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Spotting between periods and late period

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my period came on the 6 of July and ended the 11 of July. I spotted on the 23, 24, 25, 26 it was light pink and brown wit cramping in my lower belly. I took a hpt on the 2 of this month which came out nagative but i still havent see my period yet. I have cramps light that goes and come but it dont feel like the cramp i be having when my period is on the way. I dont know what to do

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replied August 6th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A25774
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Sometimes urine pregnancy tests can also show you false negative results. The urine pregnancy test (UPT) kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate. UPT should always be done on early morning first urine sample as the concentration of pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be highest in this sample. If you were sexually active after your last periods, (and if you are not on any form of birth control measures), your symptoms could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods (sometimes they can be upto 10 days late). If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist for 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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