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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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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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My gf had what she though was a period but doesn't know if it was just bleeding in pregnancy. How can you tell?

My gf had what she though was a period but doesn't know if it was just bleeding in pregnancy. How can you tell?

Can do a preg. test: A urine pregnancy test done correctly 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 positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Some people say there is pregnancy bleeding but some don't. What is it? How does it look like? Amount? How to differentiate from period?

Some people say there is pregnancy bleeding but some don't. What is it? How does it look like? Amount? How to differentiate from period?

Varies: Not all pregnancies have any bleeding.An implantational bleed can happen when the pregnancy implants in the uterus but this doesn't happen every time and 1/2 of all pregnancies have some bleeding known as a threatened miscarriage in the first trimester. 1/2 of these miscarry and the other1/2 go on to have normal babies and no one knows what caused the bleeding. This varies just like normal periods ...Read more

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Experienced pregnancy symptoms, period was day late, balled in pain for 3 hrs, it's been 7 days and hardly no bleeding for the past 4 days. i had crav?

Experienced pregnancy symptoms, period was day late, balled in pain for 3 hrs, it's been 7 days and hardly no bleeding for the past 4 days. i had crav?

Yes: if you had unprotected sex and if you missed your period, you can be pregnant. You definitely have some symptoms of early pregnancy Get a home pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Does bleeding after period has ended mean pregnancy?

No- it doesn't.: If you had your period then you are not pregnant. It is likely due to hormone imbalances. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more