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Home urine pregnancy
tests are 97 % accurate in diagnosing a pregnancy if done at the proper time. Since you tested a few days after your period, there is only a 3 % chance that it is showing you a wrong result.
The only way to confirm a pregnancy for sure would be to visit a gynecologist and undergo examination/ultrasound/blood tests as suggested.
I would further recommend a checkup because there are certain other causes of such post menstrual spotting, and light periods, which should be ruled out.
One factor is age related , because normally females start experiencing pre menopausal symptoms by the age of 40, and you are headed there, agewise. This could lead to irregular bleeding, altered bleeding, lighter periods, erratic spotting etc.
Another reason is any kind of stress
, weight fluctuations or emotional upheavals.Thyroid
, adrenal hormone dysfunction or deranged blood sugars might present this way.
Also, any kind of medications you might be consuming might affect the normal menstrual cycles.Polycystic ovaries
of defect in the uterus
might lead to such presentation also.
As you had dryness and soreness in intercourse, it indicates a hormonal
imbalance, which is most common at your age, and explains the spotting too.
Please consult a gynecologist, for knowing exact cause and treatment plan accordingly, and also, as you wish to conceive, as at 38, that also requires intensive investigations and prompt treatment
Take care and feel free to ask for further clarifications.