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Can a woman have a period and still be pregnant?

Can a woman have a period and still  be pregnant?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a woman get her period and still be pregnant ?

Can a woman get her period and still be pregnant ?

Yes: In rare instances, but sometimes spotting is mistaken for a light period. ...Read more

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Could a woman get pregnant while she is still on her period?

Could a woman get pregnant while she is still on her period?

No: If a woman is menstruating then she can not get pregnant. Although you must remember that not all vaginal bleeding is menstrual bleeding. Vagina, cervical or midcycle bleeding can often be confused with menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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If a woman hasn't had her period for months, will she still be able to get pregnant?

If a woman hasn't had her period for months, will she still be able to get pregnant?

Potentially.: Amenorrhea may be due to hormonal imbalance, and that would make pregnancy less likely but not impossible. It only takes one ovulation within 5 days of vaginal intercourse to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a woman in her late 20s still get pregnant even if she hasn't had her period in over 3 years?

Can a woman in her late 20s still get pregnant even if she hasn't had her period in over 3 years?

Yes. See REI if TTC: No periods means you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) each month. If you're not trying to conceive you should still use birth control as you may still be fertile, and you can go from no period to prego without a recent period. If trying to conceive see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to find out why you're irregular and for treatment to help you get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the odds/chances/percentage of a woman not ovulating but still gets a period? I was irregular for years.Now i'm normal but can't get pregnant

What are the odds/chances/percentage of a woman not ovulating but still gets a period? I was irregular for years.Now i'm normal but can't get pregnant

See a Gynecologist: To diagnose an anovulatory period a gynecologist might have you do temperature measurements to determine if you show the temperature spike associated with ovulation. If not then you will need a detailed workup to look for the cause and devise a treatment. Possible causes include polycystic ovary syndrome, hypothalamic dysfunction, perimenopause, ovulatory dysfunction, thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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Is it still possible for a woman to become pregnant after she receives her period?

Is it still possible for a woman to become pregnant after she receives her period?

The reason:: It would be possible if a woman with a very short menstrual cycle still had viable sperm in her body at the time of ovulation. It isn't common but it is one more reason to consistently use some form of protection when sexually active. ...Read more

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I've heard of the possibility of a woman that receives what is apparently her full period but could still be pregnant. Not just spotting. Is this true?

I've heard of the possibility of a woman that receives what is apparently her full period but could still be pregnant. Not just spotting. Is this true?

Yes: This is a rare situation, and puts both the patient and doctor in some distress. We never like bleeding during pregnancy. I have had one pt who bled for the first six months of her pregnancy. Drove us both crazy. ...Read more

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Can a woman be 5mnths pregnant and still have a period? I've had 2 normal periods then stopped for 3mnths and 3days ago started again. 2 neg htp. Preg?:(

Can a woman be 5mnths pregnant and still have a period? I've had 2 normal periods then stopped for 3mnths and 3days ago started again. 2 neg htp. Preg?:(

Still mensruating : If you were 20 weeks pregnant you would feel slight kicking of the fetus and your uterus would bebup to your belly button. Women may bleed in the first trimester. This usually resolves. Women cannot menstruste during pregnancy because of very high hormone levels. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more