Brown discharge does not automatically indicate pregnancy, but if it occurs slightly before a regular menstrual cycle and there is a possibility of pregnancy, a pregnancy test should be taken, according to What to Expect. A brown discharge, called implantation bleeding, is a common occurrence 10 to 14 days after ovulation when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining.Continue Reading
If the brown discharge is caused by implantation bleeding, it is typically much shorter and lighter than a regular menstrual period, according to What to Expect. Implantation bleeding can be accompanied by light cramping. The blood is generally either brown or light red, and does not contain any clots. If a pregnancy test is negative and the woman is taking birth control pills, breakthrough bleeding can cause brown bleeding similar to implantation bleeding as the body adjusts to the hormones in the pills.
According to Healthline, in very rare cases, brown bleeding can signify an advanced stage of cervical cancer. Getting a regular pelvic exam and Pap smear helps to prevent undiagnosed cervical cancer from advancing to this stage.
Women with unexplained brown spotting should contact a doctor. While most causes of brown spotting do not indicate a serious problem, it is important to deal with health concerns promptly in the case of a larger problem.Learn more about Pregnancy
According to Negative Pregnancy Test, two dark blue lines on an Accu-Clear pregnancy test mean that the woman who took the test is negative for pregnancy. There are two screens and the first line means the test is working. The second shows the test was negative.Full Answer >
Teenagers can find out if they are pregnant by taking a home pregnancy test available at drugstores and supermarkets or consulting with a physician who performs a urine or blood test, ultrasound or examination of the pelvis while evaluating symptoms, explains Healthline. Pregnancy tests are most accurate when taken a week after a missed period.Full Answer >
According to About.com, a blood pregnancy test can detect the levels of hCG and show a positive pregnancy result approximately 8 to 10 days after conception. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, which is a hormone secreted during pregnancy.Full Answer >
A pregnancy test cannot be taken online, since a blood or urine sample is required. Tests detect the presence of the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone in a woman's body, which indicates pregnancy, according to WebMD.Full Answer >