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    An_249941 posted:
    4 minutes ago thought i might have been having implantation bleeding because i started bleeding a week early saterday the 12th and it lasted for three days ended on the 14th then stoppedA DAY BEFORE my period was supposed to start on the 17th then this morning on the 17th i bled a little then it had brown color to it then stopped help! am i pregnant?
    i had sex with my boyfriend while i was ovulating and i have a feeling i maybe can somebody help me figure out what is going on with me?
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    tlkittycat1968 responded:
    The only way to know if you're pregnant is to take a test.
     
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    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear An: tlkittycat is correct. Erratic bleeding is not the best way to confirm implantation bleeding. Get a very sensitive urine pregnancy test done at about the time of your expected flow (eg 1/17). If it is negative, it can be repeated a week later to be absolutely sure.

    If there is a consistent negative result then the erratic bleeding is likely from some other source. The next most likely cause would be a missed/late ovulation. Just being scared about an unintended pregnancy can cause a change in ovulation leading to period changes. Should you be trying to conceive I hope your test is positive. If you continue to have unscheduled bleeding you should see a GYN or your local family planning clinic for follow up.

    Yours,
    Jane


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