Hi i am 18 and have been having irregular periods since i started when i was 12, meaning i have gone a few months without my period multiple times before. this year i had two regular periods in a row for jan. and feb. but my period for march was late and came on day 35. only it wasn't like a normal period because it was very dark brown and a little lighter than my normal periods. it did last a full 7 days and my usual periods last anywhere from 4-6 days. the reason i am concerned is because i had sex with my bf about one week before my period should have started and so about 2 weeks before this weird brown period happened. we did use a condom but i am still concerned because this has never happened to me before..is it just the old blood that i read about or a sign of pregnancy?...can you help?
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The brown bleeding could be suggestive of pregnancy (due to history of intercourse during probable fertile period). Other possibilities include it being due to old blood coming, vaginal or cervical infection, cervical dysplasia, polyps, ovarian or uterine causes, use of hormonal birth control, vulvogvaginitis etc.
If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Wait and watch for periods, and visit your doctor/gynecologist if you do not get your periods or have altered periods. A thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately) would help.
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