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A 46-year-old member asked:

is it possible to have a period and be pregnant?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
No: Periods stop when pregnancy occurs. Bleeding at any point in pregnancy is not normal. You should be evaluated by your doctor to check the status of your pregnancy.
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Technically no: You do not ovulate when you are pregnant, and do not have normal periods. But it is not uncommon to have some bleeding during pregnancy that can be somewhat like a period. That is not considered normal, and you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant and have any bleeding.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Although there is potential for bleeding during pregnancy; periods do not occur at this time.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Being Pregnant: Any bleeding in pregnancy is abnormal, unexpected and an emergency. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No: It is not possible to menstruate while pregnant. Many women have isolated vaginal bleeding while pregnant, that's common: but it's not menstruation, and not your period. Anyone who says so doesn't understand the endocrinology of menstruation, that's pure myth. i be helpful. If you are concerned about pregnancy a home test may be helpful.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
No: A normal menstrual period won't occur during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and have vaginal bleeding, notify your obstetrician.

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Is it possible to get pregnant while on your period?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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It happens anytime: You can get pregnant at any time during your cycle. The chance is less right before/during/after period, but still happens. Best chance is around time of ovulation--often midcycle for most women. Many women have some light period/bleeding during the first month or two after becoming pregnant. It is very easy and fast to do a home pregnancy test--which is highly accurate. So, check a hpt. Good luc.
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Is it possible to have a period and be pregnant simultaneously?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Up to 30% of pregnant people will bleed during their expected menses due to implantation bleeding. This leads to conusion because these women may not know they're pregnant. They'll think that they got pregnant during their period when they didn't.
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Is it possible to become pregnant on your period?

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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
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No: You are ovulating/ fertile two weeks before your period.
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Is it possible to have your period twice while pregnant?

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Am I pregnant: It is not usual to have full and normal periods if you are pregnant. But, if you are wondering it sounds like it is time to get a pregnancy test.

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