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A 17-year-old female asked:

can you have your period or bleeding like your period and still be pregnant your first month?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Pregnancy and bleed: Yes women can bleed when they are pregnant and can be as heavy as a normal menses. This does not necessarily mean the pregnancy will not do well. Normal bleeding during menses usually has symptoms prior to occurring, breast tenderness, moodiness, etc. Where bleeding with pregnancy is unexpected.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the probability of getting negative tests and period like bleeding throughout pregnancy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Very small: Many causes for bleeding during pregnancy, but all are abnormal, and require investigation. One not too worrisome cause of light bleeding in early pregnancy is termed "implantation bleeding"--a small amount of bleeding that occurs when the embryo implants in the uterus that occurs around the time of an expected period.
A 24-year-old female asked:

How common is it to have period like bleeding first month of pregnancy, what would cause this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Tell your OB: You should always tell your doctor about period-like bleeding during pregnancy. He or she may want to do an exam, check your pregnancy hormone levels, and order an ultrasound if timing is appropriate. Best wishes!
Canada
A 32-year-old female asked:

Why do some say that you can have a period, or several periods, while pregnant? Any truth to this? If not, than what would cause bleeding in pregnancy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Light Bleeding: Rest assured that in the early weeks of pregnancy, a little spotting or bleeding is very common. The most common cause for experiencing a brown discharge during pregnancy, especially in the later half of the first trimester, is that the body is getting rid of the older blood remnants in the cervix. As the baby grows, the original blood which is used to protect the womb is no longer required.
Canada
A 47-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to have what is know as decidual bleeding for 3 months when your period is due and you are actually pregnant? What is the difference?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Pregnancy Test: The pregnant female has a positive pregnancy test. The non-pregnant female has a negative pregnancy test.
Albany, NY
A 19-year-old female asked:

If pregnant can you bleed like you are on your period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Misinformed?: No. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding.

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