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Can you have periods while pregnant?

Can you have periods while pregnant?

No: While pregnant women may have done mild bleeding or spotting while pregnant for various reasons (some serious, some not), normal menstruation and periods do not occur. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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What are the reasons that people get their periods while pregnant?

What are the reasons that people get their periods while pregnant?

They don't: 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. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u be pregnantnant and still have heavy regular periods? I had two periods but im still worried i saw on da net women claiming to have periods while pregnant

Can u be pregnantnant and still have heavy regular periods? I had two periods but im still worried i saw on da net women claiming to have periods while pregnant

Not typically: No, a woman can't typically have heavy regular periods and still be pregnant. Occasionally there might be some light bleeding in the first trimester, but not heavy periods. ...Read more

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Can you get regular periods while pregnant? Are there any ways to tell the difference between a regular actual peiod and pregnancy bleeding?

Can you get regular periods while pregnant? Are there any ways to tell the difference between a regular actual peiod and pregnancy bleeding?

Not true: You cannot have a period while pregnant since pregnancy causes the cessation of your ovulatory cycles. If you bleed while pregnant it is an abnormal bleed and you need to inform your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do some say that you can have a period, or several periods, while pregnant? Any truth to this? If not, than what would cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Why do some say that you can have a period, or several periods, while pregnant? Any truth to this? If not, than what would cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Light Bleeding: Rest assured that in the early weeks of pregnancy, a little spotting or bleeding is very common. The most common cause for experiencing a brown discharge during pregnancy, especially in the later half of the first trimester, is that the body is getting rid of the older blood remnants in the cervix. As the baby grows, the original blood which is used to protect the womb is no longer required. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, is a menstrual cycle during pregnancy is hereditary? My mother swears she had four periods while pregnant with me.

I am 20 years old,  is a menstrual cycle during pregnancy is hereditary? My mother swears she had four periods while pregnant with me.

No: Your mothers episodes of bleeding were not from the same reasons a non-pregnant women has her menstrual cycle. Most often the "period" like bleeding in pregnancy is coming from the placenta and can be a cause of danger. Fortunately it appears all went well. ...Read more

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How is it even possible to have periods while being pregnant?

How is it even possible to have periods while being pregnant?

No: If you think about it.... How could you shed a uterine lining when there's a fetus/baby in the uterus. It just wouldn't be possible. Nor hormonally, not architecturally. Having said that, women do have bleeding in pregnancy, typically related to the placenta. But bleeding in pregnancy does not indicate a period in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've seen women online say they have had heavy periods while being pregnant, how is this possible?

I've seen women online say they have had heavy periods while being pregnant, how is this possible?

Its not: Its physiologically impossible to have a true period while you are pregnant. Some women have bleeding that looks like a period while they are pregnant but the mechanism is totally different and it is always worrisome for something serious like a miscarriage, and abruption, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My period came 11 days early could this by any chance mean i am pregnant? My mom also got regular periods while she was pregnant with me.

My period came 11 days early could this by any chance mean i am pregnant? My mom also got regular periods while she was pregnant with me.

Can test, if needed.: Maybe not pregnant. Can wait a bit longer. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman does not see periods while she is not pregnant?

What happens if a woman does not see periods while she is not pregnant?

If it has been: More than 3 months since you had a period, and pregnancy test is negative, have your doctor evaluate you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hy my age is30 n my weight is 95 kg i didn't hv periods frm last four months n iam NT pregnant what can I do to regular it?

Hy my age is30 n my weight is 95 kg i didn't hv periods frm last four months n iam NT pregnant what can I do to regular it?

Amenorrhea: After excluding pregnancy, we usually like to conduct a thorough history (including meds, family history, looking for abnormal hair growth, or signs of thyroid disease) and pelvic exam. Lab workup includes TSH and prolactin level and possible a Progesterone challenge test. Finding the right treatment for missed periods requires finding the cause of the missed periods in the first place. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant on period?

Can u get pregnant on period?

Small Chance: If you had a very short menstrual cycle and had sexual intercourse at the end of your period (especially if your actual period is long) then it would be possible. But it isn't likely. ...Read more

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Can u e pregnant and have period?

Can u e pregnant and have period?

NO: If you are pregnant then no periods till the baby is delivered, any bleeding during pregnancy is considered abnormal need to be seen by her OB & gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get period while pregnant?

Can you get period while pregnant?

See below: 30% of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding at about the time they would expect their period. They mistake this bleeding as their period, when in fact, it isn't. ...Read more

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Can one get periods when pregnant?

Can one get periods when pregnant?

Pregnancy Bleeding: When the lining of the uterus is shed, that's called a period and represents a moment where you can't get pregnant because thew isno soil for the seed. Bleeding during pregnancy usually has a different cause and should be evaluted. The management depends on your prgnancy's gestational age. ...Read more