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Weeks late on period then brown discharge

I was over 3 weeks late for my period I took pregnancy tests that were negative with no other pregnancy symptoms, I have now had 1 day of a thick brown discharge I'm really confused it normally happens to show the end of my period
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replied November 24th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehalthforum,
Sometimes you can keep getting false negative results with urine pregnancy test kits during early pregnancy as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 18-20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). If you miss your periods, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy (as suggested by your morning nausea), 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, further evaluation would be done to look for underlying cause for your symptoms and missed/abnormal periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control your symptoms and regulate your periods. 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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