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Question: brown blood/ discharge?


 cp1025 - Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:22 pm

I am very nervous. I should get my period around the 25th a day or 2 late or early once in a while, but instead i have this dark brown blood? Its not heavy but i need a pantyliner. Usually i have a heavy period and bad cramps but this time nothing. I am wondering if this has to do with me loosing my virginity about 3 weeks ago just after my last period. I have only had sex twice both protected but i am very very nervous. Could this mean im pregnant? Im not sure what to think!!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:47 pm

User avatar Hello,
This type of variation in periods can be quite normal but would not indicate one way or another about pregnancy. You would have to take a pregnancy test to find out. These home tests are usually reliable a few days after your expected period day. If negative but you still don't get a period and worry, take another test a week later since hormone levels may be a little late rising high enough to show up.

If you are not pregnant and since you have become sexually active I would recommend a reliable birth control method you can depend on. Latex condoms work well since they also reduce your risk of sexually transmitted infections.

Best wishes.

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