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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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

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If there is no chance of a new pregnancy and the former pregnancy was terminated what could cause someone to not have a period?

If there is no chance of a new pregnancy and the former pregnancy was terminated what could cause someone to not have a period?

Hormone fluctations: many factors can be involved with not having a period and seeking advice from your primary care doctor is important with this ailment. many times in my office, associations are low wt, tobacco, otc products and stress can be a culprit. other times a hormone fluctuation is the issue. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test if i don't have a period regularly?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test if i don't have a period regularly?

Anytime you like : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I took 2 pregnancy tests (last sat.)and they were neg. I still don't have a period could i still be pregnant?

Retest 1 week later: If your pregnancy test is still negative, a week after your last test, and you followed the test directions carefully, you are almost certainly not pregnant. You may have had a month in which you didn't ovulate, which can be very normal. Call your provider for an evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can i just conceive a baby (like 2.5 weeks ago) and have a period (or smth period like) in first weeks of pregnancy?

Are you pregnant?: The first step is to take a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then you are not pregnant and are just having a period. If it is positive then you are pregnant and are experiencing bleeding. In that case prompt evaluation by your doctor is needed. ...Read more

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Ive heard its possible to still have a period at the beginning of pregnancy. Is that true? If so would it be like a normal period?

Ive heard its possible to still have a period at the beginning of pregnancy. Is that true? If so would it be like a normal period?

Some women: get implantation bleeding which sometimes goes unoticed until they wipe themselves in the bathroom other women do have a light bleeding. There have been cases where some women have had period-like bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy and some throughout pregnancy; but those are rare cases. ...Read more

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Since it is possible to have a period while pregnant, is it a sign of pregnancy if you start your period 18 days after the last day of your period?

Since it is possible to have a period while pregnant, is it a sign of pregnancy if you start your period 18 days after the last day of your period?

MIsinformed?: A viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Having a period, in almost every single case, represents not being pregnant or miscarrying a non-viable pregnancy. Having bleeding before expected is more likely a sign of infection, cervical irritation or other hormonal fluctuations. Bleeding in general never ever represents pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having periodlike pains like i'm about to have a period but it still won't come, did a pregnancy test which tested positive , when do the pains stop?

Having periodlike pains like i'm about to have a period but it still won't come, did a pregnancy test which tested positive , when do the pains stop?

Eventually: Some cramping and discomfort comes from the growth of the uterus, ovarian changes and pressure on other organs. If the cramping becomes pain, this could indicate an abnormal pregnancy and needs immediate evaluation. I would suggest contacting your provider and arrange a pregnancy appointment and check-up. Sometimes fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) and time will help. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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