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Doctor insights on: Can You Have A Period In The Middle Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 period before a confirmed pregnancy test ?

Can you have a period before a confirmed pregnancy test ?

Kinda, sorta . . .: By definition, your period/menses represents cyclical shedding of your uterine lining. However, period/menses is not the only cause of bleeding. In fact, implantation spotting is often mistaken for period/menses. So while you can't have a period immediately before testing positive, you can bleed/spot. ...Read more

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If you have a period while on birth control, is there any possibility of pregnancy?

If you have a period while on birth control, is there any possibility of pregnancy?

Yes: If you are sexually active there is ALWAYS a possibility of pregnancy! But if you are taking the pills as prescribed not taking any medicines to reduce the effectiveness of the pills (antibiotics) then the likelihood is low. ...Read more

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How many days after you have a period will sex guarentee a pregnancy? My fertile window is between the 23-29

How many days after you have a period will sex guarentee a pregnancy? My fertile window is between the 23-29

No Guarantees: If your menstrual cycles are regular, then you are most likely to ovulate around Day 12-14 (Day 1 is first day of your period, not after last day). You can buy ovulation predictor kits, which measure urinary estrogen and LH levels, thus providing you with more accurate prediction of when you are going to ovulate and be most likely to conceive. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can I have a period during pregnancy?

Can I have a period during pregnancy?

No: There are many different causes of bleeding during pregnancy such as threatened miscarriage, partial separation of the placenta and even infection or inflammation of the cervix. This may mimic a menses but is not considered a period. If you have bleeding during pregnancy you should contact your md. ...Read more

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Is their anything that can cause a women not to have a period besides pregnancy?

Is their anything that can cause a women not to have a period besides pregnancy?

Yes: 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 (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some things other then pregnancy that could make you not have a period?

What are some things other then pregnancy that could make you not have a period?

Amenorrhea: Many conditions other than pregnancy can cause this - polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid issues, birth control, low BMI/body fat, etc. If this has been an ongoing issue for awhile, and you aren't on a birth control method that makes your periods stop, I would check in with your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are reasons, besides pregnancy that would cause you to not have a period?

Reasons: 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 (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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