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if your period comes early does it mean I could be pregnant

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
When in: Doubt take a pregnancy test. It is likely that you could have had a period plus an episode of break through bleeding. Doubt pregnancy with this scenar ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
No, yes: Early period doesn't signify pregnancy. Best time to take pregnancy test is 4 weeks after last menstrual period (lmp). In other words, check after you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: If you actually have your period then you aren't pregnant. But a woman may experience some bleeding while pregnant. So, if uncertain take a home pregn ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. Better at 3 wk.: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typically not: Having a early period does not typically mean you are pregnant. Sometimes it can be a result of hormonal changes, changes in diet or exercise, stress ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Period: You can always be pregnant if you have had unprotected sex I would do a pregnancy test to make sure if that is soon otherwise slight change in your pe ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: If you are on your period you are not pregnant, however, sometimes people do experience some bleeding while they are pregnant and it can be hard to te ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No periods : You cannot have a period when you are pregnant. There are however a number of conditions that can cause bleeding during pregnancy. Light spotting is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is common to spot early during your pregnancy, but you cannot menstruate while you are pregnant.

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