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Im 4 days late and finally got my period today and it has some chunky blood and heavy. I was having most symptoms of pregnancy. What could this be?.

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Pregnancy or menses

Patients can conceive, be late on their periods and then have bleeding due to the pregnancy not properly implanting.
In essence this is a very very early miscarriage and is sometimes referred to as a chemical pregnancy. A sensitive blood pregnancy test is the best way to detect a very early pregnancy (much better than a urine test). When in doubt, follow up with your gyn.

In brief: Pregnancy or menses

Patients can conceive, be late on their periods and then have bleeding due to the pregnancy not properly implanting.
In essence this is a very very early miscarriage and is sometimes referred to as a chemical pregnancy. A sensitive blood pregnancy test is the best way to detect a very early pregnancy (much better than a urine test). When in doubt, follow up with your gyn.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Menses v Miscarriage

It is probably a late menses.
It could also be a very early miscarriage. The only way to tell for certain is to have a blood pregnancy test done, to check your hormone level. If it is a miscarriage, happening this early means the pregnancy was abnormal and not due to anything you did or did not do. It is not necessary for you to do this, just a possibility.

In brief: Menses v Miscarriage

It is probably a late menses.
It could also be a very early miscarriage. The only way to tell for certain is to have a blood pregnancy test done, to check your hormone level. If it is a miscarriage, happening this early means the pregnancy was abnormal and not due to anything you did or did not do. It is not necessary for you to do this, just a possibility.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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