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Can You Still Get Menstrual Cramps And Be Pregnant
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
Its confusing: 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This gives them the impression that they are having their period, when they are, in fact, pregnant. ...Read more
Most unlikely: "Vaginal bleeding" during pregnancy can and does occur (but not called a "menstrual period") and may be due to a variety of causes which are not usually related to a "menstrual cycle". Menstrual bleeding usually refers to uterine bleeding that follows ovulation and a "menstrual cycle". Most pregnancies produce hormones that block ovulation, stop a "menstrual cycle" and prevent "menstrual bleeding ...Read more
Technically, no...: If your period came on time and was normal in length and amount of flow, it usually means you are not pregnant. There are situations that can mimic a period such as a very early miscarriage or bleeding with implantation but usually this bleeding is different than a normal period. If there is any question in your mind, you can do a home pregnancy test or see your doc for a blood test. ...Read more
Small chance: Usually a normal period implies a lack of pregnancy. However there are always exceptions to every rule. There are cases of period-like bleeding during pregnancy which can delay the diagnosis. If your pregnancy test is positive and you are having bleeding, then you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes people will have vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy and mistake it for their period and some people will have vaginal bleeding every few weeks in early pregnancy that can be mistaken for menses. Just having vaginal bleeding is not a guarantee that you aren't pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You can have spotting and some bleeding and still be pregnant. You should not have a full "period" as this would be the sloughing off of the tissue where the fertilized egg would attach. I would recommend follow up with your healthcare provider for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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