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A 40-year-old member asked:

how often on average can you have your period if your pregnant?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Can't: Vaginal bleeding is possible for several reasons when pregnant, but you cannot have a menstrual period at all while pregnant, not possible.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely.

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How long after your period could you get pregnant?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Varies: Some women may ovulate as early as 5-7 days after day 1, which is the first day of menstrual flow, not spotting. Usually though a person ovulates 12-16 days prior to there menses.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can you have a period n be pregnant?

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Dr. Felicia Tillman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: However, you can bleed while you are pregnant. It can be heavy and appear like a period, especially if you are having a miscarriage.
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Can you be pregnant if you have your period?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding is rather common during early pregnancy. Some women may mistakenly think that this bleeding is a true period, when in fact it is due to the pregnancy. Do frequent pregnancy tests and if you think you might be pregnant, you should should call for an appointment to see your doctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How often on average can you start your period if your pregnant?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This gives them the impression that they are having their period, when they are, in fact, pregnant.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you suggest other reasons for missing your period besides pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.

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