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Hi,

I am 24 years, married an year ago. As we are planning for a kid, wanted to clarify few things. I had my last period on April 8th. But i could see brown discharge from past 3 days. Took Home Pregnancy test which turned out to be negative. So, do i need to wait for some more time and then take a test. Any Suggestions/comments will be really helpful!


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replied June 6th, 2014
Am I Pregnant Answer A47650
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. If your last periods was on April 8th and you have not had any period in May then chances of pregnancy are there especially if you are trying for pregnancy.

If you are apprehensive regarding the status of your pregnancy you can get it checked. Most home pregnancy tests that check urine beta-HCG are sensitive to 20-25 mIU/ml of HCG. The test can be positive anywhere from about 2-3 days prior to a missed menses to 4-5 days after, but usually it should be done 7-10 days past your missed period.

Otherwise you can get a serum HCG also done which is more specific than urine pregnancy test.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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