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Hey you guys!

So, first off, I should explain that my period has been all over the place for a really long time.. so I can never keep track of my cycle or when it's due (blame it on the PCOS). Anyways, it's been 12 days since my boyfriend and I messed around (no sex, just messing around with clothes on), and being my paranoid self, I'm a little scared about being pregnant. I had my last period on June 11th (26 day cycle?) and today in the afternoon, I found some dark brown discharge in my underwear that has turned pinkish-red. And it's not like little spots here and there.. the brown discharge was thick and sticky (TMI.. sorry).

Could this be implantation bleeding? I've taken two pregnancy tests.. one a few days ago and the other today and both came out negative. Any thoughts?

[ 07-08-2008, 11:43 PM: Message edited by: monkeyboom ]

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Hey monkeyboom. Welcome to Scarleteen. [Smile]

If you were both wearing clothes, then you most likely didn't have a risk to begin with. Since you took that second test 12 days after the risk, then you can trust the results of it to be accurate. (For future use, you have to wait 10-14 days after a given risk for a test to yield accurate results.)

It could be that you are starting your period, though if you chart your discharge and this discharge seems abnormal to you, then it might not be a bad idea to give your gynecologist a call and ask about it.

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Thanks, orca. =]

I figured 12 days would be enough for the pregnancy test would be accurate. The bleeding is getting redder, so I think it's my period. I don't think implantation bleeding is supposed to be red, right?

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Pregnancy tests are accurate at 10 to 14 days after the risk, so you waited long enough to take it and it should have given you a correct result.

Also, implantation bleeding is really light spotting that only lasts for a day or two, so if your bleeding has been going on longer than that, and is heavier than that, it likely is your period.

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