A 35-year-old female asked:
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having light red/dark bleeding which began 5 days before period is due and is ongoing. my breasts are extremely tender. could i still be pregnant?

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Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy?: Bleeding prior to a period with unprotected sex can occur with implantation of a fertilized egg, so yes, you could be pregnant. To be sure, obtain a serum HCG (quantitative) test , especially if the bleeding continues, since pregnancy outside the uterus could be the cause. If positive see your healthcare provider for an ultrasound exam and other testing.
Answered on May 18, 2017

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