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having some brown discharge. Could I still be pregnant?

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My husband and I have been trying to conceive and the whole month of we've had intercourse the whole month of April. My period is due on the 26th and I have some of the pregnancy symptoms, I even took two pregnancy test and they were both negative, yea it was sad, but Im having some brown discharge. Could I still be pregnant?


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replied May 23rd, 2011
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A23313
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Urine pregnancy tests usually start showing positive results after about a week from missing periods (or after about 20 days post-conception). Sometimes they can also show you false negative results. Urine pregnancy test kits are calibrated ones, so they show positive results only after the hormonal levels in urine have reached a certain level. Blood HCG level estimation is accurate and can detect pregnancy accurately earlier than urine pregnancy tests (at about 11 days post conception).
The brown discharge could be indicative of possibility of implantation bleeding. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you suspect to be pregnant or are having symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for a thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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