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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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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 is the difference between a period and breakthrough bleeding in pregnancy?

What is the difference between a period and breakthrough bleeding in pregnancy?

Bleeding: When you menstruate the flow is from your lining of your uterus or endometrium. When you are pregnant, the most common area to bleed from is your cervix. It has to do with enlarging cervical veins. ...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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Hi.What's the difference between a period and pregnancy bleeding?Possible sex in oct,tender breasts before period,spot before,bleeding lasts 4-5 days?

Hi.What's the difference between a period and pregnancy bleeding?Possible sex in oct,tender breasts before period,spot before,bleeding lasts 4-5 days?

Preg vs. not preg: Period, or menstrual bleeding, occurs because a woman did not become pregnant and her body is essentially resetting itself to try and become pregnant the following month. Bleeding that occurs in early pregnancy is often due to the implantation of the embryo into the uterine lining and usually resolves in the first 2-3 months of pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Difference between doing a pregnant test in am vs pm? Day 29 with no sign of period, reg 28day cycle. What are chances of a false neg? Bbt dropped day 22

Difference between doing a pregnant test in am vs pm? Day 29 with no sign of period, reg 28day cycle. What are chances of a false neg? Bbt dropped day 22

Patience...: A pregnancy test gives a reliable result, when done correctly, 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex (after presumed conception). There is rarely a need to do the test sooner. Doing it sooner increases the false negative rate and leads to repeat testing. Patience is one of the most important virtues for parents when raising children. First morning urine is often more concentrated. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between an actual period and a pregnancy period?

What can you do to tell the difference between an actual period and a pregnancy period?

See your doctor: 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. Bleeding in early pregnancy can also signal a miscarriage. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

Check a test: If you are late with your period, you should take a test to see if you are pregnant. If you are not yet late, it would be hard to tell a difference. ...Read more

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What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

Symptoms: Sometimes not much. For many women its the nausea of early pregnancy that's different than their periods, but PMS, period symptoms and early pregnancy symptoms are all fairly similar. Since you can get pregnancy tests pretty much anywhere these days, use them to confirm, not symptoms ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and period symptoms?

How can I tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and period symptoms?

Easy: If you are having unprotected sex, you may be preganant. A simple urine pregnancy test is inexpensive and will tell you if you are pregnant. If your periods are regular, you should be able to track your cycle, and if your period comes regularly, than you are not pregnant. You should see a gyn dr. To get a good exam, be put on birth control, and educated on pregnancy and menstruation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Difference between spotting during pregnancy and during period.

Difference between spotting during pregnancy and during period.

Emergency: Any bleeding in pregnancy is an emergency and is not expected. If there is any spotting then the OB should be contacted urgently if a female is pregnant. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pregnancy spotting and early period?

What is the difference between pregnancy spotting and early period?

Different: Pregnancy spotting is normal discharge while you remain pregnant. An early period occurs when you're not pregnant. Please discuss this with your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How can u tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms if your having them within the week of ending your period ?

How can u tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms if your having them within the week of ending your period ?

Pregnancy test: PMS symptoms occur the week prior to your period. They usually happen every month about the same time so you know what to expect over time. Pregnancy symptoms are not reliable but they can be confused with pregnancy symptoms. Early pregnancy symtoms are things like cramping, breast tingling, fatigue, etc. The only way to know is to do a pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How does 1 tell the difference between premenstrual symptoms and pregnancy symptoms period due 1st jan breasts r 2times bigger than ever before! ?

How does 1 tell the difference between premenstrual symptoms and pregnancy symptoms period due 1st jan breasts r 2times bigger than ever before! ?

Being a female: Remember, if a female becomes pregnant it is at least fourteen days before her body knows this. Thus any symptoms less than fourteen days after possible conception are not and cannot be pregnancy related. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

Not a sign of preg: A late period is not a confirmed sign of pregnancy just as a missed period is. Pregnancy test is the only confirming sign of pregnancy in the early stages. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period since September 24 , I have irregular periods sometimes I know it's easy to take a test but I've never shown A positive on my pregnancy test and always end up miss carrying the difference between this long period of time between per

I haven't had a period since September 24 , I have irregular periods sometimes I know it's easy to take a test but I've never shown A positive on my pregnancy test and always end up miss carrying the difference between this long period of time between per

Family planning: the caused of irregular and delayed period include major weight loss or excessive exercise, stress some hormonal abnormalities, cystic ovary or pregnancy. You will need some workup to find what's going on and to discuss the ideal way to manage it and also to discuss contraception to avoid unwanted miscarriage and irregular/ prolonged bleeding ...Read more

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