have them most of the time. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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