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Periods delayed, brown spotting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my period was due on the second of this month. I am now 7 days late but i have been having brown spotting could this be my period or am i pregnant? My periods are never late
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   when was your last sexual intercourse?
User :   june 28
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is your menstrual cycle regular?
User :   Yes it is. My husband can chart it by month and its never late
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When was your last menstrual period?
User :   June 4 and we had sex when i was ovulating to
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There are chance of getting pregnant.
Doctor :   You can wait another 5 to 7 days and do a urine pregnancy test,
Doctor :   to confirm/ rule out pregnancy.
User :   Ok so if it doesn't start then or i don't have my period what does that mean im pregnant
Doctor :   It is one of the possibility.
User :   whats the other possiblities
Doctor :   Any pathology of the genital system. but it is very unlikely.
User :   ok what makes you rule out that
Doctor :   Since it is your first time and it is just 7 days.
Doctor :   Do you have any menstrual disturbances?
User :   like what
Doctor :   Pain abdomen, discharge, etc
User :   cramps but not period cramps and just the brown spotting and lower back pain and headaches every now and then
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You can wait another 5 to 7 days and do a urine pregnancy test.
User :   ok i will do that. thank you so much for your help.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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