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supposed to start my cycle yesterday but I started today

I was supposed to start my menstrual cycle yesterday but I started today and its very light and its a brownish colour which is not normal for me. Could it be implantation bleeding and could I be pregnant?
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replied June 12th, 2014
Hi,
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If the bleeding/spotting remains the same and does not progress to become your actual periods, it could be due to probable implantation bleeding (if you had been sexually active after last normal periods). Observe the spotting and your symptoms. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if the symptoms remain persistent, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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