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Three day late period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Three day late  period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Not sure: You might want to try a different test if you are not sure. The other option would we to see your MD and check a blood test. It may just be that you had a delay in ovulation, and that you period may come a little later than usual. If you haven't started in a week and you test is negative, you may want to check with your MD. ...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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Why is my period always 3 to 5 days late? I mean, my period was supposed to start april 11, but i went walking on april 10 and my period didn't come.

Why is my period always 3 to 5 days late? I mean, my period was supposed to start april 11, but i went walking on april 10 and my period didn't come.

This is normal: At 13 yrs of age, your ovulation is still immature till around 20. Some women ovulate a little later. Normal cycles are considered between 25-35 days. So don't worry it is normal. ...Read more

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My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late i'm i pregnant or just having a late period?

My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late i'm i pregnant or just having a late period?

Test: You might be. There is only one way to tell right now - get a pregnancy test. A home pregnancy test, available in many stores, can give you the answer. Follow the directions carefully. ...Read more

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I had HPV shot, it made my period a week late. Now its been a week and my period is still on I've never had a late period and it normally lasts 3 days?

I had HPV shot, it made my period a week late. Now its been a week and my period is still on I've never had a late period and it normally lasts 3 days?

No relation: The hpv vaccine, (gardisil and cervarix), do not affect your period. You are having dysfunctional uterine bleeding for another reason. At your age, this is not typically anything bad. That being said, if your abnormal bleeding persists, call your gyn and make an appointment to be evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How late is a period usually if you're pregnant? My period was 3 days late... Is that considered a late period sign for pregnancy?

How late is a period usually if you're pregnant? My period was 3 days late... Is that considered a late period sign for pregnancy?

Yes: If you are pregnant, you won't have a period for 10 or 11 months. If you are 3 days late, a home pregnancy test is usually accurate to make the diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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