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It's been said lots of women have "period like" bleeding in early pregnancy. What is the difference?

It's been said lots of women have "period like" bleeding in early pregnancy. What is the difference?

Can't tell: It is difficult to tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and bleeding during pregnancy. A pregnancy test should be performed on any patient that thinks she is pregnant and is bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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I've heard lots of women have period like bleeding in early pregnancy. But honestly, do the two differ much?

I've heard lots of women have period like bleeding in early pregnancy. But honestly, do the two differ much?

Can't tell: It is difficult to tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and bleeding during pregnancy. A pregnancy test should be performed on any patient that thinks she is pregnant and is bleeding. ...Read more

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can you have period like bleeding in pregnancy for three months?

can you have period like bleeding in pregnancy for three months?

Yes: Bleeding during pregnancy is common and often does not indicate a problem unless there is associated cramping. However, if you know you are pregnant and start bleeding you should notify your OB immediately. There are many woman who do not realize they are pregnant because they continue what they think is their period. ...Read more

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How common is it to have period like bleeding first month of pregnancy, what would cause this?

How common is it to have period like bleeding first month of pregnancy, what would cause this?

Not common: It's not common for women to have period level bleeding when they are pregnant. If it truly is enough bleeding that you're filling up a pad, you should see a doctor because this could be a miscarriage or threatened miscarriage. I hope you're alright, but definitely see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting negative tests and period like bleeding throughout pregnancy?

What is the probability of getting negative tests and period like bleeding throughout pregnancy?

Very small: Many causes for bleeding during pregnancy, but all are abnormal, and require investigation. One not too worrisome cause of light bleeding in early pregnancy is termed "implantation bleeding"--a small amount of bleeding that occurs when the embryo implants in the uterus that occurs around the time of an expected period. ...Read more

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I'm 4wks 5days pregnant and having period like bleeding since yesterday. I had a chemical pregnancy in april. Am i having another miscarriage?

I'm 4wks 5days pregnant and having period like bleeding since yesterday. I had a chemical pregnancy in april. Am i having another miscarriage?

Possible: Some spotting is common during the first few weeks or months of a pregnancy, but bleeding as heavy as a period is concerning for a pregnancy loss. See your doctor for serial q HCG levels and / or an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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A week and 1/2 late for my period. Negative pregnancy test , but I have all th symptoms of pregnancy, but I have period like bleeding. Pregnant?

A week and 1/2 late for my period. Negative pregnancy test , but I have all th symptoms of pregnancy, but I have period like bleeding. Pregnant?

Possible: It's always possible to get pregnant. Home pregnanccy tests generally do not become positive until you are about one week late. If that test is negative, repeat it in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I Stopped taking the pill (Aviane). Got my Period may 28 & Unprotected sex June 5-8. Had period like bleeding June 11-14 mid cycle.Pregnancy chance?

I Stopped taking the pill (Aviane). Got my Period may 28 & Unprotected sex June 5-8. Had period like bleeding June 11-14  mid cycle.Pregnancy chance?

Possibly: Anytime you have intercourse without using contraception, there's always a chance of pregnancy depending where you are in your cycle. Unfortunately not all cycles are always regular and the time you ovulate may change. If you miss your period, take a preg test a week after your missed period. ...Read more

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What are the causes behind some women having monthly, period-like bleeding throughout their pregnancies?

What are the causes behind some women having monthly, period-like bleeding throughout their pregnancies?

Pregnancy Bleeding: It is common to experience "implantation bleeding" t he time of your first "missed period." thereafter, any vaginal bleeding is considered abnormal: http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/pregnancy_bleeding/article_em.Htm. So, if this isn't inside of week 4, consult your obstetrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I had sex on day 4 of period (Oct 19). Took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp (Oct 20). Period ended Oct 22. Experiencing period-like bleeding Oct 25. Am I pregnany?

I had sex on day 4 of period (Oct 19). Took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp (Oct 20). Period ended Oct 22. Experiencing period-like bleeding Oct 25. Am I pregnany?

Probably not: Because of the timing and use of ECP, you are not likely pregnant. You can check a test if you are wirried. The abnormal bleeding is due to the ECP, and should correct itself. Do you need to be thinking about a better form of birth control? ...Read more

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Compare and contrast a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Compare and contrast a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Can't tell: There are no clear identifying features of bleeding that will indicate either. Have a pregnancy test done to confirm. Pregnancy tests are very accurate. ...Read more

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Hello my last period is on march 16.. And I have some bleeding on april 2 and have some bleeding also yesterday are these signs of early pregnancy?

Hello my last period is on march 16.. And I have some bleeding on april 2 and have some bleeding also yesterday are these signs of early pregnancy?

Pregnancy test: It depends if and when you have been sexually active. Was your last peroid normal and how long are your regular cycles? Are you using contraception if you are sexually active? You should talk with your doctor about these things. ...Read more

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Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: "decidual bleeding" can be lumped together with "implantation bleeding" and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of pregnant women have some type of first trimester bleeding, and many go on to have normal pregnancies. An ultrasound is the only way to know that things are ok in there and to rule out an ectopic. An hpt will still be positive if you are miscarrying. ...Read more

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Difference between a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Difference between a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Pregnancy test: Very easy to tell the difference. Check a pregnancy test. If it is negative then its a period. If it is positive then it's bleeding in pregnancy and prompt evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Hi.What is the difference between a period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Hi.What is the difference between a period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Different causes: Your period is just the shedding of the unused endometrial lining that occurs monthly. Bleeding during pregnancy could be several things from a threaten miscarriage (many reasons you bleed), placement of the placenta, or the worst outcome would be an ectopic pregnancy. The causes do change as you get further along in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you have light spotty bleeding for three months during the time of your period that lasts 5-7 days should u worry about pregnancy? Virgin, scared?

No: If you haven't had sex then you have nothing to worry about regarding possible pregnancy. If you are having irregular periods, then most likely due to your hormones, estrogen and progesterone. It sounds as if the period is normal, only lighter than usual. This is perfectly okay. ...Read more

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