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Brown period = sign of pregnancy?

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My period cycle is always irregular. I never know when I'm getting it, but typically I have heavy cramping, loose stools, and a bloody mess that lasts for 5 days. This month is different. Yesterday I began having a brown discharge of sorts. I've never had a period like that except for my first period which was 6 years ago.

I had unprotected sex on July 16th. This may or may not have been on magic day 14 of my cycle.

I am still experiencing diarrhea like usual, but I have been traveling so my body may just be readjusting.

Is it too early to take an OTC pregnancy test?
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replied July 29th, 2008
Especially eHealthy
It is too early for a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests aren't accurate until 10-14 days after conception.

The 'magic' day 14 isn't always magic for everyone. It depends on how long your cycle is, actually. If you have longer cycles (mine are 32-34 days long) you wouldn't ovulate on that same magic day. I ovulate on cycle day 19, for instance.

Unprotected sex will eventually lead to pregnancy. If you choose not to be pregnant, getting on birth control is a good idea. It also regulates your periods (same day EVERY month) and eases cramps and some are even fortunate enough to get much lighter periods!
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replied July 29th, 2008
It has been 10-14 days after conception, hasn't it? It's the 29th today...
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replied July 29th, 2008
Especially eHealthy
Then test.
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replied August 3rd, 2008
I did. It was negative, but I still think I'm pregnant. I was taking high doses of Vitamin C though. Could that alter the results?
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replied December 29th, 2009
glintofgold
it may also depend on the type of test you used, first response and clearblue are the most reliable from what i hear. also it will depend whn you use the test. best time is in the morning, first bathroom time of the day.
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replied May 19th, 2010
If you have had a period for years and it is still irregular you should see a doctor. You may have PCOS or some other condition. After years of having a period, it should not still be so irregular that you don't know when you're getting it. I suggest you go see a gynocologist. They can figure out why your periods are irregular as well as why you have a brown discharge and if you are pregnant. They can also put you on birth control which will regulate your period, prevent pregnancy, as well as likely shorten your period so you don't always have long and heavy periods. Please go see a doctor.
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replied June 11th, 2010
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i have a question, im 19 and NEVER been preganat before, ok. I had unprotected sex about to weeks ago, a few days later i started to feel really sick as if i had to vommmit but i couldnt, this lasted until just a few days ago. Then my lower stomach and lower back started aching.sore breast but not anymore. I thought i was pregnant til i came on my period but it was a week early, but im still feeling sick and sore, itchy nipples, headache, o and did i mention that the day I had sex was my highest day of ovulation?...Could i be pregnant or is it just menustrual symptoms...SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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replied May 16th, 2011
You could well be pregnant, do a test as if you are, it should give you the right result now. I lost a baby last month but before i found out i was pregnant i was bleeding too so didnt think i was, week later i did a pregnancy test and it was positive. Sometime you bleed when your pregnant as its just lining of the womb coming out and preparing for the next 9 months. It perfectly normal to bleed early time of your pregnancy especially when your due on.
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replied August 3rd, 2011
brown period
Hi,

Last month I had my regular period but it lasted for three days only. It was red but light. I just have my first day period but I am so worried because it is not even red it is dark brown. I searched online try to find out some answers and most of them said it is just normal and there is nothing to worry about it. I could be wrong but I felt like my eating habit has changed. I ate almost twice as much as before. My breast have been hurting for almost two weeks now. Could I be pregnant? If you have answers please do share. Thank you so much.
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replied August 23rd, 2011
Hi all.
In need of help last month I was forgetting to take my pill and doubling up when I'd remember I had unprotected sex a few times when my period was due this month it lasted 2 days and stopped and was more brown than red and not really bloody. Could I be pregnant?
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replied March 21st, 2012
brown blood
i thought i got my period yesterday cause it was bright red blood now its just brown and not even flowing just when i wipe whats going on?
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replied August 1st, 2012
Hey! Did any of you find out if you were pregnant in the end? X
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replied August 2nd, 2012
Hi iam 23 my periods r irregued but last weekend i had sex iam not on any kind of bc and for like 3 days now i have had like brown/pink spotting what does this mean plz help asap oh i also took a preg test but it was neg.
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