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Does brown spotting mean that it is my period or pregnant?

Does brown spotting mean that it is my period or pregnant?

Check HPT.: If you been having unprotected vaginal intercourse it might be implantation bleeding. If you have missed your actual period - please take a home 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


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Starting brown spotting one week before period I have been trying to get pregnant what does this mean?

Starting brown spotting one week before period I have been trying to get pregnant what does this mean?

Maybe pregnant: It could certainly be an extremely early sign of pregnancy. It is likely that a pregnancy test is too early and should be check at the time of your expected next period. ...Read more

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Light pinkish brown spotting 7-8 days after sex on ovulation day about a week before period due. What does this mean?

Light pinkish brown spotting 7-8 days after sex on ovulation day about a week before period due. What does this mean?

Spotting: Does this occur after physical activity or after sex? If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. An intrauterine fibroid can also have that effect. An ultrasound may help to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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I had my period for one day and I had brown spotting what does that mean?

I had my period for one day and I had brown spotting what does that mean?

Menstrual variation: old blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous, Your cycles can vary from month to month based on hormonal variations, stress,tension, anxiety, illness or aging. This is a normal variation. Please do not worry. Keep a menstrual diary to track your cycles. ...Read more

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Brown spotting for 1 day ( the day expected period ) , the next day is nothing (today). Took postinor-2 2 weeks ago. What does this mean?

Brown spotting for 1 day ( the day expected period ) , the next day is nothing (today). Took postinor-2 2 weeks ago. What does this mean?

Expected: Brown simply indicates old blood. The color is not very meaningful. Emergency contraception (postinor) is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. A pregnancy test should be done in 10 days. ...Read more

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Day of period a spot of red blood, two days brown spotting was intimate and had a little red blood and then nothing. What could this mean?

Day of period a spot of red blood, two days brown spotting was intimate and had a little red blood and then nothing. What could this mean?

Common complaint: Irregular periods are 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 can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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