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A 16-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between menstrual bleeding and bleeding during pregnancy? i'm confused. i had my period and it was normal and it took 5 days.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
A positive test: The answer is simple - the difference is a positive home pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is negative then this is menstrual bleeding. If the test is positive then this is bleeding during pregnancy and prompt evaluation by a doctor is warranted.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2015

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