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how do you know whether its a periods or vaginal bleeding that happens during pregnancy

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YES: Get a pregnancy test. If negative probably period. If pregnant get checked to determine the cause of the bleeding during pregnancy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: Bleeding is never a sign or indication of pregnancy. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy would be considered unusual an ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Hormonal imbalance: It is not uncommon the 20s and should straighten itself out in a couple of cycles . If it doesn't talk to your doc about available options!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No ectopic pregnancy is NOT possible especially if the previous period was normal. If the period was NOT normal then run a pregnancy test or see your ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
45 years experience Radiology
It's possible: Sometimes when the embryo implants in the uterus it causes some mild bleeding. Implantation typically occurs about one week before your period is due ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
U need a pregnancy: test. If you continue to have bleeding/ discharge u need to get to a GYN or family doctor to make sure u do not have a miscarriage. That is the most ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding is not normal in pregnancy though spotting can occur. You can not have periods if you are pregnant
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Check a test: Yes, you can check a test now to see if you are pregnant.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after mi ... Read More
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