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24 Mar 2003

Could I be pregnant?
I am 4 days late and today started very light pink spotting. I did a pregnancy test 1 day before my period was due and it was negative. Could I be pregnant? Doesn't implantation bleeding (if this is what it is) happen earlier than this? I don't want to do another test as I can't handle seeing another negative (been trying for a long time).
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GynaeDoc
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01 Jan 0001

You would have done the pregnancy test too early for it to be positive even if you are pregnant. Implantation bleeding can occur around this time if you ovulated a bit later than expected. I would suggest that you repeat the pregnancy test on Day 7 if you have not had a proper period by then.

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