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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had some brown discharge when I wiped 2 weeks before my period, that became slightly heavier to wear a pad. It was also more pink/red and lasted for about 6 hours. I'm not on birth control, 23 yrs old and my periods are not that regular. They are anywhere from 28-35 day cycles. My last period started May 19-23....then this spotting/bleeding started June 12. I track my periods on an app on my phone which estimated my next period to start on June 25th. Also, it said that I was most fertile June 2-7. I'm usually really good about keeping track of the days my husband and I have sex, but I've only seemed to mark down June 5th, which we used a condom. I've had implantation bleeding before, took a test that morning and was pregnant. I thought this bleeding might be the same, took a test and it was negative. Is this really implantation bleeding or something else?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   HI
Doctor :   please give me sometime to read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   as per the history given by you, it could be an implantation bleed if you have had unprotected intercourse around your fertile period.
User :   How long do I need to wait before I can test after implantation then? If this is what it might be
Doctor :   you can do the test in another 10-15 days time
Doctor :   if it comes negative, re-confirm it with a blood beta HCG test done
User :   Okay...could this also be ovulation spotting?
Doctor :   it is possible , but we cannot say, unless confirmed with tests
User :   Thank you Dr
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Like I said before I have had implantation bleeding a took a test right away, why didn't it read positive this time
Doctor :   sometimes the hormones concentration is less, so at that time the reading will show false positive result
Doctor :   blood tests are accurate
Doctor :   and confirmatory in these scenarios
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