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Can you be 3 months pregnant but still short periods?

Can you be 3 months pregnant but still  short periods?

No: You can have spotting (1 in 3 women do) in the first 3 or 4 months of pregnancy. But even if you are spotting or bleeding, it is not a menstrual period. You must ovulate to have a period, and you do not ovulate after you conceive. ...Read more

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Can you be 9 months pregnantbut still short periods?

Can you be 9 months pregnantbut still short periods?

Anything's possible: I have seen the patient come to the hospital with a "stomach ache" and then deliver a normal term baby who reported normal monthly periods right up until the admission. This is highly unlikely and we always wonder if the process of denial, as in "i just can't be pregnant, " represents a real or imagined history by these patients. ...Read more

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If you are 3 days late and period was shorter than normal can you be pregnant?

If you are 3 days late and period was shorter than normal can you be pregnant?

If it was spotting &: Not your period that is possible. Take a home pregnancy test if in doubt. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Irregular and sometimes missed periods since i was 17, i'm 27. Trying to get pregnant for 3 years. Could it be pcos? If so , can I get pregnant?

Irregular and sometimes missed periods since i was 17, i'm 27.  Trying to get pregnant for 3 years. Could it be pcos?  If so , can I  get pregnant?

Consult specialist: Ten years seems like a long time to not consulted a fertility specialist. I would advise that it is time for a complete evaluation with an expert in the field of fertility. ...Read more

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How late can a period be before you can automaticlly be considered pregnant ? My period is almost 3 months late.

How late can a period be before you can automaticlly be considered pregnant ? My period is almost 3 months late.

Never automatically: Nobody is considered pregnant solely by the number of days her period is late. The diagnosis of "pregnancy" is by other means, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasound scans, etc... ...Read more

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I have PCOS, regular periods. Now missed period for 3 days can i be pregnant or it is symptoms of PCOS?

I have PCOS, regular periods. Now missed period for 3 days can i be pregnant or it is symptoms of PCOS?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If a woman's normal period comes near the expected time, she's presumed not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a HPT be positive at any time during pregnancy? I been having regular menses but think I might be 5 months pregnant cause belly is growing

Can a HPT be positive at any time during pregnancy? I been having regular menses but think I might be 5 months pregnant cause belly is growing

See below: If you are having regular periods, you are not pregnant, not 5 months anyway. You may get an ultrasound examination done to check if there is anything in the uterus. Could it be that you have just gained fat? If you were 5 months pregnant HPT would be positive. ...Read more

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What can cause you to be 4 days late and only have your period one day when normal is 4 days long with tender breast? im not pregnant I have Tubal Lig

What can cause you to be 4 days late and only have your period one day when normal is 4 days long with tender breast? im not pregnant I have Tubal Lig

Although it: is most likely that you aren't pregnant - even tubal ligations are not 100% effective. Reasons for late period include: an ovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances, pregnancy, etc. ...Read more

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I always had irregular periods. after 3 years of ttc i miscarried, will it take as long to get preg again? its only been 3 weeks still no period

Wait 3-6 months: There is really no way to predict how long it will take for you to get pregnant again. It is important that you wait at least 3 months, and preferably 6 months before ttc again. You need to let your body fully recover from the miscarriage. If you have problems with irregular periods there are medications that can help to regulate your periods and increase your chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant and still have periods ?

Can you  be pregnant and still have periods ?

No: If a woman has her NORMAL regular menstrual period, she is presumed not pregnant. If she thinks she is pregnant, then doing a urine pregnancy test the week after missing her "normal" period, the week after getting an "strange or abnormal period", or 3 weeks after having sex, should give an accurate result. The pregnancy test needs to be done correctly and read correctly. ...Read more

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Can you have a 5 day period if you're pregnant? Normally my periods are longer but tests all said negative before period started.

Can you have a 5 day period if you're pregnant? Normally my periods are longer but tests all said negative before period started.

No: Only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant. Just take a test so you won't wonder. If you are bleeding, it does not always mean that you are having a period. They are not the same. People bleed in pregnancy for a variety of reasons including miscarriage and implantation. Bleeding does not always equal a period. Take a test or see a md who can answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant after getting a negative test result? I have polysystric but normally have regular cycles but it just over 2 weeks late.

Is it possible to be pregnant after getting a negative test result? I have polysystric but normally have regular cycles but it just over 2 weeks late.

Time and technique: A negative result on a test done too soon, does not rule out pregnancy. If you did the test correctly at two weeks after expected period, and it was negative, you not likely to be pregnant. You may repeat the test in 3-4 days or see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Can you have successful pregnancy if you were pregnant in both tubes before. I've had symptoms for about weeks menstrual not due till next?

Can you have successful pregnancy if you were pregnant in both tubes before. I've had  symptoms for about weeks menstrual not due till next?

Yes: Yes you can definitely have a successful pregnancy even with a history of ectopic. Most important is to get an early ultrasound to make sure that the pregnancy is in the uterus.... Like as soon as you miss your period or have a positive pregnancy test. And then have your doctor follow until a little embryo is seen in the uterus. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you still be pregnant after having three periods?

Can you still be pregnant after having three periods?

Not impossible!: Any of us who have delivered babies have treated women who have had "periods" during pregancy. I place this in quotes because bleeding in pregnancy isn't really a period. But if you believe you might be pregnant, please see your care provider to sort this out. A pregnancy test and pelvic ultrasound will provide much information. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more