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How can I tell if I could be pregnant?

By Anonymous September 27, 2010 - 5:17pm
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I'm rarely regular or on time when it comes to my period but I had sex almost a month ago, right after I got off my last period and it's around the time when I should be having my next one. I'm starting to freak out a little because I'm not really having any symptoms like I usually do before I start my period and I just stared having brown discharge for a couple days now. I've heard this can be normal due to "old blood" or a warning letting me know that I'll be getting my period soon. When I had sex he wore a condom and pulled out, so I have no idea what this brown discharge could mean. I'm kind of scared.

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Anonymous, you say he used a condom, so why do you think you could be pregnant?

The brown is likely old blood. Sometimes it is even just spotting but there just isn't enough flow for it to come out right away so by the time it does, it is brown.

Wait to worry until a full week after you miss a period. Then take a home pregnancy test. But since you used a condom, the odds of you being pregnant are extremely low.

Thank you for writing and good luck.

September 28, 2010 - 6:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

2 weeks ago I'm pretty sure I started because it was heavy and started to become more red instead of brown, I had to wear tampons just like I reguarly do when I'm on my period. But just starting today I have been having to pee a lot and my boobs are a little sore. I'm not too sure what to think of this..I hate to think that it's anything since I'm 99% sure I had my period?

October 14, 2010 - 5:26pm
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