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Getting A Period While Pregnant
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: One does not have periods while pregnant. ...Read more
Unnatural: Very unlikely. Why would you even consider such an unlikely scenario? ...Read more
Possible, not likely: Implanon is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, so you could be pregnant. As far as a period, it would not be expected during pregnancy, but first trimester bleeding can be misinterpreted as a period in such cases. Check a home pregnancy test asap and see your gynecologist to find out what is going on. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
See below: 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
No: If you had a menstrual period, you are not pregnant. On the other hand, it is possible to be pregnant and have vaginal bleeding that may seem like a period. For example, loss of an early pregnancy will cause bleeding. More worrisome is the possibility of bleeding from an ectopic pregnancy. If it's possible you are pregnant, see your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: A woman would have to start out with twins (or triplets). Then, one baby fetus dies, and the other one keeps growing. It's called Vanishing Twin syndrome when 2 babies appear on an ultrasound scan, and then there is only one baby on later scans. If the pregnancy is very early, or if one hasn't even done a pregnancy test, one can just start by doing a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. When you are pregnant you do not have menstrual cycle's. If you are pregnant and deleting this is a cause for concern and should be investigated by your doctor ...Read more
No: It is not possible to menstruate while pregnant. Many women have isolated vaginal bleeding while pregnant, that's common: but it's not menstruation, and not your period. Anyone who says so doesn't understand the endocrinology of menstruation, that's pure myth. i be helpful. If you are concerned about pregnancy a home test may be helpful. ...Read more
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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