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Hi I am 28 years old. On 8/25 I started to have a thick brown discharge , it is not as thick now but has been going on for 6 days now. I took a pregnancy test and it has come back negative. My period pills start on 9/2 and i usually start my period a few days after. I have never had this happen before a period and even after a period it has only last 1 to days. At this point in your opinion is it time for me to go see a doctor or should I wait it out till after my period? i recently moved states a couple of months ago and will not have health insurance until October, so I have not found a doctor in my area yet.

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replied August 31st, 2018
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

The pregnancy test was done too early. Without any medication , two weeks after a period is missed , should a pregnancy test be done. You should get your gynecologist to examine the discharge which you mentioned and a repeat test can be done later. Beta hcg blood levels +/- TVUS can be advised to rule out pregnancy and to continue pills safely.

Wishing you best of health


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