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Shortness of breath and started spotting with cramps. Pregnancy test negative. Am I pregnant?

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I started spotting on 11/13/12 for 11 days and never had regular period. I took a pregnancy test on 12/14 which was negative and never started period. I started spotting again on 12/20, brownish color with a little cramping. could I be pregnant or could it be something else? No symptoms of pregnancy. Some shortness of breath past couple of weeks.
Posted Tue, 8 Jan 2013 in Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The mild spotting that you are having could be due to a light period or an implantation bleeding. It was too early on 12/14 to get a positive test for pregnancy. You should test again for pregnancy using a kit and if you get a negative result then pregnancy is ruled out.
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Follow-up: Shortness of breath and started spotting with cramps. Pregnancy test negative. Am I pregnant? 11 hours later
So I took a test and it was neg. If I'm not pregnant, what else would cause spotting for two months in a row and no regular period?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 11 hours later
Thanks for writing again.
This could be due to a hormonal disturbance or anaemia, stress, change in environmental factors, thyroid problem, etc. You can consult your gynecologist for a few blood tests to detect the cause.
Hope my answer is helpful.
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