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Loose motion during early pregnancy before period

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Pregnancy sx: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, t... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Spotting pregnancy: This sounds like common implantation bleeding. However, should probably be seen to ensure not bleeding for other reasons eg. Missed abortion, ectopic ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
NO: Although a woman may experience bleeding during pregnancy - it would not be due to her period.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pregnancy test: Very easy to tell the difference. Check a pregnancy test. If it is negative then its a period. If it is positive then it's bleeding in pregnancy and p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
Fertility Medicine 16 years experience
Can't tell: It is difficult to tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and bleeding during pregnancy. A pregnancy test should be performed on any patient ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Sometimes: The cramping that people sometimes feel in early pregnancy may feel like period cramps but the feeling is actually from the expanding of the uterus fr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neither: Neither of those options are a reliable sign of an impeding period or pregnancy.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
The discharge you described is not able to differentiate between period and pregnancy. If you had sex since your last period and miss your period by 4... Read More
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