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twinges in my lower stomache bit nothing like period pains?

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hi there, dont no if anyone can help me im so confused, im no longer on the pill as we are trying to conceive. I had a normal period 5th-9th August, i ovulated on/around 22nd August. Was due on 2nd sept...but never came on. Had a few pale pink spots on the 5th..then on the 6th,7th and 8th i had a light/medium flow of a brown colour that was stopping and started, enough to wear a pad. then nothing on the 9th, and now on the 10th a brown creamy discharge when i wipe.Ive had a few twinges in my lower stomache bit nothing like period pains at all. Ive taken 2 tests but both came out negative!! Please help xx
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replied September 12th, 2011
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The possibility of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely if you had been sexually active after your last periods. The symptoms that you describe (pink spotting, brown discharge, mild abdominal cramps) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy tests done very early during pregnancy can show false negative results. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about a week after your missed periods) and should always be done on an early morning first urine sample as the concentration of the pregnancy hormone HCG is highest in this sample.
If you suspect chances of pregnancy, look out for development of any other symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) along with a serum/blood HCG test done to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately (the levels of the hormone detected would also suggest the possible duration of pregnancy). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid any heavy work. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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