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Periods While 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
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
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
Can you get regular periods while pregnant? Are there any ways to tell the difference between a regular actual peiod and pregnancy bleeding?
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
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: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had my periods this month. but i still think I am pregnant. is it possible to have periods while I am pregnant?
Highly unlikely : Nothing is impossible. Having a regular period is very reassuring that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I've read some women have their periods while they're pregnant. Question is if you have a heavy period (even some clotting) can you be pregnant?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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