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Had protected sex, have brown blood in underwear during period, cramps, red clots, stringy blood. Sign of pregnancy?

Background info: I am 30, fairly sexually active, and we use condoms each time. I last had protected sex two weeks ago. My periods have always been very very regular and predictable - especially for the past few years after I d turned 25/26, my periods have always begun with an extremely light flow with cramps on the first day, and heavy flow on the 2nd and 3rd day, and back to a light flow on the 4-5/6th day. I usually have loose stools on the 2nd day too. However, this month, around the time when I was expecting my period to arrive - I experienced dark brown blood in my underwear and subsequently my pad. It was quite light. That went on for about 2 days - and I started being stressed about it. It was then all-clear for about 1-2 days, and I began experiencing some mild menstrual cramps, and started seeing some red blood yesterday. I was relieved, thinking that my period had arrived. However, I still did not have a regular flow. Today, as I went to the toilet, I had bright red blood clots and some red stringy blood and some clots left in the toilet bowl. I am panicking as I am definitely not ready for it to be a sign of pregnancy. Will schedule a doctor s appointment soon. Am also thinking if it could be related to a lack of sleep and/or stress? Thank you!
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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The irregular mild spotting that you are having could be due to pregnancy. The failure rate of using condoms is higher as compared to other contraceptive methods. You need to test your urine for pregnancy to confirm.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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