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Implantation or start of period?

By January 16, 2017 - 10:51am
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My period is currently 10 days late, and I'm on day 46 of my cycle. Last night, I started having light pink/brown spotting and it has continued to be very light today as well. I haven't had sex in 15 days and we had used condoms, all my pregnancy tests are negative. Is this likely to be the start of my period or implantation bleeding?

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Hello bm23,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. I see that you posted about a late period just a few days ago. You mention that your physician did not think you were pregnant.

Since you have had protected sex and several negative pregnancy test results, I think the spotting and light bleeding is the start of your period.


January 16, 2017 - 11:03am
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