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On the internet many women on forums claim that they had monthly periods or heavy bleeding while they are pregnant, is that possible?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Preg bleed: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

On the internet many women claim they have had monthly periods and/or heavy bleeding while pregnant. Is that possible?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Good Question: Once a woman becomes pregnant her periods cease. She should not have monthly bleeding after that. Sometimes women do experience bleeding during pregnancy - some times the cause is benign, sometimes quite serious ; at other times it may signal a miscarriage.

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