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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

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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What does it mean when you have Brown spotting week after late period?

What does it mean when you have Brown spotting week after late period?

Brown spotting: This is old blood that the body is expelling. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Had brown spotting 18 days after my first day of my period what could this mean?

Had brown spotting 18 days after my first day of my period what could this mean?

Lot of things: Pregnancy, may be nothing, may be changes on the cervix (most of which are normal). Needs to be evaluated. ...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)

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