I have brown-ish red vaginal discharge, I took a pregnancy test and I'm not pregnant. What else can it be?

Spotting. Likely spotting outside of your regular cycle. Can occur with variations in ovulation, with oral contraception and with some infections. Monitor for another cycle or two and consult a health care provider if unusual bleeding or spotting symptoms continue.

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What if I took a home pregnancy test and it came out positive? Then the next month a get a vaginal discharge and it comes out brown what does that mean?

A . A positive pregnancy test means that you are likely pregnant. Brown discharge could be some slight bleeding. 20-30% of women will have some vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. First trimester bleeding can have many causes such as: threatened miscarriage - bleeding, but the fetus is still alive inside miscarriage - lost pregnancy ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy which implants in the fallopian tube molar pregnancy - abnormal tissue developing instead of a fetus post-coital bleeding - bleeding after sex from a sensitive cervix trauma or infection unrelated to pregnancy - small cuts or tears in the vagina or an infection such as pelvic inflammatory disease since some of these can be dangerous and since vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is always considered abnormal, you should call you ob/gyne doctor for any bleeding. They will be able to check you and treat you appropriately. Good luck! Read more...
Obstetrician . For the sake of your and your baby's health, you should be under the care of an obstetrician.
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Brown vaginal discharge 11 days before expected period... Negative home pregnancy test..

Too soon to test. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. Read more...

I'm scared to take a pregnancy test but I am getting brown vaginal discharge after 2 weeks of missed period. What does that mean?

Unsure. A pregnancy test is painless - so you should not fear the test. If it is the result you fear - if you are already pregnant, the test does not change anything except answering the obvious question - is the brown discharge due to pregnancy or not. Read more...

I skipped my period and I'm having a smelly vaginal discharge and my sexual partner didn't have any diseases. Took a pregnancy test and was negative?

Bacterial vaginosis . The skipped period is more than likely unrelated and there are multiple explanations for this outside of pregnancy. A foul discharge also may have different etiologies. Best to see a physician. Read more...

I'm 17 days late with a lot of clear vaginal discharge but 3 negative home pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely. If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 17 days after the due date for a period, you are not pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx. Read more...