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Hi i have missed a and now having brown discharge..

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Hi i have missed a period and now having brown discharge..
Its been 40 days since my first day of my last period
Uhm i usually have cramps before i get my period but this time with the brownish discharge i have had no warning
I've also felt really lethargic in the past week or so, Please help
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Are you sexually active, History of unprotected sex?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
Do you suffer from severe emotional stress or anxiety issue?
Do you have abdomen cramps?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am sexually active yes,
My boyfriend and i use the pull out method for sex

No medical issues that i know off

Ive had anxiety for 4-5 years but never have been affected before

theres little cramos but nothing like normal


Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.

Well, According to studies the pull-out method, or Withdrawal, also known as coitus interruptus has an Average Failure Rate of 27%
It means that every year, over 1 in 4 people using withdrawal as their only method of birth control will get pregnant.

It happens because, Lubricating fluids escape long before ejaculation, and may cause pregnancy.

Having last period, since 40 days back along with brown discharge and fatigue could be related with pregnancy.
At this time, you need to go for pregnancy test.
Also, sometimes stress and anxiety issue would also cause missed period.
You can do a home pregnancy test, for checking pregnancy.

Brown discharge may come during early pregnancy, As During early pregnancy, your cervix changes in order to accommodate new baby. Your body will provide increased blood flow to your cervix, and sometimes this can result in light bleeding/ discharge.

Extreme emotional stress, Hormonal abnormality can also cause such symptoms.
Please start with pregnancy test, and accordingly proceed further.

Hope this helped.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you Dr.
I have done a pregnancy test yesterday-Come back negitive
But i also couldnt have enough pee to wet the stick
so had to pee in a cup after already peeing on it so unsure if that would have made it mis-read ?

Dear Customer,
Thanks for asking follow up question. I am happy to answer you further.

The pregnancy hormone HCG takes at least 2 weeks after missed period, to show up in test. You should wait for 2 weeks, after missed period, and then get a blood pregnancy test.
If after 2 weeks, you have a negative pregnancy test, then missed period can be due to stress, or hormonal disturbances.

Yes, it is possible that you may have gone for a wrong way to check for pregnancy.
I would advise that you should wait at least 2 weeks, from the time you were expected periods, and then go for a pregnancy test.

Good luck and Take care.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

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