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QUESTION: Hello,  

  I am a 29 year old female and last week my period only lasted for one day.  It also came with a brown spotting type discharge before and after the period.  The one day I did have the period it was slightly heavy.  Normally my periods are heavy 5-7 days and very punctual.  There is a possibility of me being pregnant but I took a pregnancy test at home twice and they came back negative.  So if I am not pregnant then what could be the cause of this strange period?

ANSWER: Dear Eryn, Thanks for your question. I can't tell you if you are pregnant or not. I suggest that you go to a pregnancy resource center and get a free test there. Sometimes, you can be pregnant but it not show up on the test. So go to or and click on the worldwide directory. So if you eventually find out that you are not pregnant, then you should see your doctor to find out what else could be the problem. Will it be a problem if you are pregnant? Please email me at so you can update me. Thanks!

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QUESTION: No it wouldn't be a problem if I was pregnant.  I would be very excited!  I'm hoping that is what is causing this but if it isn't I want to know if I should be concerned.  Like a lot of people out there I do not have health insurance so going to see a doctor is tough but I will try to go see one.  

So all in all this could actually be a symptom of pregnancy?

Thanks for your help.

Dear Eryn, As I suggested, you can go to a pregnancy resource center and get a fREE test. You can find a resource center at or and click on the worldwide directory. Please let me know what happens. I hope you get your heart's desire. My private email address is

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