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Light brown discharge and cramps after forgotten pill

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Last week I had a light brown discharge for about 2 days and I have been having cramps like I get when I have my period but my period is not due for another week and I am always on the exact date,I am currently on the pill but I forgot one this month and had unprotected sex around the time I would have been ovulating.I am also getting pains in my back and have a higher temperature than normal.What could this be?Could I be pregnant?

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replied July 22nd, 2010
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Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. The possibility of pregnancy needs to be ruled out in view of the spotting/cramps. The brown discharge can possibly be due to the implantation bleeding. The urine pregnancy test is usually done around 1 week after the missed periods. I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy tests.

Moreover, it gets elevated in blood much early (around 10 days after the implantation of the zygote, formed by the union of an egg and a sperm). The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy. An ultrasound of the uterus can also be done to look for the gestation sac. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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