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Is it possible to be pregnant and still have my period?

Is it possible to be pregnant and still have my period?

Menses and Pregnancy: I have had many women tell me that they knew someone who had menses during pregnancy. I stopped OB in 1994 after 16 yrs and never had a patient with menses during pregnancy. I think any bleeding can be called menses by some. A real menses is bleeding caused by a normal cycle without pregnancy. So technically, you cannot have menses while pregnant. Bleeding deserves an evaluation whatever the name. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can i be pregnant and still have my period?

Can i be pregnant and still have my period?

Not normally: A period signifies your egg did not get fertilized and implanted, so your uterine lining is sloughing off and preparing for the next cycle. See our gyn for routine evals, or sooner if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant and still have my period? Will take home pregnancy test work if i do it during period or should i wait until it's gone?

Can i be pregnant and still have my period? Will take home pregnancy test work if i do it during period or should i wait until it's gone?

No: You cannot be pregnant and have your period. The lining of the uterus is broken down and shed out with menstrual blood during the period to prepare for renewal before the next ovulation. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant and still on my period?

Can I be pregnant and still on my period?

Unlikely: Not. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Having a period on time and as expected is your body's way of proving you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I Still Have My Period And Be Pregnant.?

Can I Still Have My Period And Be Pregnant.?

No: If you are pregnant there is no build up of the endometrium to shed, hence you have no menses. There can be bleeding during pregnancy and this is not normal. In early pregnancy this is termed a threatened miscarriage. In later pregnancy there may be problems with the placenta, maternal or fetal vessels or labor, etc. By definition it's not menses. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant and still get my period?

Can i be pregnant and still get my period?

Not period, bleeding: Vaginal bleeding in the first half of pregnancy is called threatened abortion - not period - and can be the harbinger of miscarriage, small baby, preterm birth, preeclampsia, or placenta previa/accreta. See your obstetrician asap if that is happening to you, take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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If i get pregnant a week before my period could I still have my period?

If i get pregnant a week before my period could I still have my period?

Pregnancy: Some women bleed right after they first get pregnant , which to them looks like a period. This actually is implantation bleeding and not a real period. It also could be from an ectopic or tubal pregnancy.Do a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If the bleeding is associated with severe pain be seen right away. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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