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I have a women's health question about mid-cycle spotting. I never experienced this before this month, when around day 13 of my cycle I had some brown spotting. It was very light and only lasted a day or two at the most. I was just concerned because it had never happened to me before, and now my period is about three days late. I also experienced some unusual nausea and vomiting last week, and my breasts feel heavy and sore, especially when I wake up in the morning. Do you think these symptoms are just coincidental, or is there a chance I could be pregnant? We almost always use condoms, but last month we did use the withdrawal method (one time unsuccessfully--this time was very close to the beginning of my last period), which was another reason I was concerned about the spotting.

Thank you very much for your time.

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replied November 24th, 2010
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A17276
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Midcycle spotting, nausea, vomiting, delayed periods, sore breasts could suggest possibility of pregnancy. Withdrawal method is associated with highest failure rates. Visit your gynecologist for examination and tests to confirm/rule out pregnancy. Blood HCG levels are confirmatory and more accurate than the urine pregnancy tests as chances of getting false negative tests results are high with urine pregnancy tests. Look out for other symptoms suggestive of pregnancy like: fatigue, constipation, increased sleep, hunger and tiredness, mood changes, back pain, lower abdominal cramps, increased frequency of urine, nipple sensitivity.
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