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Doctor insights on: Can I Be Pregnant And Have A Heavy Period

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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 you have a heavy period while pregnant?

Can you have a heavy period while pregnant?

Typically NO.: During the first two months of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have light bleeding for a day or two at the times your period would be due. Heavy bleeding during pregnancy is not normal. This can be due to a threatened miscarriage, or a placenta prévia or other serious conditions. If you are pregnant and experiencing these symptoms, see your OB doc immediately. ...Read more

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Can you have a heavy period and be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Periods stop if you are pregnant. Of course in the first few weeks there may be spotting or light bleeding as the fetus implants on the uterine wall. But a heavy "period' means you are not pregnant or you are miscarrying a fetus. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heavy period if pregnant?

Anything is possible: Heavy period during pregnancy might be result of miscarriage. Go see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you have a heavy period and still be pregnant? How do people not know they are pregnant when they are sometimes nearly 6 months pregnant?

Can you have a heavy period and still be pregnant? How do people not know they are pregnant when they are sometimes nearly 6 months pregnant?

No: A woman cannot have any kind of true menstrual period while pregnant. People "not know" a lot of things in life, because people come in all types, shapes, sizes, etc... some are just not observant, some don't want to believe, some are unable to know, some know but must deny it, etc... ...Read more

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Can you still be pregnant if you have a heavy period with clotting?

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I always have a heavy period, this week it is light and no cramps. I'm a virgin but engage in oral sex. Am i pregnant?

I always have a heavy period, this week it is light and no cramps. I'm a virgin but engage in oral sex. Am i pregnant?

You can not be: You can not get pregnant by having oral sex, you need a intercourse with man depositing sperms in your vagina to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more